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    DJ Mag Reveal Their Top 100 DJs For 2017


    For the second year in a row, Dutch prodigy Martin Garrix has taken out the #1 spot in DJ Mag‘s annual poll of the world’s top 100 DJs.

    The ‘Animals’ hitmaker beat out strong competition from Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and trance don Armin Van Buuren to nab the top spot, retaining his title as the youngest ever winner of the award. Previous winners Hardwell and Tiesto round out the top five, while American frat boys The Chainsmokers just missed out, coming in at #6.

    All the usual big hitters make it into to the top 20 — including David Guetta, Afrojack, KSHMR, and Oliver Heldens — but some big names have slipped in the rankings this year: Skrillex dropped 7 places to end up at #16, Deadmau5 dropped 18 places to secure #49, and Dillon Francis slipped to #86, 22 positions lower than last year.

    Local favourite Flume once again made the grade at #87 (despite the fact he doesn’t tend to DJ — he plays live), and Sydney export Alison Wonderland coolly makes her DJ Mag at #89. Wonderland is one of only four female acts to make it onto the list, with fellow Aussies Nervo, Mariana Bo, and Miss K8 both making the cut.

    Check out the full list below.

    The DJ Mag Top 100 DJs – 2017

    1. Martin Garrix (Non-Mover)
    2. Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (Non-Mover)
    3. Armin Van Buuren (Up 1)
    4. Hardwell (Down 1)
    5. Tiesto (Non-Mover)
    6. The Chainsmokers (Up 12)
    7. David Guetta (Down 1)
    8. Afrojack (Up 2)
    9. Steve Aoki (Down 2)
    10. Marshmello (Up 18)
    11. Don Diablo (Up 4)
    12. KSHMR (Non-Mover)
    13. Oliver Heldens (Down 5)
    14. W&W (Down 1)
    15. Calvin Harris (Down 1)
    16. Skrillex (Down 7)
    17. Alan Walker (Up 38)
    18. R3HAB (Up 3)
    19. Alok (Up 6)
    20. Dash Berlin (Down 3)
    21. Axwell /\ Ingrosso (Down 5)
    22. DVBBS (Up 2)
    23. DJ Snake (Down 1)
    24. Kygo (Up 2)
    25. Diplo (Down 2)
    26. Lost Frequencies (Up 26)
    27. Above & Beyond (Up 20)
    28. Avicii (Down 17)
    29. ZEDD (Up 6)
    30. Quintino (Up 2)
    31. Vintage Culture (Up 23)
    32. VINAI (Up 5)
    33. Headhunterz (Up 3)
    34. Eric Prydz (Up 32)
    35. Bassjackers (Down 1)
    36. BLASTERJAXX (Up 7)
    37. Alesso (Down 17)
    38. Ummet Ozcan (Down 19)
    39. Fedde Le Grand (Up 11)
    40. Angerfist (Up 6)
    41. Wolfpack (Up 22)
    42. NERVO (Up 3)
    43. Timmy Trumpet (Up 37)
    44. Radical Redemption (Up 34)
    45. Major Lazer (Down 1)
    46. Tujamo (Up 32)
    47. Tom Swoon (Up 9)
    48. KURA (Up 3)
    49. Deadmau5 (Down 18)
    50. Nicky Romero (Down 21)
    51. Paul Van Dyk (Up 9)
    52. Danny Avila (Highest Re-entry)
    53. Aly & Fila (Down 12)
    54. ATB (Up 7)
    55. YVES V (Up 7)
    56. Diego Miranda (Up 2)
    57. Yellow Claw (Down 9)
    58. Miss K8 (Up 30)
    59. Brennan Heart (Non-Mover)
    60. Mike Williams (New Entry)
    61. Dannic (Up 9)
    62. Carl Cox (Up 12)
    63. Carl Nunes (Up 23)
    64. Lucas & Steve (New Entry)
    65. Warface (New Entry)
    66. Galantis (Down 27)
    67. Da Tweekaz (Up 4)
    68. Jay Hardway (Up 21)
    69. Claptone (New Entry)
    70. Martin Jensen (Up 12)
    71. Florian Picasso (Down 33)
    72. Vini Vici (New Entry)
    73. JAUZ (Up 10)
    74. Cat Dealers (New Entry)
    75. Sam Feldt (Up 12)
    76. Robin Schulz (Down 7)
    77. Andy C (Re-entry)
    78. Carnage (Up 6)
    79. Andrew Rayel (Down 14)
    80. Richie Hawtin (Re-entry)
    81. Solomun (New Entry)
    82. Steve Angello (Down 52)
    83. Will Sparks (Down 10)
    84. Mariana Bo (New Entry)
    85. Black Coffee (New Entry)
    86. Dillon Francis (Down 22)
    87. Flume (Up 7)
    88. Shogun (Down 46)
    89. Alison Wonderland (New Entry)
    90. Ferry Corsten (Up 9)
    91. Maceo Plex (New Entry)
    92. Carta (New Entry)
    93. Quentin Mosimann (Re-entry)
    94. Julian Jordan (New Entry)
    95. Tchami (Re-entry)
    96. Porter Robinson (Down 6)
    97. Paul Kalkbrenner (Re-entry)
    98. DJ L (New Entry)
    99. Swanky Tunes (Down 72)
    100. Disclosure (Re-entry)

    The post DJ Mag Reveal Their Top 100 DJs For 2017 appeared first on inthemix.

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