Last few years has seen Dance music get increasingly interested in the numbers game that goes on behind the various aspects of being an artists and producer. With the rise in digital sales and technology, it has also become an important aspect for artists to keep a lookout for the digits they’re raking up on the sales platforms. While Beatport, one of the industry’s leading online sales platform, does not release statistics for general public, the neat work has been done by an independent source named Beatstats. As for what the statistics have to say for Trance as a genre, well, its a mix of the interesting and the exciting.
As expected Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond make the cut among the Top artists – the Dutchman is first – but the latter have been pipped by the highly talented Argentinian duo of Heabeat, who have landed the second place on the list. Among the rest are Standerwick, RAM, Stoneface & Terminal, James Dymond and Alex M.O.R.P.H. in no particular order.
The top track place has gone to none other than ‘Saving Light,’ a Gareth Emery’s collaboration with the 4th placed Standerwick featuring the impressive HALIENE on the vocal shift. Armin van Buuren dominates the top tracks list with 3 tracks among the top 5. Following suit on the list are Ferry Corsten under the Gouryella alias, Sean Tyas, Mark Sixma, Jason Ross and Avancada.
As far as recording labels are concerned, the top 5 has been dominated by a 3 Armada sub-labels. While Aly & Fila’s FSOE (Future Sound of Egypt) pips other labels to the top spot, the list also sees the likes of Anjunabeats, Outburst Records, Grotesque, Kearnage Recordings, Amsterdam Trance Records ply their trade on Beatport with success.
More statistics are available list here on Beatstats’ website. For more information on how the rankings have been calculated for the rankings, check out the clarifications given by the folks at Beatstats here.
Check out Gareth Emery & Standerwick’s list topping track ‘Saving Light’ below.