Artists Top 100

Bestselling Chillout Artists

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Paul Kalkbrenner

Paul Kalkbrenner is, without doubt, the most innovative European electronic artist of the past five years. Even his releases pre-Bpitch Control are outstanding in terms of structure, constraint, and melody. As he mentioned in one interview,..

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Moonbootica

So where were we when the lights went up? Right, moonbootica, the Hamburg boys with the big cochones and cowboy walk. Two tall posers with dark shades, big gobs and the throttled charm of Porsche owners. Shoe size? Or are they? Is Clark Ken..

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Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren is a happy man, and with good reason. Holding firm at Number 1 in the prestigious public-voted DJ Top 100, he's making the transition from talented young upstart to leading light in the echelons of trance . and beyond. 2005..

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Airwave

Laurent aka Airwave is absolutely not a newcomer in the club scene, despite his young age. Back in 1997 he released his first releases on the infamous Bonzai Records Label, leading him to work with the label's finest artists. Airwave being ..

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Booka Shade

Booka Shade are Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, production masterminds behind most Get Physical releases (eg all releases and remixes of M.A.N.D.Y., DJ T., Sunsetpeople and Chelonis R. Jones). In charge of their own production company..

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Santos

Born in Frosinone (ciociaria).Santos benefited from the strong creativity of those early disco years. He's grateful to have grown up in a cosy family environment warmed up by the notes of the Discofever. In 1976 he discovered his first musi..

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Benny Benassi

Benny Benassi was born in Milan on 13 July 1967 under the sign of Cancer. He is 35 but claims to look 25. He lives in Reggio Emilia, a fine Italian town about 100km south of Milan, where the food is great and the Dance music is even better...

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Phonique

Phonique mostly works with Alex Krüger (Dub Taylor / Korsakow / Tigerskin) for his productions/remixes, but from time to time he is cooperating with other artists or musicians like Steve Bug, David Duriez & Phil Weeks, Martin Landsky or Mei..

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Niels van Gogh

Niels van Gogh from Augsburg, 32 years of age and DJ by profession, has been already working at the turntables of innumerable clubs and events such as the Love Parade, Rave on Snow, the Nature One Festival and the Energy Rave in Switzerlan..

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ATB

Few international artists who create their own style manage to make each of their songs sound different. You know the feeling when you hear a song on the radio for the first time and you immediately associate it with an artist. Andre Tanneb..

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Lawrence

He also releases more techno-oriented under the name Sten. Lawrence also has two other lesser known projects, Lloyd (abstract hip hop) and an ambient guitar project called Bordeaux. As Lawrence, Kersten has released three deep and melachol..

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Armand van Helden

Until he began branching out in 1996 with a barrage of album productions and remix classics (several of which were heard by more people than the originals), Armand Van Helden was one of the best-kept secrets in house music, recording for su..

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Blank & Jones

"That is fantastic!" says an evidently delighted Piet Blank down the phone from Cologne, when we break the news that Blank & Jones are in the Top 100 again. "Our sixth consecutive year - we're very happy!" The good ship Blank & Jones has c..

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Smash TV

The name Smash TV rings bells internationally. Like a phoenix off the ashtray, Holger Zilske and Kai Preussner are back to bond their knowhow and skills, always burning the candle at both ends… Founder Holger Zilske is known for his numerou..

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Sascha Funke

A kind of techno that sways between the polarity of emotional overload and concrete rationale - hence immediacy, is what Sascha Funke is all about. 1989 Sascha listens to a lot of euro-dance-pop as a twelve year-old. His first purchased re..

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Tosca

Slow down. Relax. Take a deep breath. Steal back an hour from your busy life. This really is worth your full attention. Tosca, the Viennese masters of deluxe soundscapes and sensual rhythms, are back with their most magical and mesmerising ..

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Tiesto

More Info: www.facebook.com/Ak47Musical , So, another massive year for Tiësto then. New album, new label, huge gigs, Ibiza residency and more high profile remixes than ever. "It's been a very good year!" says the man who could quite eas..

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Hardfloor

Techno duo Hardfloor's acid sound is credited to their virtuoso skill at manipulating Roland TB-303 bass synthesisers. They reputedly use up to six of these machines at once, some of which are highly modified. Forming in 1991 as the German..

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