Sub Zero Project and Phuture Noize were the artists who reached more places in the ranking top 100 by Q-Dance.
Big controversy generated the place number 1 obtained by the Headunterz's track Destiny. Many say the track is so simple, even for Headhunterz, as others suggest options, that in their opinion, are much better.
This is why we decided to analyze the full ranking to know what were the artists who, without having reached the first place, achieved the greatest number of positions, in order to, decide who were preferred by the public.
Phuture Noize, the most popular of all
After the leaving of Antoine Kraaij in 2015, Marco Spronk was able to fulfill the work alone and take the project Phuture Noize to the top. His latest album Pursuit Of Thunder, was rated by many as the best hardstyle album of 2017 and the quality of his productions allowed him to even become the Surprise act in the latest version of Qlimax.
With 8 places in the Q-Dance ranking (only 2 of them are collabs) he was the producer with most preferences this year, becoming him deservedly the most popular hardstyle artist of the year.
These are the top rated songs of Phuture Noize.
05. B-Front &; Phuture Noize –; The Paradox
06. Phuture Noize –; Fire
11. Ran-D &; Phuture Noize –; Suicidal Superstar
15. Phuture Noize –; The Aftershock
27. Phuture Noize –; The Temple
30. Phuture Noize –; Strike you down
40. Phuture Noize –; Chaos &; Order
79. Phuture Noize –; I got Noize
The best year of Sub Zero Project
With a total of 8 tracks in the top, the young guys Nigel Coppen and Thomas Velderman aka Sub Zero Project, without doubt were the most popular duo. Their most famous track The Project, a mix between psytrance and rawstyle, was one of the most listened tracks of the year, and its reception was such, that marked the precedent for a massive wave of experimentation and evolution in the genre, that almost no artist wanted to stay out.
Their renovated sound and their unique kicks, took them to be part of an endless number of stages around the globe and kept them at the top of the charts throughout 2017.
Their positions were as follows:
08. Sub Zero Project –; The Project
18. DJ Isaac –; Burn (Sub Zero Project Remix)
35. Da Tweekaz by Sub Zero Project -; DRKNSS
38. Sub Zero Project Ft. Meccah Dawn-; Stand Strong (Q-BASE 2017 Hangar OST)
41. Sub Zero Project &; GLDY LX-; Basstrain
63. Sub Sonik &; Sub Zero Project –; Ready For This
87. Devin Wild &; Sub Zero Project –; Meltdown
98. Rob Mayth-; Feel My Love (Sub Zero Project &; Devin Wild Remix)
They also shone
In addition to these artists, other names also highlighted this 2017 and while, no one of them reached the number #1, several of them were close and anyway, all of them rached at last 6 positions.
An example was Ran-D, who until the last day was the big favorite to reach the first place with his track Zombie, which finally got number 2.
D-Block &; S-Te-Fan just released their successfull latest album Antidote, so it was expected that they achieved something important in this edition of the ranking. Their best position was the number 19 with the track Angels &; Demons.
Good year for the label End of the Line, which had its founder Warface and a D-Sturb as its major representatives, reaching the place 13 with the track Watch your back and 23 with the track Legacy, respectively.
Radical Redemption was another who released an album this year, so several songs from their album The Road To Redemption were included in the top, even reaching surprisingly the number 7 Thanks to his song America.
Finally the legendary Wildstylez also highlighted in this period, taking the number 10 with the track Temple of Light, but in addition reaching the number 4 with Luminosity as part of Project One.
Author Rodrigo Barría
Content Creator & Community Manager. Valparaiso, Chile.