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1001 Tracklists Shares Their Top Ten Artists of 2016

As we take on the new year, we are also given the opportunity to reminisce on all everything wonderful in the year that has just come to a close. 2016 with held lots of amazing memories for electronic dance music, and one of the leading websites in identifying tracklists, 1001 tracklists, has gathered all the data for what was the hottest music in 2016.

Following the top five most-played tracks for the year that the site has already released, they’ve compiled a list of 2016’s top 100 artists. Lots of people are often disappointed with DJ Mag’s top 100 list and question its acuracy, and 1001 tracklists data-based method of ranking is heaps more legitimate. Here are 1001Tracklist’s Top 10 Artists of 2016, along with the most-played songs they were a part of.

“We’re happy to present a new form of rankings – rankings based purely from our data that represent the artists that had the most cumulative unique DJ support on their tracks in 2016. While these rankings should not be taken as a ‘be all and end all’ list for the best producers in the world, they do offer a look at the artists who produced many successful tracks in 2016 in terms of instilling interest in other DJs to want to play these tracks. We hope you enjoy the rankings, and the full Top 100 can be found here!” –







Don Diablo

Oliver Heldens

Sebastian Ingrosso

Eric Prydz

Have you ever heard a song in a mix and are dying to know what it’s called and who it’s by? Thanks to 1001 tracklists, you’ll never have to have this problem again, and now they can help decipher the best of the best with a reliable method. Stay tuned with 1001 tracklists to see who’s the best of 2017, and head to their website for the full top 100 list.


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