5 Dutch DJs make it into world’s top 10 but miss out on top spot
As part of this year’s Amsterdam Music Festival, DJ Mag announced their list of the world’s top 100 DJs, with five Dutch DJs nabbing a spot in the top 10, but missing out on the coveted number one position.
David Guetta voted the world’s best DJ
The Dutch are known around the world for their dance and electronic music scene and prominent DJs. A number of Dutch DJs - including Afrojack, Martin Garrix, and of course Armin van Buuren - have become household names, playing to sold-out stadiums around the world.
While the Netherlands may have been well represented in the 2020 rankings, a significant reshuffling of the top 10 meant that, for the first time in nineteen years, Dutchies lost out on both the number one and number two spots, with Martin Garrix dropping from second to third place.
This year, the top spot went to David Guetta. This is the second time the French DJ received the most votes, after first winning in 2011. Other prominent DJs that feature on the list include Marshmello (11th place), Skrillex (15), Tiësto (16), and Calvin Harris (18).
Source: Rudger.com via AMF.
DJ Mag’s top 10 DJs 2020
With Dutch DJs in 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th place, DJ Mag’s top 10 is as follows:
- David Guetta (+2)
- Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (-1)
- Martin Garrix (-1)
- Armin van Buuren (=)
- Alok (+6)
- Don Diablo (=)
- Afrojack (+2)
- Oliver Heldens (-1)
- Steve Aoki (+1)
- Timmy Trumpet (+3)
Visit DJ Mag's website to see the full ranking.
Thumb: CM Circuit Zandvoort via AMF.