Friends, Chillout Lovers,

Thank you for your participation in this year’s poll ! Today, we are happy to start publishing the “best of the year” community poll results. In this occasion we express our gratitude to readers, labels and artists that supported the poll. In order to have more accurate and objective results, we did our best to have as many participants as possible, but we also understand that some of you didn’t have time or desire to participate. We had more than 2000 persons who opened the page with our “huge and long” poll, and a bit over 300 participants have finalized it. Gratitude!

In any case, we think that the poll results will be interesting for many of you, and we would like to ask you to share this page and our future posts with your friends in social media to help spread the word about new artists, new music and to support our small but growing scene.

During the next 3 weeks, on every Monday, Thursday and Friday, we will publish a new “best of” post, each one dedicated to a poll nomination. You are welcome to visit our home page regularly and visit our forum if you wish to discuss the results. – 2017 – best of results

As you might have noticed, we started to publish the best of the year results, visit this post for more info.
(published 6/3) Best new artist for 2016 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo)
(published 9/3) Favourite “downtempo/ambient dj” of the year 2016
(published 13/3) Best “psychedelic radio” of the year 2016 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo)
(published 17/3) Label of the year 2016 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo)
(published 20/3) EP of the year 2016 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo)
(published 24/3) Best Psychedelic Festival of the year 2016 and overall (psybient, psychill)
(published 27/3) Best compilation of the year 2016
(published 31/3) Best remix EP / album of the year 2016
(published 3/4) Best album of the year 2016

Future of this project:

We started this project in 2013, since the beginning it has been non-commercial, we are relying on your donations and we are open for a “related” sponsorship and advertising (but we don’t have a demand).

In 2016 we have received 143 euros of donation from our supporters, which is much less then we spend on web site hosting and maintenance.

My desire and dream is to upgrade hosting and optimize website to make it faster and if possible to completely rebuild it to make it more interactive, more modern and to do this we need to invest money into this. If you like this project, please support us today and/or later. We are also looking for ideas and collaborators to create the future together – you can express your ideas in forum or contact us via contact page or fb.

We will gladly use your paypal, bitcoin or bank transfer donations to develop and maintain the project website.

text by Gagarin.

Best new artist for 2016 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo)

Today we start with the very important category – Best new artist for 2016. Obviously, our votes concern only “psybient, chillout, psychill, ambient, psydub, dub, psystep, downtempo, idm” related music.

These category vote results are a bit tricky, this question was optional and answers were in free text mode. Congratulations and inspiration to our “winners”. The best prize for them will be your attention to their art.

1st place


2nd place


3rd place


4th place

Harold Sleeper
Step High
The Flying Mars

5th place

Dreaming Cooper
Monkey Puzzle

6th place

Blue Forest
Organic Dreamers
Organic Patterns
Spiral Minded

————–LAST YEAR————

Best new artist for 2015 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo)

Also we would like to remind you, the results of this category in the 2015 poll. There were some great names last year. All of the 2015 “best of” results can be found via “best of” 2015 link.

2015 – 1st place


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Thank you for your attention to this page, please share this post with your friends and visit us soon for future posts.

Also, we would like to thank Rutu Chromaderma for his professional help in creating the beautiful graphic art for this and last year polls. You can find more of his work at

and in case you just missed them, you can find last year’s “best of” results here.

We thank our partners for support and donations

Microcosmos Records – label
Psy-Fi 2017 ( Netherlands) – August 16 – August 20

Festival Harmonic 2017 (France) – July 20 – July 23