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Best Electronic Musician(s)

1st Place: Yohuna
2nd Place: North House
3rd Place: Sloslylove

There’s a nice feeling about adding a category to the Best Of poll – in a lot of ways, it means that we’re growing as a community. Here’s a prime example of that growth. Over the past year or so we’ve written a number of articles on the Valley’s expanding electronic music scene, and frankly these performers just didn’t fit into any of the other music categories. So, we present the inaugural winners of the Best Electronic Musician category: Yohuna – the electronic project that features Johanne Swanson’s soaring melodies over minimalist production – barely edged out North House, a Minneapolis transplant who makes a varied mix of cinematic soundscapes and smooth-edged hip hop production. Coming in third is Sloslylove, a born-and-raised Eau Clairian who knocks out some of the smoothest, sexiest jams we’ve heard since the 1980s. –Thom Fountain