Every year, dance music publication DJMag holds its Top 100 DJ poll, ranking the world’s most talented DJs. This year, however, will be unlike its usual voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. As events and festivals have been forced to cancel in many countries around the world, dance music artists have moved entirely online. Therefore, the renowned publication will be hosting a special live stream series that will get voters in the spirit of the annual poll.
The Top 100 Djs Virtual Festival series will take place every Saturday and Sunday, from July 18th through September 19th. The live stream will be broadcast on DJ Mag’s YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels. The Saturday broadcast will celebrate the Top 100 DJs, featuring performances by those who have the potential to be a part of this year’s poll. Sundays, on the other hand, will be dedicated to the Alternative Top 100 DJs. This poll uses that same data as the Top 100 DJs while cross-referencing Beatport sales data to rank and celebrate the contribution of house and techno artists.
The weekly lineups for the live streams will be announced soon. However, artists such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Oliver Heldens, and Timmy Trumpet are confirmed to be Saturday DJs. For Sunday, techno and house artists such as Carl Cox, Stacey Pullen, Solardo, CamelPhat, and Nicole Moudaber will perform.
DJMag Top 100 to Benefit UNICEF
For the fourth year, the DJMag Top 100 DJs poll will be in aid of UNICEF. This organization aims to help and protect children around the world. This benefit will focus on responding to the coronavirus pandemic; proceeds will go directly to the organization’s emergency response fund. Viewers and voters of the poll will be encouraged to donate to the charity.
Voting for the Top 100 DJs will open on July 15th at 12 PM BST. Make sure to tune in to the initial live stream of the Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival. For more information on the live stream, visit the official website.