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 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 0, 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 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

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

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