DJ Mag Top 100 DJs: Martin Garrix Takes the Top Spot

DJ Mag Top 100 DJs: Martin Garrix Takes the Top Spot

Martin Garrix has been revealed as the winner of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll for 2016, becoming the youngest ever winner of the prize at just 20 years old.



The announcement was made at an awards ceremony last night that marks the start of the annual Amsterdam Music Festival, and Garrix was rather fittingly presented the award by mentor Tiësto (a three time winner himself).

Following his break-out hit Animals in 2013, Garrix first appeared on the list at number 40. But in the three years since, he has seen his stock rising, jumping to 4th, then to 3rd before finally claiming the top spot this time round.

As ever, the prize is more of an indication of the popularity of the world's biggest DJs, owing to the fact that the rankings are decided by public vote rather than by any criteria that applies specifically to musical output or live performances over the last 12 months.

However, it is worth noting that Garrix (as he was quick to point out) didn't run any sort of promotional campaign to his sizeable social media following in order to maximise his chances of winning: a tactic that has been both widely employed and widely criticised in recent years.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the list was once again dominated by Dutch artists, with six in the Top 10 and almost a third of all the DJs hailing from the Netherlands.

Elsewhere, recent winners Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Hardwell achieved top three finishes for the third and fourth year respectively (although both of them have got some work to do if they want to match Armin van Buuren's record of twelve straight years on the podium).


See the full list below:

1. Martin Garrix 
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
3. Hardwell
4. Armin van Burren
5. Tiësto
6. David Guetta
7. Steve Aoki
8. Oliver Heldens 
9. Skrillex
10. Afrojack
11. Avicii
13. W&W
14. Calvin Harris
15. Don Diablo
16. Axwell Ingrosso
17. Dash Berlin
18. The Chainsmokers
19. Ummet Ozean 
20. Alesso
21. R3hab
22. DJ Snake 
23. Diplo
25. Alok
26. Kygo
27. Swanky Tunes
28. Marshmello
29. Nicky Romero 
30. Steve Angello
31. Deadmau5
32. Quintino
33. DJ Chetas
34. Bassjackers
35. Zedd
36. Headhunterz
37. Vinai
38. Florian Picasso
39. Galantis
40. Jack Ü 
41. Aly & Fila
42. Shogun
43. Blasterjaxx
44. Major Lazer
45. Nervo
46. Angerfist
47. Above & Beyond
48. Yellow Claw
49. Marlo
50. Fedde Le Grand
51. DJ Kura
52. Lost Stories
53. Deorro
54. Vintage Culture
55. Alan Walker
56. Tom Swoon
57. Coone
58. Diego Miranda
59. Brennan Heart
60. Paul Van Dyk
61. Atb
62. Yves V
63. Wolfpack
64. Dillon Francis
65. Andrew Rayel
66. Eric Prydz
67. Felguk
68. Radical Redemption
69. Robin Schulz
70. Dannic
71. Da Tweekaz
72. Daft Punk
73. Will Sparks
74. Carl Cox
75. Timmy Trumpet
76. Borgore
77. Firebeatz
78. Tujamo
79. Laidback Luke
80. Markus Schulz
81. Vicetone
82. Martin Jensen
83. Jauz
84. Carnage
85. Netsky
86. Carl Nunes
87. Sam Feldt
88. Miss K8
89. Jay Hardway
90. Porter Robinson
91. Bobina
92. Zatox
93. Dyro 
94. Flume
95. Infected Mushroom
96. Showtek
97. Daddy’s Groove
98. Martin Solveig
99. Ferry Corsten
100. DJ Feel


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