At Mixcloud, we’re constantly inspired by our thriving community of DJs and radio hosts, who constantly celebrate an array of new sounds from all over the world.
Whether it’s rare grooves, nu-jazz or electronica and indie, these ‘eclectic’ selectors play an important role in making Mixcloud a great source for discovering new music.
But which top 10 eclectic specialists did we spend the most minutes listening to in 2017? All is revealed below.
This list is calculated based on the total minutes listened per profile:
10. Music Is My Sanctuary
In 10th position is Music Is My Sanctuary. Focusing on discovering and presenting music often overlooked by mainstream music channels, MIMS is the place to find rare jazz, electronic, hip-hop and everything in between.
9. Mr. Scruff
DJ, Ninja Tune recording artist and cartoon doodler, Mr Scruff plays across the board, fitting between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae and more.
As a producer he makes music that draws on these influences, with a large dose of cheek and good humour. His cartoon drawings illustrate gig flyers, record sleeves and CD covers, and usually accompany him at gigs as live animated visuals.
Spiritland is an audiophile’s dream. A mix between a café, bar, shop and a studio, the London institution is also the occasional home to some of the finest selectors of electronica, jazz, soul and dance music, which you can listen back to on Mixcloud.
7. Wonky Sensitive
You never know quite what to expect with Wonky Sensitive. Alternating between indie, pop, electronic and RnB, the Austin-based selector has established a reputation for expertly crafting mixtapes to suit all types of moods.
6. Chris Coco
A self-described “multifunctional renaissance man”, Chris Coco is clearly a man of many talents. His weekly Melodica show ventures into downtempo sounds, while capturing an eclectic array of worldly rhythms and balearic beats.
Mol is the quintessential record collector who is simply obsessed with music. Take a glance at his Mixcloud profile and you’ll spot tributes to hip-hop masters, as well as jazzy mixtapes and round-ups of the latest funk.
This year Mol is the fifth most listened to ‘eclectic’ profile on Mixcloud, which is a deserved prize for such a dedicated music lover.
4. Mixmaster Morris
Mixmaster Morris is an underground legend who is no stranger to the top of the Mixcloud charts. Expect an eclectic mix of reggae, funk, chillout and his favoured ambient sound.
At nearly 100,000 followers on Mixcloud, Lefto has won fans all over the world for his masterful mixtapes, which shine a light on the latest nu-jazz, beats, soul and more.
Described by FACT Magazine as “your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ”, the Brownswood Recordings affiliate is also one of the hardest working selectors in the game right now and deserves his position in the top 3 most listened to eclectic profiles on Mixcloud in 2017.
2. Adam Kvasnica
Adam Kvasnica daylights as a lawyer, but he’s no stuffed shirt. He’s a passionate, long-time vinyl collector and the Program Director of the local Rádio Piešťany station in Slovakia. Adam guides listeners through diverse mixes of jazz, fusion, rock, trip hop, classical, soul, funk, latin, world, lounge and hip hop.
If you like your jazz spiritual, or your funk mixed with dash of chillwave Adam’s got the mixes for you.
1. DJ Dimsa
A self-described “unique phenomenon”, DJ Dimsa is this year’s most listened to eclectic profile on Mixcloud. Spanning funk, rare grooves, soulful house and much more, DJ Dimsa certainly has a unique gift at curating chart-topping mixes and it looks as thought we can’t get enough.
Congratulations DJ Dimsa!