From mumble rap to afrobeats, 2017 has seen a variety of genres break-through into the mainstream.
Mixcloud has always been the proud home to some of the world’s finest selectors of ‘beats and bass’, who regularly top our charts and shine a light on the best hip-hop, RnB, grime, dancehall and more.
But which DJs and selectors of ‘beats and bass’ did you listen to the most in 2017? Find out below.
This list is calculated based on the total minutes listened per profile on Mixcloud.
10. Robbo Ranx
Robbo Ranx is a veteran when it comes to all-things dancehall. His ‘Dancehall 360’ radio show has become a staple in the scene and is the place to hear exclusive promos and the latest dancehall hits.
9. Emily Rawson
Not only did Emily Rawson deliver one of the most listened to female shows of the year with her RnB & Hiphop 2000-2005 mix, the London-based DJ was also one of the most listened to beats and bass selectors in 2017.
Expect throwbacks to the best eras of hip-hop and RnB, as well as the finest new grime, trap and more.
8. DJ Stylus
A recent member of our 1 million plays club, DJ Stylus is one of the hardest working DJs on the circuit right now. If he’s not out playing in clubs all over the UK, he’s at home recording new shows for his followers on Mixcloud, who have come to expect tightly mixed shows packed with R&B, afrobeats and hip-hop.
7. Mista Bibs
Mista Bibs makes topping the Mixcloud charts look easy. His ‘Block Party’ shows regularly find their way to the number one spots and feature the biggest new R&B, hip-hop and dancehall releases.
6. DJ P Montana
If dropping the 5th most listened to show in 2017 wasn’t enough, DJ P Montana has also claimed the 6th spot in our list of the most popular ‘beats and bass’ DJs on Mixcloud. The future looks promising for this London-based selector, who was recently listed in the ‘Top 50 most exciting DJs in the world‘ by Crack Magazine.
5. DJ Jukess
DJ Jukess has spent years establishing his reputation as a specialist in hip-hop and RnB, which has seen him play at some of the finest venues around the world alongside the likes of Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, YG, Akon, Skepta and more. 2018 shows no signs of slowing down for Jukess.
4. DJ Vadim
DJ Vadim is a prime example of what it takes to become one of the most popular profiles on Mixcloud. Whether it’s dedication to the cause, expert mixing or simply unrivalled selections, DJ Vadim clearly has it all. His party-inspired mixes combine everything from drum ‘n’ bass and dancehall to hip-hop and reggae.
3. DJ Arvee
With mixes featured on BBC 1xtra, BBC Asian Network and Capital Xtra, DJ Arvee has been in hot demand throughout 2017. And the numbers speak for themselves, with DJ Arvee racking up nearly 4 million plays on Mixcloud since he first joined the platform. Not bad, right?
2. Nathan Dawe
Not content with only having the 2nd most listened to show on Mixcloud in 2017, Nathan Dawe has also claimed the 2nd place spot for most popular ‘beats and bass’ profile this year. Jumping between house, hip-hop, grime and bassline, Nathan Dawe is without doubt one of the finest ‘multi genre’ DJs right now.
1. DJ Blighty
The number one spot this year goes to the prolific DJ Blighty, who is fast-emerging as one of the leading DJs in the scene right now. 2017 has been a huge year for DJ Blighty, who has clocked over 4 million plays on Mixcloud since joining the platform and is no stranger to the top of our global trending chart.