Martin Garrix - World Number One DJ 2017

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Martin Garrix Crowned World Number One DJ 2017 – Poll Breakdown

Martin Garrix tops the poll while a number of names move up to gain top spots.

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It’s been the popularity poll that has seen it’s fair share of scandal through paid votes, advertising packages and iPad fiasco’s but you cannot ignore it when the results of the DJ Mag Top 100 poll is revealed. A poll which we all love to talk about, analysis and wonder who got to where via some shady business move. All the same, this year has been no different and everyone is talking and debating about the poll once more.

Kicking things off and Martin Garrix has been crowned as the World Number One DJ 2017, the second year that the young and very talented artist has received the crown. Last year he took it off Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike who follow in second, while Trance legend Armin Van Buuren moves up one space to third. Pop icons and commercial king pins, Hardwell, Tiesto, David Guetta, Afrojack and Steve Aoki make up most of the top ten, with The Chainsmokers smashing into sixth position, while masked marshmallow Marshmello rounds out the top ten. Again, you look at the big risers in The Chainsmokers and Marshmello and it all comes down to commercial success.

It’s a difficult poll to really look at. As we know, Martin Garrix has the crown for World Number One DJ 2017, but looking on down the list, and seeing many DJs sitting in a position together, it’s hard to take in. Brazilian DJ Alok sits 19th, ahead of Steve Angello (82nd), Carl Cox (62nd), Eric Prydz (34th) and DJ Snake (23rd). There are also plenty of names you probably won’t even recognise on the list and end up looking up just exactly to see who they are and what they do. Sorry Vintage Culture. What is also a key to this as well is the many DJs, the many talented DJs, who don’t even feature.

Now I’m not sure I feel correct in saying this, whether we could end up with a legit poll that isn’t based on popularity, advertising and business. But to see names like Black Coffee after the year he has had (could we question how legit this is as well?), Richie Hawtin, Solomun, Maceo Plex and Paul Kalkbrenner return, it’s a good sign right? But as I say and I stress this idea, you simply cannot trust this poll. It certainly raises a good point within the music industry though and that is simply, things happen in the background we simply cannot trust or believe.

You can view the full DJ Mag Top 100 poll for 2017 here.

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Martin Garrix - World Number One DJ 2017

world number one DJ 2017.

It’s been the popularity poll that has seen it’s fair share of scandal through paid votes, advertising packages and iPad fiasco’s but you cannot ignore it when the results of the DJ Mag Top 100 poll is revealed. A poll which we all love to talk about, analysis and wonder who got to where via some shady business move. All the same, this year has been no different and everyone is talking and debating about the poll once more.

Kicking things off and Martin Garrix has been crowned as the World Number One DJ 2017, the second year that the young and very talented artist has received the crown. Last year he took it off Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike who follow in second, while Trance legend Armin Van Buuren moves up one space to third. Pop icons and commercial king pins, Hardwell, Tiesto, David Guetta, Afrojack and Steve Aoki make up most of the top ten, with The Chainsmokers smashing into sixth position, while masked marshmallow Marshmello rounds out the top ten. Again, you look at the big risers in The Chainsmokers and Marshmello and it all comes down to commercial success.

world number one DJ 2017.

It’s a difficult poll to really look at. As we know, Martin Garrix has the crown for World Number One DJ 2017, but looking on down the list, and seeing many DJs sitting in a position together, it’s hard to take in. Brazilian DJ Alok sits 19th, ahead of Steve Angello (82nd), Carl Cox (62nd), Eric Prydz (34th) and DJ Snake (23rd). There are also plenty of names you probably won’t even recognise on the list and end up looking up just exactly to see who they are and what they do. Sorry Vintage Culture. What is also a key to this as well is the many DJs, the many talented DJs, who don’t even feature.

Now I’m not sure I feel correct in saying this, whether we could end up with a legit poll that isn’t based on popularity, advertising and business. But to see names like Black Coffee after the year he has had (could we question how legit this is as well?), Richie Hawtin, Solomun, Maceo Plex and Paul Kalkbrenner return, it’s a good sign right? But as I say and I stress this idea, you simply cannot trust this poll. It certainly raises a good point within the music industry though and that is simply, things happen in the background we simply cannot trust or believe.

You can view the full DJ Mag Top 100 poll for 2017 here.

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