Trance context remains unchanged for a top100Djs that now links its success more towards other musical genres.
For some years the interest in DjMag and its relative ranking has changed, the spirit of this ranking has always been to try to certify, thanks to the vote of the fans, who was the best DJ in the world who distinguished himself in the span of a year through his results, mostly those related to his own DJ sets or shows.
In the last decade, however, with an electro mainstream completely changed towards total EDM and its closest derivative , progressive house, this ranking has chosen to vote for a generic approval and thus bringing back old and new novelties of this new musical scenario.
The effect then has become quite obvious for years now with a low probability of seeing big news of change in the top positions, although it may happen that several producers have had months and months of success it is difficult for the usual choices to make room for quality, but this is something we have been supporting for some time.
David Guetta climbs to the top, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike go down together with Martin Garrix who closes the usual podium.
Trance authors present among the positions, Armin van Buuren is reconfirmed at the fourth position, who in any case always enjoys the attention of many fans, even non-trance fans, and tries every year to make a great effort to stay up there among many productions and concerts. We then have to go down to 19th position (up 3 positions) to see Above & Beyond which deserve if only for having intensified their musical vision beyond the Anjuna barriers and with a crazy amount of work and always of quality.
Paul van Dyk makes a nice leap forward of almost 40 positions, finishing in the middle of the ranking and immediately after Ferry Corsten gains 6, being 53rd. ATB a little lower drops to 56.
Curiosity is always high for W&W rising to position 14 and Vini Vici rising to 24, a small parenthesis for a Tiesto between trance hopes that falls to 16th position and techno Charlotte De Witte with 12 months at a high level with a beautiful trance production which rose to 32. According to the Belgian producer, it is important to note in the ranking an increasingly important increase of techno artists who have now returned to great interest, and the same techno DJs in their lives set often offer great trance classics, always riding progressive.
In any case, it was difficult to see big changes due to a difficult year of live music (yesterday Virtual AMF and no audience), but the opinion does not change and statistics remain for us a determining factor that decrees things more truthfully, on the other hand as well as sport or in other areas, the best ever comes from results and it is always important to include productions that bring a good slice of success to live shows. For this reason we also like to give space to the Top 101 Producers of 1001tracklist, a reference point for reports and playlists, published a few days ago and which generates its ranking every time based on what the DJs have managed to do at the level of I work within a year.
Maybe it’s time to take a look and hope later to see something like this have more success and relevance.