It by no means fails that DJ Mag will get yearly criticized after they launch their Top 100 DJs for the 12 months. As a response to the backlash, they’ve determined to launch an Alternative Top 100 DJs. Beatport is co-representing the ballot for the primary time.
This Top 100 DJs listing options gross sales pattern information together with votes, quite than relying strictly votes from followers. They imagine this can be a higher approach to acknowledge the highest producers within the scene proper now.
Topping the listing is none apart from Carl Cox. He has been aside of dance music for so long as anybody can keep in mind. Second on the listing is Claptone. Rounding out the highest 5 is Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, and Marco Carola. It is vital to notice that every one 5 of those producers have been rated #50 and over within the first DJ Mag launch.
Other notable names within the prime 100: Solomun at #6, CamelPhat featured at #19, and FISHER, who didn’t even make the listing the primary time, got here in at #25. Martin Garrix didn’t make the highest 100 of the choice listing, despite the fact that he was #1 within the unique DJ Mag Top 100.
DJ Mag has lengthy been criticized for his or her Top 100 listing standing largely as a recognition contest. This listing higher displays EDM as an entire and the path by which it’s heading. Techno has been on the rise for years now and is significantly better represented on this listing. Both home and techno followers ought to rejoice at this new listing.
Check out the official outcomes of the 2018 DJ Mag Alternative Top 100 DJs under.