On the night when Martin Garrix reclaimed the title of world's number one DJ, Hardwell and Armin van Buuren were also in attendance and performed a special back-to-back set at last weekend's Amsterdam Music Festival — and we've got the footage.
Van Buuren, who is this year's highest placed trance DJ (who placed at number three), played alongside the former Top 100 DJs winner Hardwell (who placed number four) for the very first time ever.
Martin Garrix has been revealed as the winner of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll 2017, with the 21-year-old Dutch superstar retaining his title after becoming the youngest ever No.1 DJ last year.
Garrix was awarded the No.1 trophy by recent musical collaborator and EDM superstar, David Guetta, on stage at the Top 100 DJs Poll award ceremony at the Amsterdam ArenA. The event took place at this year’s Amsterdam Music Festival at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).
DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll award ceremony takes place at the Amsterdam ArenA tonight (Saturday 21st October), with the countdown going on right here, right now.
The DJ Mag Top 100 DJs party takes place at AMF Festival. You can follow the liveblog below for the full DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list, as well as insights and analysis live from Amsterdam ArenA.
DJ Mag Top 100 DJs award ceremony takes place on the penultimate night of ADE week, where over 400 events and 2,000 artists take place across the city over five massive days of electronic music.
Armin van Buuren has been revealed as the winner of the Highest Trance category in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. Armin came in at No. 3 overall.
When it comes to long-term success in the Top 100 DJs, every other DJ in the poll could learn a thing or two from Armin van Buuren.
First placing way back in 2001, the Dutchman jumped in at No. 27. The next year he made it all the way to fifth place, and hasn’t left the top five ever since!
Carl Cox has been revealed as the winner of the Highest Techno category in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. The British icon came in at No. 62 overall.
Unofficially known as the Nicest Man In Dance Music, Carl has taken a bit of time out to do other things besides DJing this year.
“I’ve been running the Carl Cox Motorsport team,” he told DJ Mag after scooping the Highest Techno gong again. And one look at the group’s Facebook page suggests they’ve had some great successes of late.
Claptone has been revealed as the winner of the Highest House category in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. The DJ/producer came in at No. 69 overall.
Melodic masked marauder is a new entry to the poll, after releasing his popular mix series, ‘The Masquerade Mixes’, over the course of 2017. Claptone also adorned Ibiza airport with nine super-sized masks to mark the beginning of his world tour, which hit dance music’s most prolific events including Melt! Festival in Germany, Elrow in Ibiza, Tomorrowland in Belgium and Street Parade in Switzerland.
The Top 100 DJs awards show is set to kick off in Amsterdam this Saturday (21st October), with the annual poll winner to be revealed live on stage at Amsterdam Music Festival in front of 35,000 people.
Fans from around the world are invited to watch the show live and direct from the Amserdam Arena, with a stream of the Top 100 DJs awards ceremony on our Facebook and YouTube pages from 12:45am CEST on Sunday 22nd October. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when we go live.
VINAI is an Italian EDM project consisting of two brothers, Alessandro and Andrea Vinai. After forming in 2011, they came to prominence in 2012 courtesy of a string of well-received remixes for the likes of LMFAO (for whom they put a new spin on ubiquitous chart-topper 'Sexy & I Know It') as well as the queen diva of pop, Nicki Minaj.
Further remixes followed for the likes of Steve Aoki, David Guetta, The Chainsmokers and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and as you’d imagine from a roll-call like that, the guys are very much hot property when it comes to EDM.
Remixes aside, VINAI also possess the Midas touch when it comes to their originals. Tracks such as 'Bounce Generation' and 'Legend' are proof of the fact, but it was barnstorming appearances at Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival that really set the guys on the course to greatness and cemented their place at EDM’s top table. So where do the guys conjure up all the “crazy energy” they bring to their sets and productions? It just comes from our “crazy minds”, says Alessandro. We don’t doubt that one bit.
Hardwell has launched his own cologne, named Eclipse.
The past two-time Top 100 DJs poll winner announced the launch of the new cologne via his Twitter page earlier this week. You can check out the post and image of the all-new Eclipse packaging below.
It's set to launch on 20th October, according to the post, with the launch party tipped to occur in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.
No further details are known at this time, but the real question is: who's ready to smell like Hardwell?
The Top 100 DJs Awards Ceremony will return to Amsterdam Arena, as the climax of Amsterdam Music Festival on Saturday 21st October.
The World's No.1 DJ will be crowned live on stage in front of 35,000 fans at the stadium, which is the home of Ajax FC.
In addition to the Top 100 DJs Awards Ceremony, Amsterdam Music Festival features DJ performances from David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, Lucas & Steve, Marshmello, Vini Vici, Yellow Claw and the World Premiere of Two Is One - an exclusive back2back set from Armin Van Buuren & Hardwell.