For the past couple of years DJ Mag has used Top 100 DJs data to calculate and reflect the international popularity of DJs from the house and techno scenes.
With the continuing dominance of EDM, these genres have been on the periphery of the global poll in recent years, despite commanding huge audiences worldwide.
What can you say about Carl Cox? A titan of the worldwide electronic music scene, he’s a global ambassador whose effervescence and joie de vivre behind the decks is absolutely infectious.
This artist from Durban, South Africa, has become the country’s most globally celebrated electronic musician, playing to capacity crowds at enormous stadiums, DJing everywhere from underground institutions such as Panorama Bar in Berlin to gigantic festivals like Ultra in Miami, and working with R&B megastars Drake and Alicia Keys.
Steve Lawler is a true stalwart of the UK club scene. In what is approaching three decades of dedication, the Birmingham-born DJ/producer has done it all – from early days of throwing infamous raves under the M42 to being crowned the ‘King of Space’ during his nine-year residency at the legendary Ibiza club.
And it's not that difficult to understand why. DJ Mag UK's August cover star has been filling Hï Ibiza— one of the island's biggest clubs— on a weekly basis, from the Opening Party on 26th May through to the Closing last Saturday 6th October.
Ushuaïa Ibiza will host a charity event to help fight animal cruelty, featuring Adam Beyer, Art Department, Bedouin, DJ Sneak, Ida Engberg, Lauren Lane, Nitin, Tiga and an as-yet-unannounced special guest.
The party, Wild, will also involve DJ Mag UK's August cover star, Black Coffee, and is set for Thursday 13th September at the famously hedonistic White Island hotel and venue. Promoters The Night League and Music Against Animal Cruelty (M.A.A.C.) are behind the session.
DJ Mag Radio's latest instalment, AKA episode 12, is right here, rounding out the UK's warmest months with plenty of sun-kissed stuff direct from our London hub.
Far from the crowds of Ibiza’s resorts and the kaleidoscopic whirl of its clubs, on a tranquil outcrop overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a man surveys the view. The shimmering blue water stretching to the horizon suggests limitless possibilities, and for the man — DJ, producer, label owner, entrepreneur and philanthropist Black Coffee, real name Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, Nathi for short — those possibilities have a good chance of being realised.
When we meet, Maphumulo has just flown in from Paris, where he’s attended some high-profile fashion shows. In his relaxed and thoughtful way, he opens up about his gradual, but unstoppable ascension. Into music as a child, Black Coffee liked dancing to local disco and pop, plus international hits from Soul II Soul and Technotronic. He was inducted into DJing while he was still a kid, as part of his cousin’s mobile disco crew.
David Guetta has announced his seventh studio album, titled '7', that’s set to drop on 14th September.
Two new tracks from the LP have been released today (24th August) including ‘Goodbye’ featuring Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj & Willy William and ‘Drive’ with previous DJ Mag cover star Black Coffee — listen below.
David Guetta and Black Coffee have announced a surprise collaboration in the form of upcoming new single 'Drive'.
Set for release next Friday (24th August), the new track sees icon of the underground Black Coffee team up with mainstream titan David Guetta, while soulful singer Delilah Montagu is on vocal duties.
The track will drop via Ultra Music, which is the label responsible for Black Coffee's ' Pieces of Me' album from 2016.
Black Coffee is set to headline the next DJ Mag Presents party, taking place on Friday 14th September.
The DJ Mag UK August cover star will play in Leeds venue, Church, on the night alongside Dave Beer, James Holroyd and DJ Mag Allstars. The party is being run in association with Back To Basics.
Running from 10 pm to 5 am, this is sure to be an unforgettable party. Tickets can be purchased here.
Tomorrowland has shared a YouTube playlist featuring 67 full sets from the festival’s first outing of the year last weekend (20th - 22nd July).
Earlier in the week, the festival shared some of the weekend’s highlights in full, including sets from Carl Cox, Above & Beyond and Charlotte de Witte.