With 2015 in the books, let’s take a look at some of the eye-opening happenings that transpired throughout electronic dance music over the past year.
January 12th, 2015: A girl rushes the stage butt naked at a Keys N Krates concert.
February 2nd, 2015: Fools Gold founder, Dust La Rock, passes away.
February 22nd, 2015: Flume leaves What So Not.
February 26th, 2015: Jack U streams a 24-hour long launch party that gets shut down by police.
March 29, 2015: DJ Snake projects Dillon Francis’ phone number during his UMF set on the main stage.
March 29, 2015: Jack U closes out UMF with surprise guests Justin Bieber & P. Diddy.
March 30, 2015: HQ streaming service Tidal Music launches.
June 21, 2015: Walter White appears at EDC Las Vegas with Above and Beyond.
July 16, 2015: Camp Bisco returns and is held at new location.
September 25, 2015: Rain and mud create a camping disaster at TomorrowWorld.
October 25, 2015: Nina Las Vegas departs from Triple J Radio show.
November 3, 2015: SFX company, ID&T North America, appoints new CEO.
November 12, 2015: Tragedy hits the Mad Decent Boat Party when a passenger falls overboard.
December 29, 2015: Spotify and TMWRK depart the crumbling SFX empire.
What a year for EDM. But you know what’s missing from this timeline from 2015?
And with that, we present our picks for the best EDM albums from 2015 (both EPs and LPs). The albums are in no particular order because we ball that hard.
The Best EDM Albums From 2015
Woolymammoth – Tricks EP
San Holo – Victory EP
Dillon Francis – This Mixtape is Fire EP
Jack U – Where Are You Now LP
Kaskade – Automatic LP
Flosstradamus – SoundClash EP
Bassnectar – Into the Sun LP
Major Lazer – Peace Is The Mission LP
Mura Masa – Someday Somewhere EP
KTN – Occult Classic LP
Zedd – True Colors LP
Nero – Between II Worlds EP
What So Not – Gemini EP
Nuclear Bonds – Slander & NGHTMRE LP
Disclosure – Caracal LP
Zhu – Genesis EP
Jamie XX – In Colour LP
Black Tiger Sex Machine – Funeral March EP
um… – pay attention EP
The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes LP