- 20 Oct 16
DJ Mag has revealed the results of the Top 100 DJs and the world’s biggest publicly voted music poll has a new winner, Martin Garrix.
The 20-year-old Dutch superstar is the youngest ever No.1 DJ, and takes the coveted top spot from 2015 winners, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
Martin Garrix was awarded the No.1 trophy by his mentor, Tiesto, on stage at the Top 100 DJs Poll Awards Party at the famous Heineken Music Hall. The event was the opening party in this year’s AMF, the largest festival of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).
On receiving the award, Martin Garrix said: “It feels unreal to have won. 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 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.
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 twenty — this time around, largely thanks to a repositioning of their sound.