What a dramatic year for electronic music. In 2018, his few expectations were exceeded, as were his disappointments. Although, unsurprisingly, we were treated to another year of stacking albums. In this list, we have gathered the highlights of the year: complete studio projects that not only raised the bar, but also left a solid legacy to these artists.
10. G Jones – The Ineffable Truth
After captivating listeners with his unorthodox interpretation of bass, G Jones' debut album is one of the most anticipated albums of 2018. Rightly, The Ineffable Truth separates minds from bodies. The project of 11 tracks was up to the hype and gave a powerful punch. G Jones has made his presence known and his music remains one of the most fascinating movements of bass music right now.
9. Which is not the case – not all beautiful things
In good taste. A word that perfectly describes the art displayed in Not all beautiful things. Unlike its title, these 12 songs will plunge you into a whirlwind of emotions. What So Not, his unique sound, has finally taken up the challenge of a complete album and it's a true masterpiece. We also got this 4-year collaboration with Skrillex.
8. Kasbo – Places We Do not Know
Kasbo's first album captivated effortlessly and deserved the attention he deserved. Published via Foreign Family Collective and number 8 on our list, Unknown Places has given us an enchanting listen. Delivering one of the most enjoyable and exciting discs of the year, Kasbo has already collected more than 50 million feeds on his luscious 13 track record.
7. Lane 8 – Gradually
Struggling at the task of his second album, Lane 8 has not failed to impress Little By Little. Carrying fans to paradise, the ethereal atmosphere that reigns in each of the 10 tracks is a trait that can not be imitated. Melodic and breathtaking, Little By Little shines with the futuristic and meticulously designed soundscape of Lane 8.
6. Medasin – IRENE
The first album of Medasin is a refreshing disc that has opened the eyes of many. By investing his sound in a comprehensive conceptual project, the 20-year-old producer has strengthened his position as an artist. Irene was a brilliant expedition into the lighter side of the future bass, which combined airy and airy synths and intricate percussion to create melodic and emotional soundscapes. In search of musical flourishing, IRENE tells a story that deserves to be heard.
5. Alison Wonderland – Wake up
Bringing together a giant and dedicated fan base, Alison Wonderland's second album was probably one of the albums we all had in mind. The Australian heroine outdid herself with Awake in the realization of her pop perfume trap complex and her future bass hits. Surprising fans with features and starry collaborations, Alison Wonderland is legitimately forced to reach new heights.
4. Getter – Visceral
Getter Getter, who made a name for himself with his crushing dubstep sound, was never afraid to flee that sound to experiment with different sounds, and he did it with Visceral. Giving his audience an insight into the versatility of his music, we have been waiting for years for Getter's work. Visceral is a product of his emotions, inspirations and anxieties. These 12 titles show you another side of the artist that will simply amaze you.
3. San Holo – album1
It is better to consider Album1 as a celebration. This project is the culmination of the San Holo brand, which is at the forefront of dance music. San Holo's music not only inspired a new wave of talent, but also allowed some of the most creative producers to become known through its Bitbird print. They say that a label is as good as their chef and San Holo has shown himself worthy of that title with this collection of pieces. It's pretty, catchy, energetic and just everything we wanted it to be.
2. Rufus Of The Sol – SOLACE
SOLACE was at once kinematic, moving, charged and vulnerable. Evoking emotion like no other album this year, this project is really stuck together as a coherent unit. It produces such a percussive listening that we never manage to listen to a single track without going through the entire recording in one sitting. RUFUS DU SOL impresses fans and newcomers with a more refined sound than their first "Bloom". His goal is to tear your heart out with this one.
1. RL Grime – NOVA
The transformation of RL Grime was exciting to watch. From the lord of music traps the trends pioneer, Henry Steinway has changed pages for what his music represents. Aiming for musical freedom, NOVA has separated RL from its past and will leave a lasting influence on the future of electronic music. RL Grime has simply evolved, and the art featured in these 15 tracks is something we have not seen yet. That being said, the importance of this project will continue to inspire its peers to seek their own artistic fulfillment. Dealing with listeners according to the different flavors of the project, this incredibly versatile disc is rated # 1 on our list.
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