TOP 100 DJS 2020 REACHES HALF WAY POINT
Over 1.8 million tune into Virtual Festival sets
Words: CHARLIE SMALL
Today marks the midpoint in the voting in the 2020 edition of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll. In unprecedented times for the electronic music industry, voters have stayed resolute in supporting their favourite DJs and electronic music artists. 612,000 verified votes have been recorded so far, all but equalling the previous record set in 2019.
Although selected venues and festivals across the planet are beginning to open their doors, the vast majority remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this period DJing and electronic music performance has moved online. To reflect this change, we have been running a series of weekly Top 100 DJs Virtual Festivals, giving youthe opportunity to experience your favourite DJs and artists in a whole new way ahead of casting your votes.
The Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival series, which continues every Saturday and Sunday until 19th September, is being broadcast across DJ Mag’s global YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels. Saturdays are dedicated to Top 100 DJs, with Sundays celebrating the Alternative Top 100 DJs. (The Alternative Top 100 DJs, uses the same vote data as the Top 100 DJs poll, cross-referenced with Beatport sales data and a genre-filter to create a ranking to celebrate the contribution of house and techno DJs.)
Highlights from Saturday’s Top 100 DJs Virtual Festivals include include David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin Van Buuren, Don Diablo, MATTN, Ferry Corsten, R3hab, Oliver Heldens, Claptone, W&W, Fedde Le Grand, KSHMR, Paul van Dyk, Steve Aoki, Mariana Bo, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.
Meanwhile, Sundays Alternative Top 100 DJs Virtual Festivals feature a mix of legends, underground stars and rising talent. DJs who have played or are set to play include: Carl Cox, Nastia, Monika Kruse, Kevin Saunderson, Lauren Flax, Satoshi Tomiie, Marco Bailey, David Morales, Rebekah, DJ Spen, Kim Ann Foxman, Rebuke, Dennis Ferrer, David Penn, Fatima Hajji, DJ Pierre, Stacey Pullen, Nicole Moudaber, DJ Paulette and Robert Hood.
Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival lineups are announced weekly on DJ Mag’s Facebook Page.
August 24th, 2020