Beatport's number one label of 2017 has been revealed, based on customer sales, and Adam Beyer's Drumcode has claimed the top spot.
Established back in 1996, the imprint has been home to some of the biggest names in techno over the last two decades. Joey Beltram, The Advent & Industrialyzer, Jerome Sydenham, Slam, Gregor Tresher, and Ben Sims have all recorded for the stable, to name but a handful.
This year has seen the institution retain its famously relentless release schedule, with productions from the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Ilario Alicante, Enrico Sangiuliano, Dense & Pika, Ramiro Lopez. Material has also landed from Beyer vs Pig & Dan, Layton Giordani featuring Danny Tenaglia, a string of Moby remixes from artists such as Bart Skills ('Go'), and Marco Faraone (with 'Natural Blues'). 2018 could be even bigger, too, given the Drumcode Festival planned for Amsterdam in August, which we revealed last month.
The rest of the top 10 labels sees Relief Records, Spinnin' Records, Hot Creations and Defected rounding out the high five, proving the huge demand for house music right now. Suara, led by Coyu, came in at number six, followed by up front UK firm Toolroom, Solomun's Diynamic, Hungarian outlet Pornostar, and Oliver Koletzki's wonderfully shape-shifting Stil Vor Talent. We've listed the lot below, and you can find out Beatport's top artists and tracks of 2017 here.
Beatport - Most Popular Label of 2017
2. Relief Records
3. Spinnin Records
4. Hot Creations
7. Toolroom Records
9. Pornostar Records
10. Stil Vor Talent