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.
Diplo and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have collaborated on a new track called ‘Hey Baby’ which has been released through Mad Decent. You can listen to it below.
The track comes just days after 2016 Top 100 DJs runners up Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike dropped a festival-ready electro-house remix of Major Lazer and DJ Snake's 2015 smash hit ‘Lean On’.
101. COSMIC GATE
103. MERK & KREMONT
106. GUNZ 4 HIRE
Last week at the Amsterdam Dance Event, Martin Garrix was announced as the youngest ever winner of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. Over 1 million votes were cast overall by the public this year, and while obviously not all over them were for the Dutch EDM wunderkind, he was clearly keen to reward those that were.
DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll award ceremony takes place at the Heineken Music Hall tonight (Wednesday 19th October), with the countdown going on right here, right now.
The DJ Mag Top 100 DJs party officially starts the AMF Festival, the largest at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). You can follow the liveblog below for the full DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list, as well as insights and analysis live from Heineken Music Hall.
As well as the annual DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, we will also be publishing the Top 50 tech-leaning DJs as part of the countdown for the first time this year.
Martin Garrix has been revealed as the winner of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll 2016, with the 20-year-old Dutch superstar becoming the youngest ever No.1 DJ.
Garrix, who takes the coveted top spot from 2015 winners, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, was awarded the No.1 trophy by his mentor, Tiësto, on stage at the Top 100 DJs poll award ceremony at the Heineken Music Hall. The event was the opening party in this year’s AMF Festival, the largest of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).