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China’s booming market is the final frontier for electronic music. It has captivated millions of fans and created a prosperous environment for an electronic revolution that is stretching beyond the Great Wall.

Exciting DJs and venues that are raising the bar nationwide have emerged with this growth, and as DJ Mag did with worldwide rankings, we have created a system that will help to showcase an order of talent across the nightlife spectrum here in China. PYRO Music, Chinas first electronic music only platform, is taking the lead in association with IMS Asia-Pacific to organize this operation using a hybrid vote to fairly and genuinely judge & rank the talent.

Introducing PYRO百大2017!

How does it work?

We recognise that being a great DJ or venue isn’t just about popularity, but also about skill and recognition from the industry. Therefore we decided to include both a popular vote AND an industry panel of experts to create a hybrid voting system.

Step 1

From 1st of August until 31st August, there will be a vote through our website and app. Users will be able to vote for 3 DJs and for 3 venues by simply clicking the vote button.

Step 2

After we have discovered the top 100 DJs & Venues, our panel of over 40 industry experts from China and around the world will then cast their votes on the final top 20. They will be looking at everyone’s profiles, their music, and their shows, so make sure your profile is totally up to date with your latest tracks!

The list of panelists will be announced very soon.

Step 3

The final list will be announced at IMS Shanghai on 21st Sept at IMS Shanghai, and the top 20 will be invited to attend (VIP tickets). The top 10 will be invited on stage to collect their awards from a very special guest presenter.

Good luck!


  • Votes will take place during a fixed period, starting on 1st Aug, and finishing at midnight on Sept 10th.
  • To vote, users will need a confirmed account on PYRO (via SMS code) and use the app to cast their votes.
  • Each user will be allowed 3 votes for each category (3 for DJ’s, 3 for Club’s).
  • To cast your vote, just browse to your chosen DJ or Club profile, and click the vote button. Easy!
  • There will be promotional spots available on the PYRO platform to promote your club/DJ. Please contact for more information.

Our Panel of Industry Experts

25 of the most influential experts  from around the World.

As part of our hybrid voting system, we have invited a team of 40 industry experts from around the world to cast votes on the final top 20 DJs from the popular vote. Why did we do this?

  1. It helps to create a balanced decision on DJ skill, appearance, and music, ensuring the poll is not just a popularity contest.
  2. It represents an enormous opportunity for Chinese DJs to have their music heard and be discovered by some of the World’s most influential electronic music industry names. There are millions of DJs around the world that would be absolutely desperate to get their music heard by our panel, this opportunity is PRICELESS.

Check out panel below:

  • Alan Hsia

Alan Hsia
CBDO, theLOOP inc.

  • Jeroen te Rehorst

Jeroen te Rehorst
Head of A&R, Armada Music

  • Daniël Van Der Slujis

Daniël Van Der Slujis
A&R, Protocol Recordings

  • Ben Huang

Ben Huang
DJ & Producer

  • Daniel 熱音

Daniel 熱音
CEO, Reyin

  • Jacky Tan

Jacky Tan
DJ & Producer

  • Dave Ralph

Dave Ralph
Head of Talent, Insomniac

  • Lloyd Starr

Lloyd Starr
Former President, Beatport

  • Maarten Vorwerk

Maarten Vorwerk

  • Mansun

DJ & Producer

  • Calvin Z

Calvin Z
DJ & Producer

  • 胡海泉


  • Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott
CEO, Label-Worx

  • Mattijs van Welzenis

Mattijs van Welzenis
A&R, Revealed Recordings

  • Mike Darlington

Mike Darlington
CEO, Monstercat

  • Meindert Kennis

Meindert Kennis
Spinnin Records数码策划总监

  • Rainbow Gao

Rainbow Gao
The Mansion创始人

  • Stuart Knight

Stuart Knight
CEO, Toolroom Records

  • Tommy Hendriks

Tommy Hendriks
CEO, The Mansion

  • Steven Lin

Steven Lin
Founder, Wonderful Artists

  • Yotam Dov

Yotam Dov
CEO, WeRaveYou

  • Far East Movement

Far East Movement
Electronic Music Act

  • Sharam Jey

Sharam Jey
Producer & DJ

  • Tujamo



We have put together an info pack for both DJs and Clubs that want promote this event to their fans and followers. The pack includes some ideas on best practises, plus copy & marketing assets to assist you in running your promotions.

Included: Strategy Kit, Media Kit, Logos, Branding Guide & Promo Templates.



Keep up to date with all the information on PYRO百大 by following our official wechat account. Scan the QR code.

For information on the event and for direct support please contact PYRO VIP or PYRO DJ support on our wechat personal channels. For sponsorship or venue information please contact