Producers have always been seen as intermediaries, the creatives working behind-the-scenes who make the music come to life in the studio. Their work is an integral part of the recording process, yet many don’t get the recognition that they deserve, and in some cases have been denied proper credit and/or payment.

In 2017, individuals like Metro Boomin, Murda Beatz, and Pi’erre Bourne changed the tone of the conversation, branching out with their own brands of music, making appearances in music videos, and electrifying the internet with irresistible producer tags. Their efforts have helped to usher in a crop of remarkable new talent that is already shifting the landscape of the genre.

Below are several of the most notable names that have continued to set themselves apart within the past year, and ones that we predict will continue to do so for the remainder of 2018 and beyond. These producers may not all be household names like Metro Boomin just yet, but with the ready support from the artists they're often found working with, it won't be too long. These are producers for a new age of artists, thus they know no bounds when it comes to exploring and exploiting all sounds. 

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