What makes 1001Tracklists‘ data-driven ranking system unique to its own is that the results generated reflect the artists earning the most DJ support over the past 12 months. Any track released in the past two years can qualify, and data points are compiled from plays across DJ sets including live performances, radio shows, mixes, and podcasts. In short, there’s nothing subjective about this list — no votes, no personal opinions. Just cold, hard analytics.
1001Tracklists will celebrate the “Top 101 Producers of 2020” rankings with a virtual Minecraft live-stream on Friday, October 30, making history as the first-ever music awards celebration on Minecraft. Virtual Minecraft world will mirror the atmosphere of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) and the city of Amsterdam, featuring 1:1 replicas of Amsterdam landmarks like Leidseplein Square, Rijksmuseum, and Amsterdam Centraal Station. The event will showcase two stages with 10 hours of non-stop music across two stages with artists ready to bring as many IDs as possible into their sets.
Since releasing its first rankings in 2016, the “Top 101 Producers” list has garnered worldwide respect as the data-driven counterpart to DJ Mag’s Top 100. Last year, global dance music icon David Guetta captured the top spot, with Tiësto coming in second. Skrillex and Axwell came in at No. 3 and No. 4.