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Martin Garrix Crowns DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs Poll 2016 martin garrix

19 October 2016

Martin Garrix Tops DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll 2016

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The big news is here and it slipped away accidentally. The world is now aware! The youngest – talented electronic music DJ Martin Garrix is the #1 DJ in 2016. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike had a short and beautiful reign, but it was time to move aside and let another man take the crown. Martin Garrix has somewhat unsurprisingly taken the title of DJ Mag‘s Top 100 top dog.


“It feels unreal to have won,” Martin said – today. “I 100 $ did not expect it at all. 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 fanbase is.”


Amazing is right. Garrix is now the proud owner of his own label STMPD RCRDS, he’s gearing up to drop his debut album, and he’s still dropping a song a day during his week in Amsterdam. He’s got two back-to-back sold-out arena shows at ADE, he has a huge hit on his hands with Bebe Rexha => “In the Name of Love” and now, he’s the fan-voted numero uno.


Martin Garrix seen backstage at the Ultra Music Festival 2016 on March 18, 2016 in Miami. 

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike didn’t fall far: They slide in at No. 2, ahead of Hardwell (No. 3) and Armin Van Buuren (No. 4). Marshmello makes his list debut at No. 28, the highest new entry of the year.


In an interesting move, DJ Mag also introduced a first-ever “tech leaning” list, topped by Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and Umek. It’s kind of like DJ Mag‘s underground response to its own show-busting main event. See who rounds out the top 10 big boy list below, and see the full 100 online. MusicPromoToday will keep you updated this week with all info ADE, DJ Mag and much more!


DJ Mag top 10 of 2016

1. Martin Garrix

2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

3. Hardwell

4. Armin Van Buuren

5. Tiesto

6. David Guetta

7. Steve Aoki

8. Oliver Heldens

9. Skrillex

10. Afrojack