The musical year is rapidly coming to a close, which means EDM labels worldwide are gearing up to release their “Best of 2017” albums.
One of the most anticipated compilations of this type is consistently Monstercat‘s, year after year after year. This anticipation could come from a number of different factors, but one of the most crucial factors has to be that Monstercat gives their tightly-knit fanbase control over how the album’s tracklist turns out through a democratic process.
With their “Best of 2017” voting this year, things look a little bit different. Rather than having fans vote of which tracks they loved this year, Monstercat is having participants select their 10 favorite artists from the last year, then picking out their favorite release from that artist. Since each artist is only allowed one spot on the tracklist, the end result should prove to be pretty diverse.
This year’s changes also include a live leaderboard of what artists and tracks fans are voting for. Grant is currently topping the chart with his song “Are We Still Young,” followed very close by Pegboard Nerds with “Heaven Let Us Down.” While the list is subject to change, it is a bit strange that some of the year’s most popular releases (“Saving Light” and “Watch Out,” for starters) are not currently charting. We’re very interested to see how this progresses.