Without a live event for the second year in a row, the annual Amsterdam Music Festival which would have been this week, and the accompanying reveal of the DJ Mag Top 100 snuck up on us. This past year has been unique once again in that for the first 3-5 months of 2021, most live events were still curtailed or downright not happening. Then, slowly but surely, as vaccines rolled out, the world opened up and now we have festivals and club shows back minus certain regions across the world.
Still, public opinion doesn’t stop when shows do, and plenty of votes came in for this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 list. Asia came in big this year, with many new entries and movers in the 100-80 range, and Panta.Q coming in as highest new Asian entry at #69. Conversely, many bigger names like Zedd, Alesso, Skrillex, The Chainsmokers, Dj Snake, Eric Prydz, Kygo, Marshmello, Alison Wonderland, and Fisher moved down on the list.
Again, conversely, many amazing women ended up moving up the list, including Peggy Gou as highest climber, Nora En Pure, Nina Kraviz, Miss K8, Mariana Bo, Charlotte de Witte, and Nervo.
Coming out at #1 again this year is David Guetta, with MORTEN coming in at #39 as highest new entry thanks to their new future rave sound and popularity. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike fall out of the top 3 for the first time in years, and Armin moves back in! Martin Garrix moves up one to #2. Czytaj więcej…