2017 was a fruitful year for the genre, with many artists dipping their toes in the Techno pool and the abundance of more accessible Techno tracks as we witnessed further growth in the European Techno scene. We also saw many of the original pioneers of the scene back in the limelight, producing and touring the globe. We’re delighted to say that, based on their musical output for the year, this year’s list is a healthy mixture of industry veterans and the newer faces of Techno, and exists as a reminder that this broad and busy genre is still very much a global force. These are the Traxsource Top 100 Techno Artists of 2017.
With DJs like Harvey, Horse Meat Disco and Aeroplane flying the flag for everything Nu Disco / Indie Dance, 2017 was a superb year for the scene, with track after track of irresistible musical delights, making it impossible for people to leave dance floors worldwide. Packed full of some of the finest productions of the year, here are the Traxsource Top Nu Disco / Indie Dance Artists of 2017.
Vivacious vocals and bouncing beats were everywhere this year, with the more soulful end of the house spectrum finding a new generation of adoring fans in the UK, across Europe to festivals in Croatia, and in Africa as well as traditional heartlands in the USA. A strong channel back to the original New York house scene, the sound has really been going from strength to strength over past few years; it refuses to fade away.
With a sound derived from the earliest tribal rhythms, Afro House has a warm and mysterious melody that takes you on a journey like no other style of house music. 2018 is going to be a huge year for the scene, but let’s check out the DJs and producers who helped put the sound on the map this year, with our Top 100 Afro Artists of 2017.
Funky, fresh and firing, Jackin’ House has been at the very epicenter of the underground dance music scene since its very conception. From its original Chicago-based roots, the sound has exploded across the globe with prolific producers now found in the four corners of the globe preaching from the gospel of Jack. Here’s our selection of the Top 20 Jackin House Artists who came with the groove of all grooves in 2017.