DJ Mag Reveals Alternative Top 100 DJs 2019, Based On Beatport Sales

DJ Mag Reveals Alternative Top 100 DJs 2019, Based On Beatport Sales

This year, as it has for the past few years, the DJ Mag Top 100 generated a heaping amount of hate and criticism of the popular publication, putting into question the list’s legitimacy and relevancy in the scene today. In response to this, last year, DJ Mag partnered with Beatport for a new, alternative, techno-centric Top 100 list.


The list is “generated by combining Top 100 DJs voting data with techno and house sales data from the world’s largest online electronic music shop.”

DJ Mag brought the list back again this year with much the same results, except with a few big new names in the top 10: Fisher, Charlotte De Witte, and Peggy Gou. These three have has a massive 2019 and their place in the top 10 definitely reflects it.

Check out the alternative top 100 below, and let us know what you think of this list versus the main Top 100.

1. Carl Cox
2. Adam Beyer
3. Claptone
4. Nina Kraviz
5. Fisher
6. Richie Hawtin
7. Charlotte De Witte
8. Peggy Gou
9. Boris Brejcha
10. Marco Carola
11. Solardo
12. Black Coffee
13. Paul Kalkbrenner
14. Solomun
15. Sven Väth
16. Maceo Plex
17. Fatboy Slim
18. Green Velvet
19. Amelie Lens
20. Kölsch
21. Camelphat
22. Loco Dice
23. Seth Troxler
24. Jamie Jones
25. Hot Since 82
26. Tale Of Us
27. Mark Knight
28. Sasha Down
29. Kerri Chandler
30. Ellen Alien
31. Joris Voorn
32. The Black

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Nina Kraviz Responds to Accusations of Racism for Wearing Cornrows

Nina Kraviz Responds to Accusations of Racism for Wearing Cornrows

Nina Kraviz found herself in hot water after sharing a photo of herself sporting her hair in cornrows. Despite showing off a new look before a then-upcoming show, Kraviz was met with accusations of being a racist and committing cultural appropriation for wearing cornrows. She has since responded to the backlash in a series of tweets, some deleted, others not.


After sharing her new hair style on Twitter to hype up her performance in Miami’s Club Space, Nina Kraviz was met with various critical tweets accusing her of cultural appropriation. Some called for her to remove her cornrows, others called her a flat out racist, and some have even called for her to be “cancelled.” The recent critics also expanded their backlash to include the title of her track “Ghetto Kraviz,” a track released in 2011. Despite its possible link to the “ghetto house” sub-genre, many are citing this as further proof of cultural appropriation.

In response, Kraviz has cited that cornrows have been found in other cultures besides African culture, which is an all-too-common defense in situations like these that ignores the actual issues at hand. In her post, she mentions that cornrows have been worn by Native American, Asian, and European cultures.

Kraviz also pushed back to the backlash of her “Ghetto Kraviz” song title by referring

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