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.
This year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will go down in history. Last month over 350,000 dance music fans and industry players converged on the Dutch city for five days of panels, club nights and networking events that made Amsterdam the centre of the global clubbing world for a five day period! As always, DJ Mag was on hand throughout. These are the five moments that defined ADE 2016.
This year’s Top 100 DJs is the biggest yet! Our worldwide poll cracked over a million votes for the first time ever, with dance music fans from virtually every country on earth voting for their favourites.
The most votes were from the US, followed by India, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, China, Japan and Guatemala — ably demonstrating what a global poll this is.