Martin Garrix tops DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll for 2016

Martin Garrix tops DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll for 2016

Martin Garrix has come out on top of DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs Poll 2016.

The 20-year-old Dutchman is the youngest ever No.1 DJ, and takes the coveted top spot from 2015 winners, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Garrix was awarded the No.1 trophy by his mentor, Tiesto, on stage at the Top 100 DJs Poll Awards Party at the Heineken Music Hall. The event was the opening party in this year’s AMF, the largest festival of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

“It feels unreal to have won. I 100% did not expect it at all," said Garrix. "I’ve had an amazing year, with awesome shows and amazing fans — I’m so thankful for their support. I didn’t even do a campaign, and it just shows how dope the fan-base is.”

This year, votes in the Top 100 DJs Poll exceeded 1 million for the first time ever, with dance music fans taking part from almost every country on the planet. The most votes came from the US, followed by India, Brazil, Mexico, Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, China, Japan and beyond.

For 2016, the voting platform was opened up to more territories, reflecting the new frontiers of international club culture. The app was translated into Russian, Chinese (simplified) and Japanese, in addition to seven other global languages. Voters in China were able to use Weibo - one of China’s biggest social media platforms.

There are 13 new entries and 6 re-entries. Last year’s winners, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, slip down to No.2. Hardwell also drops one place, to No.3, while the Top 10 remains largely unchanged — Armin van Buuren (No.4), Tiesto (5) and David Guetta (6) all keep the same positions as 2015. Avicii drops down to No.11, with Oliver Heldens jumping into the Top 10 from last year’s No.12  — making him the Highest House DJ. Skrillex stays at No.9 for the third year in a row, and Afrojack stays in the Top 10. 

The highest ‘new’ name in this year’s chart is The Chainsmokers, who’ve re-entered the Poll. After breaking into it due to the success of their ‘#Selfie’ track a couple of years ago, they slid out into the next 50 last year but wham back in — into the Top 20 — this time around. 

TOP 100 DJS POLL 2016 – THE FULL RESULTS 

1. MARTIN GARRIX - UP 2

2. DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE - DOWN 1

3. HARDWELL - DOWN 1

4. ARMIN VAN BUUREN - NON-MOVER

5. TIESTO - NON-MOVER

6. DAVID GUETTA - NON-MOVER

7. STEVE AOKI - UP 3

8. OLIVER HELDENS - UP 4

9. SKRILLEX - NON-MOVER

10. AFROJACK - DOWN 2

11. AVICII - DOWN 4

12. KSHMR - UP 11

13. W&W - UP 1

14. CALVIN HARRIS - DOWN 3

15. DON DIABLO - UP 15

16. AXWELL INGROSSO - UP 1

17. DASH BERLIN - DOWN 2

18. THE CHAINSMOKERS - RE-ENTRY

19. UMMET OZEAN - UP 17

20. ALESSO - DOWN 7

21. R3HAB - NON-MOVER

22. DJ SNAKE - UP 10

23. DIPLO - DOWN 3

24. DVBBS - DOWN 8

25. ALOK - UP 19

26. KYGO - UP 7

27. SWANKY TUNES - UP 70 - HIGHEST CLIMBER

28. MARSHMELLO  - HIGHEST NEW ENTRY

29. NICKY ROMERO - DOWN 11

30. STEVE ANGELLO - UP 1

31. DEADMAU5 - DOWN 6

32. QUINTINO - UP 48

33. DJ CHETAS - UP 26

34. BASSJACKERS - UP 5

35. ZEDD - DOWN 13

36. HEADHUNTERZ - UP 12

37. VINAI - UP 6

38. FLORIAN PICASSO - NEW ENTRY

39. GALANTIS - UP 59

40. JACK U - UP 5

41. ALY & FILA - UP 1

42. SHOGUN - UP 5

43. BLASTERJAXX - DOWN 27

44. MAJOR LAZER -  UP 10

45. NERVO - DOWN 21

46. ANGERFIST - DOWN 8

47. ABOVE & BEYOND - DOWN 18

48. YELLOW CLAW - UP 26

49. MARLO - UP 42

50. FEDDE LE GRAND - DOWN 15

51. DJ KURA - UP 10

52. LOST STORIES - NEW ENTRY

53. DEORRO - DOWN 25

54. VINTAGE CULTURE - NEW ENTRY

55. ALAN WALKER - NEW ENTRY

56. TOM SWOON - DOWN 10

57. COONE - DOWN 8

58. DIEGO MIRANDA - NON-MOVER

59. BRENNAN HEART - DOWN 6

60. PAUL VAN DYK - DOWN 19

61. ATB - UP 21

62. YVES V - DOWN 28

63. WOLFPACK - DOWN 11

64. DILLON FRANCIS  - UP 3

65. ANDREW RAYEL  - DOWN 25

66. ERIC PRYDZ - DOWN 9

67. FELGUK - RE-ENTRY

68. RADICAL REDEMPTION  - UP 4

69. ROBIN SCHULZ - UP 30

70. DANNIC - DOWN 44

71. DA TWEEKAZ - UP 8

72. DAFT PUNK - DOWN 3

73. WILL SPARKS - UP 5

74. CARL COX - DOWN 11

75. TIMMY TRUMPET - NEW ENTRY

76. BORGORE - DOWN 8

77. FIREBEATZ - DOWN 11

78. TUJAMO - UP 17

79. LAIDBACK LUKE - DOWN 15

80. MARKUS SCHULZ - DOWN 24

81. VICETONE - DOWN 31

82. MARTIN JENSEN - NEW ENTRY

83. JAUZ - NEW ENTRY

84. CARNAGE - UP 4

85. NETSKY - DOWN 10

86. CARL NUNES - NEW ENTRY

87. SAM FELDT - NEW ENTRY

88. MISS K8 - UP 6

89. JAY HARDWAY - NEW ENTRY

90. PORTER ROBINSON - DOWN 35

91. BOBINA - RE-ENTRY

92. ZATOX - DOWN 5

93. DYRO - DOWN 66

94. FLUME - NEW ENTRY

95. INFECTED MUSHROOM - RE-ENTRY

96. SHOWTEK - DOWN 59

97. DADDY’S GROOVE - NEW ENTRY

98. MARTIN SOLVEIG - RE-ENTRY

99. FERRY CORSTEN - DOWN 14

100. DJ FEEL - RE-ENTRY 

 

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