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Dubstep FBI's best of 2022: Music, labels, brands, venues + more

From outstanding albums to community-oriented brands, our team has selected its top picks of the year.

The FBI's picks are here. It's been a whirlwind year full of artist growth, the explosion of the underground, new labels, new brands, social media controversy and so much more.

Thousands of artists released music and we did lots of investigating. Shoutout to the labels and artists who premiered music with us, and to those who allowed us to tell their stories through articles.

This annual list includes our top 10 albums/EPs, remixes, brands, labels, venues, mixes and a few bonus categories dedicated to strictly drum 'n bass (because we are the DnB Detectives, after all).

There are a couple of honorable mentions in each list, too.

Photo by Dru Cook

Happy listening! Let us know what you think on social media.


The FBI's Top Brands of 2022

These were the stand-out creatives and promoters who were true to the FBI mission of elevating artists in 2022.

The Festival Finesser

TK Entertainment (Headbang Society/Code: Lockdown/Defiant)

Acre Media

Cultiv8 Artists



The FBI's Favorite Venues of 2022

We investigated venues across all of North America in 2022. These were a few of our favorites that we visited.

Mission Ballroom in Colorado

TK Lounge in Tampa

Mtelus in Montreal

Maps Backlot in Florida

Exchange LA in California


The FBI's Top Labels of 2022

We investigated hundreds of record labels this year, old and new. These were a few of our favorite.

Disciple Round Table


Mentis Audio

Circus Records

Welcome Records


The FBI's Favorite Mixes of the Year

Just like everyone else, we love a good mix. These were some that we blew out our speakers to in 2022.

Morality Vol. 1 - ANTI