Breaking Down The 2018 DJ Mag Top 100

Now that the total outcomes of this 12 months’s DJ Mag Top 100 have been revealed, let’s take an in depth have a look at how this 12 months compares to earlier years. The very first thing to recollect is how a lot of a shake up final 12 months was: sixteen new entries, six re-entries, Swanky Tunes fell 72 locations, Alan Walker rose 38, Marshmello and The Chainsmokers each made it into the highest 10, and extra. (See final 12 months’s breakdown right here.)

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Pop is out, authenticity is in

This 12 months’s checklist is much more tame by way of motion, however it nonetheless reveals lots about the best way dance music (and “dance music” artists, particularly) are seen in at the moment’s EDM local weather. If there’s any clear indication of that, it’s that pop-leaning EDM DJs fell by giant margins this 12 months. The Chainsmokers are down 25 locations, Alan Walker is down 19, Calvin Harris is down 25, Axwell Λ Ingrosso is down 20, Diplo is down 17, and Zedd is down 15. These are all important drops.

At the identical time, Steve Angello moved up 24 locations due to his album Human, Eric Prydz moved up 14 locations to interrupt into the highest 20, Vini Vici moved up a large 38 locations, and Angerfist moved up 11. These are only a few examples of how authenticity is being weighted extra closely now than in newer years previous. Of course, there are at all times exceptions to the rule, as Vinai, Nervo, DVBBS and others additionally moved up the checklist this 12 months.

Women rise

Last 12 months, 4 ladies (or feminine teams) made it onto the checklist. This 12 months, that quantity is as much as six with the addition of Nina Kraviz and MATTN. While it’s not nice (and actually, we don’t have a particular quantity that might be “good”), issues are at the very least bettering and the checklist is turning into extra consultant. Nervo clock in, as soon as once more, as the best ranked feminine DJs on the checklist.

The Top 10 has a shake up

Moving into our examination of the highest 10, which we’ve already briefly touched on right here, Don Diablo lastly breaks in, and Oliver Heldens makes his return after being ousted final 12 months. The Chainsmokers make a big drop from #6 to #31, a fall of 25 locations. We’ve really been fairly proud of their efficiency world broad this 12 months right here at Your EDM, particularly with their singles and Ultra efficiency, so we’re not fairly certain what this could possibly be ascribed to other than lack of curiosity.

Martin Garrix and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike retain their #1 and #2 spots respectively, as anticipated, however the greatest shake up within the high 10 comes on the #5 and #6 spots. For the primary time since he entered the checklist at #1 in 2002, Tiësto finds himself out of the highest 5. This marks the primary time in a few years that the highest 5 additionally isn’t dominated by the Dutch, as French David Guetta takes the spot away.

As ordinary, sentiment from most of the people towards the ballot stays largely unfavourable. But as we should remind that very same basic public, this ballot hasn’t claimed to be an goal rating of the perfect DJs any greater than America’s Got Talent has claimed to be something greater than a actuality present. The outcomes are based mostly on votes, whether or not a DJ promoted themselves or not, and your favourite DJs both didn’t care sufficient to advertise or they didn’t get sufficient votes. It’s that straightforward. Lobbing your anger towards DJ Mag does nothing in any respect.

View the entire DJ Mag Top 100 DJs checklist under.

100. Slander
99. Carl Nunes
98. Rave Republic
97. Nina Kraviz [New Entry]
96. Alison Wonderland
95. Paul Kalkbrenner
94. Bobina
93. Markus Schulz [Re-Entry]
92. Lucas & Steve
91. Solomun
90. Andy C [Highest D&B Entry]
89. Deorro [Re-Entry]
88. MaRLo
87. Cedric Gervais [New Entry]
86. Marco Carola
85. Wildstylez
84. DJ L [Up 14]
83. NGHTMRE [New Entry]
82. Tchami
81. Mosimann
80. Daddy’s Groove [New Entry]
79. Adam Beyer
78. KOYU
77. Breathe Carolina
76. Da Tweekaz
75. Ferry Corsten
74. Aly & Fila
73. Carta
72. MATTN [Highest New Entry]
71. Swanky Tunes
70. Brennan Heart
69. Radical Redemption [Down 25]
68. Mariana BO
67. Andrew Rayel
66. Mike Williams
65. Miss K8
64. Jay Hardway
63. Swedish House Mafia [Highest Re-Entry]
62. Florian Picasso
61. Richie Hawtin
60. Robin Schulz
59. Deadmau5
58. Steve Angello [Up 24]
57. Claptone [Highest House]
56. Will Sparks
55. Paul van Dyk
54. Martin Jensen
53. Carl Cox [Highest Techno]
52. Jeffrey Sutorius
51. Above & Beyond
50. Diego Miranda
49. ATB
48. Cat Dealers
47. Yellow Claw
46. Tujamo
45. Alesso
44. Zedd [Down 15]
43. Nicky Romero
42. Diplo [Down 17]
41. Axwell ^ Ingrosso [Down 20]
40. Calvin Harris [Down 25]
39. Kura
38. Danny Avila
37. Blasterjaxx
36. Alan Walker [Down 19]
35. Wolfpack
34. Vini Vici [Up 38]
33. Timmy Trumpet
32. Kygo
31. The Chainsmokers [Down 25]
30. Bassjackers
29. Angerfist
28. Headhunterz [Highest Hard DJ]
27. Nervo
26. Vinai
25. Quintino
24. DJ Snake
23. Ummet Ozcan
22. Fedde Le Grand
21. Skrillex

Top 20

20. Eric Prydz
19. Vintage Culture
17. Lost Frequencies
15. Avicii
14. W&W
13. Alok
12. R3hab
11. Steve Aoki

Top 10

10. Marshmello
9. Oliver Heldens
eight. Afrojack
7. Don Diablo
6. Tiesto
5. David Guetta
four. Armin van Buuren

three. Hardwell

2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

1. Martin Garrix

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