November 29, 2017

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Best Dance Recording at the 2018 GRAMMYs: A Deeper Look at the Nominees

Gorillaz: Stefan Hoederath/Redferns; LCD Soundsytem: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
Gorillaz: Stefan Hoederath/Redferns; LCD Soundsytem: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

The line between pop and dance has been blurring for years now, and nowhere is that more apparent than at the GRAMMYs. Sometimes the dance/electronic categories feature pop stars who opted for computers over traditional instruments for their new collections, while other times, the coveted slots are filled by lesser-known upstarts who are as surprised by their nomination as the rest of the world is.

If you’re not well-acquainted with the potential winners for next year's ceremony, have a listen to their newly GRAMMY-nominated tunes below.

#1Bonobo, "Bambro Koyo Ganda (ft. Innov Gnawa)"

The first-ever non-English (or non-instrumental) song to be nominated is a worthy contender for one of the biggest prizes in the genre. Bonobo, who is also up for the Dance/Electronic Album trophy for his album Migration, is one of the most inventive producers out there, and with this Moroccan-language tune, both he and musical collective Innov Gnawa may win a GRAMMY for their boundary-pushing work.

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