In this week’s Friday Five, we’ve got pieces that feature some of the best DJs and top tunes this year, and we’re leading with a list from Dancing Astronaut that lists Beatport’s top charts. We’ve also got pieces from Time, Mixmag and YourEDM. Have a fantastic weekend ahead!
- Beatport’s Top Charts Unveiled – The electronic music online store has revealed its top tunes, record labels and artists for 2017. Read on for all the charts courtesy of Dancing Astronaut Read more
- The Top 20 Breakthrough DJs Of 2017 – Mixmag rounds up a list of who it thinks are the best new selectors and DJ/producers bubbling under the radar, featuring an eclectic mix of DJs who play tunes that fall somewhere between the house and techno spectrum Read more
- These Are Mixcloud’s Most Popular Genres – The mixtape streaming service just released its year-end data, and this piece by YourEDM shows the most popular music styles and listening trends both in the US and around the world. It’s a great way to see what types of music will likely be hot in 2018 Read more
- 2017’s Biggest Hits Mashed Into 4 Minutes – As if you didn’t hear enough Despacito this year, DJ Earworm’s annual mashup mix has arrived and it distills pop and dance music’s strongest bangers this 2017 into just 240 seconds. Time has it Read more
- It’s Time To Stop “IDing” Tracks – The popular Facebook group The Identification Of Music is a haunt for both punters and DJs looking for artist and track names, but is it helping fuel a wave of “copycat” DJs who would rather ask than dig? Mixmag explores Read more
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