Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have won the Highest DJ Group award in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2022.
The kings of Tomorrowland, there are few main stages that Belgium-Greek duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike haven’t conquered. From EDC Las Vegas to EXIT festival, Parookaville to Creamfields, the pair have brought a rock-star energy to the world of EDM, winning this poll in recent years and breaking free from the normal confines of clubland to play events such as the UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid and Lollapalooza South America.
Unsurprisingly then, the last 12 months have seen a further redefinition of what they’re capable of. Back on the road, what Dimitri calls “0 to 100 real quick”, music is now only one string to his bow. Having filmed his first lead role in the film H4Z4RD, an action-comedy car chase movie that naturally features Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’ in the trailer and has been compared to everything from Quentin Tarantino to the movie Crank, he’s also been writing various scripts. Not content, however, with conquering the film world, he’s also working with artist and writer Erik Burnamn on a first graphic novel series, ‘Alien Samurai Dino Warriors’ None of this has stopped him on the studio front either, collaborating with David Guetta, Nicole Scherzinger and Azteck on the slinky ‘The Drop’.
Like Mike, meanwhile, also returned to the fray, after “taking some time to focus on my mental and physical health” to re-prepare himself for the rigours of touring. Recently releasing single ‘Desire’, the track showcased his love of a meeting point somewhere between EDM and melodic techno. Playing his first solo set at Tomorrowland, he also showcased a slower, groovier sound to contrast with the mainstage hype he and his brother brought to their triumphant return to the festival that helped forge their reputation.
1.3 million votes were counted from 243 countries in this year’s Top 100 DJs poll. Among the smaller territories who participated, we received votes from St Kitts & Nevis, Djibouti, Micronesia, Isle of Man, Palau, the Falkland Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, Montserrat, and even a vote from the Vatican City, demonstrating the truly global reach of the Top 100 DJs poll.
You can see the full Top 100 DJs list here.