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The first Top 100 DJs Poll open to public voting was held in 1997 by DJmag.com. Before this, DJmag’s poll was intermittent, and only people in the dance music industry contributed towards a candidate shortlist. Back in 1997, DJmag.com didn’t exist, so all votes were sent in the post. Altogether, about 700 people voted in Top 100 DJs poll in 1997. In 1998 we started accepting votes by email, opening up the poll to many more international voters. The amount of votes received more than trebbled, but Carl Cox was still crowned people’s champion for the second time in a row. In 1999, there were 31 new entries. Only four women made it into the whole poll. The 2000 poll was the first time that Dutch superstar DJ TiÃ«sto featured (at number 24). In 2001, votes came in from 50 countries. Over 500 DJs were nominated, and the top 25 garnered almost 60% of the vote. In 2002, the vote was up by 20% on 2001, with 38,481 dance music fans taking part around the world. Votes came in from 65 countries. In 2003, there were 61,529 votes, up 50% on 2002’s total. Votes were received from 120 countries around the world. 2004 – There really was no disputing TiÃ«sto’s position in the 2004 poll.
Previously, Paul Oakenfold and Carl Cox had both won the award twice, but last year TiÃ«sto took things to a whole new level. His 25,000 capacity stadium gigs, and his DJ set at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games to a TV audience in excess of 4.5 billion, meant no other DJ could compete. Last year TiÃ«sto was crowned No.1 for the third year in a row.
Voting closes on Friday 30th September. Results announced at a glittering party in London on 27th October.