After a lot of anticipation and rumours we finally heard who was to be crowned the no. 1 DJ on Saturday night. We attended the top 100 DJs event at the Brixton electric, which was the mere sister event of the 25,000 capacity event held in Amsterdam.
It didn’t seem long until the countdown started and the live stream from Amsterdam was blasting through to London. An atmosphere not far from an EDM version of Eurovision left the crowd screaming with approval after the revealing of the top three.
It was a close call with Avicii taking third place, leaving second place to Armin Van Buuren, who had previously been at the top for five straight years. It was Hardwell who took the top spot this year though, at just 25 he only entered the top 100 three years ago and his popularity has since been increasing.
After the big announcement the night seemed to get bigger and better with sets from Quentin Mosimann who really started to get the crowd going. Bob Sinclar came on after showing his true experience in DJ’ing with a variety of music through old school style house and more recent lyrically acclaimed songs.
Everyone around the venue was asking each other for any information on when newly titled No. 1 DJ would arrive for his set and delays in customs if anything built a better atmosphere and when he finally got on stage it was an experience to remember leaving hairs on end. Hardwell played an intense set really showing off his skills and showing exactly why he deserved to be the No. 1 DJ.
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