RA: Top 100 DJ’s of 2014

dj-artist-sven-vath After a very quick voting turnaround, the results are in for the Resident Advisor Top 100 DJ’s poll. Everyone always has an opinion of the Top 100, and regardless of who is or isn’t on the list…it’s still strong and a great representation of the hard working artists within our global community. After looking through, there shouldn’t be too much disappointment amongst fans. The 2014 Top 100 is filled with artists from all over the underground spectrum. From the spacey dub techno of Donato Dozzy to the deeper sounds of Koze and Solomun, the list seems balanced, invigorating, and fair. Take a look at the Top 100 DJ’s of 2014 on Resident Advisor for the full list.

It appears that many of the usual suspects have found their way into the list’s top 20. Seth Troxler, Tale of Us, Jamie Jones, and Ricardo Villalobos all make appearances amongst their elite colleagues. But generally with Top 100 lists the dominant question is who will claim the #1 spot for the year, and this year Dixon defends his title sitting atop the reputable list.

Odj-artist-rodhadne artist that is worth mentioning in this piece is Rødhad. In 2013 he entered the Top 100 list at #38. Quite an accomplishment for a debut year, but what is equally (if not more) impressive is his rise to #9 this year. The German sticks to his instinct when it comes to delivering heavy hitting techno that feels so at home in Berlin, and his induction into this years Top 10 is well deserved.

Other honorable debuts include Drumcode star, Alan Fitzpatrick. Coming in at #85, Fitzpatrick worked hard this year with releases, remixes, and a rigorous touring schedule.

The lists and high praises can go on and on. The industry is so large with a plethora of artists that it really is impossible to give praise to everyone. But that being said, this years Top 100 DJ’s is a great reflection of the artists and everyone’s hard work throughout 2014. Here in Los Angeles we’ve been fortunate to have many of these amazing artists grace the decks at various clubs and venues around the city, and that will continue into the New Year without a doubt.

Will Dixon defend his #1 spot three years in a row in 2015? And what other artists will have a big 2015 and make a debut on the Top 100 list? Only time will tell. But for now, we can sit back and enjoy the remainder of what has been an epic 2014. Full list in text are below.

100. Andrew Weatherall
99. Anja Schneider
98. Ryan Elliott
97. Job Jobse
96. Erol Alkan
95. Joey Anderson
94. Robag Wruhme
93. Steffi
92. Axel Boman
91. George Fitzgerald
90. Four Tet
89. Objekt
88. DJ Sprinkles
87. Optimo
86. Hernan Cattaneo
85. Alan Fitzpatrick
84. James Zabiela
83. Dyed Soundorom
82. Blawan
81. Damian Lazarus
80. Patrick Topping
79. DJ Harvey
78. Fred P
77. Surgeon
76. Donato Dozzy
75. Midland
74. Scuba
73. Richy Ahmed
72. Michael Mayer
71. Omar-S
70. Luciano
69. Art Departent
68. Nicole Moudaber
67. Dusky
66. Fur Coat
65. Tama Sumo
64. Moodymann
63. Lee Burridge
62. Theo Parrish
61. Len Faki
60. Kerri Chandler
59. Sasha
58. Jeff Mills
57. Rhadoo
56. Steve Lawler
55. Butch
54. Bicep
53. Pan-Pot
52. Dubfire
51. Guy Gerber
50. Floating Points
49. Carl Cox
48. Maya Jane Coles
47. Roman Flugel
46. Skream
45. Hot Since 82
44. Robert Hood
43. Joris Voorn
42. DJ Tennis
41. Chris Liebing
40. DVS1
39. Nina Kraviz
38. Joseph Capriati
37. Levon Vincent
36. Zip
35. tINI
34. Laurent Garnier
33. Mind Against
32. Daniel Avery
31. Move D
30. Joy Orbison
29. John Digweed
28. Adriatique
27. Raresh
26. Solomun
25. The Martinez Brothers
24. Gerd Janson
23. Loco Dice
22. DJ Koze
21. Eats Everything
20. John Talbot
19. Motor City Drum Ensemble
18. Adam Beyer
17. Marco Carola
16. Appollonia
15. Sven Vath
14. Marcel Dettmann
13. Richie Hawtin
12. Jamie Jones
11. Jackmaster
10. Ricardo Villalobos
09. Rødhåd
08. Mano Le Tough
07. Ben UFO
06. Ben Klock
05. Maceo Plex
04. Seth Troxler
03. Âme
02. Tale of Us
01. Dixon
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