Electronic music is a global phenomenon, but for most of us, our perspectives are shaped by the cities in which we go raving. Tastes and trends vary from place to place, and it’s nigh on impossible to keep tabs on the scene at large (unless you’re a DJ and travel the world for a living). That’s what’s so fascinating about our annual poll of your favourite DJs: it’s a rare chance to see the broad spectrum of who people like to see in clubs. It’s like a distillation of countless parties around the world over a 12 month period: the late nights and fuzzy mornings of thousands of punters are funneled into a single list.
In 2010 we had to admit that the top DJs poll wasn’t radically different from the one in 2009. That is definitely not the case in 2011. Take spots #1 and #2, which changed hands for the first time in years. Then you’ve got the inevitable first-timers, one of whom makes his top 100 debut all the way up at #5. There are even a couple of DJs who appear twice (well, sort of). But enough chit chat—let’s scroll down, shall we?
Here’s the link to the top 100 DJ’s for 2011 as voted by the public. This is a true dj list unlike DJ’s mag’s popularity contest!
We here at Seedy Sonics are supporting the Deep house movement that seems to have taken Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJ list this year. People like Solomun, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Art Department, Tale Of Us and Maya Jane Coles to name but a few have really been pushing this sound this year and this poll shows how this movement has really gathered momentum over the past year. Songs like Jamie Jones’s remix of ‘Hungry for the Power’ and Hot Natured’s – Forward Motion have made it into every professional DJ and aspiring DJ’s Cd wallets, regardless of whether or not they play deep house. Keep a close eye on these artists over the next 12 months, 2012 is going to be a big year for Deep house!