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 15’000 persons who opened the page with our “huge and long” poll, and participants from 52 countries that have completed. Most of participants were from USA, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Australia, Russia, Spain, Israel, Germany, Canada, Hungary and more !

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 Special thanks for timeisart for his constant contribution to this project.

As promised we will send music downloads from Desert Trax, Merkaba music and Microcosmos records to the participants of the poll, and we will do a giveaway of festivals tickets for Psy-fi, Hadra and Harmonic festivals. Please be patient, it will happen after the poll results completely published.


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. Also, as usual on every Wednesday we will continue to publish weekly news with releases and events. – 2018 – best of results

Best new artist for 2018
Label of the year 2018
other links comes soon

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 2018 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo)

Today we start with the very important category – Best new artist for 2018. 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

Illusive Tuna

3rd place

third place is shared by these three artists :
Red Sun Rising

Other great new artists in alphabetical order

Advanced Suite
Echo Season
Invisible Ralf
Martins Garden
Moai System
Nick Holden
Sub Root
The Bitzpan
Wise Tree

We appreciate your visit – Have a nice day!


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