As you’ve no doubt seen by now, Martin Garrix was unveiled as the world’s No.1 DJ in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll last month (October), while in the upper echelons there’s not a great deal of movement — bar a few significant exceptions.
Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (the Highest Group) hold steady at No.2, while Hardwell leapfrogs over Armin van Buuren to claim the No.3 slot, despite — or perhaps because of — announcing that he’s stopping touring for an indefinite period.
In this year DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll we secured an incredible 1.2 million votes in this year’s poll, an increase of nearly 200,000 on 2017. The most votes came from the USA, followed by the UK, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Spain.
The results for 2018’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll will be announced tonight.
The countdown will start at 8 40 pm CEST and you can keep an eye on it via our Instagram and Twitter channels. We will be streaming the announcement of this year’s No. 1 DJ live from AMF between 11 40 and 11 58 pm CEST on Facebook and YouTube.
Voting for Top 100 DJs 2018 closes tomorrow 19th September at 23:59 pm BST.
Our annual poll is the definitive annual guide to the world's most popular DJs and is a living symbol of the strength of the global electronic music scene.
The Top 100 DJs awards show is set to kick off in Amsterdam this Saturday (21st October), with the annual poll winner to be revealed live on stage at Amsterdam Music Festival in front of 35,000 people.
Fans from around the world are invited to watch the show live and direct from the Amserdam Arena, with a stream of the Top 100 DJs awards ceremony on our Facebook and YouTube pages from 12:45am CEST on Sunday 22nd October. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when we go live.
Martin Garrix has released the sixth episode of his behind-the-scenes documentary series, The Martin Garrix Show, via his YouTube channel. The 30-minute video captures Garrix's extremely busy tour schedule, along with some exclusive footage of the inner workings of his life.
Voting for the 2016 edition of DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll, the world’s biggest music ballot, is now open, and closes at 11.59pm BST on Wednesday 14th September.
The 2016 winner will be crowned at the Top 100 DJs Poll Awards on Wednesday 19th October at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall; the show is the opening night of AMF, which is held during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The event will feature DJ sets from the world’s No.1 DJ, and some of the biggest names in global dance music.
Make way for Mike Williams: the latest young firebrand to be catapulted from The Netherlands’ ever-bubbling EDM volcano. After a series of remixes and bootlegs in 2015, he broke through on Tiesto’s label Musical Freedom in early 2016 and has rocketed up the ranks ever since.
This sweet-spot debut in the Top 100 marks another hectic year for the 20-year-old. Now signed to Spinnin’, he has hammered us a consistent flow of bouncy, uplifting EDM anthems that often come with their own acoustic covers and modish videos. Hits include such things as the classically-informed dynamics of ‘Don’t Hurt’, the hyper-infectious hooky hit ‘Let’s Go’, the much darker, dramatic chugger ‘Step Up’, the warm euphoric ‘Bambini’ (on Tiesto’s label) and the soul-surging jet-setter DJ anthem ‘Jet Lag’…. Something Mike can definitely relate to, having performed extensively across Europe, Asia and America throughout the year.
Beyond the gigs and releases, Mike also launched his new radio show on Dutch national channel SLAM. Entitled Mike Williams On Track, his show represents Mike at his most diverse and eclectic. With a clear nose for a strong melody and big riff theatrics in both his broadcasts, DJ sets and productions, Mike is most definitely on track right now.