Alas, DJ Mag has announced their top 100 DJs list for the year and it may come to no surprise that the list pays homage to the more familiar household names we have seen headlining major festivals throughout the year. With Belgium brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike hailing the number 1 position, there slurry of chart-topping House and Electro releases has rightfully secured themselves crowning position among EDM royalty. At number 2 sits Hardwell, another name we have become well acquainted with. Hardwell  who has been dethroned after a 2 year run as DJ Mag’s reigning DJ has perhaps been too busy filming his documentary “I Am Hardwell”, collaborating with rising jungle terror star Wiwek, as well as DJ Mag’s number 4’s Armin van Buuren to maintain a stranglehold on Dj Mag’s apex position. 19 year old Dutch producer and DJ Martin Garrix rounds out the top 3 position and proves that age doesn’t matter when it comes to producing high-energy chart-toppers like “The Only Way Is Up” who Garrix recently coproduced earlier this year with Dj Mag’s number 5 DJ, Tiesto.

While Dj Mags’s top 5 may not come as a surprise to many, it only shows of the unequivocal power of aggressive largescale promotional campaigns as well as the relevance of popular genres in deciding who’s who among the ranks of popular DJs. As the popularity of techno and trance gradually wane and the prevalence of house and electro continue to garner support from top DJs, those who deny the current trends in music, or simply do not have enough money to afford lavish marketing campaigns will inevitable suffer losses in global popularity.

In light of the recently announced results Sikdope, JayKode, and Morgan Page have tweeted:

 

Here are the results:

 

1. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

2. Hardwell

3. Martin Garrix

4. Armin Van Buuren

5. Tiësto

6. David Guetta

6. Quintino

7. Avicii

8. Afrojack

9. Skrillex

10. Steve Aoki

11. Calvin Harris

12. Oliver Heldens

13. Alesso

14. W & W

15. Dash Berlin

16. DVBBS

17. Axwell & Ingrosso

19. Blasterjaxx

20. Diplo

21. R3hab

22. Zedd

23. KSHMR

24. Nervo

25. Deadmau5

27. Dyro

28. Deorro

29. Above & Beyond

30. Don Diablo

31. Steve Angello

32. DJ Snake

33. Kygo

34. Yves V

35. Fedde Le Grand

36. Ummet Ozcan

37. Showtek

38. Angerfist

39. Bassjackers

40. Andrew Rayel

41. Paul van Dyk

42. Aly & Fila

43. VINAI

44. Alok

45. Jack U

46. Tom Swoon

47. Shogun

48. Headhunterz

49. Coone

50. Vicetone

51. Richie Hawtin

52. Wolfpack

53. Brennan Heart

54. Major Lazer

56. Markus Schulz

57. Eric Prydz

58. Diego Miranda

59. DJ Chetas

61. Kura

62. tchami

63. Carl Cox

64. Laidback Luke

65. Disclosure

66. Firebeatz

67. Dillon Francis

68. Borgore

69. Daft Punk

70. Umek

72. Radical Redemption

73. Frontliner

74. Borgeous

75. Netsky

76. Yellow Claw

77. Chuckie

78. Will Sparks

79. Da Tweekaz

81. Krewella

82. ATB

83. MAKJ

84. Kaskade

85. Ferry Corsten

86. Flux Pavilion

87. Zatox

89. Robin Schulz

90. Sander Van Doorn

91. Marlo

92. Andy C

93. Quentin Mosimann

94. Miss K8

95. Tujamo

96. Mike Candys

97. Swanky Tunes

98. Galantis

99. Cosmic Gate

100. Knife Party

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