Oliver Heldens is the latest Dutch wunderkind DJ/producer to go global. Charting at No.8 in the latest Top 100 DJs poll, the future house star has been going from strength to strength on his own terms since his breakthrough hit 'Gecko' was first picked up by Tiësto a few years ago. Broadening out his main stage sound and even dropping some techno these days, Heldens has solidified his place in the new wave of clean-cut, pop-leaning Netherlands talent changing the face of mainstream rave culture.
Martin Garrix’s new single, ‘Scared To Be Lonely Featuring Dua Lipa’, will drop next Friday 27th January, the DJ/producer has revealed.
The Top 100 DJs winner spilled the news via an interview on Dutch radio station Q Music NL yesterday — you can listen to the interview via Instagram below.
The follow-up to future bass anthem ‘In The Name Of Love’, which saw him perform on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge with Bebe Rexha, Garrix has already been playing the new tune in his sets.
Martin Garrix sees in 2017 by looking back at his favourite tracks of last year in a special edition of his online radio show.
2016 proved to be quite the 12 months for the Dutchman (despite the chaos elsewhere), topped off with his crowning as the youngest winner ever of the Top 100 DJs poll at the Amsterdam Dance Event.
Garrix's mix features 19 tracks from throughout the year, including many of his own productions and collaborations, such as 'Oops', 'Spotless' with Jay Hardway and 'Make Up Your Mind' with Florian Picasso.
The NYDJAY by New Yorker DJ competition is in full swing. Europe’s biggest DJ competition gives you the chance to be signed to leading management company, Sushi3000 and land a set at UNTOLD festival.
The competition host, Danny Avila, is taking a film crew with him across some of the world’s major cities, to discover more about the scenes around Europe.
This week, NYDJAY is in Amsterdam for ADE week, where Ronja Hilbig catches up with some of the world’s biggest DJs at our annual Top 100 DJs party.
It has been another incredible year in electronic music. New genres have sprung up, new parties born, and we have had to say some sad goodbyes. These were the most pivotal moments in dance music in 2016.
SPACE IBIZA GOES OUT WITH A HISTORIC FINAL PARTY
Afrojack first entered the Top 100 DJs poll in 2010, but having hit the top of the charts all over the world last year with his Nicki Minaj and David Guetta collaboration, ‘Hey Mama’, the Dutchman — real name Nick van de Wall — has seen a huge change in both his musical output and the industry as a whole in that time. Following his shift into pop last year, 2016 has seen the EDM star adopt trap, dubstep, hip-hop, alternative music and more into his sprawling sets.
Meet the DJs and producers who picked up awards in 2016’s Top 100 DJs poll.
MARTIN GARRIX - THE WORLD’S NO.1 DJ
The prodigious Dutch star became the youngest ever Top 100 DJs winner, having shot to prominence off the back of his 2013 No.1 hit ‘Animals’.
ARMIN VAN BUUREN - HIGHEST TRANCE DJ
Armin Van Buuren has had more Top 100 DJs No.1 positions than any other DJ. Although he's no longer in the top spot, there is no doubting his position as the king of trance.
If we had to pick the DJ's DJ of EDM, few names would fit the bill better than Oliver Heldens. Someone who prides himself on creative tune selection, he's just as likely to play tech-house as he is future house and disco in an EDM set. And that's just when he's playing as Oliver Heldens. His more underground alter ego HI-LO is strictly driving tech-house and techno. “I play tech-house but I'm not a techno DJ. I play mainly house — future house,” he tells DJ Mag. “I play anything that's groovy, old house stuff or electro-house.”
Listen to Mixcloud sets from 2016’s Top 5 DJs, picked from this year’s Top 100 DJs poll.
MARTIN GARRIX LIVE FROM UMF IN MIAMI
The youngest ever Top 100 DJs winner, Martin Garrix, brings his energetic, progressive sound to Ultra Music Festival in Miami. It is a perfect example of the qualities that won him this year’s No.1 position.