Oliver Heldens, Armin van Buuren, Meduza & More Feature Amongst Best Producers In 2020

best edm producers 2020

The numbers are in!

1001Tracklists has revealed its winning bill for their annual “Top 101 Producers” list, with Heldeep Records label head Oliver Heldens crowning this year’s list of top contenders for this first time. The Dutch producer’s diligent work in the studio over the past year has commended him the reward of #1 — up from #24 in 2019 — thanks to a massive run of diverse releases across both his own name and his HI-LO alias.

Twenty-one countries are represented in this year’s rankings, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the USA.

Following Heldens, Grammy-nominated trio MEDUZA takes both the number two spot and the highest new entry for this year, and subsequently of all time.

This year’s Top 5 is rounded off with acclaimed dance music titans Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, and last year’s winner David Guetta, whose roles as long-standing mavens of the industry are once again upheld through 1001Tracklists’ performance metrics.

Continually rising acts like RetroVision climbed their way up from the previous year’s ranking, coming in at #6. The French Future House producer launched his own label imprint, Time Machine, under Hexagon in 2020, and garnered success with a number of chart-topping originals like “Feel Your Touch,” “All Night Long,” and “Switch That.”

Next up are list regulars Diplo at #7, then Don Diablo at #8 who took the title of #1 in 2018. Leandro Da Silva, who is also slated to perform on the Minecraft virtual lineup, comes in at #9 this year.

To close out the winning installment, we welcome another new artist onto the bill — studio savant Martin Ikin. Ikin is well known in the industry for his work under a multitude of former aliases but is now making strides with a breakthrough in the Top 101 rankings with his current UK House self-named project. UK House comes in very strong in the Top 40 this year, with artists like Martin Ikin, CamelPhat, Eli Brown, Solardo, Low Steppa, Wh0, BISCITS, and Sonny Fodera in the rankings.

Together with MEDUZA, Ikin joins 45 other first time entrants entering the Top 101 list for the first time, leading an era of newcomers and fresh talents rising to the top. A sign of the shift away from mainstream and commercialization, this year’s list also welcomed over 30 artists representing the sounds of House, Tech House, and Progressive House.

1001Tracklists will celebrate the “Top 101 Producers 2020” rankings with a virtual Minecraft live-stream on Friday, October 30, making history as the first-ever music awards celebration on Minecraft, as well as one of the first in-game Minecraft music festivals of its kind.

Built by Genesis, the company who successfully produced the first in-game Minecraft music festival called Blockeley to celebrate UC Berkeley’s virtual graduation earlier this year, the virtual Minecraft world will mirror the atmosphere of Amsterdam Dance Event and the city of Amsterdam. The landscape will feature 1:1 replicas of Amsterdam landmarks like Leidseplein Square, Rijksmuseum, and Amsterdam Centraal Station.

The event will showcase 10 hours of non-stop music from over 50 artists streaming from two stages. Artists bolded below were ranked in the Top 10 of the “Top 101 Producers 2020” list!

Full Lineup (A-Z): ARTY, BISCITS, boiish, BROHUG, BYOR, Cheyenne Giles, Chocolate Puma, CID, Curbi, David Guetta, David Penn, DubVision, EDX, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Ilan Bluestone, Illyus & Barrientos, Jack Wins, Joel Corry, KC Lights, Keanu Silva, Laura van Dam, Leandro Da Silva, Low Steppa, Magnificence, Malaa, Maor Levi, MARTEN HØRGER, Martin Ikin, Matroda, Matt Fax, Milk Bar, Miss Monique, Mo Falk, MorganJ, MORTEN, MOTi, Nicky Romero, Nitti Gritti, Noizu, Nora En Pure, Nostalgix, OFFAIAH, Oliver Heldens, Qrion, Raven & Kreyn, RayRay, RetroVision, SKIY, Steff Da Campo, SWACQ, Teamworx, Tinlicker, Vintage Culture, Wh0, Yotto.

Check out the full list of “Top 101 Producers 2020” below.


1 Oliver Heldens
3 Armin van Buuren
4 Tiësto
5 David Guetta
6 RetroVision
7 Diplo
8 Don Diablo
9 Leandro Da Silva
10 Martin Ikin
11 Nicky Romero
12 Chris Lake
13 Jack Wins
14 Nitti Gritti
15 Giuseppe Ottaviani
17 CamelPhat
18 Eli Brown
19 Raven & Kreyn
20 Curbi
22 Steff Da Campo
24 Party Favor
25 Matroda
26 Mr. Sid
27 Marc Benjamin
29 Solardo
30 Low Steppa
31 Milk Bar
32 Keanu Silva
33 Vintage Culture
34 DubVision
35 Chris Lorenzo
37 Wh0
38 Biscits
39 Malaa
40 Sonny Fodera
41 David Penn
42 Allen Watts
43 Purple Disco Machine
44 Tom Staar
45 Kryder
46 Mo Falk
48 Steve Dekay
49 MOTi
50 Tinlicker
51 Ilan Bluestone
52 MorganJ
54 Maor Levi
56 Mark Knight
57 Gorgon City
58 EDX
60 David Puentez
61 Grum
62 Chocolate Puma
63 Yotto
64 CID
65 Calvin Harris
66 Magnificence
68 ReOrder
69 Illyus & Barrientos
70 MK
71 Skrillex
72 Joel Corry
73 Genix
74 Roman Messer
76 Matt Fax
77 KC Lights
78 Eximinds
79 Noizu
80 Dom Dolla
81 Above & Beyond
82 Fatum
83 Tchami
84 Armand van Helden
85 Ship Wrek
86 Firebeatz
87 Tony Romera
88 Marten Hørger
90 Wax Motif
91 Boys Noize
92 James Hype
93 Dannic
94 Cheyenne Giles
95 Beatsole
96 Metta & Glyde
97 Teamworx
99 Pickle
100 StadiumX
101 Habstrakt


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