EDM Dominates House and Techno in Top 100 DJs Poll 2018 – Full List

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Dutch EDM DJ/producer Martin Garrix has taken the top spot for the third year in a row in the Top 100 DJs Poll 2018. Garrix was named the number-one DJ in the world at a sold-out event held last night at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. Hooray? Swedish artist Avicii, who committed suicide on April 20, 2018, placed 15th on the annual poll.

Aside from a smattering of entries from techno artists Carl Cox [#53], Adam Beyer [#79], Marco Carola [#86], and Nina Kraviz [#97], EDM reigned supreme in 2018.

Where the 2017 poll saw house and techno DJs dominate — a result that moved in tandem with major U.S. electronic-music festivals like Ultra Music Festival and Electric Zoo shifting their programming away from electro — the 25th anniversary poll sees the pendulum swinging back.

According to DJ mag, 1.2 million verified votes were received — an increase of nearly 200,000 from 2017 — from 179 countries. See the full list of DJs below.

DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll 2018 – Full List

1 Martin Garrix – No.1 Non-Mover
2 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Highest Group Non-Mover
3 Hardwell Up 1
4 Armin Van Buuren Highest Trance Down 1
5 David Guetta Up 2
6 Tiesto Down 1
7 Don Diablo Highest Future House Up 4
8 Afrojack Non-Mover
9 Oliver Heldens Up 4
10 Marshmello Non-Mover
11 Steve Aoki Down 2
12 R3Hab Up 6
13 Alok Up 6
14 W&W Non-Mover
15 Avicii Up 13
16 Dvbbs Up 6
17 Lost Frequencies Up 9
18 Kshmr Down 6
19 Vintage Culture Up 12
20 Eric Prydz Up 14
21 Skrillex Down 5
22 Fedde Le Grand Up 17
23 Ummet Ozcan Up 15
24 DJ Snake Down 1
25 Quintino Up 5
26 Vinai Up 6
27 Nervo Highest Female Up 15
28 Headhunterz Highest Hard Up 5
29 Angerfist Up 11
30 Bassjackers Up 5
31 The Chainsmokers Down 25
32 Kygo Down 8
33 Timmy Trumpet Up 10
34 Vini Vici Highest Climber Up 38
35 Wolfpack Up 6
36 Alan Walker Down 19
37 Blasterjaxx Down 1
38 Danny Avila Up 14
39 DJ Kura Up 9
40 Calvin Harris Down 25
41 Axwell Ingrosso Down 20
42 Diplo Down 17
43 Nicky Romero Up 7
44 Zedd Down 15
45 Alesso Down 8
46 Tujamo Non-Mover
47 Yellow Claw Up 10
48 Cat Dealers Up 26
49 ATB Up 5
50 Diego Miranda Up 6
51 Above & Beyond Down 24
52 Jeffrey Sutorius / Dash Berlin Down 32
53 Carl Cox Highest Techno Up 9
54 Martin Jensen Up 16
55 Paul Van Dyk Down 4
56 Will Sparks Up 27
57 Claptone Highest House Up 12
58 Steve Angello Up 24
59 deadmau5 Down 10
60 Robin Schulz Up 16
61 Richie Hawtin Up 19
62 Florian Picasso Up 9
63 Swedish House Mafia Highest Re-Entry
64 Jay Hardway Up 4
65 Miss K8 Down 7
66 Mike Williams Down 6
67 Andrew Rayel Up 12
68 Mariana Bo Up 16
69 Radical Redemption Down 25
70 Brennan Heart Down 11
71 Swanky Tunes Up 28
72 Mattn Highest New Entry New Entry
73 Carta Up 19
74 Aly & Fila Down 21
75 Ferry Corsten Up 15
76 Da Tweekaz Down 9
77 Breathe Carolina New Entry
78 Ko:Yu New Entry
79 Adam Beyer New Entry
80 Daddy’s Groove Re-Entry
81 Mosimann Up 12
82 Tchami Up 13
83 Nghtmre New Entry
84 DJ L Up 14
85 Wildstylez Re-Entry
86 Marco Carola New Entry
87 Cedric Gervais New Entry
88 Marlo Re-Entry
89 Deorro Re-Entry
90 Andy C Highest Drum & Bass Down 13
91 Solomun Down 10
92 Lucas & Steve Down 28
93 Markus Schulz Re-Entry
94 Bobina Re-Entry
95 Paul Kalkbrenner Up 2
96 Alison Wonderland Down 7
97 Nina Kraviz New Entry
98 Rave Republic New Entry
99 Carl Nunes Down 36
100 Slander New Entry

Kintar 5 Tracks of the Moment


Argentinian-born and Ibiza-based Jonatan Tesei, who is more widely known as Kintar, is a prolific purveyor of ethno-house music. The owner of Sudam Recordings, he’s released simmering tracks on top-notch labels such as Suara, Global Underground, Toolroom and Terminal M.

Ahead of upcoming DJ sets at Raspoutine in Paris on October 13 and a pair of gigs at Amsterdam Dance Event — ADE 2018: D-Formation presents This Is Beatfreak at Club NL in Amsterdam and Esto es Tulum at Grand Café Heineken Hoek — on October 19, we asked Tesei to share five of his current favorite tracks for the dance floor. Continue Reading

DJ Meme On 5 Artists Who Influenced His Sound

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While David Morales made news this past weekend when he was arrested at an airport in Japan, let’s remember that the NYC house music stalwart has been producing influential house music and spreading positive vibes since the ’80s.

Earlier this year Morales, who is currently based in Europe, launched a new label, DIRIDIM Records. The imprint’s latest release is “Fall To Raise Up,” a red-hot collaboration between Brazil’s DJ Meme and Jay Sebag, a talented vocalist who’s worked with Martin Solveig, DJ Yass and Rodney Hunter. The crafty track features a smooth-as-silk remix by another Big Apple legend, Eric Kupper.

DJ Meme has been deep in the mix since the ‘80s, releasing productions and remixes on too many labels to mention. The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree as his son played  bassline on “Fall to Raise Up,” making the single a family affair.

We checked in with the maestro and asked him to share five artists who’ve helped shape his musical perspective. Continue Reading

WTF! NYC House Music Legend DJ David Morales Arrested at Japan Airport for Ecstasy Possession

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Here’s a story that took us by surprise. Legendary NYC-based DJ/producer David Morales, 56, was arrested today at Fukuoka Airport in Japan on suspicion of smuggling 0.3 grams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as ecstasy (MDMA), from Hong Kong to Fukuoka Airport.

According to published reports, the Grammy-winning Morales, told police the drugs were not his and were likely slipped into his belongings.

The drugs were reportedly discovered by a customs officer who noticed a plastic bag containing white crystals in Morales’ luggage.

Morales was visiting Japan to play Sound Museum Vision, an event in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, on Oct. 7. His set has been canceled as a result of his arrest.

Japan has extremely strict drug laws. In 1980, Paul McCartney was imprisoned for nine days and nearly sentenced to seven years in jail for possessing half a pound of marijuana.

More on this developing story as we learn more.

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