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.
Tomorrowland has locked Paul Kalkbrenner, Charlotte de Witte, Claptone, &Me and more for its inaugural winter edition.
The big names don't stop there, either. Afrojack, DJ Snake, Martin Solveig, Patrice Bäumel, Solardo and Netsky will also be in attendance at the event, which runs from 9th - 16th March at the ski resort of Alpe d'Huez, France.
Claptone has won the Highest House award in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. The masked DJ/producer landed the No. 57 spot overall.
Legendary Austrian duo Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister will also feature in the calendar, which kicked off in September with two shows by Jon Hopkins, and runs until mid-December.
"I'm a loner. I’m happy alone,” says Claptone. When he speaks — always in earnest, mostly with a sombre tone — you’re never sure whether this mysterious German artist is talking about the character he’s created, or the man himself. Truth is, there is probably very little difference between the two.
DJ Mag’s Miami Pool Party went off as one of the wildest and wettest events at Miami Music Week yesterday at the Surfcomber on Collins Avenue in sunny South Beach.
Claptone has announced a new album, ‘FANTAST’, which will be the mysterious masked character's second long form outing, arriving on Different Recordings and [PIAS] 8th June.
The record features collaborations with a host of talent, including Kele Okereke, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Zola Blood, Austra, Nathan Nicholson, Blaenavon, Jones, and Matt Simons.
German house star Claptone will be headlining DJ Mag’s forthcoming party at Dubai’s highest rated club, WHITE, on Friday 19th January.
The masked German DJ and producer has been on quite a roll since releasing his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Charmer’ back in 2015.
Since then he’s been a regular face at events as diverse as Elrow in Ibiza to mega festival Tomorrowland in Belgium.
In just four short years, WHITE has gone from being an empty hotel roof to one of the Middle East’s best clubs, thanks to its forward-thinking booking policy.