It’s that time of year again: voting for the DJ Mag Top 100 is now open.
The Top 100 DJs Poll began as an editorial feature in October 1993, to celebrate DJ Mag’s 100th issue. It was predominantly UK-based at first, but when the poll was opened up to the international scene via website voting, it truly exploded. There have been a few attempts at imitation, but DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll has remained the definitive list. As well as its significance for individual DJs, the Top 100 DJs Poll also documents the growth – or decline – of dance music scenes, reflecting the ebb and flow of genres as new sounds and scenes take hold and spread.
Last year saw the first ever duo to place #1, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Hardwell was bumped down to #2 and newcomer Martin Garrix made a huge splash at #3.
Voting opened at midday BST today (6th July) and closes at 3:59 PM PST on 14th September. The 2016 winner will be crowned at the Top 100 DJs Poll Awards on 19th October at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall.