Now you can vote for the list of Top 100 DJs of DJ Mag 2020
It's that time of year again when the voting for the annual poll of the Top 100 DJs of DJ Mag 2020 it's open. On top of that, they also announced weekly festivals for the summer, so now you can vote for DJ Mag 2020's Top 100 DJs list.
Although it's been a different year, it didn't make the music stop completely. While major festivals were canceled along with a slew of tour dates, music made its way for us through live streams and original sessions.
DJ Mag returns with ranking poll, along with sponsored weekly festivals mainly by UNICEF and Beatport. Once again, the controversial ranking will raise money to aid UNICEF, marking the fourth year they have partnered. This time, however, the emphasis is on the organization's emergency coronavirus response fund. Additionally, DJ Mag announced a 12-month partnership with DJ software, Virtual DJ.
DJ Mag Weekly Online Festivals
New features don't stop here as the magazine also proposed to liven up our summers with weekend festivals online. Broadcasting every weekend between July 18 and September 20 via YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, Saturdays will focus on the Original Top 100. Also, the list of confirmed artists so far looks very promising, including massive acts like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Oliver Heldens and Don Diablo . On the other hand, Sunday will be a good day to enjoy names within the deepest musical spectrum. Artists include DJ Pierre, Carl Cox, Nicole Moudaber, Monika Kruse Fatima Haji, new favorites from the British school Solardo, CamelPhat and many more. A ballot that also collects data on Beatport sales and aims to put more focus on artists who play house and techno.
Voting for the Top 100 DJs by DJ Mag  is now available through this link. You can do it until September 23, but be sure to support your favorite artists before the deadline hits.
Teaming up with UNICEF for the fourth year, this time around voters in the Top 100 DJs poll will be able to contribute to the charity's coronavirus emergency response fund. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and ensures that more children in the world are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organization. Viewers of the Virtual Festivals and electoral voters will be invited to contribute, and to date participants have raised over £ 70,000 for UNICEF, helping to vaccinate 815,175 children worldwide against deadly diseases. If you can, please consider donating to UNICEF.
New for 2020, Top 100 DJs today announce a 12-month partnership with VirtualDJ. With over a hundred million downloads, Virtual DJ is by far the most widely used DJ software on the market, and has a recognized history of technical innovations that have shaped digital DJing over the past 20 years. This year, VirtualDJ has introduced innovative technology (real-time stem separation) into its DJ software. This new technology is opening a new frontier for DJing that will have a huge impact on the way DJs can mix for years to come, and will feel like this year's natural companion to the world's leading DJ poll. VirtualDJ will be visible throughout the voting process and social media results will reveal, and DJ Mag will produce exclusive video content to be released in the coming months.
It is now a decade since the Top 100 Awards Ceremony DJs moved from London to Amsterdam, originally in a successful partnership with ALDA and later (AMF) – which has allowed up to 40,000 people to witness the coronation of the world's No.1 DJ on the main stage each year. An upcoming announcement will detail the plans of the top 100 DJs and MFAs to commemorate this historic anniversary.
A brief history of the world's largest music poll
Running for 27 years, the Top 100 DJs began in 1993 as a way to celebrate 100 editions of DJ Magazine. To begin with, the roster was subjectively curated internally, with DJs chosen for their technical skill and ease of moving a crowd. A look at the 1993 roster reveals a very different selection of artists than you would see in recent years; A wide variety of sounds and styles are represented, from Guv'nor Andrew Weatherall and prog hero Sasha, to De Dub sound system operator Aba Shanti-I, house legends Kid Batchelor and DJ Disciple, the hardcore hip-hop Funkmaster Flex, and pioneer of the UK club scene Princess Julia. Techno artists like Dave Angel, Miss Djax, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson appear alongside junglers Dr S Gachet, DJ Hype, and Mickey Finn. There was also an appearance, bizarrely, from cheesy Radio 1 personality jock Steve Wright – a final call to the old iteration of DJ Mag as a DJing-centric mobile publication, Jocks, maybe. At this point, the list was also in alphabetical order rather than ranked, but that changed when the poll was opened to the first public vote in 1997. With the Internet still years of wide use, readers had to submit their selections by mail back then, and the first DJ to top the ranked list was Carl Cox – a perennial favorite in the poll ever since.
As the dance scene became more commercial and trance entered the mainstream Around the turn of the millennium, the Top 100 poll became increasingly dominated by the biggest names in the genre. He took the title in 2002, and claimed it three times in total; Paul van Dyk topped the poll twice in the mid-2000s, while Dutch trance king Armin van Buuren has commanded the No.1 spot a record five times, four of them in a row!
No categories or nominations when it comes to voting: contestants are simply asked to enter their top five DJs, who could also be personal favorites with minimal follow-ups, or household names with millions of fans. Inevitably, with huge countries like the United States participating, the most popular artists in the poll today have become the most visible (and accessible) in the public eye. The Top 100 survey has increasingly reflected the global appetite for commercially viable EDM sound, which became a dominant sound in the United States, particularly throughout the 2010s. EDM gave electronic music a level of general popularity that I have never seen before in the United States, despite being the country that generated the culture in the first place, through LGBTQ + black and Latino scenes in New York and Chicago, and the futuristic black Detroit.  When French DJ David Guetta topped the list in 2011, angry fans of trance and serious techno types alike criticized the poll, but the change was going to be long-lasting. Embracing a potpourri of influences from pop, house, trance, R&B, hip-hop, and hardstyle in their musical makeup, names like Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix and the most recent No. 1 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike consistently rank far behind on the chart. today's list. The popularity of hardstyle, the fast and heavy Dutch genre, has also been reflected in the Top 100 in recent years, with DJs like Headhunterz, Angerfist and Miss K8 all sounding well. Meanwhile, the glittering home of Oliver Heldens and Don Diablo has become a staunch fixture.
Beyond the EDM controversy, the Top 100 has been criticized for not accurately representing the diversity of the world music scene. dance music. There is a notable lack of women, black and non-black POC DJs in the survey: in 2019, more than 90% of the people on the list were white and more than 90% were men.
In the next edition of DJ Magazine we will present an anti-racism pledge to our readers, recognizing how the magazine's coverage has shrunk and gone far enough to reflect the truly diverse nature of the dance scene and its roots in the Black and LGBTQ communities. In addition to supporting grassroots initiatives, bringing diverse voices to the fore, trying to diversify its independent workforce and team, and reviewing its editorial policy, DJ Mag will be encouraging voters in this year's poll to consider the spectrum. multi-ethnic DJs, the roots of house, techno, jungle, garage, and pretty much any other form of dance music you can name, and the way the poll should be representative of the broader dance scene. In the Top 100 DJ Poll Winners Reveal, DJ Mag will ask all DJs what they are doing to support black and non-black POC causes, with their responses published in the magazine.
The 100 DJs follow being the largest music survey in the world, and in 2020, almost 30 years since its inception, it is evolving to better reflect the diversity of the dance music industry, and adapting to a club scene that has changed beyond recognition. due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey closes on September 23, with the results announced the following month.
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