The DJ Mag Top 100 DJ poll remains as divisive as ever, even after this year’s new rankings. House and techno fans find little to love about the list, but DJ Mag has a new list just for those fans. They’ve partnered with Beatport for a new top 100 list: the Alternative Top 100 DJs List.
The new list favors house and techno, ranking 100 of the genre’s biggest DJs. Carl Cox, Claptone, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Marco Corola, Solomun, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Black Coffee and Steve Lawler round out the top 10. Die-hard genre fans may question artists like FISHER, CamelPhat and Billy Kenny appearing on the list, but it’s nice to see some crossover with EDM-friendly house.
DJ Mag and Beatport organized the list by sales trend data and DJ Mag votes. The list hasn’t been officially announced by either entity, but featured artist Josh Butler posted about the list on his Instagram. If the list becomes a staple, it could very well replace the defunct Resident Advisor Top DJs poll. RA ran a similar poll for years up until 2017 when the publication officially discontinued it.
Will this new list satiate house and techno fans? Probably not, but at least the olive branch has been offered. Check out the full Alternative Top 100 DJs List below.
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