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.
Primavera Sound has revealed the enormous line-up for its 2019 edition, taking place from 30th May to June 1st.
Among the whopping 226 acts confirmed to play the hallowed event are some of dance music’s most exciting and celebrated names, including Helena Hauff, SOPHIE, Joy Orbison, Jayda G, Richie Hawtin (Live), Avalon Emerson, Eris Drew, Octo Octa, Anastasia Kristensen (Live) and many more.
They join a cast of headliners that includes the likes of Charli XCX, James Blake, Suede, Erykah Badu. You can see the full line-up flyer below.
Junction 2 Festival’s organisers have announced the first wave of acts set to play its 2019 edition.
As announced last week, next year’s festival will expand into two days, with the Friday (7th June) boasting a more eclectic, underground line-up while Saturday (8th June) will maintain its policy of house and techno sets from some of the biggest names in the game.
Richie Hawtin announced he is planning a a new Plastikman album earlier this week (23rd October), but he has now revealed that he will return under a different alias before that material drops.
Writing on Twitter, he explained he would spend most of 2019 focusing on his Closer live show, before adding, "however, something else will happen first with another old pseudo-name. #1993."
Richie Hawtin has confirmed that he is currently working on a new Plastikman album.
The Canadian producer/DJ - who moved up 19 places to 61 in this year's Top 100 DJs - tweeted a fan saying that the long-awaited follow-up to 2014's 'EX' is in the pipeline.
Is technology helping or hurting DJs? A new documentary by Telekom Electronic Beats looks to answer this question.
Taking the form of a round table discussion, heavyweights such as Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Ellen Allien, Steffi and Rebekah share their thoughts on a subject that has long been hotly debated.
Richie Hawtin has responded to a message from a Twitter user suggesting that he return to Chicago to play in a warehouse for an underground promoter.
“Would love to come back for a warehouse type party!,” Hawtin said, quoting the tweet. Now, all that remains to be seen is whether a promoter in the city will make it happen.
Resistance Ibiza has been off to an amazing start at Privilege. Running every Tuesday from 17th July right up to 11th of September the line-ups for the series are absolutely massive, featuring names such as Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, Nicole Moudaber, Pan-Pot and many more.