Alison Wonderland. Don Diablo. 3LAU. All these producers and more have released new albums in 2018, and we’ve been singing along as loud as possible ever since — and yet, there is still so much to look forward to in the seven months that remain.
Marshmello promised a return to his roots, Yellow Claw is down to party around the world, and San Holo is getting downright obsessive. Who else can we expect greatness from before New Year’s Eve? Check the list below to see everything we know about the state of electronic dance in 2018.
?The masked dessert musician has been teasing his new album for “day ones” since early this year. We now know that it’s called Joytime Pt. 2, and we’ve had the chance to hear snippets of a couple tunes in his sets. Catch a glimpse of the old-school sounds from his EDC Las Vegas set below.
Joytime II…. pic.twitter.com/4mGyKr6aLg
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) May 23, 2018
It’s not enough to start his own label. The French superstar will continue to make 2018 his year with a follow-up to 2016’s debut Encore. Stay tuned for more details.
New Album on the way.
— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) May 28, 2018
my album is done
new music friday pic.twitter.com/03HlxNE8f3
— RL GRIME (@RLGRIME) March 13, 2018
It’s been a long, hard road waiting for RL Grime’s new LP. He first started teasing its sonic direction in early 2017, and we’re still waiting to see the final product. What other twists and turns await? We’re tuned in to find out.
What if I told u there were 17 tracks on my album —
— JAUZ — (@Jauzofficial) March 3, 2018
Jauz is a man of many styles, and his recent singles have shown a greater propensity for experimentation than ever. He got Snails to make a house track. What other wonders await in these 17 smashers?
We know the remix album Reworks is scheduled for release June 29. So “remix album” isn’t the same as “new album,” really, but we are still stoked, thanks to tasty teasers from Noisia, Icarus, and Pedulu — er, Knife Party. Spoiler alert: Skrillex is up next.
— Pendulum (@Pendulum) May 25, 2018
OUR THIRD ALBUM ‘NEW BLOOD’ WILL BE RELEASED ON JUNE 22. pic.twitter.com/IijCwFBeWn
— YELLOW CLAW (@YELLOWCLAW) April 30, 2018
The new album New Blood is reported for release June 22. It’s been called the Dutch duo’s most international release so far, and has already been shown as a big step forward, seeing one of the two producers stepping up to the microphone on lead single “Summertime,” featuring guitar work by San Holo.
San Holo is the most levels of serious about his next LP. He rented a place to work on it with his friends all hours of the day, and he built a new website dedicated to the creation process.
currently spending a full week with real friends to work on my album 24/7.
made a site https://t.co/rU79bncCTn, will post everything regarding album there. snippets, work in progress, whatever inspires me. wanna show you guys more of the creative process. will update every day pic.twitter.com/yuwIUxZmb6
— San Holo (@sanholobeats) May 2, 2018
?No further news to report, other than that everyone’s favorite techno “alien mom” can’t stop composing and is already knee-deep in her sophomore album, following the massive success of 2017’s Mass Manipulation.
I just wanted to let u guys know I’m working on my second album
— Rezz (@OfficialRezz) February 12, 2018
After touring as a live component on his buddy Illenium‘s stage production, Said The Sky is ready to unleash his own exciting new frontier. Wide-Eyed is reported for release July 22, though he just dropped the single “Over Getting Over You” with Matthew Koma.
— Said The Sky (@SaidTheSky) May 21, 2018
We know it’s coming. We know it’s all in Spanish. No clue as to when that will actually happen, but when it does, we are so here for it. But, um, there will be new IDGAFOS merch coming in early June.
Just putting final touches on it…beginning of June for sure tho https://t.co/8cO9oh5BMk
— Dr. Dillon (@DILLONFRANCIS) May 28, 2018