Sensation commenced in Amsterdam in 2000, and since then over half a million people across the world have experienced one of the most spectacular dance and music phenomenons in the world.
The first ever Sensation took place at the Amsterdam ArenA – home of Ajax football club, and was experienced by 20,000 clubbers. The following year, Sensation as we know it was born. As a tribute to his brother Miles, who helped found ID&T before sadly dying in a car accident, Duncan Stutterheim, Sensation CEO, asked visitors to dress in white as people did at Miles’ funeral. Numbers had doubled from the first year, and eighty percent of the 40,000 attendees did so, creating an image so staggering that the dress code has remained the same ever since.
The votes have all been counted and it’s official — DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ are proud to announce that Markus Schulzhas been voted America’s Best DJ for 2012.
The talented Miami-based DJ will be honored October 7 in Las Vegas for the ABDJ Closing Party, which will include a press reception at Marquee. After being presented with his trophy–a special Gold-Plated Pioneer mixer—Markus will take to the decks along with special guest A-Trak to cap the wildest Columbus Day weekend Vegas has ever seen. Even better – the party is free! [DJ Times]
SECOND PLACE – STEVE AOKI THIRD PLACE – SKRILLEX
6. Porter Robinson
7. Wolfgang Gartner
//// The nominees are out for the 2012 DJ TIMES America’s Best Dj poll and everyone wants to know, Who gonna win this year?
Inaugurated in 2006, America’s Best DJ is an online vote that determines the most-popular US-based DJ. Each year, DJ Times nominates 100 DJs and fans can vote for their favorites from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
djMe places bets on;
Wolfgang Gartner // Skrillex // Kill The Noise //
Markus Schulz // Morgan Page
Armand Van Helden // A-Trak // Audrey Napoleon // Baby Anne // Bad Boy Bill // Bassnectar // Blake Jarrell // Bl3nd // BT // Carl Craig // Cedric Gervais // Christopher Lawrence // Claude VonStroke // Cold Blank // Colette // Crystal Method // Designer Drugs // Dieselboy // Dillon Francis // Diplo // Disco Fries // DJ Boris // DJ Craze // DJ Creme // DJ Dan // DJ Enferno // DJ Fei-Fei // DJ Godfather // DJ Icey // DJ Pauly D // DJ Shadow // DJ Shiftee // DJ Skribble // DJ Swamp // DJ Theo // DJ Vice // Dennis Ferrer // Derrick Carter // Donald Glaude // Dubfire // Eco // Erick Morillo // Faust & Shortee // Felix Da Housecat // Filo & Peri // Flosstradamus // François K // Frankie Knuckles // Gabriel & Dresden // George Acosta // Girl Talk // Grandmaster Flash // Green Velvet // Ian Carey // Jazzy Jeff // Jeff Mills // Joe Bermudez // Josh Wink // Kill the Noise // LA Riots // Louie Vega // Manufactured Superstars // Mark Farina // Markus Schulz // Matthew Dear // Max Vangeli // Miguel Migs // MiMOSA // Mixmaster Mike // Moby // Morgan Page // Oscar G // Paper Diamond // Porter Robinson // Pretty Lights // Reid Speed // Rob Swift // Robbie Rivera // Roger Sanchez // Roonie G // Saeed Younan // Scotty Boy // Serge Devant // Sharam // Shogun // Skrillex // Sleepy & Boo // SovietPanda // Stacey Pullen // Steve Aoki // Sticky Boots // Tittsworth // Tommie Sunshine // Tritonal // Trouble & Bass Crew // 12th Planet // VibeSquaD // Victor Calderone // Wolfgang Gartner // Z-Trip
//// The massive UK empire of Cream has just been bought out by US big boy Live Nation. Mention Cream to any UK clubbers and I’m sure they get a twinkle in their eye. The Cream club and massive festival Creamfields has been going on for years even before you knew what Dubstep was. Besides being a major sellout the plus side of this deal is that America and other countries will now get to part-take in the Creamfields festivities. Hopefully it won’t be a watered down version.
Superclub/ dance music festival pioneer James Barton has sold Creamfields to Live Nation as part of the US event conglomerate’s plans to expand into hosting EDM events.
Cream founder James Barton agreed to join Live Nation as its new president of electronic music and to lead the company’s expansion in the area.
Founded in 1998, Cream has organized artist tours, nine Creamfields Festivals in the United Kingdom and club events. It has booked artists including David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto and others. [businessweek]
Now entering its sixth year, DJ Times’ “America’s Best DJ” promotion fosters the growth of US DJ & Nightlife culture by encouraging dance-music fans to support their favorite US-based DJs in a quest to crown the USA’s top jock.
Port Washington, N.Y.–The votes have all been counted and it’s official–DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ are proud to announce that Kaskade has been voted America’s Best DJ for 2011.
The talented Los Angeles-based jock will be honored October 9 in Las Vegas for the ABDJ Closing Party, which will include a press reception at Marquee. After being presented with his trophy–a special Gold-Plated Pioneer mixer–Kaskade will take to the decks for the wildest Sunday night party in Vegas.