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

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

Like I Do (w/ David Guetta and Brooks)

Game Over (w/ Loopers)

Ocean (w/ Khalid)

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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Marshmello

Friends (w/ Anne-Marie)

Spotlight (w/ Lil Peep)

Everyday (w/ Logic)

Fly (w/ Leah Culver)

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

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

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

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

Nuh Ready Nuh Ready (w/ PartyNextDoor)

One Kiss (w/ Dua Lipa)

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

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

Stranger Things (w/ OneRepublic)

Remind Me to Forget (w/ Miguel)

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

The Middle (w/ Maren Morris and Grey)

One Strange Rock

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

Church

No

High (w/ Trippie Redd)

Easy

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

"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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Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
kennygumbs7 added Steve Aoki

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
David Guetta

Like I Do (w/ Martin Garrix and Brooks)

Flames (w/ Sia)

Mad Love (w/ Sean Paul and Becky G)

Helium (w/ Afrojack and Sia)

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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

Sex, Love & Water (w/ Conrad Sewell)

The Last Dancer (w/ Shapov)

Therapy (w/ James Newman)

Blah Blah Blah

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

Sick Boy

You Owe Me

Everybody Hates Me

Somebody (w/ Drew Love)

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

Cold as Stone (w/ Charlotte Lawrence)

Almost Back (w/ Phoebe Ryan and LöKii)

Fun (w/ Brohug & Mr. Tape)

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

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

Lullaby (w/ Mike Williams)

The Wave (w/ Lia Marie Johnson)

Hold On Tight (w/ Conor Maynard)

We Do (w/ Noah Neiman and Miranda Glory)

The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

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

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)

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

Put Me Back Together (w/ Kiiara)

NSFW (w/ Danny Quest)

Balenciaga

I Love It (w/ DVBBS)

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

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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Krewella is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Krewella

Alibi

Runaway

Gold Wings (w/ Shaun Frank)

New World (w/ Yellow Claw and VAVA)

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KSHMR is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
KSHMR

House of Cards (w/ Sidnie Tipton)

The 2018 XXL Freshman List, Ranked

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Slushii is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Slushii

There x2 (w/ Marshmello)

Where I'm At

Want You to Know

Through the Night (w/ Hatsune Miku)

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Mike Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Mike Williams

Lullaby (w/ R3HAB)

Feels Like Yesterday (w/ Robin Valo)

Give It Up

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

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

Over Getting Over You (w/ Matthew Koma)

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Peer van Mladen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Lara Bonnert added Peer van Mladen

More than 8 million dollars in annual revenue and one of the most influential music producers

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Cash Cash is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Cash Cash

Jewel (w/ Nikki Vianna)

Finest Hour (w/ Abir)

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3LAU is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
3LAU

On My Own (w/ Nevve)

Dirty Neon (w/ Olivera)

Touch (w/ Carly Paige)

Close (w/ Oly)

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Arty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Arty

Sunrise (w/ April Bender)

Rain

Couldn't Be Better

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Lodato is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
dashradionyc added Lodato

@DJLodato

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k?d is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
k?d

Banshee (w/ Wolfgang Gartner)

Zero One

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Photographer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Samurai Mike added Photographer

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Steve Angello is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Steve Angello

Nothing Scares Me Anymore (w/ Sam Martin)

Are You (w/ WDL)

Break Me Down

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Eve Michelson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
MatFalcon added Eve Michelson

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MitiS is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
MitiS

Away (w/ Gioto)

By My Side (w/ Tedy)