House and Techno Topple EDM in DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll

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After a significant decade-plus run dominating clubs, festivals, radio and charts in the U.S., EDM, electronic music’s most artistically vacuous style, has been floundering as of late. Major U.S. festivals like Ultra Music Festival and Electric Zoo have veered their programming toward booking more house and techno artists, and the ripple effect is certainly felt in DJ mag’s 2017 Top 100 poll. Artists from the genre who had been regulars on the top of the poll either faced massive drops on the chart or fell off altogether.

Some things went as expected on this year’s DJ mag Top 100 poll: EDMer Martin Garrix (pictured) retained the number one spot for a second year, and mainstays like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, David Guetta, Afrojack and Steve Aoki all placed well.

Here’s where the story begins to shift: Solomun, Claptone and Black Coffee made impressive debuts; Richie Hawtin and Paul Kalkbrenner returned to the chart; Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Adam Beyer, Jamie Jones, Green Velvet, Seth Troxler, Nina Kraviz and Kölsch all made extremely strong showings in the 2017 DJ mag Top 100 poll.

Full list of poll results is below. Let us know if you feel this chart is indicative of EDM’s slow demise.

TOP 100 DJS POLL 2017 – THE FULL LIST

World’s No.1 DJ – Martin Garrix
Highest Duo – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Highest Trance DJ – Armin van Buuren
Highest Techno DJ – Carl Cox
Highest Drum & Bass DJ – Andy C
Highest Hard DJ – Headhunterz
Highest Climber – Alan Walker (Up 38)
Highest New Entry – Lost Frequencies
15 New Entries
7 Re-entries
5 Non-movers
Over 1,000,000 votes cast

2017 DJ Mag Top 100 poll results

1 Martin Garrix Non-Mover
2 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Non-Mover
3 Armin van Buuren Up 1
4 Hardwell Down 1
5 Tiesto Non-Mover
6 The Chainsmokers Up 12
7 David Guetta Down 1
8 Afrojack Up 2
9 Steve Aoki Down 2
10 Marshmello Up 18
11 Don Diablo Up 4
12 KSHMR Non-Mover
13 Oliver Heldens Down 5
14 W&W Down 1
15 Calvin Harris Down 1
16 Skrillex Down 7
17 Alan Walker Up 38
18 R3hab Up 3
19 Alok Up 6
20 Dash Berlin Down 3
21 Axwell ^ Ingrosso Down 5
22 DVBBS Up 2
23 DJ Snake Down 1
24 Kygo Up 2
25 Diplo Down 2
26 Lost Frequencies New Entry
27 Above & Beyond Up 20
28 Avicii Down 17
29 Zedd Up 630 Quintino Up 2
31 Vintage Culture Up 23
32 Vinai Up 5
33 Headhunterz Up 3
34 Eric Prydz Up 32
35 Bassjackers Down 1
36 Blasterjaxx Up 7
37 Alesso Down 17
38 Ummet Ozcan Down 19
39 Fedde Le Grand Up 11
40 Angerfist Up 6
41 Wolfpack Up 22
42 Nervo Up 3
43 Timmy Trumpet Up 3744 Radical Redemption Up 24
45 Major Lazer Down 1
46 Tujamo Up 32
47 Tom Swoon Up 9
48 DJ Kura Up 3
49 Deadmau5 Down 18
50 Nicky Romero Down 21
51 Paul van Dyk Up 9
52 Danny Avila Re-entry
53 Aly & Fila Down 1
54 ATB Up 7
55 Yves V Up 7
56 Diego Miranda Up 2
57 Yellow Claw Down 9
58 Miss K8 Up 30
59 Brennan Heart Non-Mover
60 Mike Williams New Entry
61 Dannic Up 9
62 Carl Cox Up 12
63 Carl Nunes Up 23
64 Lucas & Steve New Entry
65 Warface New Entry
66 Galantis Down 27
67 Da Tweekaz Up 4
68 Jay Hardway Up 21
69 Claptone New Entry
70 Martin Jensen Up 12
71 Florian Picasso Down 33
72 Vini Vici New Entry
73 Jauz Up 10
74 Cat Dealers New Entry
75 Sam Feldt Up 12
76 Robin Schulz Down 7
77 Andy C Re-entry
78 Carnage Up 6
79 Andrew Rayel Down 14
80 Richie Hawtin Re-entry
81 Solomun New Entry
82 Steve Angello Down 52
83 Will Sparks Down 10
84 Mariana BO New Entry
85 Black Coffee New Entry
86 Dillon Francis Down 22
87 Flume Up 7
88 Shogun Down 46
89 Alison Wonderland New Entry
90 Ferry Corsten Up 9
91 Maceo Plex New Entry
92 Carta New Entry
93 Mosimann Re-entry
94 Julian Jordan New Entry
95 Tchami Re-entry
96 Porter Robinson Down 6
97 Paul Kalkbrenner Re-entry
98 DJ L New Entry
99 Swanky Tunes Down 72
100 Disclosure Re-entry

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