February 2012 cover
|Editor||Magazine: Ben Murphy
DJMagTV: David Eserin
|Categories||Music, technology, nightlife, style|
DJ Magazine (also known as DJ Mag) is a British monthly magazine dedicated to electronic dance music and DJs. Founded 31 January 1991, the magazine is translated monthly to Portuguese, Polish (since June 2010), Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch.
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.
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.
DJ Mag Top 100 Polls
The magazine publishes two annual "Top 100" lists, one for DJs since 1991 and one for nightclubs. English DJ Danny Rampling was the first winner of this award, Smokin Jo is the only female DJ to win this award (voted by the magazine)  and Armin van Buuren currently holds the record of most overall wins with five and a record four consecutively. 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." 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. Until 2002, the top three had consisted of at least one British DJ, since the same year at least one Dutch DJ has featured in the top three.
DJ Magazine Top Lists
|DJ Mag top DJs voted by the Magazine|
|1993||Aba Shanti-I ||Alfredo||Stu Allan|
|1995||Judge Jules ||unspecified||unspecified|
|DJ Mag top DJs voted by the Magazines Readers|
|1997||Carl Cox||Paul Oakenfold||Sasha|
|1998||Paul Oakenfold||Carl Cox||Judge Jules|
|1999||Paul Oakenfold||Carl Cox||Sasha|
|2000||Sasha||Paul Oakenfold||John Digweed|
|2001||John Digweed||Sasha||Danny Tenaglia|
|2003||Tiësto||Paul Van Dyk||Armin Van Buuren|
|2004||Tiësto||Paul Van Dyk||Armin Van Buuren|
|2005||Paul Van Dyk||Tiësto||Armin Van Buuren|
|2006||Paul Van Dyk||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto|
|2007||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto||John Digweed|
|2008||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto||Paul Van Dyk|
|2009||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto||David Guetta|
|2010||Armin Van Buuren||David Guetta||Tiësto|
|2011||David Guetta||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto|
|2012||Armin Van Buuren||Tiësto||Avicii|
|2013||Hardwell||Armin Van Buuren||Avicii|
|2014||Hardwell||Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike||Armin Van Buuren|
World's Best Nightclubs
|DJ Mag top Clubs|
Top 100 DJs 2014
- Awards as given by DJ Mag
Top 150 DJs 2014 (#101-150)
|101||Gunz For Hire|
|103||Swedish House Mafia|
|106||DJs from Mars|
|110||D-Block & S-te-Fan|
|147||Mark with a K|
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2003
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2004
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2005
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2006
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2007
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2008
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2009
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2010
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2011
- IDMA Best Music Publication 2012
- "About DJ Mag (History)". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- DJ Magazine Polska: oficjalne oświadczenie wydawcy / Aktualności / FTB.pl
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- DJ Mag Website
- DJ Mag Website Old web site with Top-100 rankings from 1999 to 2008.
- DJ Blackbook
-  Votes and standings from 1997 to 2013
- EDM Source and Resident Advisor Webzine's Alternative Top 100 DJ's list 2014