Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Hardwell, Avicii

Don Diablo crowned number #1 producer in the world by 1001Tracklists

Unlike the somewhat controversial DJ Mag Top 100 poll, a new poll – launched in recent years – has become a serious measurement of a producer’s success year upon year. The iconic dance website 1001Tracklists, compile a yearly list, ranking each DJ on how much/often their music has been supported across the circuit during the year. And unlike the DJ Mag list, which is based solely on public votes and popularity, this list comes down to cold hard facts and stats, rather than opinion. Amassing the analytics from their comprehensive database, the producers at the summit of this list will have seen their productions played across all the biggest festivals, garnering widespread support from their peers, and this year, there’s a new champion in town!

With fast-rising UK producer Corey James securing a spot in the 1001Tracklists century, there are further spots in the lower 50 from Tchami (#75), Throttle (#60), and widely acclaimed duo, Teamworx, who soar a whopping 22 places up to number #64. With Madison Mars (#49) and the ever-popular Will K (#48) also edging into the top half of the list, acts like Kryder (#40), Fisher (#35) and D.O.D (#34) are all included, along with Oliver Heldens (#30) and Above & Beyond (#26).

The Top 20 includes a wealth of the biggest name in the scene, including Steve Angello (#16) who released his ‘HUMAN’ album this year, and Swedish trio BROHUG (#15) who continue to grow meteorically. But the 1001Tracklists Top 10 is awash with EDM legends as Avicii secures a spot in the countdown, and is soon followed by Martin Garrix (#9), Sebastian Ingrosso (#7), Tiësto (#6) and Hardwell (#5). With Axwell sliding in to to take the bronze, Skrillex secures silver, and Dutch future house pioneer Don Diablo takes the gold medal for 2018.

You can catch the full list here.

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