2018 was one other improbable yr for dance music albums. Deadmau5 dropped an orchestral album; Getter dropped his debut album Visceral; Jauz, Ghastly, Golden Features, Kayzo, Mitis, pluko, Said The Sky and extra additionally dropped their very own debut albums. We obtained new albums from RL Grime, Rezz, The Glitch Mob, The Crystal Method, Headhunterz and extra, as effectively.
But it’s 2019 now, and we have already got lots to stay up for.
More than a number of artists made references to new materials, together with EPs and albums, of their farewells to 2018. But even then, it doesn’t start to scratch the floor on all of the albums and initiatives that haven’t even been introduced but.
We anticipated JOYRYDE’s debut album BRAVE in 2018, however because of some extenuating circumstances, it needed to be pushed again. With a 2019 launch confirmed, that is one album we all know we are able to stay up for. When your first single is a long-awaited collaboration with Skrillex, it type of needs to be, doesn’t it?
The darkish prince of techno returned in 2018 with a brand new tune “Reset” on his new house at Columbia Records. After the preliminary luster of the one wore off, followers had been prepared for extra. Thankfully, Gesaffelstein rapidly adopted up the one with the announcement of a brand new album Hyperion due this yr.
Feed Me didn’t launch a single observe in 2018, however he has an excellent purpose for it.
“I shut up recently because I’ve been finishing an album and I hate this idea that I’m supposed to hire some idiot company to ‘keep up appearances’ on my social media stuff,” he wrote in a latest publish on Instagram. “I handed it in this weekend and I think it’s the best thing I’ve done.”
We can’t wait to listen to it!
After releasing his debut EP Crystal Eyes early in 2018, Ekali is able to deal with one thing greater. He introduced a 2019 debut album in October: “No producer collabs, no ghost production, I’m gonna mix and master it myself. I am so excited about it.”
While we beloved Ekali’s work with Medasin, Elohim, SLUMBERJACK, Denzel Curry, and extra, we now have to understand and respect his personal imaginative and prescient for his work.
There’s been no express point out of a Zedd album in 2019, however it is smart. Clarity dropped in 2012, True Colors dropped in 2015, so 2019 for Z3 is a secure wager. There’s additionally this deleted publish from Polydor Records to level to. A collaboration with Khalid continues to be on the horizon, and together with tracks with Elley Duhé, Maren Morris, Liam Payne, and Alessia Cara, he has fairly the collaborative group already. But is that this the Z3 that followers need?
Readers will keep in mind the superior rollout of True Colors from 2015 when Zedd despatched followers on scavenger hunts in a variety of cities and invited them to hearken to singles in non-public in color-themed venues. It’s nonetheless one of many best album rollouts in latest reminiscence; we hope that zeal continues to be in Zedd’s repertoire and this isn’t completely a pop money seize.
This is a prediction we now have yearly, and it appears like yearly that passes, the subsequent turns into extra doubtless. We had good phrase from business sources that a Skrillex album was being completed in 2018, however clearly that wasn’t the case.
Now that Skrillex has been extra actively enjoying exhibits, and, in doing so, sharing a bunch of latest IDs within the course of, a 2019 album appears all of the extra doubtless. Still, very similar to Zedd, is it going to be the album that followers need? With all of his latest collaborations on pop and hip hop tunes, in addition to the very chill “Would You Ever?” from 2017, we now have to surprise if there’s going to be any SMANS-era Skrillex on the document.
We’re torn between respecting an artist’s personal imaginative and prescient and what we truly need — however on the finish of the day, even when we get what we wish, if the artist isn’t captivated with it, it gained’t really feel like the true factor.
Flume took a break from releasing music in 2018, however he’s anticipated to come back again in 2019. While a full album isn’t precisely doubtless, it’s nonetheless a chance — and on our wishlist.
There’s been loads of adjustments within the dance music style area even since his final album Skin was launched in 2016. Flume additionally has the unlucky stress of being a real innovator in dance music, and so the burden on him to create one thing subsequent stage is in fact much more intense.
No matter what, we’re excited to listen to what Flume has to supply this yr.
This is one other artist who, like Skrillex, we placed on our want listing yearly. Madeon dropped his debut album Adventure in 2015, and apart from “Shelter” with Porter Robinson and its accompanying evil edit, releases have been scant.
He simply produced a brand new tune with Lido for rapper Ric Wilson, and in addition dropped a suspected ID at Brownies & Lemonade’s Lounge NYE present, so a 2019 launch is trying extra doubtless.
In January 2018, he posted on his Instagram story with a photograph of LA: “This is where I’m finishing my album this year.” Let’s hope 2019 is the yr it comes out!
The identical as Zedd, a just lately deleted publish from Polydor Records, which distributes music for Interscope in Europe, claims that an album from DJ Snake is to be anticipated in 2019. Snake had fairly the energetic 2018, dropping new data with Jauz and Mercer & Tchami. And then there’s “Taki Taki” with Selena Gomez, Cardi B and Ozuna, a trio of collaborators who’re nothing to scoff at.
A 2019 album is effectively throughout the realm of chance, particularly as his debut album encore is almost three years previous. The Parisian DJ has achieved lots since then, and it’s truthful to say a sophomore album may put him on a fair greater echelon.