20yr Old Dutch Superstar Is Youngest No.1 DJ
DJ Mag has revealed the results of the Top 100 DJs Poll 2016… and the world’s biggest publicly voted music poll has a new winner, Martin Garrix. The 20-year-old Dutch superstar is the youngest ever No.1 DJ, and takes the coveted top spot from 2015 winners, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
Martin Garrix was awarded the No.1 trophy by his mentor, Tiesto, on stage at the Top 100 DJs Poll Awards Party at the famous Heineken Music Hall. The event was the opening party in this year’s AMF, the largest festival of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The award caps a meteoric rise for Garrix over the past few years — ever since ‘Animals’ shot to No.1 in many countries around the world in 2013. He was odds-on favourite to win in 2016, after coming in at No.3 in 2015. Now one of the world’s biggest young music stars, he’s just as at home producing more underground styles of electronic dance music — and has set up some aliases in order to do so.
On receiving the award, Martin Garrix said: “It feels unreal to have won. I 100% did not expect it at all. I’ve had an amazing year, with awesome shows and amazing fans — I’m so thankful for their support. I didn’t even do a campaign, and it just shows how dope the fan-base is.”