If you’re a dance music fanatic, you’re probably intimately familiar with trying to track down that one song from that one set that changed your life. Whether it’s posting on message boards or social media, you’ve probably been led to 1001Tracklists.com at some point or another. It’s a user-generated platform for digging up full set lists and recordings from your favorite artists at nearly every festival event or club show all over the world. Plus, the website boasts its own charting system that reveals the most played artists/songs in the world.

Now, 1001Tracklists has compiled its very own “101 Producers of 2018” list, featuring the year’s most-played electronic music producers/DJs. The website said the following of the list:

“Remember, these rankings are 100% driven from DJ support data from October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018. A fun, unique, and accurate representation of whose music was played the most this past year!!”

Coming in a top is Don Diablo, who is fresh off his FUTURE album release just this year, with Skrillex, Axwell, CamelPhat, and Hardwell rounding out the top five.

The Top Ten comes as no surprise either. Knee-deep in a release spree of his own this week, Martin Garrix earns the No. 9 spot. The STMPED Records head is in good company with Diplo, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Tiësto also making the top ten. Rounding out the top ten is Avicii, whose been given endless tribute in live sets over the year following his tragic death that shook the music industry.

Fellow Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello made the top ten, with Armin van Buuren, GTA, DJ SnakeDavid Guetta, Chris Lake, and more composing the top 25.

While DJ Mag‘s “Top 100 Producers in the World” is a voter generated list, 1001Tracklists list arrives as an interesting offering given how it is a more objective data-driven list.

1001Tracklists’ 101 Producers – Top 10

1. Don Diablo
2. Skrillex
3. Axwell
4. CamelPhat
5. Hardwell
6. Tiesto
7. Sebastian Ingrosso
8. Diplo
9. Martin Garrix
10. Avicii

Photo credit: RUKES

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Written by Ryan Morse

I'm probably listening to Bassnectar.