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 10’000 persons who opened the page with our “huge and long” poll, and a bit over 360 participants have finalized it. Most of participants were from USA, Israel, France, Netherlands, UK, Canada, Hungary, Germany, Russia and Denmark !


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 Saturday, 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. Also, as usual on every Wednesday we will continue to publish weekly news with releases and events.

Future of this project:

If you like this project, we would appreciate if you support us today or other moment. We are also open for ideas and collaborators to create the future together – contact us via contact page or fb.

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

text by Gagarin.

Best new artist for 2017 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo)

Today we start with the very important category – Best new artist for 2017. 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

Invisible Ralf

4th place


5th place

Advanced Suite

6th place


7th place


8th place


9th place


10th place

Tea Tree
The Bitzpan
Ecotone – 2017 – best of results

Best new artist for 2017
Best psychedelic radio of the year 2017
Favorite “downtempo/ambient dj” of the year 2017
Best “Remix EP / album” of the year 2017
Label of the year 2017 (ambient / chill)
Best Psychedelic Festival of the year 2017 and overall
EP of the year 2017 (psychill/ psybient / chill )
Best chillout Compilation of the year 2017
Best psybient Album of the year 2017 (top 50)

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

We appreciate your visit – Have a nice day!