Last month of the year is always exciting for everyone, not only because of the festivals, but because they can revive the year by reading all the Top 10, Top 20 etc lists of the things they love.
Supporting this tradition, Beatport released it’s Top 20 annual lists of Artists, Tracks and Genres. First up, we will look at the Top 20 Tracks of 2014.
Though the top song ‘Pushing On‘ by Oliver $ and Jimi Jules came as a surprise to everyone, no can deny its success as it conquered and stayed at the top of the Beatport Top 100 for several weeks. #2 is no surprise with ‘Gecko‘ by Oliver Heldens is made to be added in almost every list. Such high was it’s success! Robin Schulz’s remix of ‘Waves‘ grabbed the third spot comfortably. The Top 10 mostly includes non-mainstream non-commercial tracks except David Guetta and Showtek’s collaboration ‘Bad‘ sitting proudly at #7. The next 10 tracks are full of mainstream, Big Room bangers, mostly released under Spinnin’ Records and it’s sub-labels.
Next is the highly anticipated Top 20 Performers of the year. No, the top selling performer isn’t #1 DJ Hardwell. Check the list below to know more :
Martin Garrix bagged the #1 spot on this Beatport list after have an amazing year with multiple superhit tracks! DJ Mag #1 Hardwell came 2nd while Deep House sensation Oliver Heldens reached the 3rd with his groovy tunes. Dutch star R3hab grabbed the 4th spot with almost every 2014 track of his on the Top of the Beatport weekly chart! David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike also enjoyed successful years with spots in the Top 10. Upcoming DJ’s Deorro, DVBBS, Blasterjaxx bagged amazing positions too.
2014 was again the year for DEEP HOUSE with the genre reaching unexplored success! This groovy genre grabbed the top spot for the second consecutive year and is set to tame the dance charts in 2015. Kudos to Oliver Heldens for rediscovering the spark of Deep House.
Non-commercial genres like Tech House, Techno grabbed the top honours while mainstream genres of Electro House, Progressive House, Trance couldn’t climb up the chart. 2015 sure has a lot in it’s pockets and we are just waiting to explore the mystery!
(Source : www.beatport.com)
(Note : These statistics are all based on units sold from 1 January to 1 December)