1001 Tracklists Present Their Annual ‘A State Of Dance Music’ For 2021

1001 Tracklists Present ‘A State Of Dance Music’ Annual Report For 2021

Back with another fascinating report, 1001 track listings introduced us all to what has been a hugely successful 2021 for everyone and everything in the electronic dance industry. Acting as the world’s premier database of DJ tracklists, 1001 Tracklists has recorded a plethora of data and statistics for the 12 months we have just left, and in turn, their ‘A state of dance music‘ provides us with additional information on the best tracks, sets, labels of 2021 and much more!

Despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, dance music has once again shown its ability to challenge any negative situation that arises. With that in mind, 2021 turned out to be a banner year for 1001 Tracklists, as an almost 30% increase in tracklist additions was established compared to previous years’ results. With a staggering 69,000 additions to the track list, it’s no surprise that their database is overflowing with nearly 200 a day, while over 111,000 tracks have resulted in one of the busiest years of the company.

Providing us with all “the moments that defined electronic dance music in 2021”, 1001 Tracklists have put together a fully adequate and 100% data-driven report, where the likes of Top genres, Top titles, Best Labelsand Top Track Lists, caught our eye as what has been a more than successful 2021 for our community. Rising to the top of the Top Genre category, house of technology has grown in popularity over the past year, racking up a 22% rating for the most DJ-backed tracks, with To dance (18%), lodge (15%), Trance (9%) and Mainstage/Electro House (8%), following suit.

Taking the reins as Top Track of 2021,’Do it for this‘by none other than ACRAZE was unsurprisingly the most played track of the past year, with this floor-defying production a clear representation of how a catchy and addictive record can perfectly implement both the commercial and underground sound generated. Following in second and third place respectively, ‘Set U Free’ by GUZ and Vintage culture and Kiko Franco remix of an iconic classic “Love Tonight”, sets the tone as Top Tracks of 2021.

Let’s move on to the Top Labels of the past year, Rotating discs remains the most supported label for the third time in a row, with the likes of Armada Music, Musical Freedom Records, STMPD Foldersand Recordings revealed forming the Top 5 of this particular category. Recorded the most views and in turn topped the Top Tracklists 2021 category, Australian DJ/Producer Timmy Trumpet wrapped up an incredible year with 32,000 views on its SIPHONIE Radio 001. After closing in second position with 30,600 views, Marshmallow saw his performance of Lollapalooza in the US become the most-watched live show of 2021, while W&W and their Rave culture live 001 generated 26,300 views and in turn took third place on the Top Tracklists.

A truly incredible year for everyone involved in the dance scene, statistics like this can only further justify the undeniable importance of dance music in the world. Rounding off 2021 in the most unique way, 1001 Tracklists have reached even greater heights, with their A State Of Dance Music report making it clear just how valuable and groundbreaking their presence is. Considering all aspects that have impacted the dance industry, be sure to check out the full 1001 Tracklists report hereas they dive deeper into the toughest times of 2021.

What was your electronic music highlight of 2021? Let us know in the comments section below!

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