DJ Mag’s 2020 Top 100 DJ's
In the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2020 poll, Armin van Buuren reached No. 4 this year, marking his 20th consecutive ranking. Blastoyz was ranked No. 97, ATB was ranked No. 56, Ferry Corsten was ranked No. 53, Paul van Dyk was ranked No. 50, Vini Vici was ranked No. 24 and No. 19! Beyond & Above
"Being frank sounds a little surreal. It's a bit of a cliché, but when I was first included in the Top 100 almost twenty years ago, the idea of ranking in the DJ Mag Top 100 for twenty years in a row never crossed my mind, not even as a wish for a bucket list. Of course, I'm grateful for the fact that, after all this time, I'm still here doing what I enjoy, but above all, I'm more than grateful for my fans' unwavering help. The way I see it, this is their triumph as much as it is mine. Perhaps even more so,' said Armin van Buuren in a press release.
DAVID GUETTA WINS DJ MAG TOP 100 DJS 2020
The results for 2020’s Top 100 DJs poll have been announced
David Guetta won the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll this year. For the first time since 2011, he is returning to the top spot.
That's really amazing. I think I feel happier than I did the first time! Upon finding out, Guetta told DJ Mag. Guetta said the last time he won, winning the Top 100 DJs poll meant more to him than having America's No.1 hit record. It's obvious a full decade after winning the title for the last time in 2011 that winning it a second time means even more to him than that. It's interesting," he said, "and it's a different time. "Things are now much faster. Ten years ago, when I won, the reality was that I felt like it was late. When I was touring, the reality of the numbers was like two years ago when I felt,' Why am I not winning? " You know?
"He said, "When I won the first time, I was like, 'Okay, if I go to Google search and my name is 10 times higher, it was supposed to happen.' It's funny because when I won ten years ago, all the trance fans were so angry with me because it was the first time trance hadn't won in years. It was the beginning of the festival's EDM era.
This year, DJ Mag received just under 1.3 million verified votes in the poll, only a fraction below the record-breaking total last year. This demonstrates that their appetite for DJ culture was undiminished while most people were stuck at home. Indeed, the opinions received by DJ Mag's Virtual Festival sets, 8.3 million from 95 different DJ sets during the Top 100 DJs voting period, suggest that the appetite for sets from many of the top DJs in the world remains strong. David Guetta's stream from the terrace of his Ibiza villa (2.3 million) was the most far-reaching DJ set from the Top 100 DJs Virtual Festival sessions, every Saturday from July to September, while Carl Cox had the best performance set with a reach of 1.2 million from the Alternative Top 100 DJs shows that ran every Sunday. Unsurprisingly, the size of their vote reflected their popularity, although voters also clearly took other factors into account when voting for their favourites.
DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE
Although they were unable to tour as usual, this year via social media, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike still managed to stay in contact with their fans. Perhaps the most notable was 'Do It! Releasing a plethora of songs, ', a collaboration with Belgian producer Azteck and Kimberly Loaiza, a Mexican singer/influencer. Within 24 hours on TikTok, it had a whopping 50 million views, and the #DoIt dance video trended in Latin America and the US, encouraging fans to upload their own videos of the dance challenge to the website. Moreover, the brothers released more club-driven tracks such as 'The Anthem' with Timmy Trumpet and 'Clap Your Hands' with Fedde Le Grand and W&W, while Spotify got 200 million streams from their single 'Instagram.'
In the Top 100 DJs survey, Martin Garrix continues an impressive run of form, with his No.3 spot marking the seventh year he has stayed in the top five since first joining the list in 2013, having been top three for the past five years. The 24-year-old Dutchman was named as the official music artist of EURO2020 following last year's performances, following in the footsteps of David Guetta, who delivered the official music for EURO2016. In March, Garrix was seen working with composer and pianist Giorgio Tuinfort in the closing episode of season four of The Martin Garrix Show, as a symphony recorded the music they composed together for the tournament. Unfortunately, because of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be postponed until June 2021, but it shows the amazing heights that the young Dutchman continues to push in his career.
ARMIN VAN BUUREN
Armin's 2019 'Balance' album may just have been a year ahead of its time with its titular musing on the old work/life contract. Armin, however, managed a 'Balance' bus tour Stateside until the massive stay-home kicked in, packing 12 shows into a daunting-to-most 14 days. That put him toe-to-toe with the biggest (not to mention last) trance gathering of 2020: ASOT950 at the Jaarbeurs arena in Utrecht. With scarce delay.
" I don't think I made it," ALOK says very humbly, despite placing so high in the poll this year. This is a tribute to all Brazilians and artists from Brazil. For those people who believe that their art will carry them up, I hope I can be a ray of light, and that's why I keep taking my beats out into the world, to awaken the positivity and positive choices in the people who feel them.
This year, both publicly and privately, was a huge one for him: his first son was born, his wife is pregnant for a second time, and he is currently the second largest electronic artist on Instagram, as well as hosting the biggest live stream of 2020, trended on Twitter worldwide at No.1. He was the first DJ ever to be aired in prime time in his homeland, which has opened up a whole new dimension to electronic music in the region. It's been a booming scene for a while, but it's never been hotter right now, which is part of why ALOK started CONTROVERSIA, a label that he's signed up with over the past year with a wealth of new talent.
Check out the rest of the ranking below:
6 Don Diablo 7 Afrojack 8 Oliver Heldens 9 Steve Aoki 10 Timmy Trumpet 11 Marshmello 12 KSHMR 13 R3HAB 14 W&W 15 Skrillex 16 Tiësto 17 Hardwell 18 Calvin Harris 19 Above & Beyond 20 Nervo 21 Lost Frequencies 22 Eric Prydz 23 Fedde Le Grand 24 Vini Vici 25 DJ Snake 26 Alan Walker 27 The Chainsmokers 28 Kygo 29 Bassjackers 30 Vintage Culture 31 Nicky Romero 32 Charlotte De Witte 33 Quintino 34 Carl Cox 35 Zedd 36 Angerfist 37 Diplo 38 Danny Avila 39 VINAI 40 Tujamo 41 Claptone 42 MATTN 43 Illenium 44 Mariana Bo 45 Alesso 46 Headhunterz 47 Alison Wonderland 48 Adam Beyer 49 Wolfpack 50 Paul van Dyk 51 Diego Miranda 52 Cat Dealers 53 Ferry Corsten 54 Miss K8 55 DVBBS 56 ATB 57 Rezz 58 Will Sparks 59 Amelie Lens 60 Boris Brejcha 61 Carta 62 3 Are Legend 63 Breathe Carolina 64 deadmau5 65 Ummet Ozcan 66 Nina Kraviz 67 YELLOW CLAW 68 Jamie Jones 69 Peggy Gou 70 Blasterjaxx 71 Julian Jordan 72 Deniz Koyu 73 Nora En Pure 74 Kura 75 Florian Picasso 76 Fisher 77 Tom & Collins 78 Brennan Heart 79 Mr. Pig 80 Radical Redemption 81 Rave Republic 82 Pink Panda 83 D.o.D 84 Swedish House Mafia 85 Plastik Funk 86 Green Velvet 87 Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano 88 Aryue 89 Burak Yeter 90 Mike Williams 91 Black Coffee 92 Tungevaag 93 Deborah De Luca 94 Mike Perry 95 ANNA 96 Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman 97 Blastoyz 98 22Bullets 99 Robin Schulz 100 Marco Carolla