This week we have none other than the legendary Sander Van Doorn taking over our HQ.
Kura is a portugese DJ who is ranked 42nd in our Top 100 Clubs poll, we sat down with him ahead of the Top 100 Clubs tour.
You have recently been awarded as Portugal’s best DJ. How does it feel to win this accolade?
It's very special for me to receive this award for the second year in a row; the support of the Portuguese fans has been incredible and gives me even more motivation to keep going
We are now into the final week of voting for Top 100 Clubs 2015, powered by Miller Genuine Draft. Every year we see new contenders arrive on the scene primed to challenge the old guard, and 2015 will be no different!
Here are four clubs, who have never featured before, but have designs on shaking things up in 2015. You can still cast your votes here.
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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.