Year in Tunes: Best Breakout Artists of 2017


10. Galactic Marvl

Galactic Marvl is one of the few remaining anonymous artists in 2017, but at this point people care more about the consistently high quality music coming out from the mystery DJ. In 2017 Galactic Marvl performed his? first show for a Mexico earthquake relief effort and showed the crowd what he’s capable of. With an album coming in 2018 the future is bright for this quirky alien creature.

9. The Him

Coming off their hugely popular remix of Martin Garrix’s ‘In The Name Of Love’, The Him took 2017 by storm. The Dutch deep house duo has released a steady stream of massively popular single and remixes. From their remix of Miike Snow’s ‘Heart of Me’ to their latest track, ‘Always’, which is featured below.

8. Petit Biscuit

Hailing from Rouen, France producer Petit Biscuit’s downtempo “Sunset Lover” peaked at number 13 on the Billboard US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Mehdi Benjelloun (Petit Biscuit) released his debut LP Presence on Nov. 10, 2017, the same day as his 18th birthday. Petit Biscuit shared the stage with Odesza, during their Oct. 10, 2015 Paris performance at Le Trianon. Catch Benjelloun’s wistful set during this year’s SnowGlobe Music Festival and Decadence Arizona.

7. Crankdat

2017 really has been Crankdat’s big year. Not only has he continued his streak of putting out fire re-cranks but he also released his first collab with Jauz, ‘I Hold Still‘ as well as putting out his first single, ‘Dollars’. With the direction he’s been headed, 2018 should be even bigger.

6. Fisher

Dirtybird artist and newcomer in 2017 Fisher exploded into the scene with his hit track “Ya Kidding”, a catchy tech house banger heard across dance floors after its release this past June. Fisher, a former pro surfer and one half of legendary duo Cut Snake, has made a name for himself as a solo artist this year – and we have no doubt that he’ll continue to rise in popularity in 2018.

5. K?d

Young producer k?d had a killer 2016 with remixes for Daft Punk, Justice, and Porter Robinson. From there he really hit his stride this year, collaborating with Rezz as well as releasing his hugely popular track, ‘Lose Myself’. 

4. Yotto

Yotto isn’t really a new artist, but he reached a new level in 2017 with performances at a range of festivals that demonstrated his prowess to more people than ever before. His remix of Kidnap Kid and Lane 8’s “Aba” was one of our Top Tracks of the year.

3. Vini Vici

Vini Vici had an explosive year in 2017, going from relatively unknown at the end of 2016 to driving psytrance into the mainstream of dance music in 2017. The Israeli duo hit the trance stages all around the world and even hit the mainstage of Tomorrowland with W&W. Their domination is sure to continue well into 2018 and beyond.

2. Spencer Brown

Spencer Brown is one of the newest members of the Anjunabeats family and yet he is already feeling right at home there. His chilled out house music has garnered his a huge following in a short time and he is already out touring with the likes of ilan Bluestone and the rest of the Anjuna-squad. You’re sure to see more of him in 2018.


JOYRYDE exploded onto the scene towards the end of 2016 and went on to dominate the bass scene in 2017. JOYRYDE hit the festival stages at Ultra, EDC, and more with his unique blend of hip-hop, trap, and bass house. Besides that, his tracks are staples in almost any bass music set these days. JOYRYDE is returning to Ultra Music Festival for his 2nd outing in 2018 and the RYDERSQUAD is sure to grow even further.