DJ Mag, one of the most prestigious and relevant magazines in the music industry, has released its Top 100 DJs of the world.
There are some very interesting names across the list, such as AfroJack and Lost Frequencies (of which we could make a whole blog about), however, it’s the top 5 spots that we find most promising.
In a list where names like Skrillex or Dj Snake won’t even make to the top 10, it is nothing but exciting to think about who the top 5 are:
At the bottom of top 5, we find Marshmello who had an amazing 2019, that could only stand against the –also- incredible year he had in 2018.
Not only breaking rating record on the music industry, but also in gaming, as his Fortnite Battle Royale in-battle concert registered a total of 10.7 million fans playing, not counting the million streaming across Twitch.
Last year, Chris Comstock (his real name) may have played for more people than all DJ’s on the list combined, and that’s what puts him in a well deserved #5.
#4 ARMIN VAN BUUREN
The are a few things we could say about him, that haven’t been said before.
Releasing a new album last year, Van Buuren let his work speak for itself – once again – he ad a quite more “relaxed” 2019, as one of his goals for the year was “to be able to spend more quality time with his family”, as he said to DJ Magazine.
However, his work in “Balance” (title of his latest album) is just as good as it always has been, and he keeps proving to himself and the world why he remains such a relevant name in the music scene.
#3 DAVID GUETTA
Top of the mountain belongs to David Guetta when it comes to the comercial phase of EDM. He spent most of his time working with “Pop Royalty” – As quoted by DJ magazine- in the most successful hits oh the 2010’s.
His return to a much more underground scenario begun in 2018, and has managed to stay as an influential name and a major superstar ever since.
#4 MARTIN GARRIX
After spendings 3 comfortable years as King of the mountain. Martin Garrix finds himself in a not at all number 2 of the list.
Having an amazing year with over nine million streams on Youtuve, being ft. In the Ultra Music Festivals of Miami and Australia, and headlining Tomorrowland Winter, Garrix earns his permanence in the top 2 sports, as he is still one of the youngest names in the industry and has a long road ahead.
#1 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
The duo comes to take back the throne they lost to Garrix back in 2016, and what a way to do it.
With an allround year, exploring other genres such as trap, without losing their distinctive blend of EDM, and playing in the most important venues across the world, the Greek-Belgian pair ended 2019, as the most relevant names in the industry.
Certainly an exciting list that only reflects the incredible year that 2019 was for music.
What will 2020 bring for us? Only time will tell.