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DJ Magazine
DJ Magazine (February 2012 cover).jpg
February 2012 cover
Editor Magazine: Ben Murphy
DJMagTV: David Eserin
Categories Music, technology, nightlife, style
Frequency Monthly
First issue 1991
Company Thrust Publishing
Country UK
Language English
Website djmag.com
ISSN 0951-5143

DJ Magazine (also known as DJ Mag) is a British monthly magazine dedicated to electronic dance music and DJs.[1] Founded 31 January 1991, the magazine is translated monthly to Portuguese, Polish (since June 2010),[2] Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch.[3]

DJ Mag Canada, launched in partnership with IHM Media Group in January 2012 and publishes exclusive Canadian content. IHM Media Group also publishes DJ Mag Caribe and DJ Mag Australia.

DJ Blackbook[edit]

In January 2008, the magazine created the DJ Blackbook which is a database of DJs, producers and promoters. It was released online and in a printed version with over 10000 contacts.[citation needed]

DJ Mag Top 100 Polls[edit]

The magazine publishes two annual "Top 100" lists, one for DJs and one for nightclubs. As of 2010 both polls are based on a public vote. Trackitdown.net formed a collaboration with the 2008 DJ poll, saying "By offering each voter a free track to download from our catalogue of 350,000 titles from over 10,000 labels, we can demonstrate how easy it is to find your favourite electronic music legally."[4] The awards party for the poll has traditionally been hosted at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London. For the 2011 poll, the event was hosted outside of the UK for the first time in its history, being staged at the 2011's edition of the Amsterdam dance event. The 2012 and 2013 award shows were both held on 19 October at the same event. [5][6] Until 2002, the top three has consisted of at least one English DJ. However, the same year and onwards saw at least one Dutch DJ in the top three. Armin van Buuren currently holds the record of most wins with five to his name. Although, some DJ's pay for their place on this list, which is a legal action, offered by the DJ Magazine directors.

DJ Mag top DJs polled
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
1997 England Carl Cox England Paul Oakenfold Wales Sasha
1998 England Paul Oakenfold England Carl Cox England Judge Jules
1999 England Paul Oakenfold England Carl Cox Wales Sasha
2000 Wales Sasha England Paul Oakenfold England John Digweed
2001 England John Digweed Wales Sasha United States Danny Tenaglia
2002 Netherlands Tiësto Wales Sasha England John Digweed
2003 Netherlands Tiësto Germany Paul Van Dyk Netherlands Armin Van Buuren
2004 Netherlands Tiësto Germany Paul Van Dyk Netherlands Armin Van Buuren
2005 Germany Paul Van Dyk Netherlands Tiësto Netherlands Armin Van Buuren
2006 Germany Paul Van Dyk Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto
2007 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto England John Digweed
2008 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto Germany Paul Van Dyk
2009 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto France David Guetta
2010 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren France David Guetta Netherlands Tiësto
2011 France David Guetta Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto
2012 Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Netherlands Tiësto Sweden Avicii
2013 Netherlands Hardwell Netherlands Armin Van Buuren Sweden Avicii
2014 Netherlands Hardwell Greece Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Netherlands Armin Van Buuren

Top 100 DJs 2014[edit]

  • Awards as given by DJ Mag
Place Name Nationality
1 Hardwell Netherlands
2 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Greece
3 Armin Van Buuren *Highest Trance DJ Netherlands
4 Martin Garrix Netherlands
5 Tiësto Netherlands
6 Avicii Sweden
7 David Guetta France
8 Nicky Romero Netherlands
9 Skrillex United States
10 Steve Aoki United States
11 Calvin Harris Scotland
12 Afrojack Netherlands
13 Blasterjaxx Netherlands
14 Dash Berlin Netherlands
15 Alesso Sweden
16 deadmau5 Canada
17 Showtek Netherlands
18 W&W Netherlands
19 Deorro *Highest New Entry United States
20 DVBBS Canada
21 Nervo Australia
22 Zedd Germany
23 R3hab Netherlands
24 Andrew Rayel Moldova
25 Above & Beyond United Kingdom
26 Steve Angello *Highest House DJ Sweden
27 Dyro Netherlands
28 Aly & Fila Egypt
29 Axwell Sweden
30 Dannic Netherlands
31 Ummet Ozcan *Highest Climber Netherlands
32 Diplo United States
33 Krewella United States
34 Oliver Heldens Netherlands
35 Fedde Le Grand Netherlands
36 Vicetone Netherlands
37 Angerfist Netherlands
38 Paul van Dyk Germany
39 Sebastian Ingrosso Sweden
40 Headhunterz Netherlands
41 Borgore Israel
42 Kura Portugal
43 Daft Punk France
44 Markus Schulz Germany
45 Frontliner Netherlands
46 Kaskade United States
47 Brennan Heart Netherlands
48 Coone Belgium
49 Infected Mushroom Israel
50 Laidback Luke Netherlands
51 Sander van Doorn Netherlands
52 Dada Life Sweden
53 Knife Party Australia
54 Dillon Francis United States
55 Yves V Belgium
56 Firebeatz Netherlands
57 Porter Robinson United States
58 ATB Germany
59 Carl Cox *Highest Techno DJ United Kingdom
60 Eric Prydz Sweden
61 Gabry Ponte Italy
62 VINAI Italy
63 MAKJ United States
64 Radical Redepmption Netherlands
65 DJ Snake France
66 Da Tweekaz Norway
67 Noisecontrollers Netherlands
68 Carnage United States
69 Cosmic Gate Germany
70 Diego Miranda Portugal
71 Zatox Italy
72 Quentin Mosimann Switzerland
73 Tenishisa Malta
74 Gareth Emery United Kingdom
75 Umek Slovenia
76 Tiddey Poland
77 Zomboy United Kingdom
78 DJ Bl3nd United States
79 Orjan Nilsen Norway
80 TJR United States
81 3LAU United States
82 Don Diablo Netherlands
83 Madeon France
84 Wolfpack United States
85 Mike Candys Switzerland
86 Quintino Netherlands
87 Borgeous United States
88 Audien United States
89 Boy George United Kingdom
90 Richie Hawtin Canada
91 Ferry Corsten Netherlands
92 Code Black Australia
93 Heatbeat Argentina
94 Merk & Kremont Italy
95 Wildstylez Netherlands
96 Bingo Players Netherlands
97 The Chainsmokers United States
98 John O' Callaghan Northern Ireland
99 Arty Russia
100 Felguk Brazil

Top 150 DJs 2014 (#101-150)[edit]

[7]

Place Name Nationality
101 Gunz For Hire Netherlands
102 FTampa Brazil
103 Swedish House Mafia Sweden
104 Psyko Punkz Netherlands
105 Ran-D Netherlands
106 DJs from Mars Brazil
107 Frequencerz Netherlands
108 Juicy M Ukraine
109 Danny Ávila Spain
110 D-Block & S-te-Fan Netherlands
111 Adaro Netherlands
112 E Force Canada
113 Wasted Penguinz Sweden
114 Disclosure United Kingdom
115 Tritonal United States
116 Atmozfears Netherlands
117 Yellow Claw Netherlands
118 Tchami France
119 Chuckie Netherlands
120 Bassjackers Netherlands
121 Hazem Beltagui Egypt
122 Twoloud Germany
123 Bobina Russia
124 DJ Antoine Switzerland
125 Skazi Israel
126 Will Sparks Australia
127 Simon Patterson Republic of Ireland
128 Alok Brazil
129 Miss K8 Ukraine
130 Tom Swoon Poland
131 Mastiksoul Angola
132 Adventure Club Canada
133 Pegboard Nerds Norway Denmark
134 Paul Oakenfold United Kingdom
135 Marlo Netherlands
136 Zatenko Ukraine
137 Angger Dimas Indonesia
138 Mat Zo United Kingdom
139 Flume Australia
140 Digital Punk Netherlands
141 Carl Nunes Guatemala
142 Deep Voices Germany United States
143 Crypsis Poland
144 Seven Lions United States
145 Tommy Trash Australia
146 Minus Militia Netherlands
147 Mark with a K Belgium
148 Benny Benassi Italy
149 Cupsy Netherlands
150 Bassnectar United States

Awards[edit]

  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2003[8]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2004[9]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2005[10]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2006[11]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2007[12]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2008[13]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2009[14]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2010[15]
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2011
  • IDMA Best Music Publication 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About DJ Mag (History)". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ DJ Magazine Polska: oficjalne oświadczenie wydawcy / Aktualności / FTB.pl
  3. ^ "DJ Mag Launch Party - AIR Amsterdam". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vote now in DJmag's Top 100 DJs 2008 poll!". Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  5. ^ DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll 2012 Receives Record Number Of Votes – News at Trackitdown
  6. ^ DJ Mag Top 100 Awards Show – Friday 19 October – Program – Amsterdam Dance Event 2012
  7. ^ http://djmag.fr/articles/1049-top-100-djs-2014-les-50-suivants-101-150
  8. ^ "Nominees / Winners for Year the 2002". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  9. ^ "Nominees & Winners for the Year 2003". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  10. ^ "Winners for the 20th Annual International Dance Music Awards". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  11. ^ "21st Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  12. ^ "22nd Annual IDMA Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  13. ^ "23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 9 September 2008. 
  14. ^ "24th Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  15. ^ "23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees & Winners". WinterMusicConference.com. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 

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