I know, I know… but just hear me out.

Everyone and their mothers wanted to get in on the Top 100 DJs game this year after DJ Mag’s almost laughable results.  At Magnetic Magazine, we tried to get one going, a bunch of other small sites did their own, too. Resident Advisor is a fairly well-known blog in certain circles, and they did their own list which is worthy of recognition. It was fully reader-based with vote and it’s very interesting how you get a very clear idea for who their reader base is.

Perusing the results, you may be struck by a particular thought: almost every person on this list is huge. It’s not like the heat tapers off near the bottom—hell, number 100 is a living legend.

I’m sorry, I’ve never heard of Andrew Weatherall. I’ve never heard of their #1, Dixon, either. And that’s understandable, I don’t listen to house. But this list… tech house, deep house, acid house, bass house… it’s an underground house list. Maybe it’s just the dnb-head in me, but no Top 100 list is ever complete without Andy C, as he is an objectively phenomenal DJ.

The majority of DJs that I recognize are between #70-40, like Carl Cox, Skream, Art Department, Dusky, etc. Four Tet comes in at #90, and Seth Troxler manages to squeeze into #4. But I have to say that I’m at a loss for probably 70-80% of this list.

Take a look at their list and let us know what you think. Is this an accurate representation of the Top 100, or is it just a reflection of the interests of their reader base?

100. Andrew Weatherall
99. Anja Schneider
98. Ryan Elliott
97. Job Jobse
96. Erol Alkan
95. Joey Anderson
94. Robag Wruhme
93. Steffi
92. Axel Boman
91. George Fitzgerald
90. Four Tet
89. Objekt
88. DJ Sprinkles
87. Optimo
86. Hernan Cattaneo
85. Alan Fitzpatrick
84. James Zabiela
83. Dyed Soundorom
82. Blawan
81. Damian Lazarus
80. Patrick Topping
79. DJ Harvey
78. Fred P
77. Surgeon
76. Donato Dozzy
75. Midland
74. Scuba
73. Richy Ahmed
72. Michael Mayer
71. Omar-S
70. Luciano
69. Art Departent
68. Nicole Moudaber
67. Dusky
66. Fur Coat
65. Tama Sumo
64. Moodymann
63. Lee Burridge
62. Theo Parrish
61. Len Faki
60. Kerri Chandler
59. Sasha
58. Jeff Mills
57. Rhadoo
56. Steve Lawler
55. Butch
54. Bicep
53. Pan-Pot
52. Dubfire
51. Guy Gerber
50. Floating Points
49. Carl Cox
48. Maya Jane Coles
47. Roman Flugel
46. Skream
45. Hot Since 82
44. Robert Hood
43. Joris Voorn
42. DJ Tennis
41. Chris Liebing
40. DVS1
39. Nina Kraviz
38. Joseph Capriati
37. Levon Vincent
36. Zip
35. tINI
34. Laurent Garnier
33. Mind Against
32. Daniel Avery
31. Move D
30. Joy Orbison
29. John Digweed
28. Adriatique
27. Raresh
26. Solomun
25. The Martinez Brothers
24. Gerd Janson
23. Loco Dice
22. DJ Koze
21. Eats Everything
20. John Talbot
19. Motor City Drum Ensemble
18. Adam Beyer
17. Marco Carola
16. Appollonia
15. Sven Vath
14. Marcel Dettmann
13. Richie Hawtin
12. Jamie Jones
11. Jackmaster
10. Ricardo Villalobos
9. Rødhåd
8. Mano Le Tough
7. Ben UFO
6. Ben Klock
5. Maceo Plex
4. Seth Troxler
3. Âme
2. Tale of Us
1. Dixon


Photo Credit: Resident Advisor