The year has come to an end, and what a year in Australian dance music it was.
2017 saw the introduction of a plethora of new artists into the scene, as well as the cementation of already established artists making waves.
From hard-hitting techno to luscious, vocal driven electronica, the Australian market really delivered the goods on the electronic front this year, so we decided to take a look back at some of the artists who stood out the most to us over the past 12-months.
Peep our 20 stand-out artists of 2017 below, in no particular order. Who are you looking forward to in 2018?
A Melbourne duo who we pegged as up-and-coming in 2016 and really came into their own this year.
The cousinly duo shared their long awaited debut album this year and it did NOT disappoint.
If there were any doubts towards Mallrat they were disposed of and burnt this year. Super-star in the making!
Hands down one of the most important acts to rise in 2017. Her live show says it all.
We expected a big 2017 from Enschway and he delivered. Keep them heavy-duty remixes coming.
Groove-centric house tunes for the club or for the living room, you choose, it fits anywhere!
Partystarter/tastemaker who is gifted in the art form of clubbing. CC arguably has the best DJ set going round.
These local lads are as talented as they are humorous, and have no fear slipping that humour into their finely crafted tracks.
Another stellar live performance you just have to see to understand. Haiku Hands are like nothing else coming out of Australia right now.
He killed it in 2016 and backed it up with flying colours this year. Now based in London, Mall Grab keeps dishing up the EP’s and impressing every time.
One of our personal favourite discoveries in 2017, Willaris. K quickly became a must-have on the festival circuit this year with his dark, brooding electronica.
Stoney alumni, Badrapper stopped writing about music and focused on making it himself this year. To the moon, Joshy boy.
The Brisbane local has been steadily churning out the tunes all year, each time showing signs of progression.
Be it throwing stacked parties or dropping the odd track when you least expect it, Human Movement have kept us on our toes this year and we’re not mad!
Easily one of the most talented artists doing it right now, with the style to match. Woodes is another act on a super-star pathway.
This guy is extremely gifted when it comes to production, and his latest EP was a real flex from the Melbourne artist. He’s going to be around for a long time.
If you’re not around Austen yet, consider this your much needed intro. She is something special.
Another personal fave, Alice Ivy has a unique take on electronic music that we couldn’t get enough of this year.
Nina OWNED 2017. The young producer was something of an overnight success story with her debut release but proved that she is no one-hit-wonder this year.
Another eclectic musical duo from Melbourne, SAATSUMA have been putting in the hard yards all year and it has certainly paid off. Expect massive things in 2018 from these two.
So there you have it, our 20 stand-out acts from the past 12-months. If there are any other artists who you believe were killing it in 2017 we should get around, please drop a link in the comments.