10 Rising EDM Artists Who Blew Us Away In 2017

| December 24, 2017

Entertainment makes the world go round. We live for music and would die for our entertainers. There are constantly new talent waiting to be discovered so that they can woo the world with their vibes. 

2017 was full of amazing talent being brought to light. From new labels to new albums, our favorite artists have given us a year to remember. 

Festivals across the country featured our favorites but also exposed us to the up and coming artists. From Electric Forest to EDC, we experienced moments that will last in our memories forever. 

Everyone is ready to see what 2018 has in store. Here are 10 Of The Best Rising Artists Of 2017 in EDM world that you should definitely check out in the upcoming year. 


1. Chris Lake

Chris Lake started the year off with his song "Operator" becoming the anthem of Holy Ship. He released it on his own label and started working with Skrillex on their project HOWSLA. This year he will have completed a massive national tour with stops in Belgium, Canada, Thailand, and Japan. He will begin his 2018 playing for all of the die hard Holy Shippers again. We got to sit down with Chris Lake at Electric Forest to talk about HOWSLA, working with Skrillex and his dedicated fans in an exclusive interview HERE



2. Rezz

On the rise, our hardcore queen caught the attention of Deadmau5 and Skrillex. There hasn’t been a sound or a look quite like hers yet. She started 2017 hypnotizing Holy Shippers with her electronic Rezzstep. She’s made it quite far since she started producing in November of 2013, and has even released some music on Mau5trap. This year, she toured the nation making stops at festivals like Buku, Bonnaroo, Shaky Beats and Electric Forest. 



3. Illenium

It’s close to impossible not to have heard this name in 2017. Illenium has been spotted on line up across the nation. He always brings a large crowd since his debut album Ashes in 2016. Since then, he’s gone from an up-and-coming artist to a major headliner. This year he released the album Awake, which takes a more of a story-like approach. 



4. Big Wild 

This guy started when he was just 15 years old making beats for rap artists. His talent caught the eye of Odesza, and since has done two tours with. This year he made his way around the nation spreading his electric vibes. He is constantly releasing new music to give everyone something fresh to listen to. Check out the interview HERE that we did with him earlier this year at Electric Forest about his unique sound and performance style. 




These guys aren’t only talented. They are also very humble and full of good vibes. They’ve received support from some of the biggest names in the game including The Chainsmokers. This year was a big one for them as they played some of the most notable venues along with some of the most well known EDM artists. We got to catch up with ARMNHMR at Shaky Beats earlier this year, check out the interview HERE



6. CloZee

CloZee has been impressively producing electronic music since the age of 16. Starting at home in Toulouse, she has spent the past two years spreading her harmonic, yet funky beats all over the world. Many of her shows being through out the USA at notable festivals as Coachella, Shambhala, LIB, Camp Bisco, Sonic Bloom, Envision, Enchanted Forest. Check out her music for a euphonic experience.



7. Crywolf 

Jack of all trades, as a producer, vocalist, and mulit instrumentalist, Crywolf has gotten support from Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, and Bassnectar. He doesn’t care to bend around a genre and has over 100 million plays across several major platforms. His last album Cataclasm was released in 2015 debuting in the top 10 on Billboard Electronic. This year he toured through Middlelands, Shaky Beats, Firefly, and Electric Forest. 



8. Louis The Child 

This duo has been killing it since 2015 when they dropped their song "It’s Strange." They’ve been on the rise ever since, making their way on to some of the biggest line ups of the year. Their EP Love Is Alive was dropped in March surprising fans with tempo changes and different sound than their norm on some of the tracks. You don’t want to miss them in 2018. Check out their Exclusive iEDM Radio Mix HERE.



9. Golf Clap 

This Detroit duo was started in 2013 and has made quite some growth in the past year. They’ve played close to 1,000 shows. My first Golf Clap experience was on Holy Ship 9.0 and it was everything I hoped it’d be. Their bass house vibes give a chill future sound. We got to chat with them earlier this year at Electric Forest for an interview HERE about their new bass house Detroit style. 



10. San Holo

He’s been releasing amazing music for years, but intros year his song "Light" has been played by artists everywhere. 2018 already holds plans for him to play internationally in Germany and Netherlands before he gets back to business in the States. Don’t miss him. He always bring a happy experience to his listeners.


You can find all of these artists on SoundCloud. Check them out and show your support. Stay tuned for all that they have planned for 2018. We are impatiently waiting for festival season, and can't wait to catch up with all of you. 

Check out this iEDM Festival Season Collection to gear up for 2018. Check out the Top 5 Rave Accessories of 2017 HERE and read about our 10 Favorite Festivals of 2017 HERE

about the writer

Kylie de la Bruyere

Kylie de la Bruyere

Read More...Kylie is an Atlanta based writer with an incurable wanderlust. She found her way to EDM music at very early age when her parents would play their Florida breaks techno and amuse her with flow toys in the living room.

Ultra Miami 2015 was her first music festival, and she has been to over 15 more since. Her favorite EDM artists are Bassnectar, Purity Ring, Flume, Griz, and RL Grime. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in marketing with a focus in entertainment. Future plans include living, loving, and creating.

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