It's a new year, and you can't be caught listening to the same old jams. You need an innovative groove, a bold boom bap, a fresh sonic frontier. Good thing for you, we here at Billboard Dance scour the dance floor underground to catch the coolest trend-makers and hit producers from all corners of the globe.
The first installment of our Ones to Watch series in 2019 takes us to a cozy corner of Melbourne, Australia, then for a few loops aroud the Pacific Northwest of these United States, and finally to the bassiest parts of Moscow. There's melodic techno, lofi jazz hop, Japanese disco, rowdy g-house, and dreamy moods all througout this list. Keep your eyes peeled for these five acts in the year to come.