There is just one week left to vote in the world’s biggest music poll, DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs. Fans can vote for their favorite DJs at vote.djmag.com until 23:59 BST on 22nd September 2021.
This year’s voting has been supported by the Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival, a nine-week online showcase of the world’s leading DJs from across the planet. The Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival series first launched in 2020, in response to the pandemic and the closure of the global nightlife and event industry. So far this year’s sets have been viewed more than four million times.
Saturdays have been 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. In 2021, the genres included in Alternative Top 100 DJs have been widened to include a number of Beatport’s high-selling genres, including house, techno, drum & bass, and other derivatives that have recently been underrepresented in the main poll.
This weekend, 18th -19th September, will be the last Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival of 2021, giving voters a final chance to choose their No.1 DJ ahead of the end of voting on Wednesday 22nd September.
The massive final week lineup includes sets from current Top 100 DJs and Alternative Top 100 DJs champions David Guetta and Charlotte de Witte alongside Miss K8, Delano Smith, Don Diablo, Timmy Trumpet, and many more. All sets will be broadcast across DJ Mag’s global YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels. In addition to the DJ Mag channels, selected Alternative Top 100 DJs sets will be broadcast across Beatport’s Twitch and Facebook channels.
Now in year five of a long-term partnership, Top 100 DJs has raised more than £80,000 for Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organization. With this money, Unicef has been able to provide enough life-saving vaccines to protect more than one million children worldwide.
This year, the fundraising focus shifted to Unicef’s Vaccinaid program. With vaccines rolling out, we’re beginning to win the fight against COVID-19. But we can’t stop at our own borders. When one country is at risk, we’re all at risk. DJ Mag are asking DJs, artists, and fans to play their part in supporting Unicef’s mission to deliver two billion vaccines, as well as millions of treatments around the world this year.
Viewers of the Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival have been invited to donate whatever they can afford during the broadcasts, or enter a charity prize draw, in partnership with Crowdfunder. This will see one lucky donor and their friend win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Amsterdam to meet 2021’s No.1 DJ backstage, directly after they have collected their award. You can enter at crowdfunder.co.uk/top100djs
Additional Unicef fundraising plans are in place, including the release of a series of collectible NFT trading cards to commemorate the Top 100 DJs results. Fans can register their interest ahead of the drop at https://dj-m.ag/top100djsNFT
Top 100 DJs is a fully open poll, with no nominations or categories. Voters are simply asked to choose their top five DJs. They can include a DJ with five followers to a DJ with five million followers — but voters are reminded that they only get one vote each year! The 100 DJs with the most votes make the final ranking.
Top 100 DJs was born from the 100th edition of DJ Mag back in 1993 and began as an editorially curated list. In later years it was opened to a postal ballot before going online.
In 2020, more than 1.2 million votes came from 232 different countries, including principalities and islands. As an indication of how truly global the poll is, the figures include 50 votes from Greenland, 52 votes from San Marino, 924 from Syria, and one vote from Vatican City! Europe and the United States pulled in the most votes, closely followed by Latin American countries, specifically Brazil and Mexico, but also Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, and Guatemala, cementing Top 100 DJs position as the world’s biggest publicly voted music poll.
Last year, David Guetta was crowned as The World’s No.1 DJ, for the second time — almost a decade after he first took the No.1 spot in 2011. Check out the full ranking at djmag.com/top100djs
Top 100 DJs Voting is open until 23:59 BST on 22nd September 2021.