Celebratory Minecraft event and live-stream will take place on Friday, October 30th, featuring a stacked 50+ artist lineup including the first ever David Guetta b2b MORTEN “FUTURE RAVE” set, and headline performances from Oliver Heldens, Nora En Pure, Nicky Romero, Vintage Culture, Malaa, and many more!
The Top 101 Producers are back and bigger than ever! The world’s leading DJ tracklist database, 1001Tracklists, will unveil its annual rankings on Wednesday, October 28th. On Friday, October 30th, the celebrations will follow in an epic virtual environment in Minecraft, featuring 10 hours of non-stop music from a stacked 50+ artist lineup across two stages.
Paying homage to ADE, the virtual Minecraft world will mirror Amsterdam, featuring 1:1 replicas of famous city landmarks like the A’DAM Tower, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, and Amsterdam Centraal Station. Highlighting the lineup are global stars David Guetta, Oliver Heldens, MORTEN, Nora En Pure, Nicky Romero, and Vintage Culture.
David Guetta, who took home the crown in 2019’s Top 101 Producers, has followed up his victory with a huge year of releases under both David Guetta and his Jack Back alias. Together with MORTEN, the duo have created the Future Rave movement. For the first time in history, they will perform a back-to-back set that promises exclusive IDs and a sneak peak into what is becoming the industry’s defining sound.
Few artists have been able to match the output from Oliver Heldens in 2020. The Dutch star has grown exponentially from his Future House roots, and his productions and sets feature a refreshing blend of House, Bass House, Dance, and even Techno. From May’s release of “Rave Machine” on Toolroom Records to releasing on legendary Techno label Octopus Recordings under his HI-LO alias, few can match his diversity and consistency, and his DJ set promises an exciting reflection of those sounds!
Nicky Romero also stars on the Mainstage, after celebrating the 200th release from Protocol Recordings this year, in addition to signature Armin van Buuren and SICK INDIVIDUALS collaborations. Vintage Culture stands out for an incredible 2020 run featuring his massive Tiësto collaboration “Coffee (Give Me Something)” as well as stunning progressive remixes for Duke Dumont, Joel Corry x MNEK, Moby, and more.
Trance has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years and its representation in the rankings and the event are clear. Giuseppe Ottaviani headlines the field, who takes an unbelievable consistency in the studio into his sets. Ilan Bluestone and Maor Levi have both enjoyed fantastic years with the launch of their collaborative Elysian project in addition to solo releases, and their DJ sets are sure to provide an exciting display of their hit records! We’ll have even more from the Anjuna family with Nora En Pure, Qrion, Tinlicker, and Yotto on the lineup, providing feel-good, deep and progressive vibes with their music.
Martin Ikin’s presence highlights the rise and mainstream appeal of Tech House. His releases on FISHER’s Catch & Release imprint have enjoyed enormous success, and he was on a fast path to taking over stages worldwide before COVID. KC Lights and Illyus & Barrientosrepresent the Toolroom Records family, while David Penn, Low Steppa, and OFFAIAH will showcase the best from Defected Records with pride.
The crossover of Tech House with Bass House has seen a dramatic rise in popularity, especially in North America, and artists like Malaa, CID, Nostalgix, and NOIZU will bring the best from this fusion of sounds.
Future House has taken a foothold in EDM for the past several years, and the Top 101 Producers celebration promises an expansive look at the genre’s rising stars. RetroVision, who started his own label Time Machine this year under Don Diablo’s Hexagon imprint, has promised loads of exclusives. Raven & Kreyn, Mo Falk, and MorganJ will also be locked and loaded with their arsenal of new music on full display!
For those who like even harder hitting music, Nitti Gritti’s set promises heavy Dubstep and Future Bass, while Taiwanese DJ RayRay has impressed with her Barong Family and Musical Freedom releases and brings an exciting mix of Bass, Hardstyle, Trap and House together for her set.
Tune in from 12PM EST // 6PM CET on Friday, October 30th to catch all of the sets as they are streamed in their entirety live on Twitch. Head to https://1001.tl/top101producers2020 to RSVP and enter now to win over $1,500 worth of prizes from THX.
Overall 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.