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The Snake
post Dec 27 2017, 03:16 PM
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Which subgenres of dance will be popular in 2018 in the UK?

Which subgenres of dance will be popular in Europe in general?

Will dance make a comeback in the US charts?

I think in the UK tech house and deep house will continue its revival, especially if Disclosure are rumoured to be coming back to making music this year. The success of 'Cola' may also provide a template for a similar style of futuristic sounding tech house to make the charts this year.

I think in Europe in general tropical house and future bass will finally come to an end in terms of popularity. What will replace them, I am not sure. Maybe a trend of eclectic retro influenced dance following the success of 'Katchi'?

Dance won't make a comeback in the US charts I don't think. They seem to be back to their pre-10s mix of urban and country.

What are your predictions?
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post Dec 27 2017, 03:38 PM
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I'd LOVE a Disclosure return, but nothing has been confirmed and it all depends on how long the guys decide to take a break for.

Garage is definitely a subgenre to keep an eye on. It's never really gone anywhere tbh, just hasn't been *as* popular, but more artists are using it in production of late and a lot of songs are getting garage remixes.

I'd especially like to see more dance 'hits' in the Top 40, they've been few and far between this year particularly towards the end of this year which has been a shame, with many not even making the Top 20! Only in the Top 40 at the moment are 'I Miss You', '17' and 'Silence'; 'Breathe' would be there without the Xmas tracks and I'm hoping that is a strong climber in the coming weeks (but, please let's not turn this into a discussion about Breathe laugh.gif).

Dance in the US is an interesting one. ODESZA's album went to #3 on the Billboard Top 200 in September which shows there is still a massive market for it and they've never really been a place for individual singles to thrive anyway.

Definitely looking forward to albums from Disciples and Clean Bandit (if it ever surfaces rolleyes.gif). I hear Redlight is bringing out another album in 2018 too which will be fab as X Colour is amazing!


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post Dec 27 2017, 03:44 PM
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Garage is definitely a subgenre to keep an eye on. It's never really gone anywhere tbh, just hasn't been *as* popular, but more artists are using it in production of late and a lot of songs are getting garage remixes.


It would be excellent to see that come back! Would never have thought it may have a revival, there haven't been that many garage tracks playlisted on Radio 1 apart from 'On My Mind' by Jorja Smith and Preditah.
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post Dec 27 2017, 04:11 PM
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I can't really see a fully fledged Garage revival next year - even Craig David isn't making Garage music anymore.
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post Dec 27 2017, 04:25 PM
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Tbh I'm pretty sure I said last year to keep an eye on garage in 2017 and nothing happened so you're probably right laugh.gif
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post Dec 27 2017, 04:33 PM
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I expect 2018 won't be a great year for dance music in the chart, dance will get overlooked in favour of urban/hip-hop though the likes of Clean Bandit, Jax Jones and Calvin Harris will still continue to rack up the hits.

This will also be the year tropical house and future bass really fall out of favour.
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post Dec 27 2017, 05:13 PM
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I could see tech house/general minimal house having a bit of a Moment next year cus I can see artists jumping on the success of songs like ‘Cola’ with incredibly catchy and repetitive vocals, even with songs like Patrick Topping ‘Be Sharp Say Nowt’ and George FitzGerald ‘Burns’ getting a bit of success shows a bit of a different side of dance music coming through so i Think next year could be interesting, but then again, like last year, I can see dance hits being few and far between which is a shame sad.gif

QUOTE(lewistgreen @ Dec 27 2017, 03:38 PM) *
I hear Redlight is bringing out another album in 2018 too which will be fab as X Colour is amazing!


HERE FOR THIS
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post Dec 27 2017, 07:26 PM
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QUOTE(►▲NT▲ CL▲ @ Dec 27 2017, 04:33 PM) *
I expect 2018 won't be a great year for dance music in the chart, dance will get overlooked in favour of urban/hip-hop though the likes of Clean Bandit, Jax Jones and Calvin Harris will still continue to rack up the hits.

This will also be the year tropical house and future bass really fall out of favour.


That's if Calvin Harris goes back to making electronic dance music, rather than bringing out Funk Wav Bounces vol 2 which I would imagine would be more of his current R&B/funk sound.

I hope tropical house and future bass do fall out of favour as they have been dominant for too long and dance music needs to continue to progress.


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post Dec 27 2017, 07:27 PM
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Surprised no one’s bringing up the possibility of “Best Friend” taking off and smashing?
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post Dec 27 2017, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE(Berrier Cody @ Dec 27 2017, 07:27 PM) *
Surprised no one’s bringing up the possibility of “Best Friend” taking off and smashing?


It's been on rotation on MTV Dance for a few weeks now meaning its UK impact date is imminent.
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post Dec 28 2017, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE(►▲NT▲ CL▲ @ Dec 28 2017, 12:33 AM) *
This will also be the year tropical house and future bass really fall out of favour.


Needed, I have literally stopped listening to dance music for a few months now because of the overwhelming numbers of tropical house/minimal style dance tracks.
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post Dec 29 2017, 12:04 PM
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A few more Cola-like singles will be released, barely scraping the Top 40 without any high profile features. Everyone will try and copy Camelphat & Elderbrook but nothing will beat the #18 peak of Cola (or whatever it was)

Jax Jones’ next single will be another Instruction, Kygo’s next single will be another It Ain’t Me, and Marshmello’s next single will be another Silence. All will go Top 20 and I’d put bets on collaborations from Ariana Grande, Jess Glynne, and MNEK.

Speaking of, Clean Bandits next single will feature Jess Glynne and debut #1. The Sam Smith collab will also go Top 5 but with much less longevity and their album will obviously go #1.

Jonas Blue won’t have another hit for a while. Maybe something By Your Side sized in later Summer but a quiet year for him while he produces tracks on others albums (ie Craig David)

I feel as though Justin Timberlake could pull a Justin Bieber and rock up with a couple chart topping dance songs. Maybe not with Skrillex or Major Lazer, but a funky Daft Punk x Justin Timberlake could very easily blow up. Think Rock Your Body meets Get Lucky

With the increasing prominence of Urban acts, Dance will take a backseat prepared for an incredibly Dance-y 2019. Very few dance artists will breakthrough next year (less than 2017 ohmy.gif)


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post Dec 29 2017, 12:10 PM
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I would love JT meets Daft Punk! I mean it worked for The Weeknd so..
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post Dec 29 2017, 12:37 PM
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QUOTE(Dappy New Year @ Dec 29 2017, 12:10 PM) *
I would love JT meets Daft Punk! I mean it worked for The Weeknd so..


Most of his album has apparently been produced by The Neptunes, so I think it could well sound something like this!
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