Spoiler Alert: There are more women on this list.

While we’ve all shunned DJ Mag for their shameless tactics to get results as well as their lack of women, Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJ list only draws a series of “who the hell are these people” comments from the general public. Even if you’re not heavily immersed in the techno/house/underground scene as other dance music fans, this world does exist, and the women on this year’s list earned it. Nicole Moudaber, Margaret Dygas, Tama Sumo, Sonja Moonear, Maya Jane Coles, tINI, Helena Hauff, The Black Madonna, and Nina Kravitz all made the cut, with Kravitz ranking the highest at #20.

Similar to Armin Van Buuren’s reign a top of the DJ Mag poll a few years ago, Dixon has proven that his loyal fan base and the respect of his peers have earned him the top spot for the third year in a row, which is an impressive feat no matter what list you’re on or what genre you play.

RA’s Top 100 DJs, which is the antithesis of the DJ Mag poll, features more underground names than the ubiquitous acts people are used to seeing on festival lineups. Artists like Seth Troxler (#7), Adam Beyer (#19), Richie Hawtin (#21), Claude VonStroke (#63), and Carl Cox (#59), are much further down the list, with names like Eric Prydz and Ida Engberg not even on there at all. As mainstream EDM continues to spread across the globe, the house/techno scene plunges deeper and deeper into itself, and makes the RA Top 100 an expert-level list impervious to corruption.

Check out the full list below.

100. Nicole Moudaber
99. Answer Code Request
98. Omar-S
97. Margaret Dygas
96. Ryan Elliott
95. Carl Craig
94. Barnt
93. Dusky
92. Steve Lawler
91. Tama Sumo
90. Mike Servito
89. Barac
88. Unction
87. Hernan Cattaneo
86. Richy Ahmed
85. George FitzGerald
84. Kolsch
83. wAFF
82. Fur Coat
81. Jasper James
80. Luciano
79. Sonja Moonear
78. Petre Inspirescu
77. DJ Harvey
76. Donato Dozzy
75. Maya Jane Coles
74. Blawan
73. tINI
72. Kerri Chandler
71. Alan Fitzpatrick
70. Len Faki
69. Chris Liebing
68. Dubfire
67. Levon Vincent
66. Midland
65. Objekt
64. Move D
63. Claude VonStroke
62. Enzo Siragusa
61. Robert Hood
60. Jamie xx
59. Carl Cox
58. Lee Burridge
57. Sasha
56. Adriatique
55. Scuba
54. Helena Hauff
53. Black Coffee
52. Roman Flügel
51. Joy Orbison
50. DJ Tennis
49. Pan-Pot
48. Patrick Topping
47. Rhadoo
46. Daniel Avery
45. Jeremy Underground
44. Jeff Mills
43. John Digweed
42. DVS1
41. Skream
40. Apollonia
39. Hot Since 82
38. Joseph Capriati
37. The Black Madonna
36. Floating Points
35. Gerd Janson
34. Zip
33. Eats Everything
32. Loco Dice
31. Joris Voorn
30. DJ Koze
29. Sven Vath
28. Job Jobse
27. The Martinez Brothers
26. Hunee
25. John Talabot
24. Marcel Dettmann
23. Marco Carola
22. Raresh
21. Richie Hawtin
20. Nina Kraviz
19. Adam Beyer
18. Mind Against
17. Bicep
16. Jamie Jones
15. Mano Le Tough
14. Motor City Drum Ensemble
12. Laurent Garnier
11. Four Tet
10. Rødhåd
9. Âme
8. Ben Klock
7. Seth Troxler
6. Ricardo Villalobos
5. Jackmaster
4. Ben UFO
3. Tale Of Us
2. Maceo Plex
1. Dixon



via Resident Advisor