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The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked 

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List Rules Vote up the best DJs based on their performances and music releases in 2018.

Updated: Check out the best EDM artists of 2019! 

Here are the best EDM artists of 2018. Whether they're dropping the most popular EDM hits or releasing the hottest electronic albums, this list of the top DJs in 2018 includes new artists to watch for and the biggest DJs in the world right now. Which EDM artists are killing it in 2018? 

As well as releasing five new singles in 2018, Diplo has been keeping busy with two new collaborative projects: LSD with Sia and Labrinth, and Silk City with Mark Ronson. Calvin Harris earned himself another number one hit with "One Kiss" featuring Dua Lipa, and Martin Garris and David Guetta collaborated on the festival banger "Like I Do." Other DJs who are having a good year in 2018 include Marshmello, Hardwell, 3LAU, R3HAB, Alison Wonderland, and Don Diablo.

Vote up the DJs who are having their best year in 2018, and add any electronic music producers you think deserve to be on this list. 

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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Like I Do (w/ David Guetta and Brooks)

Game Over (w/ Loopers)

Ocean (w/ Khalid)

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Illenium is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

"Don't Give Up on Me" (w/ Kill the Noise and Mako)

"Sound of Where'd You Go" (w/ Said the Sky and 1788-L)

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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Friends (w/ Anne-Marie)

Spotlight (w/ Lil Peep)

Everyday (w/ Logic)

Fly (w/ Leah Culver)

You Can Cry (w/ Juicy J and James Arthur)

More Marshmello 

#49 of 422 The Best DJs in the World Right Now #56 of 133 The Best Hip Hop Producers Right Now, Rankedfeaturing The Best Marshmello Songs and Remixes

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Kygo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Stranger Things (w/ OneRepublic)

Remind Me to Forget (w/ Miguel)

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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Boom (w/ Gucci Mane and Sevenn)

Dawnbreaker (w/ Matisse & Sadko)

Coming Home (w/ Mesto)

Break the House Down (w/ MOTi)

Jackie Chan (w/ Dzeko, Post Malone, and Preme)

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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

The Middle (w/ Maren Morris and Grey)

One Strange Rock

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Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

The Underground (w/ Timmy Trumpet)

Get Low (w/ Sick Individuals)

Ze Willen Mee (w/ Bizzey, Lil' Kleine, and Chivv)

Conquerors (w/ Metropole Orkest)

Anthem (w/ Steve Aoki)

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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Sick Boy

You Owe Me

Everybody Hates Me

Somebody (w/ Drew Love)

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Diplo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Worry No More (w/ Lil Yachty and Santigold)

Welcome to the Party (w/ French Montana, Lil Pump, and Zhavia Ward)

Only Can Get Better (as Silk City w/ Mark Ronson)

Genius (as LSD w/ Sia and Labrinth)

Audio (as LSD w/ Sia and Labrinth)

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Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Sex, Love & Water (w/ Conrad Sewell)

The Last Dancer (w/ Shapov)

Therapy (w/ James Newman)

Blah Blah Blah

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Like I Do (w/ Martin Garrix and Brooks)

Flames (w/ Sia)

Mad Love (w/ Sean Paul and Becky G)

Helium (w/ Afrojack and Sia)

More David Guetta 

#535 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #478 of 571 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Arefeaturing The Best Songs Ft. David Guetta

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KSHMR is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

House of Cards (w/ Sidnie Tipton)

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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Nuh Ready Nuh Ready (w/ PartyNextDoor)

One Kiss (w/ Dua Lipa)

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Seven Lions is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Calling You Home (w/ Runn)

Ocean (w/ Jason Ross and Jonathan Mendelsohn)

The Sirens (w/ Jason Ross)

Horizon (w/ Tritonal, Kill The Noise, and HAILENE)

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R3hab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Lullaby (w/ Mike Williams)

The Wave (w/ Lia Marie Johnson)

Hold On Tight (w/ Conor Maynard)

We Do (w/ Noah Neiman and Miranda Glory)

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Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

People Say (w/ Paije)

Everybody's Somebody (w/ BullySongs)

Believe (w/ Ansel Elgort)

Give Me Love (w/ Calum Scott)

Wake Me When It's Quiet (w/ Hilda)

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Said the Sky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Sound of Where'd You Go (w/ Illenium and 1788-L)

Over Getting Over You (w/ Matthew Koma)

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Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Cold as Stone (w/ Charlotte Lawrence)

Almost Back (w/ Phoebe Ryan and LöKii)

Fun (w/ Brohug & Mr. Tape)

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Dimitri Vegas & Like... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
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Alison Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Church

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High (w/ Trippie Redd)

Easy

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JAUZ is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
MarioArley added
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Krewella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Alibi

Runaway

Gold Wings (w/ Shaun Frank)

New World (w/ Yellow Claw and VAVA)

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Yellow Claw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Villain (w/ Valentina)

Cry Wolf (w/ DOLF, Sophie Simmons)

Summertime (w/ San Holo)

Bittersweet (w/ Sofia Reyes)

Fake Chanel (w/ ASAP Ferg and Creek Boyz)