On one side of the spectrum, there’s DJ Mag. On the other, there’s Resident Advisor. While DJ Mag tends to skew toward the main stage sound and big, anthemic producers (perhaps at the expense of actual DJs), RA goes even further to the other side and features almost exclusively house and techno artists.


Every year, RA shares its own list of Top 100 DJs. The readers of Resident Advisor are already heavily skewed toward house and techno, so it’s no surprise that those preferences are reflected in its poll. The list is less a reflection of true top 100 DJs and more a reflection of the taste of the publication’s readers – just like DJ Mag.

That being said, these DJs have proven themselves over years and decades of hard craft. Dixon once again snags the top spot on the list. You could say that Dixon is to RA as Armin van Buuren was to DJ Mag for a little while there. The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by the usual suspects: Âme, Ben UFO, Solomun, Maceo Plex, and others.

Check out the list below, and visit RA here.

100. Guy Gerber
99. Kobosil Kobosil
98. Paula Temple
97. DJ Nobu
96. Mall Grab
95. Call Super
94. Optimo
93. Nicole Moudaber
92. Move D
91. Black Coffee
90. tINI tINI
89. Green Velvet
88. DJ Stingray
87. Robert Hood
86. Konstantin
85. Barac
84. Floating Points
83. Sonja Moonear
82. Artwork
81. DJ Harvey
80. Chris Liebing
79. Lee Burridge
78. Dubfire
77. Scuba
76. Lena Willikens
75. Mike Servito
74. Joy Orbison
73. DJ Tennis
72. Kerri Chandler
71. Donato Dozzy
70. Archie Hamilton
69. Jasper James
68. Antal
67. Daniel Avery
66. Slam
65. wAFF
64. Adriatique
63. John Digweed
62. Loco Dice
61. Len Faki
60. Objekt
59. Roman Flügel
58. Rhadoo
57. Jeremy Underground
56. Dax J
55. Sasha
54. Richy Ahmed
53. Solardo
52. DVS1
51. Pan-Pot
50. Four Tet
49. DJ Koze
48. Palms Trax
47. Zip
46. Job Jobse
45. John Talabot
44. Kolsch
43. Jeff Mills
42. Marcel Dettmann
41. Joris Voorn
40. Alan Fitzpatrick
39. Raresh
38. Marco Carola
37. Claude VonStroke
36. Enzo Siragusa
35. Apollonia
34. Hot Since 82
33. Mind Against
32. Midland
31. Helena Hauff
30. Gerd Janson
29. Sven Vath
28. Richie Hawtin
27. Laurent Garnier
26. Denis Sulta
25. Joseph Capriati
24. Seth Troxler
23. Mano Le Tough
22. Nina Kraviz
21. Eats Everything
20. Rødhåd
19. Hunee
18. Jamie Jones
17. The Martinez Brothers
16. Ben Klock
15. Skream
14. Carl Cox
13. Ricardo Villalobos
12. Motor City Drum Ensemble
11. Patrick Topping
10. The Black Madonna
9. Ben UFO
8. Bicep
7. Âme
6. Adam Beyer
5. Solomun
4. Maceo Plex
3. Tale Of Us
2. Jackmaster
1. Dixon

 

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