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Charlotte de Witte wins DJ Mag Alternative Top 100 DJs 2021, Powered by Beatport

The results for 2020’s Alternative Top 100 DJs 2021, Powered by Beatport, have been announced

Charlotte de Witte has claimed the No.1 spot in this year’s Alternative Top 100 DJs poll, Powered by Beatport. 

The Belgian techno star holds the top position for the second year in a row, after dethroning Carl Cox last year, who had previously held the No.1 spot every year since the poll launched in 2018. 

de Witte climbed a further nine spots in this year’s original Top 100 DJs poll, once again claiming the Highest Techno DJ Award. 

Charlotte de Witte kept busy during the past year, working and expanding on her KNTXT label empire. This year alone there have been two new solo EPs on the label, a chart-topping remix with Enrico Sangiuliano, a historic live stream from the Italian Formula 1 race track Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello (which she also got to drive around in a Ferrari), various themed playlist hook- ups with Apple Music, and even a boutique clothing range in collaboration with Belgian activewear brand 42I54. She also briefly opened up the label for demo submissions.

After winning a DJ competition 11 years ago, aged just 16, life has been pretty much non-stop for the Ghent-born artist. She has gone from being a “next-gen” DJ Mag cover star in 2017 to now winning the Alternative Top 100 DJs poll for the second year in a row.

“I’m really very happy that I’m No.1 again and to finally be able to go on the road again, slowly but surely,” she said.

Charlotte de Witte also recently confirmed plans to play a 10-hour, all-night arena set early next year. Scheduled for 5th February, the KNTXT event will mark de Witte's biggest ever arena show and will take place at Flanders Expo in her hometown of Ghent.

Check out the full Alternative Top 100 DJs countdown and profiles here