It's been a month of long hours and hard graft here at DJ Mag HQ. In 2018, we're celebrating 25 years of our Top 100 DJs poll, a publicly-voted list, which represents the most popular selectors in the global scene, and has helped shaped DJ culture for over two decades. This year, Martin Garrix has once again been voted your No.1 DJ in the world, making it a whopping three in a row for the bright-eyed, happy-go-lucky Dutchman. There's been some interesting results from the rest of the poll too, with more underground artists cracking the list than previous years, including acts like Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Marco Carola and Nina Kraviz. There's also a host of EDM regulars back in the poll once again, including international faves like Steve Aoki, R3HAB, Hardwell, David Guetta and many more.
Elsewhere in this issue, we've charted the history of house through flyer artwork in our Chicago House Heaven feature (page 108), shone a spotlight on Studio 54 with the release of a new tell-all doc (page 114) and talked health, house and happiness with DJ legend Roy Davis Jr (page 111). We've also turned our attention to this month's looming midterm elections in the States, tapping up several DJs to discuss why making your vote count has never been more vital. Finally, DJ Mag's staff writer Eoin Murray discusses how DJs who keep track IDs secret are harming the dance music community, and Canadian selector B. Traits talks some of her most influential tracks. And with that, we're off to put our feet up and pour ourselves a stiff drink, to raise a glass to another successful year of Top 100 DJs!
CHARLOTTE LUCY CIJFFERS
Commissioning Editor, DJ Mag North America