These are Beatport’s top artists of the year by genre
Beatport has released its annual year-end data, titled “Best of Beatport 2016,” recapping the biggest artists, tracks, and labels of the year. While in past years they’ve placed emphasis on the top selling artists of the year, for 2016, they’ve broken down rankings by genre and popularity. Furthermore, in a similar fashion to other ‘top artist’ polls, they’ve let the fans do the voting.
The results are now in, and all things considered, they’re a fairly accurate representation of the top artists by genre — excluding the strange nomination of Diplo for Electro House. While certainly not a concrete metric, the results reinforce the artists’ widespread renown in their respective fields. Eric Prydz, for instance, is widely considered the king of progressive house, while the same could be said about Noisia for drum ‘n’ bass and Adam Beyer for techno (even if his brand of techno has expanded beyond the often narrow definitions of the genre).
Check out the full rankings below:
Progressive House: Eric Prydz
Deep House: Solomun
Tech House: Hot Since 82
Electro House: Diplo
Future House: Don Diablo
Techno: Adam Beyer
Trance: Armin van Buuren
Drum ‘n’ Bass: Noisia
Big Room: Hardwell
Indie Dance: Todd Terje
Beatport has also released their top labels and tracks of 2016. Check out their entire ‘Best of Beatport 2016’ here.