It’s that time of year again where Beatport releases their list of the best-selling artists of the year. This year, it seems that House and Tech House are still reigning genres, with Purple Disco Machine and FISHER topping the charts. The list also features a variety of new names in the music industry, from Vintage Culture to Mau P.
Best-selling beatport artists.
As we fast approach the end of 2022, the benchmark sales site Beatport is taking stock of the year, via its editorial webzine Beatportal. This insider’s recap is bound to be prized by industry professionals and offers some measure of the influence and commercial success of various producers in the club scene worldwide.
House and Tech House Domination Tested by ARTBAT, Fred Again, CamelPhat, John Summit & Martin Ikin.
In the line of the 2020 and 2021 assessments which will have testified in particular to the explosion of names like ARTBAT but also Fred Again…, CamelPhat, John Summit or Martin Ikin, the 2022 edition seems to confirm more than ever the domination of the House and Tech House sub-genres, with at the top of the charts of the site Purple Disco Machine as the biggest seller and FISHER as the holder of the title having performed best with its Bob Sinclar rework.
The ranking also shows the overwhelming domination of the UK (James Hype, LF System, Joel Corry…) and USA (John Summit, BLOND:ISH, Acraze, CID…) scenes. Among the main names appearing in the various rankings of sales and streams on the platform are Vintage Culture, David Guetta, Tiesto, Meduza or the revelation Mau P.
Exploring the Dominant Genres of Top Labels: House, Tech House, Drum & Bass, Techno, and Melodic Techno.
Among the labels, many genres place their dominant structures in the top with House (Defected), Tech House (Repopulate Mars), Drum & Bass (RAM Records), Techno (Drumcode) or Melodic Techno (Afterlife).
It’s clear that the dance music scene has seen a lot of growth in 2022, with House and Tech House genres continuing to dominate. However, there have been some new names emerging this year such as Vintage Culture, Mau P. and John Summit who are making waves in the industry. As we look ahead into 2023 it will be interesting to see if these trends continue or whether other genres start to take precedence over the top spot on Beatport’s best-selling lists. No matter what happens though, one thing is for sure: Dance music isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!
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