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DJ Mag Top 100 2018 Results Announced

In case you’ve managed to dodge the unstoppable march of the internet hate brigade over the last 24 hours, here’s a chance to catch up; DJ Mag have revealed this year’s Top 100 DJs results.

The results were announced at a live event on Saturday October 20 in Amsterdam’s AreA venue. As always, the results are acutely EDM-centric and really not likely to reflect your own personal tastes in electronic music at all.

Martin Garrix, who was spotted across billboards during Amsterdam Dance Event advertising his new Axe scent, won for the third year running. Fellow top 10 acts include previous number one acts Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Armin van Buuren and Tiësto plus the likes of David Guetta, Don Diablo, Afrojack, Oliver Heldens and Marshmello.

As is standard with this annual poll, many DJs and fans have taken to Twitter to show their disapproval and cynicism as most genres and styles are poorly represented. D&B, for instance, only gets a look in thanks to Andy C’s position at 90, which, sadly, is down 13 places from last year’s spot at 77.

Even techno, probably the biggest and most popular underground genre in electronic music, is arguably under represented with Carl Cox at 53, Richie Hawtin at 61, Adam Beyer just scratching the 70s at 79, Solomun at 91 and Nina Kravitz at 97. In terms of much wider bass music, it is nice to see Skrillex repping at 21… Even though a substantial part of 2018 has been time off for the OWSLA bossman.

A few things most fans can agree on, however, include Eric Prydz continuing to surge up the poll and now at his highest position in the Top 100 ever at 20 and that there are a variety of names that absolutely no one recognises (Mariana Bo and Mike Williams anyone?)

Of course it’s easy to join the internet hate brigade but did you vote? Apparently 1.2 million people did around the world (200,000 up on last year according to DJ Mag) We didn’t. We were too busy voting in the Drum&BassArena Awards. You can, too. The first round of votes closes a week today on October 29… And we suspect the internet hate brigade will march out once again when the nominations are announced.

In the meantime, here are the full DJ Mag Top 100 results for 2018:

1. Martin Garrix
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
3. Hardwell
4. Armin van Buuren
5. David Guetta
6. Tiësto
7. Don Diablo
8. Afrojack
9. Oliver Heldens
10. Marshmello
11. Steve Aoki
12. R3hab
13. Alok
14. W&W
15. Avicii
16. DVBBS
17. Lost Frequencies
18. KSHMR
19. Vintage Culture
20. Eric Prydz
21. Skrillex
22. Fedde Le Grand
23. Ummet Ozcan
24. DJ Snake
25. Quintino
26. VINAI
27. NERVO
28. Headhunterz
29. Angerfist
30. Bassjackers
31. The Chainsmokers
32. Kygo
33. Timmy Trumpet
34. Vini Vici
35. Wolfpack
36. Alan Walker
37. Blasterjaxx
38. Danny Avila
39. Kura
40. Calvin Harris
41. Axwell /\ Ingrosso
42. Diplo
43. Nicky Romero
44. Zedd
45. Alesso
46. Tujamo
47. Yellow Claw
48. Cat Dealers
49. ATB
50. Diego Miranda
51. Above & Beyond
52. Jeffrey Sutorius (formerly of Dash Berlin)
53. Carl Cox
54. Martin Jensen
55. Paul van Dyk
56. Will Sparks
57. Claptone
58. Steve Angello
59. deadmau5
60. Robin Shulz
61. Richie Hawtin
62. Florian Picasso
63. Swedish House Mafia
64. Jay Hardway
65. Miss K8
66. Mike Williams
67. Andrew Rayel
68. Mariana Bo
69. Radical Redemption
70. Brennan Hart
71. Swanky Tunes
72. MATTN
73. Carta
74. Aly & Fila
75. Ferry Corsten
76. Da Tweekaz
77. Breathe Carolina
78. Deniz Koyu // KO:YU
79. Adam Beyer
80. Daddy’s Groove
81. Mosimann
82. Tchami
83. Nghtmre
84. DJ L
85. Wildstylez
86. Marco Carola
87. Cedric Gervais
88. MaRLo
89. Deorro
90. Andy C
91. Solomun
92. Lucas & Steve
93. Markus Schulz
94. Bobina
95. Paul Kalkbrenner
96. Alison Wonderland
97. Nina Kraviz
98. Rave Republic
99. Carl Nunes
100. SLANDER