Armin Van Buuren and Carl Cox were among the many who secured places in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll; with Van Buuren taking the win in the Highest Trance category, Cox in the Highest Techno category. The prestigious DJ awards ceremony took place on Saturday 20 October at the Amsterdam Arena with awards being handed to only those known for their superb mixing skills
on the decks.
Armin Van Buuren came in fourth place overall in the poll, which takes place each year voted for by the public, while Carl Cox came in at spot fifty-three.
The DJ Mag Top 100 awards launched more than two decades ago, this year (2018) attaining over 1.2 million votes in total from countries including the USA, UK, Brazil, and Mexico. Voting rose by 200,000 in comparison to 2017.
Van Buuren is no stranger to success in the poll, first earning a well-deserved place in 2001 reaching spot twenty-seven. In 2002 he reached a respectful fifth place and has placed within the top five year over year. Buuren also holds the title of most wins along with having most wins in a row, at five and four respectively. The trance DJ has enjoyed a great year celebrating the 850th episode of his ASOT radio show
in front of a crowd 30,000 strong at the Jaarbeurs Hall in the Netherlands, his home country. Van Burren has had a busy year, continuing his residency in Las Vegas along with tenure in Ibiza and undertaking a huge tour in China.
Carl Cox is a British icon in the world of techno music starting out as a teenager. By the arrival of the 90s, he had taken the title of being the biggest UK DJ, cemented by the fact he took number one in the Top 100 DJs poll in 1995 and again in 1997. Cox went on to become globally recognized having residency in Ibiza at Space along with working on his own label, Awesome Sound Wave and working alongside legends including Paul Oakenfold in the UK at Stonehenge.
There were many familiar names listed among the top 10 with Martin Garrix taking the coveted number one spot for the third year running. Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike placed overall second while Hardwell took the third spot. David Guetta managed fifth place, two spots up from last year, while Tiesto came in sixth. Don Diablo jumped up four spots from last year, taking the seventh spot when he was awarded the Highest Future House DJ award. Afrojack claimed the eighth spot while Oliver Heldens secured the ninth, with Marshmello completing the top 10 in the tenth position. All DJs earned great reviews here
at the DJ Mag Top 100 poll on the night courtesy of public votes.
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