12 American EDM Artists You Need To Listen To Now


Hailing from Los Angeles, BARE is an all-around larger than life character. His beats are tasty, and you’d best be prepared for when he drops that bass. You won’t find anything too transient at his performances, but you’ll definitely find yourself wondering why you haven’t been blasting his music every time you’re throwing a party or getting pumped up for just about anything. Hell, we listen to his music when we’re getting pumped up to eat a hamburger for lunch. Yeah, it makes everything much more epic.


Luckily for all of you, he pretty much gets around to every corner of America. Just in the next two months, he already has shows planned in Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Tampa. Just be ready to rage when you go, because this guy puts on some of the most lively sets we’ve ever seen. Oh, and you definitely need to be keeping up with his latest and greatest on his Facebook. He regularly releases his newest remixes on there, and every one of them are guaranteed to get your night off to the perfect start.

2. Moon Boots

Moon Boots can give you the best of both worlds with his music. Sometimes you just want to chill and bob your head to the dream-like, airy beats, and other times you can’t help but just lay back and get lost in the music. He’s hit 200k views on SoundCloud in just the past week, so it’s pretty obvious that everyone’s catching on to the fact that he’s kicking ass. “There’s No Love,” his most recently released track, is one of those songs that many find themselves being productive while listening to. In fact, I’m listening to it as I’m typing up this paragraph…


While he’s currently doing big things in the UK, he’ll be coming back to the U.S. for a short time later this month with stops in Chicago, Hollywood, and Boulder on his map before hitting up Canada. He puts on one of those shows where you just have to bring positive vibes and let the music takes you places. There’s nothing better than going to a show and completely being able to immerse yourself in the experience, and Moon Boots gets that.

3. Ansolo

One of the newer players to the game, Ansolo has been hard at work in his young career to make a name for himself, and things are finally starting to pay off. Featuring a repertoire of some of the most epic remixes we’ve heard, his shows are always full of energy and he’s easily one of the more interactive artists on this list. Overall, we’re not sure how his epicness compares to Han Solo, but Ansolo is a badass without a doubt.


More than likely, he’s been to a club in your city, you probably just never knew it. He’s consistently called into to lay it down at some of the hottest clubs in America. He also recently released his remix of “Stong” last month, and it’s sick. You can check out a lot of his experiments and remixes on hisA�Soundcloud, but definitely stop in to support him when he comes in to town. There’s nothing like having a few drinks and partying the night away with this guy.

4. Schoolboy

His stage name may be Schoolboy, but he graduated to bigger things a long time ago. One thing is still apparent, though: he just wants everyone to get off of their asses and dance. With a sound that can often be compared to (and is endorsed) by Skrillex, it’s no wonder why so many have caught on to his sound. It has a little bit of a house meets dubstep kind of vibe, but he refuses to give his music a genre to fit in to, but, instead, just keeps doing his own thing.


Whether Dubstep is your favorite sub-genre of Electronic or not, you have to stop by one of this guy’s shows. While he sometimes disappears for months at a time (like right now), he always comes back with a full lineup of shows planned. We can guarantee he’ll be out festival hopping next year, and hopefully you’ll get the chance to see him. Just be ready to dance. You seriously can’t help it.

5. Party Favor

Oh, Party Favor… what a special treat it is every time you grace us with your presence. Just to give you a little bit of a lead in here, the guy’s current tour goes by the name of the “Twerk Circus.” So there’s that. If you’re not intrigued enough already, you simply don’t know how to have a good time. You’d just better be prepared for a whole lot of ass shakin’ and bass at any one of his concerts. He just knows how to get people to want to twerk. Hell, my grandma would probably twerk to his stuff.


So, are you ready for a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before? Good. He plans to make stops in Murfeesboro, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans all within the next month. If you’re out on the west coast, you’ll have to wait a bit, but he’s sure to be stopping back out there soon. You can stay up to date with him and the rest of BapSquad by keeping up to date with his Facebook. You’re sure to see plenty of shenanigans on there.

6. Gents & Jawns

What do you get when you bring two guys together from different sides of the country? Well, a little bit of everything electronic, really. Which is pretty fitting, considering the fact that they’re based right out of our capitol. Whether you’re wanting to jump around to some trap or get lost in trance music, you’re sure to catch something that will please you at their shows. You can even get one of their songs, “Fireball,” on the NBA 2K15A�Soundtrack. That’s how you know it’s legit.


The thing that makes Gents & Jawns truly memorable, though, is the fact that they have a killer stage presence and excellent chemistry when mixing together. When a duo is having fun on stage, it just makes the experience that much better. Essentially, if you love electronic, and you haven’t seen them yet, you’re doing it wrong. With upcoming shows in Tampa, Lexington KY, NYC, and D.C. in the upcoming months, they’re going to be all around. You can keep up to date with their schedule here.


7. Haywyre

Yeah, he looks like a kid. Well, a lot of that has to do with the fact that he is. We have to give it to the kid, though. He loves his music. In fact, he recently decided to leave college behind to pursue higher grounds with his music career. In a world where it’s rare to see someone leave behind the sure thing to chase their passion, that’s something that you have to respect. When we recently checked out his album Two Fold, we almost felt like we were listening to a soundtrack from one of those classic Sonic The Hedgehog games. While that may seem like an odd thing to say, it really does. Check it out here.


While he’s still getting adjusted to his new life without school, he’s been hard at work recording new stuff all the time. For now, though, we’ll have to wait to see what he’s been up to. Something tells us with his full focus now on music that he’s going to be more impressive than ever when he drops something new. Until then, just take a look through YouTube and you’ll see just how impressive this young talent really is.

8. Minnesota

If you’re sick of the same old routine with Dubstep and Trap music, Minnesota has exactly what the doctor ordered. With sounds that are original and never annoying or overbearing, his music has a lot of Chillstep vibes to it, but he always seems to have a few tricks up his sleeves at every turn. What’s funky and lively one second can turn right to transient and chill when you least expect it, and that’s why we appreciate Minnesota most: he keeps us on our toes at every performance.


Right now, he’s currently on his Mind Machine Tour, and it’s been getting solid reviews from all over the place. He’ll be hitting up some of the smaller spots along the way, so be on the lookout for when he’ll be around. If you’re too lazy to go searching, though, you can find all of his upcoming shows right here. Overall, we’d say that this guy is one of the best in the country right now for the fact that he just gets what his fans want, and any electronic lover is going to see that at his shows.


Not bad for a guy who pretty much started working out of his basement, huh? In fact, most of his songs are still made in a basement, and every one of them is a unique piece of art. We struggle to find any serious kind of pattern between his songs, but if you like The Weeknd, you’re definitely going to love what XXYYXX is putting down on his tracks. Some feature ghostly, haunting singers, while others have a very melancholy vibe to them that seem to be distant and hollow, yet still full of passion. It’s a sound that you won’t find anywhere else. That’s for sure.


What we found to be most interesting is that, although his music is very transient and almost reminds us of some place dark and wintry, that he’s actually based out of Orlando. This just goes to show that the mind can often take music to new levels, regardless of surroundings. We couldn’t find any upcoming shows, but he always stays active when it comes to his shows and upcoming work. Check out his Facebook and Twitter for upcoming shows and other artists that he supports. You can tell that he genuinely supports other artists, and we love it.

10. Tycho

Yeah, this music is far from typical electronic music, and it even runs along the verge of modern-day psychedelic music at times, A�but we dig it. It feels inspirational in a way, and kind of just makes you want to climb a mountain or simply be productive. The prime example of this effect can be seen in their most recent album, Awake. This album features consistent, smooth bass lines and plenty of enchanting, reverberating guitar riffs that are both catchy and mesmerizing at the same time.


After just completing a huge tour that spanned the U.S. and Europe, they’re finally taking some time to rest a bit, but they’ll be right back it in Australia by the end of the year, and something tells us that it won’t be long after that they’ll be right back home to perform again. For now, though, you can check out their entire most recent album here. You’ll be glad that you did. “L” is our personal favorite.

11. Poolside

Can we just start off by saying that these are two of the chillest dudes on the face of the earth? Okay, with that aside, their music definitely reflects their chill, laid-back Southern California vibe. You can expect to get lost in music that has reflections of a modern-day Beach Boys kind of sound. We don’t know exactly how to explain it, but it’s certainly relaxing. What they describe as “Daytime Disco” will leave you feeling some kind of euphoria after taking a listen.


While they’ve been taking some time off lately (working on new music, we’re sure), you should definitely take a listen any time you’re feeling down about winter. Their music seems to take you back to a sunnier, better time every time you take a listen, and we dig that. Can it just be festival season already? We’re sick of the weather and it’s not even December yet. Oh, and you can get their most recent for only $5 here. Definitely a better deal than a shitty McDonald’s meal. For sure.

12. Wallpaper.

Wallpaper. is one of those groups that just seems to defy any kind of genre, and this might just be us giving a shameless plug for one of our personal favorite artists, but their really is a lot of electronic tastiness in this band’s songs. A prime example of this is in their song “Hesher,” which is all over the place in the best way possible. If it were up to us, we’d say that Ricky Reed Is Real was album of the year last year, and if you haven’t checked it out, you’re missing out on something amazing.


Led by their eccentric leader, Ricky Reed, Wallpaper. has managed to become one of the most interesting groups in America. Not only do they have a ton of style, but they know how to have a good time all the time. Seriously, can we just chill with these guys to see what their lives are like, because we feel like they have a lot of fun. Until then, we’ll just have to wait for them to tour the east coast, because they’re pretty accustomed to staying in California. They definitely killed it at their Lollapalooza set, so if you’re going to be out in Hollywood later this month,l you need to check them out.

Any other electronic artists you want to see on this list? Let everyone know in the comment box below!