The Grammys revealed the nominees this morning and it seems as though they really looked to new artists with the main categories. Lizzo garnered eight nominations; Billie Eilish had six, as did Lil Nas X. In terms of dance and electronic, RUFUS DU Sol and The Chemical Brothers both get nominations in Best Dance Recording and Best Dance / Electronic Album.
The smash hit “Piece Of Your Heart” by Meduza gets a nomination for Best Dance Recording, while Dog Blood’s collab with Ty Dolla $ign gets the nod as well. Magnetic favorite Bonobo gets a nomination for “Linked.”
Overall the categories seem to be pretty wide open this year. There were cross over hits, while also some favorites for electronic music fans. The albums could be won by anyone with Tycho, Apparat and Flume all getting in there as well. It is nice to see actual dance and electronic albums in this category, but you don’t know how many of the deeper cuts were considered or even nominated. The remix of the year continues to be an odd mix of records, though Soulwax hopefully has the edge. Random pop remixes always find their way in there.
Producer of the year is dominated by producers who work in pop music. The Grammys will take place on January 26, 2020. See the full list of nominees here.
Best Dance Recording:
“Linked” - Bonobo
Simon Green, Producer; Simon Green, Mixer
“Got To Keep On” - The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers, Producers; Steve Dub Jones & Tom Rowlands, Mixers
“Piece Of Your Heart” - Meduza Featuring Goodboys
Simone Giani, Luca De Gregorio & Mattia Vitale, Producers; Simone Giani, Luca De Gregorio & Mattia Vitale, Mixers
“Underwater” - Rüfüs Du Sol
Jason Evigan & Rüfüs Du Sol, Producers; Cassian Stewart-Kasimba, Mixer
“Midnight Hour” - Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $Ign
Boys Noize & Skrillex, Producers; Skrillex, Mixer
Best Dance / Electronic Album:
LP5 - Apparat
No Geography - The Chemical Brothers
Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape) - Flume
Solace - Rüfüs Du Sol
Weather – Tycho
Best Remixed Recording:
"I Rise (Tracy Young's Pride Intro Radio Remix)"
Tracy Young, Remixer (Madonna)
"Mother's Daughter (Wuki Remix)"
Wuki, Remixer (Miley Cyrus)
"The One (High Contrast Remix)"
Lincoln Barrett, Remixer (Jorja Smith)
"Swim (Ford. Remix)"
Luc Bradford, Remixer (Mild Minds)
"Work It (Soulwax Remix)"
David Gerard C Dewaele & Stephen Antoine C Dewaele, Remixers (Marie Davidson)