The nominees for the 2016 Grammy's are in!
The Grammys are basically the Oscars of the music business, so every December when the shortlists for the forthcoming year are released, you can always expect a whirlwind of activity in the music press. As extensive as the categories on offer at the Grammys are, for the past few years Grammys chat has almost always revolved around the pop and RnB world.
That said, the past few years have seen more and more electronic artists honoured. And credit where credit's due - at least the Grammy's actually bother to give electronic music three specialist awards, unlike a lot of UK music awards which shun the genre completely (we're looking at you, BRITs).
The categories on offer in the dance / electronic category are Best Recording (which basically means best track) and Best Album. The Non-Classical award in the Best Remixer category is also traditionally a dance music award.
While the shortlist for the three biggest awards (Best Artist, Best Recording, Best Album), feature no electronic artists this year, it's still good to see a strong selection of artists in the genre specific awards. Also Diplo managed to scoop a Producer Of The Year nomination for his work with Madonna, Riff Raff, Jack Ü and, of course, Major Lazer, so well done to him.
You can have a look at the shortlists for the three electronic categories below and see the full nominee shortlists over on the GRAMMY's website.
Dance / Electronic Recording Of The Year
"We're All We Need" - Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
"Go" - The Chemical Brothers
"Never Catch Me" - Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
"Runaway (U & I) - Galantis
"Where Are Ü Now" - Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber
Dance / Electronic Album Of The Year
Our Love - Caribou
Born In The Echoes - The Chemical Brothers
Caracal - Disclosure
In Colour - Jamie xx
Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü - Skrillex And Dilpo
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Daniel Hope - "Berlin By Overnight" (CFCF Remix) - CFCF
JES, Shant, & Clint Maximus - "Hold On" (Fatum Remix) - Bill Hamel & Chad Newbold
Galantis - "Runaway (U & I)" (Kaskade Remix) - Kaskade
Odesza Feat. Zyra - "Say My Name" (RAC Remix) - RAC
Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk" (Dave Audé Remix) - Dave Audé
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Monday 15th February.
07 Dec 2015