It's official, the Dutch DJ and music producer, Martin Garrix, was crowned the Best DJ of 2022 by DJ Mag's Top 100 voting system. While still only being 26 years of age, Garrix wrote “I’m very grateful for everyone taking the time to vote. Being back at number 1 again feels very surreal and I’ll never ever take your support for granted. Thank you. I hope you all enjoy the stream we recorded. Playing my music on top of one of the most iconic buildings in the world was very special. Music has brought me to many crazy places, but this is definitely high up there.”
The Award winners in full are below
The World’s No.1 DJ – Martin Garrix
The World’s No.1 Trance DJ – Armin Van Buuren
The World’s No.1 Techno DJ – Charlotte de Witte
The World’s No.1 House DJ – Vintage Culture
The World’s No.1 Future House DJ – Don Diablo
The World’s No.1 Hard DJ – Angerfist
Highest New Entry: Reinier Zonneveld
Highest Climber: Black Coffee
Future Star Award: Layla Benitez
Lifetime Achievement: DJ Paulette
Who is Martin Garrix?
Garrix first rose to fame in 2012 with his single “Animals”, which became a worldwide hit and reached number one in several countries, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Australia. Since then, he has released several other successful singles, such as “In the Name of Love” with Bebe Rexha and “Scared to Be Lonely” with Dua Lipa.
What is the DJ Mag Top 100?
The DJ Mag Top 100 is an annual ranking of the world's best DJs, compiled by British magazine DJ Mag. Martin Garrix has been ranked number one in the DJ Mag Top 100 four times, in 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2022. He is the youngest ever DJ to top the poll, and is also the first Dutch DJ to do so.