With the huge presence of electronic dance music now within, and influencing the charts, many are still baffled as to how the two biggest awards from the genre remain confined to the Pre-show for the Grammy Awards. Nevertheless, the breadth of quality and diversity was evident from the nomination lists for both the Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Unsurprising to many, The Chainsmokers took home the Best Dance Recording award. Gained for their collaborative effort with Daya, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, the 2016 hit continued the fusion of Pop and EDM in a crossover hybrid that is occurring more and more nowadays.
Made up with it’s infectious drops and energizing synths, the incorporation of Daya’s voice helps cater it for a variety of settings, from clubs to cars. Likely to be their highest honor to date for The Chainsmokers, the win comes of the back of a number of other victories as well as their residency at the reputed Hakkasan nightclub. And with a debut album in the works, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them in 2018’s nomination list.
While being beaten to the Best Dance Recording nod, Flume went home with a fabled award too. Taking out the Best Dance/Electronic Album, the jubilation during his acceptance speech reflected the level of commitment and artistic consideration he applied to making the acclaimed album ‘Skin‘. A truly remarkable achievement for the young Australian who has done nothing short of creating a revolution in dance music.
Check out the acceptance speech clips from the Grammy’s below and let us know your thoughts!