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The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked 

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Updated March 4, 2019 11.3k votes 1.5k voters 34.2k views 50 items

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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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 3 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 

The Best Marshmello Songs and Remixes #4 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #49 of 365 The Best DJs in the World Right Now

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Illenium is listed (or ranked) 4 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)

More Illenium 

#2 of 33 The Best EDM Artists Of 2020 #18 of 77 The Best Las Vegas DJ Residencies Right Now #67 of 92 Ranker's Bests Of 2018

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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)

More Kygo 

#30 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #35 of 365 The Best DJs in the World Right Now #1 of 33 The Best EDM Artists Of 2020

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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)

More Tiësto 

The Best Tiesto Songs Of All-Time, Ranked #1,613 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #1 of 365 The Best DJs in the World Right Now

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

Sick Boy

You Owe Me

Everybody Hates Me

Somebody (w/ Drew Love)

More The Chainsmokers 

The Best Chainsmokers Songs and Remixes #15 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #1,665 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 8 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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The Best Zedd Songs & Remixes, Ranked #23 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #12 of 365 The Best DJs in the World Right Now

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Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 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)

More Hardwell 

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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)

More Diplo 

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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 11 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

More Armin van Buuren 

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 12 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)

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Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
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Seven Lions is listed (or ranked) 15 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)

More Seven Lions 

#65 of 110 The Best Dubstep Artists #24 of 36 The Best Dubstep Artists Of 2020 #100 of 274 The Greatest EDM Artists Of All Time

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R3hab is listed (or ranked) 16 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)

More R3hab 

#41 of 365 The Best DJs in the World Right Now #254 of 418 The Most Influential DJs of All Time #28 of 33 The Best EDM Artists Of 2020

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KSHMR is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
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Said the Sky is listed (or ranked) 18 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)

More Said the Sky 

#141 of 274 The Greatest EDM Artists Of All Time #32 of 48 The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked #3 of 17 The Best Future Bass Artists Of 2019, Ranked

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Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 19 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)

More Don Diablo 

#104 of 365 The Best DJs in the World Right Now #20 of 33 The Best EDM Artists Of 2020 #87 of 392 The Best Electronica Artists

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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)

More Kaskade 

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

Church

No

High (w/ Trippie Redd)

Easy

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Dimitri Vegas & Like... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
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JAUZ is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
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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)

More Krewella 

#27 of 110 The Best Dubstep Artists #60 of 365 The Best DJs in the World Right Now #14 of 33 The Best EDM Artists Of 2020

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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)

More Yellow Claw 

#119 of 365 The Best DJs in the World Right Now #9 of 51 The Best EDM Duos of All Time #7 of 20 The Best EDM Trios of All Time