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“I’ve watched DJ Mag reach new heights over the years when many have faltered, and 25 years is a great achievement. My best memory is being on the cover, it was a great moment for me and for drum & bass.”


The world’s biggest dance music media brand, DJ Magazine (DJ Mag), will publish its 25th anniversary issue on 28th April with a special edition focused on 25 electronic music pioneers from the past 25 years, alongside retrospectives on the technology, clubs, and genres that have impacted on dancefloors over the past quarter of a century. The 25th anniversary issue will feature the 25 pioneers on the cover, details of which will be released on the eve of publication.


To celebrate this significant achievement, DJ Mag has also announced a series of 25th anniversary events across the UK and in Ibiza running into summer 2016. The first 25th anniversary party will take place on 27th April at Phonox, London in association with Fabio & Grooverider (the d&b duo will also be celebrating their 25 year career that evening): Get Tickets Here


Saturday 30th April will then see DJ Mag take over Egg LDN with a line-up featuring Dennis Ferrer and Tania Vulcano:

All DJ sets will be streamed live via Get Tickets here


Space, Ibiza will then host the biggest DJ Mag 25th birthday event to date on 30th June. The line-up will be announced soon.


“It’s quite a milestone, electronic dance music was traditionally seen as disposable and throwaway, so for us to have stuck around for a quarter of a century — especially in the current publishing climate — is quite an achievement,” said Carl Loben, editor of DJ Magazine. “Over the years DJ Mag has tried to reflect the whole spectrum of the music, which has grown exponentially since we’ve been alive. All contributors past and present, not to mention everyone who plays a part in our scene, have helped make the mag what it is today — the leading global publishing brand in electronic music.” 


The 25th anniversary issue is on sale from Thursday 28th April, and available in the delegate bags at Sonar in Barcelona, the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza, the Asia Music Conference in China and beyond.


“For as long as I’ve been a music lover, DJ, producer and label owner, I’ve always relied on the most genuine of feedback. DJ Magazine has always championed modern day dance music and translated what fellow music lovers and DJs, producers wanted to hear, say and read. DJ Magazine is the information hub we depend on to keep us in the loop with who and what is advancing in the genre of our choice. Happy 25th birthday!”





The 25th anniversary is a key moment in the history of DJ Magazine. What began in 1991 as a print title for DJs and dance music fans in the UK is now an internationally-recognised media brand, with global platforms spanning print, digital media, video, awards (Top 100 DJs Poll, Top 100 Clubs, DJ Mag Tech Awards), tours, events, and live music streaming.


DJ Mag has helped launch the careers of many of the top names in electronic music, including Underworld, Basement Jaxx, Mylo, Maya Jane Coles, Justice, Tiesto, Hardwell and many more. The magazine gave the first major magazine covers to artists including Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, and has maintained an evolving focus on successive ‘underground’ scenes that have since become global phenomenons. has in excess of 800,000 unique monthly users, 5 million monthly page views, 345,000 Twitter followers, and over 2 million Facebook fans. In addition to the UK print title, there are 10 DJ Mag international editions covering America, Latin America, Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, China, India, and South East Asia.


Top 100 DJs Poll is the world’s biggest music poll, attracting 1 million annual voters from over 200 countries around the world. The voting runs from June until September, before the results are announced to a global audience in October. Over 40,000 people attend the awards in Amsterdam, while over 7 million access the live video streams, and the #Top100DJs is a No.1 global trending topic.


Also held annually, DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs Poll 2016 powered by Miller Genuine Draft is the definitive list of the best clubs on earth – from small intimate venues to huge, large-scale temples to electronic music. Over 450,000 votes were counted this year, and there was a new winner, Space Ibiza. The results were unveiled via a social media countdown on DJ Mag’s Twitter and Facebook.


The DJ Mag Tech Awards is the benchmark guide to the best DJ and production technology, as voted for by DJ Mag readers worldwide. The annual poll is run through a Facebook voting system and announced in DJ Mag’s Tech special each September. The 2015 edition attracted over 50,000 votes.





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