Martin Garrix Tops DJ Mag Top 100 and Celebrated it with a Legendary Performance

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Martin Garrix Tops DJ Mag Top 100 and Celebrated it with a Legendary Performance

Already a ritual, every year around these dates comes hand in hand with one of the most anticipated moments in the world of electronic music, whether by fans or even haters, of the long-awaited—and contentious—award of the Top 100 DJs of the British magazine DJ Mag 2022! The ranking determines the most popular DJs through public voting, which received 1.3 million votes this year from the 234 countries participating in the campaign.
DJ Mag Top 100
We’ve all heard that Martin Garrix is the top DJ in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100, but we’re here for the details. So get your reading glasses and read on!

The World's No. 1 DJ in 2022

Martin Garrix has been named The World’s No. 1 DJ in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, taking back the highest position from his great friend and mentor David Guetta, who had held the position for the past two years. The phenomenal young Dutchman, still only 26, burst onto the scene in his mid-teens with his proto-EDM tune ‘Animals,’ and went on to win the Top 100 DJs title in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Garrix’s achievement is all the more impressive given that he is still in his twenties, having already collaborated with Dua Lipa, Usher, Bono, and The Edge from U2, as well as showcasing his productions and those from his label STMPD RCRDS at festivals and clubs all over the world.

Martin Garrix Made History

The Dutch DJ and producer celebrated his fourth win with a historic performance, becoming the first artist to DJ from the iconic Empire State Building in New York City as the crown jewel of a reimagined Top 100 DJs Awards Show broadcast. “It was surreal,” he said of the set. “It’s one of the most iconic buildings in the world, so being on top playing my music was very special. Music has brought me to many crazy places, but this was definitely high up there.”

"It was surreal," he said of the set. "It's one of the most iconic buildings in the world, so being on top playing my music was very special. Music has brought me to many crazy places, but this was definitely high up there."

The Empire State Building has appeared in over 250 films and television shows, including King Kong—shortly after its completion in 1933—and a slew of classic US action/adventure films. Eminem, Ed Sheeran, and Elton John have performed on top of it, but no DJ has ever been permitted to twist there—until now.

Martin Garrix is beyond grateful for his fans who took the time to vote. “Being back at number 1 again feels very surreal, and I’ll never ever take your support for granted. Thank you.”

Other DJs Who Made it to the Top

The top ten DJs are the same as in 2021, with Timmy Trumpet moving up one spot while still being Australasia’s highest DJ and Don Diablo claiming the Highest Future House DJ award despite falling two spots. The ever-consistent Afrojack remains at No.6, and Oliver Heldens stays in the top ten despite falling two spots. Half of the top ten are Dutch, demonstrating the country’s dominance on the global EDM scene.
Vintage Culture, the Brazilian house music party starter, is at the door at No.11, up an impressive six places, making him The World’s No.1 House DJ, while Charlotte de Witte, the World’s No.1 Techno DJ, has risen nine places to No.14 and must surely be a strong candidate to break the iron grip that male DJs have had on the top 10 places in recent years. Also among the top 20, Calvin Harris, Tiësto, and Fedde Le Grand are all non-movers, while Alan Walker returns to the top 20 at No.17, up five spots. Nicky Romero has also come back to the top 20 for the first time in several years, climbing six places.

The Complete List

  1. Martin Garrix
  2. David Guetta
  3. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  4. Alok
  5. Armin Van Buuren
  6. Afrojack
  7. Steve Aoki
  8. Timmy Trumpet
  9. Don Diablo
  10. Oliver Heldens
  11. Vintage Culture
  12. Kshmr
  13. R3Hab
  14. Charlotte De Witte
  15. Tiësto
  16. Calvin Harris
  17. Alan Walker
  18. W&W
  19. Fedde Le Grand
  20. Nicky Romero
  21. Vini Vici
  22. Carl Cox
  23. Skrillex
  24. Peggy Gou
  25. Gordo
  26. Marshmello,
  27. Bassjackers
  28. Lost Frequencies
  29. Eric Prydz
  30. Above & Beyond
  31. Claptone
  32. Jamie Jones
  33. Quintino
  34. Mariana Bo
  35. Tujamo
  36. Danny Avila
  37. Amelie Lens
  38. Paul Van Dyk
  39. Black Coffee
  40. Nervo
  41. Ummet Ozcan
  42. Atb
  43. Hardwell
  44. Dj Snake
  45. Vinai
  46. The Chainsmokers
  47. Alison Wonderland
  48. Fisher
  49. Reinier Zonneveld
  50. Deborah De Luca.
  51. Adam Beyer
  52. Blasterjaxx
  53. Beauz
  54. Diego
  55. Miranda
  56. Rezz
  57. Morten
  58. Nora En Pure
  59. Zedd
  60. Carta
  61. Julian Jordan
  62. Boris Brejcha
  63. Will Sparks
  64. Angerfist
  65. Alesso
  66. Deadmau5
  67. Cat Dealers
  68. Joel Corry
  69. Brennan Heart
  70. Topic
  71. Kaaze
  72. Tom & Collins
  73. Plastic Funk
  74. Kura
  75. Naeleck
  76. Pink Panda
  77. Burak Yeter
  78. Swedish House Mafia
  79. Mattn
  80. Breathe Carolina
  81. Ofenbach.
  82. Tungevaag
  83. Green Velvet
  84. 22Bullets
  85. Lucas & Steve
  86. Mr Pig
  87. Aryue
  88. Ferry Corsten
  89. Solomun, Miss K8
  90. Honey Dijon.
  91. Acraze
  92. Le Twins
  93. Dubdogz
  94. Rave Republic
  95. Kaka
  96. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
  97. Maya Jane Cole
  98. Jay Hardway
  99. Cuebrick
  100. The Martinez Brothers.

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