The next category of Grammy nominations are the Best Dance Recording. Previous winners include Skrillex (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites), Rhianna (Only Girl in the World), Lady Gaga (Poker Face), Daft Punk (Harder Better Faster Stronger) and Justin Timberlake (Lovestoned). Check out this year’s list of nominees!
Tim Bergling & Ash Pournouri, producers; Tim Bergling, mixer
Avicii is actually Swedish house producer/DJ Tim Bergling. Levels contains a vocal sample from 1962 Gospel song Something’s Got a Hold of Me by Etta James. The song was a major hit across Europe, especially in Sweden and Norway.
Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo
Calvin Harris, producer; Calvin Harris, mixer
Let’s Go was used in the UK as the soundtrack of a Pepsi Max advertising campaign featuring Lionel Messi, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard, Sergio Agüero and Jack Wilshere.
Skrillex ft Sirah
Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer
This is the title track of Skrillex’s 4th EP. The song features vocals by Sirah, who also sang for another track on the same album.
Swedish House Mafia ft John Martin
Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian
The music video of Don’t You Worry Child chronicles SHM’s Milton Keynes gig, which was their last live show in the UK. It’s their final single before they went on indefinite hiatus, and the track has topped the charts in several countries.
Al Walser, producer; Al Walser, mixer
The surprise nomination this year – Al Walser is the virtually unknown one amongst this group, with this song releasing on September 21, 2012 – only 9 days before the Grammy nominations’ cut-off date.
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