Electronic Dance Music continues to invade the mainstream music industry. More and more big name artists are adapting to the changing landscape due to vast technological innovations in digital production.

In today’s game, it’s all about crafting your own unconventional, niche sound. Sound-design took the drivers seat in 2015 with professionality and uniqueness as its co-pilots.

Deep House & Trap dominated the festival scene last summer, unveiling a plethora of new names to look out for in 2016.

2015 was the year of outrage. And while I had a pretty good time chilling out with my bros, I’m already looking towards the future.

2016 will be the year of ______.

Act accordingly.

16 EDM Artists to Watch in 2016

Absence

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Genre: Electronic/Deep House

Sounds Like: SNBRN, Thomas Jack, Kygo

Song That Got Me Hooked: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again’ (Absence Remix)

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Anevo

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Genre: Melodic House

Sounds Like: Gryffin

Song That Got Me Hooked: Years & Years – “King” (Anevo Remix)

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Big Wild

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Genre: Future

Sounds Like: Flume

Song That Got Me Hooked: “Aftergold”

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Go Freek

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Genre: Deep House/Tech

Sounds Like: Maceo Plex

Song That Got Me Hooked: “Define”

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Jenaux

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Genre: Future Progressive House

Sounds Like: Tritonal, Genix

Song That Got Me Hooked: Cazzette – “Sleepless” (Jenaux Remix)

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JOYRYDE

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Genre: Trap/Bass

Sounds Like: Ghastly

Song That Got Me Hooked: “FLO”

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Karma Fields

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Genre: Electro

Sounds Like: Knife Party, Deadmau5

Song That Got Me Hooked: “Build the Cities”

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Mura Masa

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Genre: Future R&B/Experimental

Sounds Like: Josh Pan

Song That Got Me Hooked: “Firefly” ft. Nao

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REZZ

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Genre: Electronic/Bass

Sounds Like: Gesaffelstein

Song That Got Me Hooked: “Contorted”

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Sam F

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Genre: Bass House/Trap

Sounds Like: DJ Snake

Song That Got Me Hooked: “Bay 2 LA”

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San Holo

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Genre: Electronic

Sounds Like: Porter Robinson

Song That Got Me Hooked: San Holo x Father Dude – “IMISSU”

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Say My Name

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Genre: Hard Trap

Sounds Like: Flosstradamus

Song That Got Me Hooked: “WOAH”

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Sleepy Tom

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Genre: Electronic

Sounds Like: Oliver, Bart B More

Song That Got Me Hooked: “I Want Your Soul”

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Thero

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Genre: Tropical House

Sounds Like: Hotel Garuda

Song That Got Me Hooked: Natasha North – “Gather And Run” (Thero Remix)

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Troyboi

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Genre: IDM, Electronic, Hip-Hop

Sounds Like: Flying Lotus

Song That Got Me Hooked: Flosstradamus & TroyBoi – “SOUNDCLASH”

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Vindata

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Genre: Electronic, Future House

Sounds Like: Unlike Pluto

Song That Got Me Hooked: Clean Bandit – “Stronger” (Vindata Remix)

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