It’s been a little over two weeks since Martin Garrix was crowned the new #1 DJ, and it’s been about 13 days since we’ve stopped caring about it. Still, DJ Mag is intent on earning our favor and so in some sort of last ditch effort, they’ve put out a separate list of the Top 50 “Techno-Leaning” DJs from their list this year.

Once again, it should be noted that these are the DJs that people voted for, and DJ Mag has had no editorial input on this list.

That being said, it was still up to DJ Mag to decide who was actually “techno” and the list has a lot of people scratching their heads. First off, Jamie Jones, Hannah Wants, The Martinez Brothers, Skream, Jamie xx? None of them are really techno. Sasha is arguable but he really doesn’t play/produce that much techno. Seth Troxler, as well.

It’s not hard to forgive DJ Mag ultimately – the delineation between techno or tech house is borderline impossible for those who aren’t diehard fans and who don’t listen to it every day. As a bass music lover, I definitely couldn’t do it.

Still, I guess props should be given to them for trying?

01. CARL COX
02. RICHIE HAWTIN
03. UMEK
04. PAUL KALKBRENNER
05. SOLOMUN
06. MACEO PLEX
07. SASHA
08. SVEN VÄTH
09. JEFF MILLS
10. JAMIE JONES
11. JORIS VOORN
12. CARL CRAIG
13. GUY J
14. DANNY HOWELLS
15. MARCO CAROLA
16. SEBO K
17. ADAM BEYER
18. GUI BORATTO
19. HANNAH WANTS
20. JOHN DIGWEED
21. HERNAN CATTANEO
22. DUBFIRE
23. NINA KRAVIZ
24. JOSEPH CAPRIATI
25. STEVE LAWLER
26. CHRIS LIEBING
27. RICARDO VILLALOBOS
28. BEN KLOCK
29. PETE TONG
30. JAMES HOLDEN
31. KÖLSCH
32. THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS
33. SETH TROXLER
34. LOCO DICE
35. NICOLE MOUDABER
36. LEN FAKI
37. TALE OF US
38. PAN-POT
39. GREEN VELVET
40. JAMES ZABIELA
41. STEPHAN BODZIN
42. GESAFFELSTEIN
43. MAYA JANE COLES
44. DAVE CLARKE
45. SKREAM
46. PACO OSUNA
47. JAMIE XX
48. LAURENT GARNIER
49. SAM PAGANINI
50. ILARIO ALICANTE