The world’s ‘best DJ’ has been revealed

There are no female DJs in the Top 40 of annual poll.

Martin Garrix has been named as the world’s best DJ.

The Dutch DJ was given the accolade by DJ Magazine, with over a million votes cast in their poll.

Garrix is only 20-years-old, but began DJing aged eight after seeing Tiesto perform at the Olympic Games opening ceremony in Athens. Tiesto presented Garrix with his prize at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall.



Garrix, whose hits include ‘Animals’ and ‘In The Name Of Love’, had finished third in last year’s poll. 2015 winner Dimitri Vegas And Like Mike were second, ahead of Hardwell in third.

Masked DJ Marshemllo is the highest new entry in the poll, placed at No 28. His identity is secret, though it’s rumoured Marshmello is the alias of American DJ Chris Comstock.

The highest climber is Russian trio Swanky Tunes, climbing 70 places to No 27, while The Chainsmokers are a re-entry at No 18 following their successful year.


There are no female DJs in the poll’s Top 40, with Australian duo Nervo the only women in the Top 50, at No 45.

DJ Magazine’s poll also saw little British representation. Calvin Harris is down three to No 14 and trance trio Above And Beyond down 18 to No 47.

DJ Magazine’s poll of the world’s best DJs:

1(3) Martin Garrix

2(1) Dimitri Vegas And Like Mike

3(2) Hardwell

4(4) Armin Van Buuren

5(5) Tiesto

6(6) David Guetta

7(10) Steve Aoki

8(12) Heldens

9(9) Skrillex

10(10) Afrojack

11(7) Avicii

12(23) KSHMR

13 (14) W&W

14(11) Calvin Harris

15(30) Don Diablo

16(17) Axwell & Ingrosso

17(15) Dash Berlin

18(Re-entry) The Chainsmokers

19(36) Ummet Ozean

20(13) Alesso

21(21) R3Hab

22(32) DJ Snake

23(20) Diplo

24(16) Dvbbs

25(44) Alok

26(33) Kygo

27(97) Swanky Tunes

28(New) Marshmello

29(18) Nicky Romero

30(31) Steve Agnello

31(25) Deadmau5

32(70) Quintino

33(59) DJ Chetas

34(39) Bassjackers

35(22) Zedd

36(48) Headhunterz

37(43) Vinai

38(New) Florian Picasso

39(98) Galantis

40(45) Jack U

41(42) Aly And Fila

42(47) Shogun

43(16) Blasterjaxx

44(54) Major Lazer

45(24) Nervo

46(38) Angerfist

47(29) Above And Beyond

48(74) Yellow Claw

49(91) Marlo

50(35) Fedde Le Grand