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Poll 2023: The Martinez Brothers
The Martinez Brothers

From: New York, USA

DJ style: “House, groovy, Latin.”

Best known for: Hï Ibiza residency

The year’s not even over yet, but 2023 has been one of levelling up for Bronx brothers Stevie and Chris Martinez in more ways than one, and the proof is there for all to see. Entering the Top 100 DJs poll as a brand new addition at No.100 in 2022, the duo are now the highest climbers in this year’s poll — jumping up a huge 40 places to settle in at No.60. A firm presence in Ibiza’s house scene for over a decade, the winter saw TMB wrapping up one of their biggest seasons on the island to date, with a second residency at the No.1 club in the world — Hï Ibiza. Taking over the Theatre every Tuesday from June through October with expertly curated line-ups, the Bros welcomed guests like Eliza Rose, Shanti Celeste, Jamie Jones, Honey Dijon, Marco Carola, DJ Minx and Apollonia. The duo have also been a staple fixture on the global festival circuit this year, making appearances at Turin’s KappaFutur, DGTL Amsterdam, Time Warp and Sonus, as well as making stops in clubs from the legendary Robert Johnson to Miami’s Club Space.

It wouldn’t be surprising if the pair hadn’t found time in the studio to work on their infectious house rollers, but they’ve still managed to drop two new tracks, as well as a brand new music video. Linking up with vocalist of the moment Eliza Rose in August for chunky summer cut ‘Pleasure Peak’, they’ve also shared music with Canadian rapper Tommy Genesis. There’s also been a spotlight back on their track with Tokischa, ‘KILO’ — which scooped the award for Best Track in DJ Mag’s Best of North America Awards this year — in the form of a new remix compilation featuring Solid Grooves affiliate Beltran, LSDXOXO and Nick Leon. It’s been a busy year for The Bros’ own Cuttin’ Headz imprint too, with no less than eight releases on the label from artists like Fleur Shore, Jean Pierre and Mason Maynard.