Jan 16, 2017
1001Tracklists Presents: 2016 Top Producers
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!
Skrillex, who over the course of the year released a string of successful tracks under his own name and with Diplo under Jack Ü, claims the top spot in the year. His top 3 tracks feature the 5th most supported track of the year – “VIP’s” with MUST DIE!.
‘The Professor’ claims the #2 spot in our 2016 rankings thanks to a big year of his own productions as well as his work in Axwell /\ Ingrosso. His top track, “Barricade,” is #3 in our 2016 track rankings, while his cut of Michael Feiner’s “Mantra” is #12.
Hardwell, one of the biggest users of 1001Tracklists, comes in at #3 in our rankings. It was a huge year for his label and a huge year for the producer, whose top track was his solo release “Blackout.”
Diplo is a incredible producer who splits his time between releasing under Diplo, Major Lazer, Jack Ü. The success of his work under these groups has earned him the #4 spot for the year, with his top track being the Jack Ü monster “Jungle Bae” feat. Bunji Garlin.
A mainstay at the top of rankings over the course of many years, Tiësto takes the 5th spot in our rankings thanks to many successful 2016 releases. His biggest track from the year was his collaboration with Bobby Puma, “Making Me Dizzy.”
Kryder has one of the most loyal followings and is recognized as the leader of the ‘Groove’ movement. He brought the groove back into the big room with many tracks from 2016, with his collaboration with HIIO, “La Luna,” earning honors as the 16th most supported track in 2016.
7. Don Diablo
One of the originators and leaders of the ‘future house’ movement, Don Diablo has continued to expand upon the sounds that led to his rapid rise as one of the world’s most popular DJs. He comes in at #7 in our rankings, and his top track, “Cutting Shapes,” was the 14th most supported track in 2016.
8. Oliver Heldens
2016 was a big year for another star of the ‘future house’ movement and saw the big time emergence of his HI-LO alias. His collaboration “Waiting” with Throttle was the 4th most supported track of 2016.
9. Sebastian Ingrosso
The second half of Axwell /\ Ingrosso comes in at #9 at our 2016 rankings. “Dark River” was one of the year’s biggest releases and came out in a tie at #18 in our 2016 track rankings.
10. Eric Prydz
Eric Prydz, Pryda, and Cirez D – the three names under which Eric Prydz released music in 2016 – all received significant artist support for a producer who’s talent is endless and productions speak for themselves. Eric Prydz comes in at #10 in a ranking that doesn’t quite do justice to the talent in his work.
See the full list here!
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