UPDATE #2: We would like to apologize for the following erroneous report we released a few days ago, in which we detailed why we believed Hardwell was not going to win this year’s DJ Mag Number 1 DJ award. At the time, we were confident that the information DJ Mag directly provided us was sufficient evidence for our conclusion. Sadly that was not the case, and on behalf of the entire team I would like to say we are sorry. The article has been left intact.


The infamous ranking known as the DJ Mag Top 100 that is more often dubbed as the “popularity ranking of EDM” was reportedly leaked earlier today. The list is based on user submissions, which are then aggregated to develop the chart. As you can see, if you have a bigger fan base you are much more likely to win than if you’re a talented newcomer who isn’t willing or capable of spending thousands of dollars on marketing. Well we’re here to tell you that it actually has not leaked, or at the very least, part of it is inaccurate.

In addition to the reveal of the world’s number 1 DJ on October 18th, DJ Mag will also be kicking off the Top 100 DJs World Tour on October 19th. The lineup for the tour has been slowly trickling out and will feature a series of A-List artists, including the number 1 DJ. Here’s the current lineup for the tour:

Number 1 DJ (to be announced October 18th)
Hardwell
Dannic
W&W
Dash Berlin

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UPDATE #1: DJ Mag deleted their Facebook post, but here’s the message they had accompanying the line up:
“Hardwell has just been added to the line up for the #Top100DJs party on Sunday 19th October at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse!
The multi award-winning DJ will join DANNIC, Dash Berlin, W&W and the winner of this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs, who will be announced on Saturday 18th October.”

So as you can see, since Hardwell has already been announced, that means he’s no longer the number 1 DJ. This also indicates that the supposedly leaked ranking is inaccurate. It’s still included below if you want to take a look at it.

Who knows, maybe Laidback Luke is right and 18 year old wunder kid Martin Garrix won.

Here is a tweet from DJ Mag claiming that the list below is fake:
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1. Hardwell (-)
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (+4)
3. Armin van Buuren (-1)
4. Martin Garrix (+36)
5. Tiesto (-1)
6. Avicii (-3)
7. David Guetta (-2)
8. Nicky Romero (-1)
9. Skrillex (+2)
10. Steve Aoki (-2)
11. Calvin Harris (+4)
12. Afrojack (-3)
13. Blasterjaxx (+58)
14. Dash Berlin (-4)
15. Alesso (-2)
16. Deadmau5 (-4)
17. Showtek (+10)
18. W & W (-4)
19. Deorro (new entry)
20. DVBBS (new entry)
21. Nervo (-5)
22. Zedd (+2)
23. R3hab (+35)
24. Andrew Rayel (+4)
25. Above & Beyond (-8)
26. Steve Angello (+12)
27. Dyro (+3)
28. Aly & Fila (-8)
29. Axwell (-10)
30. Dannic (+44)
31. Ummet Ozcan (+68)
32. Diplo (+32)
33. Krewella (+11)
34. Oliver Heldens (new entry)
35. Fedde Le Grand (-6)
36. Vicetone (+24)
37. Angerfist (-3)
38. Paul van Dyk (-6)
39. Sebastian Ingrosso (-21)
40. Headhunterz (-17)
41. Borgore (new entry)
42. DJ KURA (new entry)
43. Daft Punk (-21)
44. Markus Schulz (-23)
45. Frontliner (-8)
46. ​​Kaskade (-10)
47. Brennan Heart (+14)
48. Infected Mushroom (+5)
49. Zatox (+1)
50. Laidback Luke (-19)
51. Diego Miranda (+43)
52. Cosmic Gate (+28)
53. Carnage (new entry)
54. Noisecontrollers (+12)
55. Da Tweekaz (+31)
56. DJ Snake (new entry)
57. Radical Redemption (new entry)
58. MAKJ (new entry)
59. VINAI (new entry)
60. Gabry Ponte (new entry)
61. Eric Prydz (-7)
62. Carl Cox (-16)
63. ATB (-30)
64. Porter Robinson (-23)
65. Firebeatz (new entry)
66. Yves V (new entry)
67. Dillon Francis (+6)
68. Knife Party (-43)
69. Dada Life (-34)
70. Sander van Doorn (-31)

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Source: DJ Mag