Since launching in 1993, the Top 100 DJs Poll (powered by Trackitdown) has grown to become the definitive yardstick of the world’s most popular DJs and the biggest music poll of its kind in the world...
Hardwell has been added to the line-up for the London Top 100 DJs Poll Awards Party on Saturday 19th October at Electric Brixton, held in association with Ministry of Sound; the Dutch DJ will join Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Quentin Mosimann and Bob Sinclar. The world’s No.1 DJ will also be crowned on the night.
At the age of 25, the now seasoned-veteran Robbert van de Corput, better known as
Hardwell, has created a legacy that puts most of his peers to shame. An award-winning DJ, producer, musician, label manager, lover of all things music, and ranked No.6 in the DJ Mag Top 100 in 2012, Hardwell has not only helped shape the current state of EDM, but
has left an everlasting imprint.
To reflect the 20th anniversary, and in addition to the regular poll voting, DJ Magazine in association with KLM have asked music fans to vote for their favourite DJ of the last 20 years. This is the first time an award of this nature will be presented, and will take place at the Amsterdam awards event.
KLM recognises that Dutch music pioneers including Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, plus promoters like ID&T and labels like Armada, have flown around the world multiple times, setting international standards within the electronic music scene. As a big supporter of the pioneering Dutch spirit and a carrier of ‘Dutch pride’, presenting a historical award like this was a natural fit to KLM, particularly as the Dutch awards event is in the company’s hometown and that 2013 is the 25th anniversary of the Dutch dance music industry.
ABOUT THE TOP 100 DJS POLL
In 2012, Armin van Buuren was crowned the No.1 DJ for a record fifth time, toppling David Guetta. Other previous winners include Tiesto (three times), Paul van Dyk (twice), Paul Oakenfold (twice), Carl Cox (twice), Sasha and John Digweed.
The Top 100 DJs Poll powered by Trackitdown is a publicly voted open poll. It inspires fierce debate all year round with speculation on the world’s top DJ, new entries and biggest climbers, dominating online discussion and beyond.
DJ MAG TOP 100 – 20 YEARS ALBUM
Ministry of Sound and DJ Mag have joined forces for the second consecutive year with a 3 CD release – DJ Mag Top 100 – 20 Years. CD 1 features the current leading names in electronic dance music. CD 2 includes iconic acts that have pioneered trance and progressive house. CD 3 is dedicated to the 20th anniversary and features some of the legendary names who have lit up the poll over the last two decades.
HISTORY OF THE POLL
The Top 100 DJs Poll began as an editorial feature in October 1993, to celebrate DJ Mag's 100th issue. It was predominantly UK-based at first, but when the poll was opened up to the international scene via website voting, it truly exploded. There have been a few attempts at imitation, but DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs Poll has remained the definitive list. As well as its significance for individual DJs, the Top 100 DJs Poll also documents the growth - or decline - of dance music scenes, reflecting the ebb and flow of genres as new sounds and scenes take hold and spread.
Once again, the Top 100 DJs Poll’s charity partner is 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.