The end of year lists always prove an interesting time here at Traxsource, with so many musical minds coming together to evaluate the sounds of the year, fuelled using a combination of sales data, stats and old-fashioned A&R intuition to navigate the huge volume of releases and weigh up the dance music pioneers alongside the up-and-coming talent.
From its roots in the discos of the 1970s, House music has had a great history of songs and vocalists – a tradition that has continued to the present day. The Traxsource Top 100 Vocalists of 2017 has been a pleasure to compile, as we got to re-listen to some of the best vocal performances and productions of the year. This category is all about contemporary singers – we know there are plenty of classic and legendary vocalists that get remixed and reworked every year – but for this list, we’re talking about active vocalists, working in the House Music scene now. So come with us as we present the songs and the singers: our Top Vocalists of 2017.
When it comes to timeless, emotive dance music, no other genre comes close to the irresistible style, musicality and groove of Deep House. This year’s Top 20 Deep House Artists of 2017 is a mix of well-known names and young guns, all of whom are pushing the music forward and developing it in new directions. When it comes to this particular genre, we’re talking emotive House music, that envelops you in a warm glow, that draws on the past but embraces the future, makes no compromise, and is always underpinned by that ever-present 4/4 groove. These are the artists whose music we feel most demonstrated those qualities this year – the Traxsource Top 100 Deep House Artists of 2017
This year’s list represents the global influence of the genre, and with the artists hailing from the USA, Spain, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and beyond, never has the ubiquitous nature of the genre been more apparent. Our 2017 list features recognized leaders of the scene alongside unstoppable new talent, so familiarise yourself with the artists shaping the face of Tech in 2018 and beyond.
Here then, are the Traxsource Top 100 Tech House Artists of 2017.
Trends may come and go, and house music itself continues to mutate, but you can always rely on that basic sound: that four to the floor thud, hi-hats cutting through the mix and basslines that are impossible to ignore. The global house music movement rumbles on, utterly dependable in an ever-changing world! Welcome to the Traxsource Top House Artists of 2017.