Charlotte de Witte has retained the No.1 spot in DJ Magazine’s Different Prime 100 DJs 2021. The historic win means the Belgian DJ and producer has now gained back-to-back No.1 spots.
That is the fourth 12 months that DJ Magazine has offered the Different Prime 100 DJs checklist in affiliation with Beatport. The outcomes are calculated by combining votes from the worldwide Prime 100 DJs ballot with a style filter primarily based on insights and information from Beatport.
Charlotte de Witte is without doubt one of the world’s most recognizable techno DJs, and in strange instances performs lots of of gigs a 12 months. Moderately than reveling in time without work through the pandemic, although, she saved on working to broaden and evolve her KNTXT empire.
In an indication of elevated gender steadiness within the much less industrial genres which are mirrored by this ballot, 50% of the highest 20 artists within the Different Prime 100 DJs — together with de Witte at No. 1, Peggy Gou at No. 5, Amelie Lens at No. 6 and Nina Kraviz at No. 8 — are girls.
Though the highest 10 comprises the identical DJs because the 2020 checklist, Jamie Jones and Boris Brejcha are marginally up and Amelie Lens, Nina Kraviz and Adam Beyer marginally down. Deep home aficionado Nora En Pure is a non-mover at No.10.
The highest 13 DJs within the Different Prime 100 DJs checklist all amassed sufficient votes to seem in the primary Prime 100 DJs ballot too. The likes of Black Espresso, Maya Jane Coles, Honey Dijon and Nicole Moudaber are all up a number of locations within the prime 25, and the Highest New Entry — in at No. 26 — is Dutch-born techno prodigy Reinier Zonneveld. He has launched on Carl Cox’s Intec and Richie Hawtin’s Minus when not placing out music on his personal Filth On Acid imprint.
Simply behind Reinier at No. 27 is Andy C, a veteran of the primary ballot however included within the Different 100 this time because of the widening of the standards to incorporate drum & bass DJ/producers. Dubfire, Nastia, The Blessed Madonna and Enrico Sanguiliano are additionally up a major variety of locations within the prime 40, whereas Northern Irish duo Bicep are the Highest Climber, up 46 locations to No. 33.
There are 18 new entries within the Different Prime 100 DJs chart total — together with Russia-raised, Italy-based DJ Anfisa Letyago, Sub Focus, Paul Woolford, Jayda G, Sama’ Abdulhadi, John Summit, SHERELLE, Robert Hood and Octo Octa — and two re-entries within the type of DJ Koze and Alan Fitzpatrick.