Martin Garrix took the No.1 spot on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs awards ceremony at AMF Festival throughout Amsterdam Dance Event on Saturday (20th October) evening. You can try 17 snaps from the celebration beneath.
Over 1.2 million votes on this yr’s ballot, a rise of almost 200,000 on 2017. The most votes got here from the USA, adopted by the UK, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Spain.
In the highest 10, there isn’t an excessive amount of motion. Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (the Highest Group) maintain regular at No.2, whereas Hardwell leapfrogs over Armin van Buuren to assert the No.three slot, regardless of — or maybe due to — saying that he’s stopping touring for an indefinite interval. ASOT man Armin, in fact, stays the Highest Trance DJ at No.four — he hasn’t completed out of the highest 4 for the final 13 years.
David Guetta has had yr, leaping up two locations to No.5 — overtaking Tiësto within the course of. But the large information within the prime 10 is Don Diablo leaping 4 locations to assert the No.7 slot, and cementing his place within the huge league — claiming the Highest Future House DJ award within the course of. Afrojack and Marshmello maintain regular at No.eight and No.10 respectively, whereas Oliver Heldens — who slid out of the highest 10 final yr — jumps 4 locations to complete at No.9. Steve Aoki slips down two locations to No.11, whereas the most important shock within the prime 10 is The Chainsmokers sliding down from No.6 final yr to this yr’s No.31.
Just exterior the highest 10, R3hab and Alok are each up six locations to No.12 and No.13 respectively, whereas W&W are non-movers at No.14. DVBBS, Lost Frequencies and Vintage Culture are all up a decent quantity of locations, whereas — off the again of his perpetually sold-out Ibiza residency — Pryda man Eric Prydz soars into the highest 20. But the standout inserting right here is Avicii at No.15. The dance world was shocked by his premature passing earlier this yr, and tens of hundreds of his followers voted for him in 2018 to make sure that his legacy isn’t forgotten.
Just exterior the highest 20, Fedde Le Grand and Ummet Ozcan are up 17 and 15 locations respectively, whereas Quintino, Vinai and Bassjackers are additionally up. NERVO are the very best positioned feminine DJs at No. 27, up a wholesome 15 locations, whereas masked hardcore hero Angerfist rams up 11 locations to No.29. It’s not fairly sufficient for him to reclaim the Highest Hard DJ accolade from Headhunterz, although — his fellow Dutchman locations only one spot above him at No.28. It hasn’t been a fantastic yr for votes for different hardstyle DJs, although — Radical Redemption and Brennan Heart are each down significantly, whereas Ukranian DJ hardcore techno Miss K8 slips seven locations to No.65.
There’s two extra girls within the ballot in comparison with final yr, which is one other small step in the precise route. Apart from NERVO and Miss K8, Mariana BO — full along with her violin — is up 16 locations and Alison Wonderland remains to be within the nineties, however they’ve been joined within the 100 by MATTN, who's the Highest New Entry total at No.72, and the inimitable Nina Kraviz, who makes a welcome debut look at No.97. Let’s hope that much more girls are voted into the Top 100 subsequent yr.
Other new entries embody Breathe Carolina, NGHTMRE, Rave Republic and Slander, whereas stalwart scene producers Cedric Gervais and KO:YU — Deniz Koyu’s new title — soar into the chart for the primary time. New names within the checklist from the world of techno embody Adam Beyer and Marco Carola, whereas it’s additionally been yr for Carl Cox — up 9 spots to No.53, once more scooping the Highest Techno award — and Richie Hawtin, who's up 19 to No.61.
There’s fairly a number of re-entries too, proving that sliding out of the Top 100 doesn’t imply that you're gone endlessly. Daddy’s Groove, Wildstylez, MaRLo, Deorro, Bobina and Markus Schulz have all bounced again in, and the Highest Re-Entry is Swedish House Mafia — regardless of solely enjoying one present collectively all yr, at Ultra Miami. With extra reveals and music hinted at for subsequent yr, it’s a secure guess that they’ll soar again up the chart in 2019. The return of SHM has had contrasting fortunes for its particular person members, although. Steve Angello is up 24 locations to No.58, however Axwell & Ingrosso are down 20 locations to No.41.
The Highest Climber this yr is Israeli psy-trance duo Vini Vici — up 38 locations to No.34 — and different acts who've jumped 10 locations or extra embody Danny Avila, Timmy Trumpet, Yellow Claw, Cat Dealers, Martin Jensen, Will Sparks, Robin Schulz, Andrew Rayel, Swanky Tunes, Mosimann and Tchami. Ferry Corsten, who has been within the Top 100 for the very best a part of 20 years, rides trance’s continued revival by twerking up 15 locations to No.75, whereas Claptone is up 12 locations to once more declare the Highest House award.
The unstoppable Andy C as soon as once more claims the Highest Drum & Bass DJ award on this yr’s ballot. Following the widening of the voting course of utilizing a 2FA SMS login choice for markets with out Facebook, there’s been a 28% improve in votes from China. This has undoubtedly helped the highest two Chinese DJs — Carta and DJ L — climb 19 and 14 locations respectively, whereas different areas in Asia — together with Japan, Vietnam and Thailand — all noticed comparable will increase.
The territory that yielded the very best variety of votes was once more the USA, with the UK, Brazil and Mexico rating subsequent, carefully adopted by the central European nations of Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Spain. During the voting course of, DJ Mag's web site noticed 61 million pages considered.
You can learn the total DJ Mag Top 100 DJs ballot outcomes here and take a look at 17 snaps from the awards ceremony beneath.