Resident Advisor’s 2014 Top 100 DJs & Top 20 Live Act Poll Results & Review

Resident Advisor’s 2014 Top 100 DJs & Top 20 Live Act Poll Results & Review Comments

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Another year, another installment of the Resident Advisor polls for the Top 100 DJs and Top 20 Live Acts in the books!

At this point we all know the DJ Mag Top 100 poll is seemingly worthless popularity contests directly linked to #hashtags and twitter mentions rather than actual fans voting for actually talented deejays. Thus, we praise RA for their method of conducting polls that allow both DJs and Live Acts to have their chance to be ranked against their peers through legitimate forms. Not necessarily a new revelation, but consistently refreshing.

2014 has been a great year for underground electronic music. The rise in EDM over the past few years can definitely be given credit for a portion of this, as the popularity of dance music as a whole has lifted the crappy generic house/techno into the mainstream mess and made room at ground level for the salt-of-the-earth producers/deejays to make their mark. Rollingtuff was lucky enough to play its part as a catalyst in this growth over the year, ushering in acts like RA #1 Live Act Recondite and RA #5 Live Act Ten Walls for their shared San Francisco debut in October as well as partnering with Redbull and the A-OK Collective to surprise LA with RA#1 DJ Dixon and RA #16 Live Act Bob Moses just a few weeks back.

All said, we couldn't be happier with the results of the RA Polls, save the undeniable fact that our Liaison Artists favorite Maceo Plex should have been slotted in the top two, if not clear #1. That aside, both the Top 100 Djs and Top 20 Live Acts results are bolstered by longstanding greats and peppered with plenty of emerging stars. We took the time to compare the results to 2013's polls to give you some insight into how tastes have changed, who is on the rise and who is holding their place in the hearts and minds of listeners around the world.

Enjoy and STAY TUFF!

  TOP 100 DJs 2014 (Top 20 Highlights):

1. Dixon (#1 in 2013 RA Poll - Back-to-Back #1 slots!!)

2. Tale of Us (#2 in 2013 RA Poll - No Change)
3. Âme (#16 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 13 slots)
4. Seth Troxler (#5 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 1 slot)
5. Maceo Plex (#6 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 1 slot)

6. Ben Klock (#4 in 2013 RA Poll - Down 2 slots)
7. Ben UFO (#10 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 3 slots)
8. Mano Le Tough (#10 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 2 slots)
9. Rødhåd (#38 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 29 slots)
10. Ricardo Villalobos (#7 in 2013 RA Poll - Down 3 slots)
11. Jackmaster (#21 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 10 slots)
12. Jamie Jones (#9 in 2013 RA Poll - Down 3 slots)
13. Richie Hawtin  (#3 in 2013 RA Poll - Down 10 slots)
14. Marcel Dettmann  (#13 in 2013 RA Poll - Down 1 slot)
15. Sven Vath (#20 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 5 slots)
16. Apollonia (Dyed Soundorom #31, Shonky #76 and Dan Ghenacia #89 individually in 2013 RA Poll )
17. Marco Carola  (#15 in 2013 RA Poll - Down 2 slots)
18. Adam Beyer (#30 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 12 slots)
19. Motor City Drum Ensemble (#48 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 29 slots)
20. John Talabot (#70 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 50 slots)

Top 20 Live Acts 2014

1. Recondite (#9 in 2013 RA Poll - Up 8 slots)

2. Âme (#2 in 2013 RA Poll - No Change)
3. KiNK (#3 in 2013 - No Change)
4. David August **NEW ADDITION IN 2014**
5. Ten Walls **NEW ADDITION IN 2014**

6. Darkside (Nicolas Jaar was previously the #1 RA Live Act Poll in 2013)
7. Karenn (#7 in 2013 - No Change)
8. Henrik Schwarz (#6 in 2013 - Down 2 slots)
9. Moderat (Modeselecktor was previously #19 in the RA Live Act Poll in 2013)
10. Caribou **NEW ADDITION IN 2014**
11. Guti (#5 in 2013 RA Poll - Down 6 slots)
12. Jon Hopkins (#16 in 2013 RA Poll -  Up 4 slots)
13. Gaiser (#10 in 2013 RA Poll - Down 9 slots)
14. Mathew Jonson (#14 in 2013 RA Poll)
15. Nils Frahm **NEW ADDITION IN 2014**
16. Bob Moses **NEW ADDITION IN 2014**
17. Matador (#8 in 2013 RA Poll - Down 9 slots)
18. Magic Mountain High **NEW ADDITION IN 2014** 19. Todd Terje **NEW ADDITION IN 2014**
20. Voices From The Lake **NEW ADDITION IN 2014**

   
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