Russia is one of only a handful of countries that have resisted the global EDM explosion. Of course, you can still see big-room DJ at large-scale arena events in Moscow or St Petersburg, but the club scene - much like London or Berlin - moves to the steady beat of underground house and techno. So for this week’s Top 100 Clubs scene focus, we show you the dark rooms, roof terraces and unique vibe of Russia’s best clubs.
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Florian Picasso is a French EDM DJ who has been making a lot of noise across the world, with his original tracks and remixes for the likes of R3hab & NERVO. Bringing his artistic heritage and all his influences in his music, where precision and rhythm come together as one, he creates something unique on each piece of his art.
Florian is only 23 years old, so you can expect to hear a lot more about him over the next few years.
Following the announcement of the 2014 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs back in our November issue (congratulations again Mr. Hardwell!), the Top 100 World Tour kicks off with a trip to Turkey to see Uncle Armin and new-kid-on-the-block Martin Garrix. As you may remember, our interviews with this year’s winners revealed that DJs are increasingly distancing themselves from the dreaded EDM label, which so regularly invokes scornful rants from dance aficionados and YouTube trollers alike.
New Years Eve has always been one of the biggest events in the dance music calendar. And as electronic music continues to dominate the global airwaves, the dawn of 2015 is set to be the biggest and best yet! We have tracked down the world’s biggest DJs, so you know where you can find them when the clock strikes twelve!
Of all the regions represented in 2014’s Top 100 DJs result, it is Europe that is most dominant. A staggering 70% of the 100 DJs in the list are European. Of the Top ten DJs in the poll, eight are European and five are from Holland - a nation that has turned EDM into a major export over the last decade or two. These are Europe’s biggest DJs, as voted for by you.
It’s been called “Electronic Music’s UN Summit”, “Electronic Music’s HQ” and “Good Luck Making It To Your 9am Panel”. In just a few years the client-meeting-and-carnage week that is Amsterdam Dance Event (Pronounced “A, D, E” by Europeans, “Aid” by the US and “Friday afternoon” by the Dutch) has become an interesting hybrid.
Alessandro Lindblad, otherwise known as Alesso is a Grammy®-nominated top-charting Swedish DJ/producer. Alesso's new single 'Heroes (We Could Be) ft. Tove Lo' is looking set to smash the UK charts with over 3 MILLION combined YouTube/ Soundcloud plays after being released on virgin emi uk/def jam recordings on the 16th of November.
If the titles weren’t enough, then the sounds of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s tracks ‘Tremor’ and ‘Body Talk (Mammoth)’ with their hippo-sized basslines, shrieking hyena riffs and drum-rolls that stampede like rhinos show that Belgian brothers Dimitri and Michael Thivaois are amongst dance music’s big beasts. And they’ve been roaming far and wide this year, playing across Mexico, Brazil and the UK, launching a new residency in Ibiza, and returning home to the Tomorrowland festival, which they’ve headlined for five years.
Hardwell received the coveted No.1 DJ in the world award at the massive Amsterdam party on Saturday 18th October. This is the fourth year in a row that the Top 100 DJs awards have been in Amsterdam, to coincide with the ADE conference that occurs in mid-October every year.
The official Top 100 DJs album from Ministry of Sound is out now.
The double compilation, which is available as CD or download from iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, features tracks from the world’s most popular DJs and EDM artists - according to this year’s Top 100 DJs voters.
The album features tracks from No.1 DJ Hardwell, No.2 DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike alongside cuts from EDM big hitters Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Fedde Le Grand and Avicii.