With the start of the new year, January has seen an explosive amount of new releases across a variety of subgenres. Not only that, but this month's been a great start for both big names and up and coming artists alike.

Oliver Heldens brought some fun to the month with his upbeat nu disco-infused future house track, "This Groove." Illenium delivered yet again another beautiful song with "Crash," which features Bahari's silky vocals. Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland also finally released their highly anticipated hybrid trap collaboration, "Lost My Mind."

Swedish House Mafia's reunion and upcoming tour has been the talk of the music world for months, and it's no surprise that someone would be inspired to put their own spin on their music. This month, the burgeoning and mysterious DJ, KLOUD, released a chilling electronic reimagined version of the worldwide hit "Save The World." 

On the dance pop side of the spectrum, earlier this month Rudimental dropped a catchy feel-good track, "Scared of Love," as another teaser for their recently released third studio album, Toast To Our Differences. And Borgeous, who’s been experimenting more with dance pop lately rather than big room, released a summery track with Jordyn Jones titled "Leave."

All in all, January had so many good releases that it's only natural to predict that this year will be an even more promising year for electronic dance music. Be sure to listen to our top picks playlist to find out why.