Top 10 Emerging Dance Music Acts

We hear music in distinct waves of emotions and express them in various ways. Some people cry when they listen to an exciting or sorrowful genre, but others like to dance. Many of the latter’s artists will make you rise from your seat in a club, festival, or at home to dance to the beat. These artists set the tone by releasing tunes that inspire you to move your body.

#1 Ewan McVicar

With vintage vocal samples reaching critical mass in tech house, it might be difficult to pierce through the cacophony — yet Ewan McVicar achieved just that. Following his big single “Tell Me Something Good” on Patrick Topping’s Trick label, the DJ and producer went from local up-and-comer to global star to watch. Its quick speed, rave-y stabs, and sensuous vocals worked wonders on festival major stages and on the radio, earning it a 19-week run in the Official UK Charts top 40 and the title of BBC Radio 1’s dance hit of 2021.

#2 Eflorem

Eflorem, a Los Angeles-based duo, creates music with jet fuel and flowers. Heather Worden and Dewey McManus are more than eager to share their unique bass house with the rest of the globe. The duo has discovered an enticing combination of melody and hard pounding four to the floor beats that is causing dance floors to go crazy.


If you go over the Coachella 2022 lineup, you might notice a name that the people of Los Angeles already know and adore. SOHMI is a producer-singer-songwriter with a calm, brooding combination of elegance and funk that’s catching fire in the house scene. Her taste and skill behind the decks have landed her significant gigs at Outside Lands and Ultra Korea, opening slots on tour with Boris Brejchka and Chris Lake, future sets at Electric Forest, and Diplo’s house event Higher Ground in Cabo — and, of course, her Coachella debut.

#4 Odesza

After releasing their smash album A Moment Apart, the electronic pop duo moved to higher places in the dancehall music area. Their melodies pound so fiercely that you can feel it through your teeth. Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight share their epic emotional journey with their followers, who respond with a variety of dance movements.

#5 Bad Royale

Bad Royale is a four-man band of producers and DJs that specialize in trap style and moombahton. Maor Levi is a member of the group that has previously had Beatport success. Trap is a very lively genre, which is why people enjoy it so much. Bad Royale has received releases on both Mad Decent and Borgore’s Buygore Records, with more on the way.


#6 Barry Can’t Swim

He may not be able to swim, but the man can definitely create. The Scottish newcomer (actual name: Joshua Mainnie) plays the type of house music that makes summer feel more like a state of mind than a season; the kind of sun-flecked, jazzy house music that you feel rather than just hear. Mainnie’s time in the dancing industry has been limited, but he has been steadily rising. 

#7 Henry Fong

The Miami resident had a fantastic 2015. He started a new record label called Banzai, released a load of music that charted in the Beatport Top 100, and played a few events here and there. He has frequently collaborated with Mike Hawkins and Toby Green and has remixed for artists such as Milo & Otis and Brillz, to mention a few.

#8 Ilan Bluestone

The wonder boy of Above&Beyond’s trance label Anjunabeats approaches euphoric trance in a completely different way, preferring to incorporate large room elements to his tunes to make them seem massive. His compositions have been recognized on Beatport, and he has performed to sold-out crowds throughout tours in the United States and the United Kingdom. With a slew of upcoming albums and an ever-growing fan following, this guy is major stage material!

#9 Autoerotique

This producer has undergone a type of regeneration. Autoerotique is no longer the man who crafted bangers with Mercer; he now solely creates bass house and routinely publishes tracks to his SoundCloud account. For the time being, future and bass house are ruling the scene, and it shouldn’t be long until the Canadian citizen gets to perform on the main stage of a major festival.

#10 REZZ

With EPs and releases on mau5trap and OWSLA, Isabelle Rezzadeh had a life-changing 2015. The 19-year-old continued to make music in her bedroom until being recognized and invited to play as an opening act for various gigs. REZZ has since been chosen by AMOnly, one of the world’s leading artist management firms. Her style is grungy, evil techno with a lot of basses that will most certainly smash the speakers at a festival. If things continue like they are, you could see the great producer perform on a large stage near you.

The exhilarating sound of music is calming to the ear, and when combined with the appropriate dancing techniques, it produces an incredible atmosphere. The right beats inspire motions that engage the entire body, causing you to swing your hips and shatter your bones to the rhythm. Listening to the greatest will provide you with complete enjoyment, leaving you in a healthy condition of mind and spirit. This sense of accomplishment is wonderful, and it leaves many around you wondering what changed in your life.