So the Top 100 DJs poll is over for another year, and it’s congratulations to Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike for claiming the No.1 slot. Talking to them at the awards show during ADE, it was evident how much their win means to them — to have so many of their fans engaging and voting for them is part of what makes it all worthwhile for all of the top names. As Like Mike said at the awards: “You guys are the true force behind this movement.”
The awards show at ADE was an amazing spectacle, as always. You can see all the results from page 35 onwards, and read about the night on p16. Where did your favourites come? Of course, the Top 100 DJs awards are only one part of ADE: there’s the whole spectrum of our amazing, vibrant international scene in Amsterdam every mid-October to network, meet and sort out future collaborations — as well as party at a fantastic selection of events peppered throughout the week. I had a ball (again).
The more eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that we’ve got two covers this issue — Carl Cox gracing the one on the back of the mag. This is because we’re increasing our spotlight on the Alternative Top 100 DJs poll, in association with Beatport, for 2019. So not only have 14 house and techno acts made it into the regular Top 100 this time, the most for a fair number of years, but — by honing in on house and techno DJs — we also have a definitive chart now that focuses on more underground jocks. The results, available at the end of the mag, are fascinating. Where did your favourites come (again)?