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.
Solomun will play his annual rave in Puerto de Ibiza on Wednesday 26th September.
Following a busy season of Solomum +1 parties at Pacha Ibiza, It will mark the fifth annual outing for the free, all-ages event by the Bosnian-German DJ and producer (real name Mladen Solomun).
Solomun has released the new video for his track 'Customer is King'. You can watch it below.
The video is shot entirely within video game Grand Theft Auto V, in which Solomun serves as resident DJ in the fictional city of Los Santos.
This is the first time Rockstar Games have partnered with an artist to debut music and it comes hot on the heels of his debut appearance in GTA Online: After Hours.
Tomorrowland’s annual stream has now gone live for the final day of its weekend two celebrations, with the mega festival set to stream music from Martin Garrix, Steve Angello, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Solomun and many more.
The festival, which is based in Boom, Belgium, has been broadcasting again across four channels for three consecutive days this weekend (27th to 29th July), after doing so at last weekend’s event (22nd to 24th July).
The Black Madonna floors a cop with a nifty right hook in the new trailer for After Hours, an update to Grand Theft Auto Online that lets gamers operate a “top-shelf” nightclub in Los Santos.
The Black Madonna said on Instagram that she was “blown away” by the 68-second trailer, which comes ahead of the release of After Hours on 24th July.
Solomun and Adriano Trolio’s Diynamic Music has been releasing its distinct brand of melodic, deep tech house for 12 years. Now, for its 100th release, Solomun himself steps up with a typically ensnaring EP, ‘Customer Is King’.
Solomun has issued a public apology for playing a track that sampled the Islamic call to prayer this past weekend at Kappa Futur festival.
The Bosnian-German DJ/producer and Diynamic Music boss headlined the Italian techno festival on Saturday night (7th of June). During his set, according to a detailed statement posted on Facebook, he decided to drop a track which he had been sent shortly before. The demo, which he claims to have only given a cursory listen to before playing, featured a vocal sample of the Islamic call to prayer.
Gamers will be able to catch The Black Madonna, Solomun, Tale of Us and Dixon DJing in a virtual nightclub from July as part of a new upgrade to GTA V.
Solomun has dropped previews of his forthcoming ‘Customer Is King’ EP, his first new material in three years. Listen to the previews below.
John Ochoa is the editor-at-large of DJ Mag North America. You can find him living his best life on Twitter.