The first line-ups have been announced for the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Awards parties – this year taking place in Amsterdam & London! Joining the world’s No.1 DJ on Friday 19th October at the Amsterdam Convention Factory will be Hardwell, Arty, and R3hab, with further special guests to be announced shortly.
Following the awards in Holland and their DJ set, the world’s No.1 DJ will be flown to London for the UK edition of the Top 100 DJs party at The Gallery at the Ministry of Sound, where they’ll be joined by Markus Schulz, Sean Tyas, Orjan Nilsen and Thomas Gold.
This year has seen the Poll inspiring fierce debate as loyal dance music fans have voted in their hundreds of thousands once again. The Poll closed on 30th August, an extra day having been added due to the weight of last minute votes that crashed the Facebook app. Over 50,000 people downloaded the free Top 100 DJs album from Trackitdown, which featured tracks and remixes from UMEK, Sander Van Doorn, Roger Sanchez, Alex M.O.R.P.H. presents Indigo, Chuckie, Ferry Corsten and many more.
On 22 October, Ministry of Sound will release the DJ mag Top 100 DJs album.
With over half a million votes received from music fans in over 167 countries, The Top 100 DJs Poll powered by Trackitdown is the biggest music poll of its kind in the world. In 2011, David Guetta made global headlines when he toppled Armin Van Buuren from the No.1 spot, Van Buuren having previously held the top position for 4 years. DJ Mag is the world’s biggest dance magazine, translated into 10 languages and with more Facebook fans than any other music magazine worldwide. The Top 100 DJs Poll 2012 Awards party will be held in Amsterdam for the second time during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s biggest electronic music festival, in October.
The Top 100 DJs Poll powered by Trackitdown is a public vote where voters are given the chance to name their Top 5 favourite DJs in order of preference. It inspires fierce debate all year round with speculation on the world’s top spinner, new entries, and biggest climbers, dominating social media and beyond.
The Top 100 DJs Poll powered by Trackitdown began in 1993 as an in-house list put together by the staff in the DJ Mag office. After becoming a public vote in 1997, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, John Digweed, Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren and David Guetta have each been voted No.1, with Guetta telling DJ Mag last year that scooping the Top 100 DJs crown meant more to him than scoring a No.1 hit record in America. So, who will win in 2012? Will Guetta hold on to the top spot? Might Armin return there, will leading Brits Above & Beyond take the honours, or will it be one of the new kids on the block like Avicii, Skrillex or Afrojack?
NEW CHARITY PARTNER
For 2012, DJ Mag has announced a new charity partner, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ). The Last Night A DJ Saved My Life charitable foundation unites the global dance music community to raise vital awareness and funds for humanitarian and environmental causes. Please see http://lastnightadjsavedmylife.ning.com/ for further information.
Trackitdown was launched in 2004 as the first electronic music digital download website in Europe and has now grown to carry one of the most extensive catalogues of electronic music on the planet. The online store provides high quality MP3s, Wav files and related merchandise as well as tickets to the best events around the world. Trackitdown.net supplies 350,000+ customers from over 200 countries.
AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the leading electronic music conference and the world’s biggest club festival for electronic music. Taking place from October 17 – 21, the event offers a unique blend of daytime conferences, including interactive workshops, technical demonstrations and in-depth round-table discussions, alongside a nighttime music festival with performances of over 800 DJs & acts at 60 venues around the city. The annual event attracts 3,000 business professionals and 160,000 festival visitors from all around the globe.
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organized by the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation, an initiative of Buma. For more information visit: www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl
Buma/Stemra is the collecting society for electronic music in the Netherlands and represents the interests of music authors and publishers worldwide.
Alda Events is a Dutch-based dance events organization behind leading EDM concepts like A State Of Trance World tour, Armada Night, The Best of Both Worlds, A Day at the Park, Electronic Family, Armin Only and beyond. For five consecutive years ALDA Events has also hosted parties in Ibiza. The DJ MAG Top 100 DJs Awards Party is organized by ALDA Events. For more information please visit: www.aldaevents.com
LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE
The Last Night A DJ Saved My Life charitable foundation unites the global dance music community to raise vital awareness and funds for humanitarian and environmental causes. LNADJ handpicks charities and organisations it feels can benefit from its support. By becoming an efficient central hub for the global dance music industry, and with the help of DJs, promoters, clubbers and venues across the world, LNADJ intends to show how much of difference dance music can make.