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Top 40 Labels of 2017


At Data Transmission we’re firm believers that the essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. That’s why curating any sort of list can be an utterly thankless task and selecting the Labels we think have been the most impressive over the last 12 months has been a massive source of contention here in the office.

On reflection, perhaps picking 40 from across the wide smorgasbord of electronic music was a tad ambitious and we quickly realized we could have collated a top 1000. Now multiple fist fights and shouting matches later we’ve completed our list based upon the following Labels releases this year.

Here’s the list!

40. Daylight Robbery Records
39. Swerve Digital
38. Exit Records
37. Perfect Driver
36. Sleazy Deep
35. Roots for Bloom
34. Wow! Recordings
33.  Solid Grooves Records
32.  Intec
31.  Octopus Recordings
30. Mother
29. Shanghaied
28. elrow Music
27. 2020 Vision
26. Little Helpers
25. This Aint Bristol
24. Food Music
23. Lost Records
22.Toolroom Records
21. Hot Creations
20. Moon Harbour
19. ТРИП
18. Avotre
17. Afterlife
16. Defected
15. Metalheadz
14. Suara
13. Roush
12. Innervisions
11. Ram Records
10. Dirtybird Records
9. Ninja Tune
8. ViVa Music
7. Running Back
6. No Idea’s Original


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