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Mixmag announces its Top 20 DJs of 2017

The influential dance music magazine has crowned PRS for Music member Nina Kraviz its DJ of the year, praising her for 'her fearless selections and willingness to ignore the usual template.'

  • By Lucy Doyle
  • 14 Dec 2017
  • min read
Mixmag has published its Top 20 DJs of 2017, with PRS for Music member Nina Kraviz (pictured) topping the list.

The magazine praised Kraviz for her innovation, saying: 'Whether playing the world’s biggest stages or the most intimate venues, Nina’s fearless selections, extraordinary experimentation and willingness to ignore the usual template of peak, drop and build have seen her rule 2017.'

Honey Dijon, Gerd Janson, Aphex Twin and Peggy Gou complete the top five of the list, which recognises the 'essential selectors who have defined the year in music.'

Nearly half of the DJs named in the list are female, while eight are PRS for Music members.

Ashley Howard, dance account manager at PRS for Music, said: 'We’re incredibly proud to represent the rights of so many of the top global DJs, and to have so many of our DJ members represented in Mixmag’s annual Top 20 DJs.

'It’s a diverse list of truly talented individuals, and we look forward to seeing what all of them do in 2018 and beyond.'

See the full list below.

Mixmag Top 20 DJs of 2017

01. Nina Kraviz*
02. Honey Dijon
03. Gerd Janson
04. Aphex Twin*
05. Peggy Gou
06. Ben Ufo
07. Helena Hauff*
08. Carl Cox*
09. Hot Since 82*
10. Avalon Emerson
11. Mall Grab
12. Lena Willikens
13. DJ Harvey
14. Call Super
15. Kornel Kovacs
16. Palms Trax*
17. Batu*
18. Margaret Dygas
19. DJ Bone
20. Flava D*

* PRS for Music member

Photo credit: Paola Kudacki