70% of World’s best DJs are from the Netherlands

Seven of the best djs in the world are from the Netherlands, including number one Martin Garrix, according to the latest public vote organised by DJ Mag.

It is the third year in the row that Garrix has held the top spot and he was the youngest dj ever to win the title when he first took the prize in 2016.

Second on the list is the Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike while Hardwell, the Dutch dj who has now stopped touring and previous two times champion, was third..

Martin Garrix, who is just 22 and whose real name is Martijn Garritsen, signed his first record deal when he was 16 and broke through internationally in 2013 with his hit Animals.

In total, 1.2 million people took part in the poll, most of whom come from the US and UK. The Netherlands is eighth in terms of voter numbers.

The rest of the Dutch line-up are Armin van Buuren (5) who has topped the ranking five times, Tiësto, who headed the list three times, new entries Don Diabolo and Oliver Heldens (7 and 9) and Afrojack, who holds on to his eighth place. – DN

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