DJ Mag Releases Their Top 100 DJs Of 2016

DJ Mag Top 100 2016

While we hate stealing the exact same sentence from last year’s post, but the same sentiments hold true. DJ Mag has once again left many people confused and disappointed with their ranking of the top 100 DJs in the world. While most everyone we know at this point does not take this list as seriously as they once did, it is still interesting to see which names are and are not on the list. Year in and year out, we are baffled at names that climb higher, while others are completely unrepresented on the list entirely.

This year, notable jumps include artists like Swanky Tunes and Galantis, while a major re-entry was obviously going to be seen from The Chainsmokers. Notable drops include DANNIC, Dyro, Porter Robinson, and Showtek, that all fell over 30 places. I personally cannot fathom how artists like Eric Prydz and Carl Cox placed as low as they did, or how other artists that have done virtually nothing this year have surpassed them. Artists like Tom Swoon, Alan Walker, and Marshmello were also new contenders that we saw placed this year. The exclusion of major artists like Kaskade and Madeon are tragic in their own rights, as both artists also had massive years…but hey…it’s DJ Mag so nothing surprises me anymore. Check out the full list below, and make sure to click on those names for more information, interviews, or releases from these artists!

Stay tuned, as we will have our annual top 100 re-rank coming soon, but until then…

Congrats to Martin Garrix for securing the spot of Number 1 DJ in the world in 2016!

DJ Mag Top 100 2016 Martin Garrix


The DJ Mag Top 100 – 2016

  1. Martin Garrix – Up 2
  2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Down 1
  3. Hardwell – Down 1
  4. Armin van Buuren – Highest Trance DJ – No Change
  5. Tiesto – No Change
  6. David Guetta – No Change
  7. Steve Aoki – Up 3
  8. Oliver Heldens – Up 4
  9. Skrillex – No Move
  10. Afrojack – Down 2
  11. Avicii – Down 4
  12. KSHMR – Up 11
  13. W&W – Up 1
  14. Calvin Harris – Down 3
  15. Don Diablo – Up 15
  16. Axwell /\ Ingrosso – Up 1
  17. Dash Berlin – Down 2
  18. The Chainsmokers – Re-entry
  19. Ummet Ozcan – Up 17
  20. Alesso – Down 7
  21. R3HAB – No Change
  22. DJ Snake – Up 10
  23. Diplo – Down 3
  24. DVBBS – Down 8
  25. ALOK – Up 19
  26. Kygo – Up 7
  27. Swanky Tunes – Up 70
  28. Marshmello – This Year’s Highest New Entry
  29. Nicky Romero – Down 11
  30. Steve Angello – Up 1
  31. Deadmau5 – Down 6
  32. Quintino – Up 48
  33. DJ Chetas – Up 26
  34. Bassjackers – Up 5
  35. ZEDD – Down 13
  36. Headhunterz – Up 12
  37. VINAI – Up 6
  38. Florian Picasso – New Entry
  39. Galantis – Up 59
  40. Jack U – Up 5
  41. Aly & Fila – Up 1
  42. Shogun – Up 5
  43. Blasterjaxx – Down 27
  44. Major Lazer – Up 10
  45. Nervo – Down 21
  46. Angerfist – Down 8
  47. Above & Beyond – Down 18
  48. Yellowclaw – Up 26
  49. MarLo – Up 42
  50. Fedde Le Grand – Down 15
  51. Kura – Up 10
  52. The Lost Stories – New Entry
  53. Deorro – Down 25
  54. Vintage Culture – New Entry
  55. Alan Walker – New Entry
  56. Tom Swoon – Down 10
  57. Coone – Down 8
  58. Diego Miranda – No Change
  59. Brennan Heart – Down 6
  60. Paul van Dyk – Down 19
  61. ATB – Up 21
  62. YVES V – Down 28
  63. Wolfpack – Down 11
  64. Dillon Francis – Up 3
  65. Andrew Rayel – Down 25
  66. Eric Prydz – Down 9
  67. Felguk – Re-entry
  68. Radical Redemption – Up 4
  69. Robin Schulz – Up 30
  70. DANNIC – Down 44
  71. Da Tweekaz – Up 8
  72. Daft Punk – Down 3
  73. Will Sparks – Up 5
  74. Carl Cox – Down 11
  75. Timmy Trumpet – New Entry
  76. Borgore – Down 8
  77. Firebeatz – Down 11
  78. Tujamo – Up 17
  79. Laidback Luke – Down 15
  80. Markus Schulz – Down 34
  81. Vicetone – Down 31
  82. Martin Jensen – New Entry
  83. Jauz – New Entry
  84. Carnage – Up 4
  85. Netsky – Down 10
  86. Carl Nunes
  87. Sam Feldt – New Entry
  88. Miss K8 – Up 6
  89. Jay Hardway – New Entry
  90. Porter Robinson – Down 35
  91. Bobina – Re-entry
  92. Zatox – Down 5
  93. Dyro – Down 66
  94. Flume – New Entry
  95. Infected Mushroom – Re-entry
  96. Showtek – Down 59
  97. Daddy’s Groove – New Entry
  98. Martin Solveig – Re-entry
  99. Ferry Corsten – Down 14
  100. DJ Feel – Re-entry
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