Voting for the historical poll ends Wednesday 19th September 11:59 BST so voters have less than 2 weeks to cast their votes in time to be counted in this year’s highly anticipated results. This year’s poll has been the biggest yet with djmag.com seeing rocketing traffic!! Almost 41 million pages have been viewed on the site since voting began in July. However, Top 100 DJ Poll 2018 Closing Soon!
United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico are the Top 100 DJ Poll 2018 voting regions, with central Europe (Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France and Spain) closely running behind.
Following the widening of the voting process using a 2FA sms login option for markets without Facebook, there has been a 28% increase in votes from China. While other areas in Asia, including Japan, Vietnam and Thailand have also been seeing similar increases.
This also means there are just weeks left for voters to enter the incredible annual competition in partnership with UNICEF with extra aspects and prizes being added along the way; Full Madness Tomorrow Land Tickets, a host of signed memorabilia from Armin Van Buuren to Oliver Heldens and a meet and greet with Nervo just to whet the tastebuds.
For a second consecutive year UNICEF, the global children’s organization, is the official charity beneficiary of Top 100 DJs. UNICEF works in over 190 countries around the world to keep children healthy, happy and safe. The Top 100 DJs poll has always had charity beneficiaries, however 2017 was a major escalation that saw the charity partner elevated to headline status.
The partnership raised in excess of £30,000, including a personal donation of £10,000 by DJ Mag. In 2018 and partnering for a second year with UNICEF, the ambitions for the campaign are to exceed £50,000 in donations to further support the incredible and on-going work undertaken by UNICEF and help build a better world for children. The competition closes on 30th September
The Top 100 DJ Poll 2018 was first launched in 1993 as an editorial list to celebrate the 100th edition of DJ Mag however, it wasn’t until 1997 that DJ Mag decided to make the Top 100 DJs a publicly-voted poll. That same year a fresh-faced 20-year-old Carl Cox scooped the award.
What followed was a succession of newly crowned champions in Paul Oakenfold (2x), Sasha, John Digweed, Tiësto (3x), Paul van Dyk (2x), Armin van Buuren (5x), David Guetta, Hardwell (2x) and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – all of whom remain some of electronic music’s most successful DJs. Fast-forward to the present day and the poll is spearheaded by a new two-time winner, and the undeniable face of a new generation of DJs, Martin Garrix – who was the youngest ever World’s No.1 DJ!
Across its 24 previous winners the Top 100 DJs Poll has spanned the length and breadth of the electronic music sphere, from Carl Cox to Tiësto to David Guetta and Martin Garrix, proving that the poll is representative of the growth – or decline – of dance music scenes, reflecting the ebb and flow of genres as new sounds and scenes take hold and spread
Over the years more than 25 of the world’s most renowned female DJs have appeared in the poll. Names include Lisa Lashes, Sister Bliss, Magda, NERVO, Krewella, Alison Wonderland, Anne Savage, Sonique, Lottie to name but a few. This year as the industry itself noticeably has more female DJs on all lineups across the genres the poll is set to voice more support for female DJ’s accolades from the past year.
The Top 100 DJ Poll 2018 results will be announced on 20th October during a special awards ceremony at Amsterdam Music Festival in front of 35,000 fans, during the world-renowned Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). In 2017 4 million people tuned in to watch Martin Garrix be crowned The World’s No.1 DJ for a second time. Full details and line-up reveal for the 2018 ceremony will be announced soon. On the night, fans will also be able to follow the announcement of the Top 100 DJs Results across DJ Mag’s digital and social channels, culminating with the unveiling of The World’s No.1 DJ. The print magazine will then issue the Top 100 DJs edition on 25th October, featuring interviews with all Top 100 DJs entries in the poll.