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.
Paul Kalkbrenner has shared full details for his extensive european tour taking place next year.
The tour was announced earlier this week, with the full list of dates being revealed today. You can see the full list of dates below. Tickets are on sale now.
Paul Kalkbrenner has announced a European tour for next year.
The German producer teased the dates yesterday via social media with a cryptic video confirming that full details and tickets would be released tomorrow (Wednesday 12th September).
Paul Kalkbrenner has shared his set from Tomorrowland 2018, and we've got the footage to prove it.
Berlin's master of live emotive techno opened the Main Stage on Friday 27th July, kicking off the second weekend of the double-header festival.
Tomorrowland has shared 49 sets from the second weekend of its 2018 festival. You can watch them all below.
Taking place in the appropriately-named Belgian city of Boom, this year's second weekend ran from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July.
Tomorrowland has revealed its full live stream schedule for weekend one. You can see the programme below.
The streams take place across four channels over three days (20th-22nd July) and feature Tiësto, Fatboy Slim, Above & Beyond, Paul Kalkbrenner and more. You can watch them on the Tomorrowland website.
Taking place in the appropriately-named Belgian city of Boom, the dates for this year's second weekend are Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July.
Carl Cox, Paul Kalkbrenner, Loco Dice and a whole host of other artist have all locked in dates for the Brunch In The Park summer series, which returns to Joan Brossa Gardens in Barcelona, Spain, and runs between 1st July to 16th September.
Other artists confirmed for Brunch In The Park include Richie Hawtin, Charlotte de Witte, Loco Dice and more for a total of almost 100 artists across the 12 confirmed events, which take place every Sunday from 1:00–10:00pm throughout the summer.
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Berlin is a city that’s always maintained an uneasy relationship with celebrity culture. It was here that David Bowie went to get away from the glare of the British press, a move that would have a profound creative effect both on his music and his personality. Its oft-brutalist architecture, dingy clubs, damp studios and derelict warehouse spaces might boast their own appeal, but they’re a far cry from the Hollywood Hills. While Berlin is a city that’s embraced techno like nowhere else on earth, it’s also not the sort of place that fosters hometown superstars.
Paul Kalkbrenner released his eighth album last Friday 18th May. We haven’t stopped listening to it since.