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DJ Mag Top 100: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Beats Hardwell, Martin Garrix For No. 1 Spot

by Ryan Middleton   Oct 16, 2015 17:13 PM EDT

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It is that time of the year again. DJ Mag releases its annual list of the fan voted DJ Mag Top 100 list and everyone, not understanding that it is a popularity and marketing budget contest, gets mad that their guy didn't nab the top spot. This year Belgian DJs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike jumped three spots from four to one to the claim the title as the No. 1 DJ in the world. The "Hum" duo ousting two-time defending champion Hardwell, who slides in at number two. Martin Garrix, thought by many to be the favorite for the number one spot, is voted number three ahead of Armin van Buuren and Tiësto at four and five respectively.

Over the next few hours and days Twitter fingers will be on full blast lamenting the final draw, but in the end effects very few people. The poll has started to lose relevancy in the past few years as promoters and fans grow more intelligent about artists and have more mediums to discover music. The top spot will help Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike with booking and it will look good in their biography, but beyond that, their music probably won't change and they won't start playing different festivals.

The pair invested a lot of money in their DJ Mag campaign, enlisting celebrities like members of the Belgian National Soccer team and Jean Claude van Damme to support them. They employed street teams with iPads to support them and it appears to have worked.

See the full list of Top 100 DJs via DJ Mag below.

DJ Mag Top 100

100. Knife Party
99. Cosmic Gate
98. Galantis
97. Swanky Tunes
96. Mike Candys
95. Tujamo
94. Miss K8
93. Quentin Mosimann
92. Andy C
91. MaRLo
90. Sander van Doorn
89. Robin Schulz
88. Carnage
87. Zatox
86. Flux Pavilion
85. Ferry Corsten
84. Kaskade
83. MAKJ
82. ATB
81. Krewella
80. Quintino
79. Da Tweekaz
78. Will Sparks
77. Chuckie
76. Yellow Claw
75. Netsky
74. Borgeous
73. Frontliner
72. Radical Redemption
71. Tenishia
70. UMEK
69. Daft Punk
68. Borgore
67. Dillon Francis
66. Firebeatz
65. Disclosure
64. Laidback Luke
63. Carl Cox
62. Tchami
61. Kura
60. Danny Avila
59. DJ Chetas
58. Diego Miranda
57. Eric Prydz
56. Markus Schulz
55. Porter Robinson
54. Major Lazer
53. Brennan Heart
52. WolfPack
51. Richie Hawtin
50. Vicetone
49. Coone
48. Headhunterz
47. Shogun
46. Tom Swoom
45. Jack Ü
44. Alok
43. VINAI
42. Aly & Fila
41. Paul van Dyk
40. Andrew Rayel
39. Bassjackers
38. Angerfist
37. Showtek
36. Ummet Ozcan
35. Fedde Le Grand
34. Yves V
33. Kygo
32. DJ Snake
31. Steve Angello
30. Don Diablo
29. Above & Beyond
28. Deorro
27. Dyro
26. Dannic
25. deadmau5
24. Nervo
23. KSHMR
22. Zedd
21. R3hab
20. Diplo
19. Blasterjaxx
18. Nicky Romero
17. Axwell Λ Ingrosso
16. DVBBS
15. Dash Berlin
14. W&W
13. Alesso
12. Oliver Heldens
11. Calvin Harris

Top 10

10. Steve Aoki
9. Skrillex
8. Afrojack
7. Avicii
6. David Guetta
5. Tiësto
4. Armin van Buuren
3. Martin Garrix
2. Hardwell
1. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

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