In less than three months, this year will be over...
...and after that, all that will remain will be the memories of this year's raves and music festivals.
But reflecting back to 2018, if I were to ask you: which festival did you enjoy the most, what would you say?
It is hard to pick one, isn’t it?🧚♀️🧚♂️
But the one thing we can discuss... who were the best DJs of 2018?
Of course, it’ll vary according to what type of raver you are🧚♀️🧚♂️🦄👯♂️👸🧚♀️… because depending on your favorite music genre, deciding on the top DJ's is a very subjective task.
So without further a due...
Top 10 DJs of 2018
#10 Steve Aoki
EDM DJ and producer, and the founder of the label Dim Mak Records. He has been in the top DJ charts ever since 2012 where he released his album Wonderland. He currently is the number 9 of the Top 100 DJ of DJ Magazine.
He has collaborated with some of the greatest artists in the industry, such as David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Migos, Louis Tomlinson, Maná and he even featured with Daddy Yankee and Elvis Crespo in “Azukita”🎶💃🎶.
Real name: Steven Hiroyuki Aoki
Age: 40 (Born on 11/30/1977)
EDM DJ and producer🎶. He has his own firm, Wall Recordings and he has collaborated with artist like Guetta, Diplo, Steve Aoki, and Pitbull.
Real name: Nick Leonardus van de Wall
Age: 31 (Born on 09/09/1987)
#8 David Guetta
Considered as one of the best DJs of all times. He has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide, and this year he released “7”, after 4 years without launching an album ❤️❤️❤️.
Real name: Pierre David Guetta
Age: 50 (Born on 11/07/1967)
This duet is from New York and they have been working together since 2012🕴🕴.
One of their first hits was Selfie, and because of its success, they jumped right into the spotlight.
Their biggest hit until today is Closer ft Halsey, launched in 2016. The hit over a thousand million views in less than 6 months😱🤯🤯. Incredible, right?
Members: Andrew “Drew” Taggart & Alex Pall
Ages: Drew 29 (12/31/1989)
Alex 33 (05/16/1985)
He is not just a DJ, he is also a producer🤩😎😎. He starting to play in 1984 and 10 years later he launched his first productions under the name of Da Joker y Dj Limited. And three years later he presented Forbidden Paradise as DJ Tiësto👊. In 2004 he became the first DJ to play in the Olympics Games in Athens🥇.
He is now one of the most famous DJs and he has made collaborations with a lot of artists. We all have a favorite song of his, which one is yours🧐?
Real name: Tijs Michiel Verwest
Age: 49 (Born on 01/17/1969)
Named as the #1 DJ in 2013 and 2014 by DJMag, Hardwell is one of the best and most known DJs of our time😎🤩. He’s well known for his performances on EDM festivals and his great singles.
Although he is one of the favorites on the EDM culture, he recently published on his website that he is going to stop his DJ journey for a while😵😭 to spend more time with his family❤️. This is an extract of what the text says:
“...Over the past few years I've come to know myself better and better and over time I realized that there's still so much I want to share with my family and friends, so many roads I'd like to explore, but being Hardwell 24/7 leaves too little energy, love, creativity and attention for my life as a normal person to do so.
This is why I have decided to clear my schedule indefinitely to be completely liberated from targets, interviews, deadlines, release dates, etc. I've always dealt with all the pressure that comes with the heavy touring schedule, but for now, it felt too much, like a never ending rollercoaster ride. I always try to give myself 200%, and in order to keep doing that, and feeding my creativity, I need some time off to be me, the person behind the artist and reflect on everything that happened the last few years. That means my touring schedule has ended yesterday on Ibiza on September 6th, 2018 with a bang. However, I will still do my All Ages show in the Ziggo Dome during Amsterdam Dance Event on the 18th of October 2018.
I'll keep making music and I will never let go of it and will always aim to continue to connect with my fans through it.
Last but not least I want to thank every single one of my fans for the support so far…”
You can read the whole message by clicking here ➡️ https://www.djhardwell.com/
Real name: Robbert van de Corput
Age: 30 (Born on 01/07/1988)
This is one of the most talented and mysterious DJs around, and now he is not only wildly popular but one of the most financially successful DJs around 🤑.
In Forbes, they explained that “Masked performers have been omnipresent in electronic music, from mouse head-wearing Deadmau5 to the robot-helmeted Daft Punk. But Marshmello's stratospheric rise has been faster than that of any of his hidden compatriots: Ingenious marketing and infectious hits propelled him to Forbes' annual ranking of the world's highest-paid DJs less than two years after his first public performance. The independent artist earned an eye-watering $21 million pretax in the 12 months prior to June 2017, thanks to more than 170 gigs with grosses north of $150,000 a show, Forbes estimates.”
He recently received the MMVA Award for Best EDM/Dance Artist and he took off his mask! Although we saw him, we still don’t know who he really is😱👀.
Talent, mystery and great marketing strategies are a great formula💉.
Real name: unknown
Age: 26 (Born on 05/19/1992)
Being a consistently popular artist, Armin has been named #1 DJ for DJMag in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012. He is one of the most acclaimed DJs of all time.
He also has a popular radio program called A State of Trance 💊🕳. It has over 80 million weekly listeners in over 26 countries, which makes it one of the most successful radio programs around the world.
Real name: Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren
Age: 41 (Born on 12/25/1976)
These brothers became #1 on the list of DJMagazine, after appearing for the first time on the list in 2011👾👽. Nowadays they are in the second spot of the list, second year on a row👊.
Their music is described as EDM, house, future bass and so more. Touring often, they won’t be missing in any of the most important EDM & Rave important events 😍.
Names: Dimitri Thivaios & Michael Thivaios
Ages: Dimitri 36 (05/16/1982)
Michale 32 (12/02/1985)
Not only the youngest of this selection, Martin Garrix, but also one of the most talented DJs 🎼🎧. He success came along with his single Animals in 2013, and in 2014 he showed up in DJMag list in the 4th spot! In 2015 he was on the 3erd and in 2016 and 2017 he reached the #1.
As he describes himself on his website, he is definitely “one of the world’s most successful DJs/producers.“
He is launching a new book this month (October 2018) about his life 😱🤯, and he’s giving away 500 signed copies for those who pre-order his book. The name of it is Martin Garrix LIFE = CRAZY and the book “captures all facets of Martin Garrix’ extraordinary life in a way that’s unmatched.“, he explains.
Real name: Martijn Gerard Garritsen
Age: 22 (05/14/1996)
Although he is not part of DJMag last list, he is one hell of an artist. He is considered one of the best but a lot of the EDM community and he consider it as well. So, here is his a little bit about him😉:
He is a German-Russian DJ, producer, and musician, winner of a Grammy in 2013 for Best Dance Recording with Clarity 🎶💖.
His music is orientated to Electro House and it has an influence of progressive house, complextro, and dubstep.
Real name: Anton Zaslavski
Age: 29 (Born on 09/02/1989)
So that concludes our list of top DJs in 2018, did we miss any?
Let us know in the comments!