Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Claim Top Spot For 2019 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs


The results for 2019’s Top 100 DJs Poll are in and the winners have been announced. In a shakeup at the top, Belgian brothers and Tomorrowland residents, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have been voted the World’s No.1 DJ for the second time, after previously winning the award back in 2015 and becoming the first duo to take the top spot.

DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll provides a global perspective of the electronic music scene’s biggest names. During a three-year period of dominance by Dutch DJ/producer Martin Garrix, brothers Dimitri & Mike maintained constant pressure by holding down the #2 position before reclaiming their title as the World’s No.1 DJs in this year’s edition of the poll.

Year-on-year the global reach of the poll continues to grow. The voting tally for the 2019 campaign attracted more than 1.3 million votes from 179 countries, ensuring the Top 100 DJs poll continues to be the largest publicly voted music poll on the planet.

Receiving the award during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike took to the stage at the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Awards ceremony in association with the Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF), an initiative of ALDA Events and ID&T, in front of 40,000 fans at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

Familiar with large-scale stadium shows and having traced these hallowed steps before, Dimitri & Mike marked this win as one of the sweetest victories in their esteemed careers: “Winning this award back in 2015 was incredible, truly mesmerizing, but this time around it means so much more because as artists, as a family, as a scene, we’ve grown so much and the journey since the last time we were here has taken us on to bigger and bolder projects. Having the fans with us every step of the way is amazing, so to once again be voted by them as their World No.1 DJs means everything to us!”

Over the last few years the award-winning brothers have left an historical mark on the electronic music scene at large. From their position as ambassadors of Tomorrowland, playing a part in the incredible rise of the Belgian event that saw 400,000 revellers celebrate Tomorrowland’s 15 anniversary, to their omnipresent position in music charts and streaming platforms. With an all-star line-up on one of the biggest songs of the summer, the platinum award-winning ‘Instagram’, with David Guetta and Afro Bros, saw the brothers work with two of the biggest reggaeton names in the world, Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha and crushing charts worldwide. While previously working with artists like Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Diplo, Snoop Dogg, Martin Garrix and even Hans Zimmer – the brothers collected 4 Billboard Dance #1s amongst countless gold and platinum awards.

Throw in setting up their own eSports organisation, doing the soundtrack and getting an own playable character in the latest instalment of the Mortal Kombat game franchise, a mammoth season at Ushuaïa Ibiza with their Garden of Madness night, as well as their run of end of year homecoming arena shows with ‘Garden of Madness’ in Belgium (that sees  80,000 people join every year), New York and the UK, plus one-off shows at the Italian Formula 1, UEFA Champions League Final and a gargantuan run of continent hopping tour dates, it’s not hard to see what may have encouraged their worldwide army of fans to back their favourite DJs this year.

“It’s a fascinating poll this year, with a new No.1, lots of movement in the top ten, and more house and techno DJs in the Top 100 than for many years. The poll itself demonstrates that the global scene is still in rude health, and the international feel of it is stronger than ever.” – Martin Carvell, Managing Director, DJ Magazine

2019 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs

1 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike The World’s No.1 DJs Up 1
2 Martin Garrix Down 1
3 David Guetta Up 2
4 Armin van Buuren Highest Trance Non-mover
5 Marshmello Up 5
6 Don Diablo Highest Future House Up 1
7 Oliver Heldens Up 2
8 Tiësto Down 2
9 Afrojack Down 1
10 Steve Aoki Up 1
11 Alok Up 2
12 Hardwell Down 9
13 Timmy Trumpet Up 20
14 R3HAB Down 2
15 KSHMR Up 3
16 DJ Snake Up 8
17 Eric Prydz Up 3
18 W&W Down 4
19 Calvin Harris Up 21
20 Lost Frequencies Down 3
21 Skrillex Highest Bass Non-mover
22 Above & Beyond Up 29
23 DVBBS Down 7
24 Nervo Up 3
25 Quintino Non-mover
26 The Chainsmokers Up 5
27 Alan Walker Up 9
28 Vinai Down 2
29 Headhunterz Highest Hard Down 1
30 Fedde Le Grand Down 8
31 Vini Vici Up 3
32 Ummet Ozcan Down 9
33 Angerfist Down 4
34 Bassjackers Down 4
35 Carl Cox Highest Techno Up 18
36 Blasterjaxx Up 1
37 Nicky Romero Up 6
38 Wolfpack Down 3
39 ATB Up 10
40 KURA Down 1
41 Danny Avila Down 3
42 Swedish House Mafia Up 21
43 Tujamo Up 3
44 Alison Wonderland Highest Climber Up 52
45 Martin Jensen Up 9
46 Cat Dealers Up 2
47 Vintage Culture Down 28
48 Adam Beyer Up 31
49 Mariana BO Up 19
50 Zedd Down 6
51 MATTN Up 21
52 Kygo Down 20
53 Claptone Highest House Up 4
54 Mike Williams Up 12
55 Diego Miranda Down 5
56 Yves V Re-entry
57 Will Sparks Down 1
58 Steve Angello Non-mover
59 Ferry Corsten Up 16
60 Nina Kraviz Up 37
61 Alesso Down 16
62 Breathe Carolina Up 15
63 FISHER Highest New Entry New Entry
64 Illenium New Entry
65 Deorro Up 24
66 Richie Hawtin Down 5
67 Diplo Down 25
68 Da Tweekaz Up 8
69 Miss K8 Down 4
70 3 Are Legend New Entry
71 deadmau5 Down 12
72 Carta Up 1
73 Carl Nunes Up 26
74 Charlotte de Witte New Entry
75 Warface Re-entry
76 Cedric Gervais Up 11
77 Yellow Claw Down 30
78 Lucas & Steve Up 14
79 Andy C Highest Drum & Bass Up 11
80 Peggy Gou New Entry
81 Deniz Koyu Down 3
82 Robin Schulz Down 22
83 Vicetone Re-entry
84 Tom & Collins New Entry
85 Boris Brejcha New Entry
86 Marco Carola Non-mover
87 Paul van Dyk Down 32
88 Solardo New Entry
89 Thomas Gold Re-entry
90 Black Coffee Re-entry
91 Paul Kalkbrenner Up 4
92 Daddy’s Groove Down 12
93 Julian Jordan Re-entry
94 Rave Republic Up 4
95 Sub Zero Project New Entry
96 D.O.D New Entry
97 Henri PFR New Entry
98 Florian Picasso Down 36
99 Swanky Tunes Down 28
100 Solomun Down 9