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DJ Mag reveal their Top 100 DJs for 2016

Martin Garrix has taken the top spot in DJ Mag‘s annual poll of the world’s top 100 DJs.

The Dutch prodigy has secured his first #1 victory at just 20 years-old, making him the youngest ever winner of DJ Mag‘s annual poll. Garrix was widely-tipped to take out 2015’s poll but was controversially beaten out by Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who have been knocked back to the #2 spot for 2016.

Rounding out the top five for 2016 are a trio of previous winners – Hardwell at #3, Armin van Buuren at #4 and Tiesto at #5.

“It feels unreal to have won,” Garrix said in a press release. “I 100 percent did not expect it at all. I’ve had an amazing year, with awesome shows and amazing fans – I’m so thankful for their support. I didn’t even do a campaign, and it just shows how dope the fanbase is.”

Mainstage heroes David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Oliver Heldens, Skrillex and Afrojack have all made it into the top 10, while retirement hasn’t stopped Avicii from hitting the #11 spot. Further down the list the likes of Diplo, DJ Snake, Calvin Harris and Eric Prydz all feature.

For the first time in 2016, Sydney’s own Flume – who doesn’t actually DJ, preferring to play live – has made it into the list, clocking in at #94. Fellow Australians Will Sparks, Timmy Trumpet, Marlo and Nervo also made the cut. See 2016’s full Top 100 results below.

DJ Mag’s 2016 top 100 DJs

100. DJ Feel
99. Ferry Corsten
98. Martin Solveig
97. Daddy’s Groove [New Entry]
96. Showtek
95. Infected Mushroom
94. Flume [New Entry]
93. Dyro
92. Zatox
91. Bobina
90. Porter Robinson
89. Jay Hardway [New Entry]
88. Miss K8
87. Sam Feldt [New Entry]
86. Carl Nunes [New Entry]
85. Netsky [Highest D&B DJ]
84. Carnage
83. Jauz [New Entry]
82. Martin Jensen [New Entry]
81. Vicetone
80. Markus Schulz
79. Laidback Luke
78. Tujamo
77. Firebeatz
76. Borgore
75. Timmy Trumpet [New Entry]
74. Carl Cox [Highest Techno DJ]
73. Will Sparks
72. Daft Punk
71. Da Tweekaz
70. Dannic
69. Robin Schulz
68. Radical Redemption
67. Felguk
66. Eric Prydz
65. Andrew Rayel
64. Dillon Francis
63. Wolfpack
62. Yves V
61. ATB
60. Paul Van Dyk
59. Brennan Heart
58. Diego Miranda
57. Coone
56. Tom Swoon
55. Alan Walker [New Entry]
54. Vintage Culture [New Entry]
53. Deorro
52. Lost Stories [New Entry]
51. Kura
50. Fedde Le Grand
49. Marlo
48. Yellow Claw
47. Above & Beyond
46. Angerfist [Highest Hard DJ]
45. Nervo
44. Major Lazer
43. Blasterjaxx
42. Shogun
41. Aly & Fila
40. Jack U
39. Galantis
38. Florian Picasso
37. Vinai
36. Headhunterz
35. Zedd
34. Bassjackers
33. DJ Chetas
32. Quintino
31. Deadmau5
30. Steve Angello
29. Nicky Romero
28. Marshmello [Highest New Entry]
27. Swanky Tunes [Highest Climber]
26. Kygo
25. Alok
24. DVBBS
23. Diplo
22. DJ SNAKE
21. R3hab
20. Alesso
19. Ummet Ozcan
18. The Chainsmokers [Highest Re-Entry]
17. Dash Berlin
16. Axwell Λ Ingrosso
15. Don Diablo [#Untaggable Award]
14. Calvin Harris
13. W&W
12. KSHMR [Highest Live Act]
11. Avicii
10. Afrojack
9. Skrillex
8. Oliver Heldens [Highest House]
7. Steve Aoki
6. David Guetta
5. Tiesto
4. Armin Van Buuren
3. Hardwell
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
1. Martin Garrix