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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German DJ Skee Mask Calls Out DJ Mag For "Incredibly Racist Top 100 White DJs Shit"

German DJ Skee Mask Calls Out DJ Mag For “Incredibly Racist Top 100 White DJs Shit”

DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list was revealed this past weekend, including a diverse range of producers including Peggy Gou, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, Charlotte De Witte, Alison Wonderland, KSHMR, Deorro, Carta, and more. While it’s great to see so many different names on the list this year, German DJ SKEE MASK, who is white, and has never been on the Top 100, has called out the publication for its “incredibly racist top 100 white djs shit.”


The response came after DJ Mag reported on a new EP from SKEE MASK coming out on the label Ilian Tape.

“please don’t mention my name anymore until you quit this incredibly racist top 100 white djs shit…,” he wrote, “even if some stupid people voted instead of your staff you can’t be serious about this!!!!”

For reference, all of the DJs I mentioned in the first paragraph are either women or people of color. Not mentioned in the paragraph but still on the list are Carl Nunes, Diego Miranda, Alok, and Afrojack.

Calling a list racist that is governed by the votes people submit is seeing the problem but missing the target. Dance music, and indeed many areas of life, suffer from some degree of institutionalized racism. And

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DJ Mag Top 100 Reveals First 50 Artists For 2019

DJ Mag Top 100 Reveals First 50 Artists For 2019

We’re slowly working our way through the DJ Mag Top 100 countdown live right now — FOLLOW ALONG HERE — and there’s already a lot to say about the first 50 artists revealed. There are a bunch of new entries, and women are ranking higher than ever.


At the same time, a lot of traditional main stage DJs are trending down year over year, with Diplo, Deadmau5, Kygo, and Alesso all ranked down in consecutive years.

See the 100-51 below!

DJ Mag Top 100-51

100. Solomun [Down 9]
99. Swanky Tunes [Down 28]
98. Florian Picasso [Down 36]
97. Henry PFR [New Entry]
96. D.O.D [New Entry]
95. Sub Zero Project [New Entry]
94. Rave Republic [Up 4]
93. Julian Jordan [Re-Entry]
92. Daddy’s Groove [Down 12]
91. Paul Kalkbrenner [Up 4]
90. Black Coffee [Re-Entry]
89. Thomas Gold [Re-Entry]
88. Solardo [New Entry]
87. Paul van Dyk [Down 32]
86. Marco Carola [No Movement]
85. Boris Brejcha [New Entry]
84. Tom & Collins [New Entry]
83. Vicetone [Re-Entry]
82. Robin Schulz [Down 22]
81. Deniz Koyu [New Entry]
80. Peggy Gou [New Entry]
79. Andy C [Highest D&B] [Up 11]
78. Lucas & Steve [Up 14]
77. Yellow Claw [Down 30]
76. Cedric Gervais [Up 11]
75. Warface [Re-Entry]
74. Charlotte De Witte [New Entry]
73. Carl Nunes [Up 26]
72. Carta [Up 1]
71. deadmau5 [Down 12]
70. 3 Are Legend [New Entry]
69. Miss K8 [Down 4]
68. Da Tweekaz [Up 8]
67. Diplo [Down 25]
66.

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