The top tracklist website – 1001 Tracklists – in the industry shares every year a list of the Top 101 Producers in the world. It features artists whose tracks were most supported by DJs on 1001 Tracklists over the year. The rankings are 100% data-driven and cannot be voted for, manipulated, or swayed in any way. If an artist’s track was played by a DJ during a set or on a podcast or radio show, it received points. Let’s take a look at the final standings.
Last year’s top dog Vintage Culture dropped to number two in favor of David Guetta. The Frenchman finished second in 2021. Familiar names from the previous years also kept a strong position on the 1001 Tracklist Top 101 producers list, such as Kryder (3rd), John Summit (4th), Tiësto (5th), and Armin Van Buuren (7th).
On the other hand, some artists made very big jumps in 2022. In fact, James Hype (6th), Joel Corry (8th), Nicky Romero (9th), and CID (11th) moved up 61, 26, 23, and 49 spots respectively. As for new entries, big names made their way onto the list. Martin Garrix, Swedish House Mafia, Fisher, Anyma, and Hardwell are now part of the 1001 Tracklists competition.
1001 Tracklists also added a new feature to its initiative: The Future of Dance Fund. This fund will provide underrepresented dance music artists with funding, marketing assistance, and other support for a year. At the same time, the company shared its “Future of Dance” list, which includes 101 women and POC artists with the Top 101 Producers 2022, in order to advance change and empowerment. Obviously, this is a great way to discover talented producers that may not get the recognition they deserve.
You can check out the full list here.