It’s hard to believe that it has almost been a year since Martin Garrix was crowned the number one DJ in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2016 list. Now, the dance music magazine is back for the list’s 2017 edition in their new announcement in which they have partnered with the organization UNICEF. DJ Mag’s goal in their partnership for this year is to bring light to an important issue in today’s society that may not normally be seen by dance music fans.
UNICEF is a humanitarian and developmental program funded by the United Nations in an effort to provide help to women and children in developing countries. Their goal is to protect the livelihood of young children as they provide vaccinations, education and protection to as many as possible.
In a statement regarding the partnership, UNICEF UK Deputy Director Catherine Cottrell said:
“We would like to thank DJ Mag for supporting Unicef through the 2017 Top 100 DJ’s poll. The money raised through working with this long-established cornerstone of the dance music calendar will have a great impact on the lives of children around the world. DJ Mag readers’ donations will help Unicef to continue to protect children in danger and transform their lives. With your help, we can make the world a safer place for children.”
Voting for this year’s poll will open to fans at 12:00PM BST on July 5th and will close at 11:59PM BST on September 13th.
You can read DJ Mag’s full announcement here and be sure to check back when voting starts in a couple weeks.