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Reddit's biggest dance music community, /r/edm has just released the results of their annual best of polls. This year they've covered a huge amount of genres, with users voting on five categories in each one. Awards are handed out for best artist, best original track, best remix, best album and best mix/set.

The community is primarily US-focused so we're sure some of our UK readers might take umbrage at some of the winners in certain categories, but all in all it's not a bad list, considering the controversy that surrounds all music awards.

You can read the winners in full below, along with a number designating how many artists were nominated in each genre.


Best Label: Monstercat (n=156)


Bass/G House (n=179)

Best Artist: JOYRYDE

Best Original Track: Skrillex & Habstrakt – "Chicken Soup"

Best Remix: Alesso – "Falling" (BROHUG Remix)

Best Album/EP: Tchami – Revelations EP

Best Mix/Set: Tchami – Ultra 2017


Bigroom (n=209)

Best Artist: Hardwell

Best Original Track: KSHMR & Maurice West – "Festival of Lights"

Best Remix: Tiesto & KSHMR ft. TalayRiley – "Harder" (Maurice West Remix)

Best Album/EP: KSHMR – Materia EP

Best Mix/Set: Hardwell – Ultra 2017


Deep/Trop House (n=168)

Best Artist: Kygo

Best Original Track: Yellow Claw & Moksi – "Open"

Best Remix: Portugal. The Man – "Feel It Still" (ZHU Remix)

Best Album/EP: Kygo – Kids In Love

Best Mix/Set: Sam Feldt – Ultra 2017


Drum n Bass (n=94)

Best Artist: Muzzy

Best Original Track: Muzzy – "Spectrum"

Best Remix: Don Diablo & Steve Aoki x Lush & Simon – "What We Started" feat. Bullysongs (Don Diablo’s VIP Mix)

Best Album/EP: Muzzy – Spectrum EP

Best Mix/Set: Noisia – Rampage 2017


Dubstep (n=268)

Best Artist: Seven Lions

Best Original Track: Illenium & Zeds Dead – "Where The Wild Things Are"

Best Remix: Excision & Space Laces – "Throwin’ Elbows" (Getter & Virtual Riot Remix)

Best Album/EP: Excision – Virus: The Remixes

Best Mix/Set: Excision – Lost Lands 2017


Electro House (n=120)

Best Artist: Florian Picasso

Best Original Track: KSHMR & Snails – "The Serpent"

Best Remix: Mercer – "Encore" (Afrojack & SAYMYNAME Remix)

Best Album/EP: Feed Me – Existential Crisis

Best Mix/Set: Zedd – Ultra 2017


Future Bass (n=446)

Best Artist: Illenium

Best Original Track: Illenium & Gryffin – "Feel Good" ft. Daya

Best Remix: Illenium ft. Nevve – "Fractures" (Trivecta Remix)

Best Album/EP: Illenium – Awake

Best Mix/Set: Odesza – A Moment Apart Tour


Future House (n=256)

Best Artist: Don Diablo

Best Original Track: Don Diablo – "Momentum"

Best Remix: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – "Something Just Like This" (Don Diablo Remix)

Best Album/EP: Don Diablo – Past.Present.Future

Best Mix/Set: Don Diablo – Untold Festival 2017


Hardcore (n=78)

Best Artist: Stonebank

Best Original Track: Darren Styles – "Us Against The World"

Best Remix: Seven Lions ft. Echos – "Cold Skin" (Stonebank Remix)

Best Mix/Set: Noize Suppressor vs. Mad Dog – Thunderdome 25


Hardstyle (n=116)

Best Artist: Headhunterz

Best Original Track: Headhunterz – "Destiny"

Best Remix: Armin Van Buuren & Vini Vici – "Great Spirit" (Wildstylez Remix)

Best Album/EP: Project One – EP I

Best Mix/Set: Noisecontrollers & Atmozfears – Qlimax 2017


Mainstage/Festival Prog House (n=241)

Best Artist: Martin Garrix

Best Original Track: Martin Garrix – "Pizza"

Best Remix: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – "Something Just Like This" (Alesso Remix)

Best Album/EP: Third Party – HOPE

Best Mix/Set: Martin Garrix – Tomorrowland 2017


Other EDM (n=214)

Best Artist: Rezz

Best Original Track: Flume – "Hyperreal"

Best Remix: J Balvin – "Mi Gente" (Dillon Francis Remix)

Best Album/EP: Rezz – Mass Manipulation

Best Mix/Set: Jamie Jones b2b Seth Troxler – Ultra 2017


Pop/EDM Crossovers (n=327)

Best Artist: Martin Garrix

Best Original Track: Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa – "Scared to be Lonely"

Best Remix: Marshmello & Khalid – "Silence" (Illenium Remix)

Best Album/EP: Kygo – Kids In Love

Best Mix/Set: Axwell Λ Ingrosso Ultra 2017


Progressive House (n=125)

Best Artist: Eric Prydz

Best Original Track: Deadmau5 – "Polaris"

Best Remix: Seven Lions & Jason Ross ft. Paul Meany – "Higher Love" (Grum Remix)

Best Album/EP: Spencer Brown – Embarcadero EP

Best Mix/Set: Carl Cox – Tomorrowland 2017


Techno (n=38)

Best Artist: Zac Waters

Best Original Track: Zac Waters – "Freak"

Best Remix: Oxia – "Domino" (Rework Edit)

Best Album/EP: Bicep – Bicep

Best Mix/Set: Maya Jane Coles – Essential Mix 2017


Trance (n=198)

Best Artist: Above & Beyond

Best Original Track: Gareth Emery & Standerwick ft. HALIENE – "Saving Light"

Best Remix: Dash Berlin ft. Roxanne Emery – "Shelter" (Yoel Lewis Remix)

Best Album/EP: Infected Mushroom – Return to the Sauce

Best Mix/Set: Above & Beyond – Group Therapy 250


Trap (n=321)

Best Artist: RL Grime

Best Original Track: RL Grime – "Era"

Best Remix: Kendrick Lamar – "HUMBLE." (Skrillex Remix)

Best Album/EP: Boombox Cartel – Cartel EP

Best Mix/Set: RL Grime – Halloween VI


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