Music creation and distribution is highly dependent on the labels. Labels helps us to discover new artist, they help artist to reach audience and basically connect creators with the audience. It is time to highlight “the best” labels for psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo music, selected by our community. Labels create new genres, develop them and give trends.

We would appreciate if you share this page with the results over the internet in order to promote the “winners” and our poll, we hope to have more participants and more accurate results. Also make sure to notify your favorite label if they have been nominated, we don’t have time to do it, we need to continue counting next results :)

Deepest gratitude to all the labels below and special thanks to Bandcamp for their great offer to artist and labels, and Ektoplazm for distributing an incredible amount of music.

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This poll would not happen without help of our volunteer timeisart who does incredible work by maintaining our releases catalog : 2017, 2016.

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Label of the year 2016 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo):

First two positions are not changed from 2014 poll and 2015 poll.

For information, this year winner Altar Records got 50 votes, Ultimae Records – 44 votes, Mystic Sound Records – 36, Shanti Planti – 34 and Merkaba Music – 33 votes. We had in total 300 participants in the vote.

1. Altar Records
2. Ultimae Records
3. Mystic Sound Records
4. Shanti Planti
5. Merkaba Music

6. Blue Tunes Chillout
7. Microcosmos Records
8. Cosmicleaf Records
9. Mindspring Music
10. Ovnimoon Records

11. Synphaera Records
12. Dubmission Records
13. Visionary Shamanics Records
Aquatic Collective
Street Ritual
Iboga Records
Kahvi Collective
Melusine Records
Nutek Chill
Gravitas Recordings
Addictech Records
Quantum Digits Recordings
Triple Drop Productions
Cyan Music
Masala Records
Bass Star Records
Plexus Music
Section Records
Txt Recordings
Uxmal Records
Carpe Sonum Records
Spaceradio Records
MNMN Records
Transcendent Tunes
Tunguska Electronic Music Society

Also have a look at out complete labels listing.. – 2017 – best of results

For next few weeks we will regularly publish new “best of” posts, 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 results.

(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)
(soon) EP of the year 2016 (psybient, psychill, ambient, psydub, downtempo)
(soon) Best Psychedelic Festival of the year 2016 and overall (psybient, psychill)
(soon) Best “Compilation” of the year 2016
(soon) Best “Album” of the year 2016 (top 20)
(soon) Best “Remix EP / album” of the year 2016
(soon) Favourite “ALL TIME” psybient artist

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

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