Nearly a month into January, and /r/trap has finally released the results of their Best of 2017 awards. And if there’s one takeaway from this year’s results, it’s that Boombox Cartel had a great year.


The duo was awarded the titles of Best Original Track, Best Collaboration (with Graves), Best EP (Cartel), and Best Artist. They were also runner up for Best Mix, with Dia de los Muertos 2.

The rest of the awards went to the usual suspects like Skrillex, Flume, KRANE, RL Grime, and OWSLA. No doubt with a new tour and album coming in 2018, What So Not will reclaim at least one of these categories.

Other runners up included Porter Robinson & Madeon for Best Live Performance (though they’re not really “trap,” per se), Troyboi for Best Album, and Quality Goods for Best Label.

Check out the results below, as well as the full breakdown!

Best Original Track

  1. Boombox Cartel – Jefe: 2062 (29%)
  2. Flume – Enough (Feat. Pusha T): 1621 (23%)
  3. Getter – Inhalant Abuse: 1432 (20%)
  4. montell2099 – SUSU: 1169 (16%)
  5. Eprom – Drone Warfare: 865 (12%)

Best Live Performer

  1. Flume: 1809 (28%)
  2. Porter Robinson & Madeon: 1619 (25%)
  3. ODESZA: 1442 (23%)
  4. Mura Masa: 799 (13%)
  5. Lido: 720 (11%)

Best Collaboration

  1. graves & Boombox Cartel – Hilo: 1749 (25%)
  2. Ekali & KRANE – Akira: 1653 (24%)
  3. KRANE x QUIX – Next World: 1350 (19%)
  4. Quix x SLUMBERJVCK ft. Josh Pan – Vision: 1241 (18%)
  5. G Jones & EPROM – Hysteria: 976 (14%)

Best Remix

  1. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. (Skrillex Remix): 1838 (26%)
  2. Awolnation – Run (What So Not & QUIX Remix): 1675 (24%)
  3. Ekali – Babylon ft. Denzel Curry (Skrillex & Ronny J Remix): 1618 (23%)
  4. What So Not – Divide & Conquer (Noisia Remix): 1142 (16%)
  5. Atliens – Alchemy (Tynan remix): 845 (12%)

Best EP

  1. Boombox Cartel – Cartel: 2265 (32%)
  2. Flume – Skin Companion EP 2: 1679 (24%)
  3. DROELOE – A Moment In Time: 1089 (15%)
  4. Sam Gellaitry – Escapism III: 1060 (15%)
  5. G Jones & EPROM – Acid Disk: 971 (14%)

Best Mix

  1. RL Grime – Halloween VI: 2111 (30%)
  2. Boombox Cartel – Dia de los Muertos II: 1799 (25%)
  3. Ekali – Awakening Mix.2: 1310 (18%)
  4. QUIX – Diplo & Friends: 963 (14%)
  5. KRANE – Diplo & Friends Mix: 899 (13%)

Best Label

  1. OWSLA: 2481 (37%)
  2. Quality Goods: 1296 (19%)
  3. Never Say Die: 1210 (18%)
  4. bitbird: 1123 (17%)
  5. Luckyme: 602 (9%)

Best Album

  1. KRANE – Fallout: 2058 (31%)
  2. Troyboi – Left is Right: 1912 (29%)
  3. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory: 1373 (21%)
  4. DELAY. – Between Two Worlds: 681 (10%)
  5. Sinjin Hawke – First Opus: 621 (9%)

Best Artist

  1. Boombox Cartel: 1945 (32%)
  2. What So Not: 1657 (27%)
  3. Quix: 1569 (26%)
  4. DROELOE: 875 (14%)
  5. KRANE: ??? (??%)

 

Photo via Olivia van Rye