Martin Garrix has actually been disclosed as the winner of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Survey 2018 with the 22-year-old Dutch superstar making it three straight after coming to be the youngest ever No. 1 DJ in 2016 and also maintaining the title in 2017.
Garrix was granted the victor’s trophy by DJ Mag managing supervisor Martin Carvell on stage on top 100 DJs Poll award ceremony at the Amsterdam ArenA. The event occurred at this year’s Amsterdam Songs Festival at Amsterdam Dancing Event (ADE).
The award continues a meteoric surge for Garrix over the past few years, beginning when his outbreak song ‘Pets’ shot to No. 1 around the globe in 2013. He was odds-on much-loved to maintain the title from 2017.
He’s had a huge year because winning one year back, revealing his new waxwork at Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam and also releasing his digital photography book Life=Crazy. He is likewise reportedly working with Rihanna on her honest cd, has teased his brand-new hologram visuals and has actually released a track each day during this year’s ADE.
We protected an unbelievable 1.2 million enact this year’s survey, a boost of almost 200,000 on 2017. One of the most votes came from the U.S.A., complied with by the UK, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and also Spain.
In the top 10, there isn’t a great deal of motion. Belgian bros Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (the Highest Group) hold constant at No. 2, while Hardwell leapfrogs over Armin van Buuren to assert the No. 3 slot, despite– or maybe because of– revealing that he’s quoting touring for an indefinite duration. ASOT guy Armin, naturally, remains the Greatest Trance DJ at No. 4– he hasn’t finished out of the leading 4 for the last 13 years.
David Guetta has actually had an excellent year, raising two locations to No. 5– surpassing Tiësto at the same time. However, the big news in the leading 10 is Don Diablo jumping four locations to declare the No. 7 slot, and sealing his area in the major league– asserting the Highest Future Residence DJ award at the same time. Afrojack and Marshmello hold consistent at No. 8 and also No. 10 respectively, while Oliver Heldens– that moved out of the top 10 in 2015– jumps 4 areas to finish at No. 9. Steve Aoki slips down two locations to No. 11, while the most significant surprise in the leading 10 is The Chainsmokers moving below No. 6 last year to this year’s No. 31.
Simply outside the leading 10, R3hab and also Alok is both up 6 areas to No. 12 as well as No. 13 specifically, while W&W are non-movers at No. 14. DVBBS, Lost Frequencies as well as Vintage Society are all up a reputable quantity of locations, while– off the back of his perpetually sold-out Ibiza residency– Pryda man Eric Prydz rises into the leading 20. But the standout positioning below is Avicii at No. 15. The dance world was shocked by his unforeseen death earlier this year, as well as 10s of hundreds of his followers chose him in 2018 to make sure that his heritage isn’t failed to remember.
Just outside the top 20, Fedde Le Grand, as well as Ummet Ozcan, are up 17 and 15 places specifically, while Quintino, Vinai as well as Bassjackers are additionally up. NERVO are the highest positioned female DJs at No. 27, up against a healthy and balanced 15 areas, while covered up hardcore hero Angerfist rams up 11 areas to No. 29. It’s not fairly sufficient for him to reclaim the Highest possible Difficult DJ honor from Headhunterz, though– his fellow Dutchman locations just one spot above him at No. 28. It hasn’t been a fantastic year for choose other hardstyle DJs, however– Radical Redemption, as well as Brennan Heart, are both down significantly, while Ukranian DJ hardcore techno Miss K8 slips 7 locations to No. 65.
There are two even more women in the poll contrasted to in 2014, which is another little action in the appropriate direction. Besides NERVO as well as Miss K8, Mariana BO– complete with her violin– is up 16 locations and also Alison Wonderland is still in the nineties, however they’ve been taken part the 100 by MATT, that is the Highest New Access on the whole at No. 72, and also the supreme Nina Kraviz, that makes a welcome debut appearance at No. 97. Allow’s hope that even more women are elected into the Top 100 next year.
Other brand-new entrances include Breathe Carolina, NGHTMRE, Rave Republic as well as Aspersion, while solid scene manufacturers Cedric Gervais and KO: YU– Deniz Koyu’s new name– delve into the chart for the very first time. New names in the list from the globe of techno consist of Adam Beyer and Marco Carola, while it’s likewise been a good year for Carl Cox– up nine spots to No. 53, once again scooping the Greatest Techno award– as well as Richie Hawtin, that is up 19 to No. 61.
There are several re-entries too, confirming that gliding out of the Top 100 doesn’t indicate that you are gone for life. Dad’s Groove, Wildstylez, MaRLo, Deorro, Bobina and Markus Schulz have all got better in, and the Highest Re-Entry is Swedish Residence Mafia– despite only playing one program together all year, at Ultra Miami. With more shows and songs hinted at for following year, it’s a sure thing that they’ll skyrocket back up the chart in 2019. The return of SHM has had a contrasting lot of money for its individual participants, though. Steve Angello is up 24 areas to No. 58, however, Axwell & Ingrosso are down 20 locations to No. 41.
The Highest Mountain climber this year is Israeli psy-trance duo Vini Vici– up 38 areas to No. 34– as well as other acts that have actually jumped 10 areas or more include Danny Avila, Timmy Trumpet, Yellow Claw, Feline Dealers, Martin Jensen, Will Sparks, Robin Schulz, Andrew Rayel, Swanky Tunes, Mosimann as well as Tchami. Ferryboat Corsten, who has actually remained in the Leading 100 for the best component of twenty years, trips hypnotic trance’s ongoing revival by twerking up 15 areas to No. 75, while Claptone is up 12 places to once more declare the Highest Residence award.
The unstoppable Andy C once again declares the Highest possible Drum & Bass DJ award in this year’s poll. Adhering to the widening of the ballot process making use of a 2FA SMS login option for markets without Facebook, there’s been a 28% rise in votes from China. This has unquestionably assisted the top two Chinese DJs– Carta and DJ L– climb 19 and 14 places specifically, while various other locations in Asia– including Japan, Vietnam and also Thailand– all saw comparable boosts.
The area that produced the highest variety of ballots was once more the U.S.A., with the UK, Brazil, and Mexico ranking next, closely adhered to by the central European nations of Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and also Spain. During the ballot process, DJ Mag’s website saw 61 million pages seen.