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Armin van Buuren crowned top of DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll

Tina Hart
Top 100 DJs

Armin van Buuren has been crowned the world’s No.1 DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll Awards 2012.

Van Buuren was given the prestigious award at the Dutch edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll Awards event at Amsterdam’s Convention Factory, held for the second time during the Amsterdam Dance Event.

This is the fifth win for the Dutch DJ, who tipped last year’s winner David Guetta from the topspot.

Van Buuren said of his win: “2012 opened new doors. David being No.1 last year, the popularity of Avicii, Swedish House Mafia and Afrojack, for dance music, it’s amazing. It was great that David got it last year, to show dance music is evolving and it’s still exciting.

“Being No.1 again feels fantastic - there’s so much love out there. I’m so thankful for it.”

It was noted that there’s only one drum & bass DJ in the chart this year, Hospital's Netsky - “the Belgian Bieber of bass” and only female entry, although there are actually two Nervo twins, Miriam and Olivia, who have come in at No.46.

Other awards were given out for the highest placed DJ in each genre, the highest climber - Porter Robinson, and the highest new entry - Nicky Romero. Danny Tenaglia was entered into the inaugural Hall Of Fame. Last year’s highest new entry, and this year’s highest placed dubstep DJ, Skrillex, placed at No.10.

The Top 100 DJs Poll sees vote pooled from over 170 countries. Most votes for this year’s poll came from the United States – about one-fifth, nearly three times as many as the country with the second most votes, the UK. The next countries in terms of votes were Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Canada, France, Portugal, Australia and Spain. Votes also came in from Equatorian Guinea, Malawi, Bhutan, Gambia and Chad

This year the Poll closed on August 30, and an extra day was added due to the weight of last minute votes that crashed the Facebook app. Over 50,000 people downloaded the free Top 100 DJs album from Trackitdown, which featured tracks and remixes from UMEK, Sander Van Doorn, Roger Sanchez, Alex M.O.R.P.H. presents Indigo, Chuckie, Ferry Corsten and many more.

On October 22, Ministry of Sound will release the official DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2CD album.CD1 will feature the current leading names in the electronic dance music scene. CD2 will cover legendary DJ’s that have established their reputation in dance music, including acts who have pioneered trance and progressive house, genres of dance music that have dominated the Top 100 DJs poll in recent years.

The full list is below:

TOP 100 DJS 1-100

  1. ARMIN VAN BUUREN  
  2. TIESTO  
  3. AVICII  
  4. DAVID GUETTA  
  5. DEADMAU5  
  6. HARDWELL  
  7. DASH BERLIN  
  8. ABOVE & BEYOND  
  9. AFROJACK  
  10. SKRILLEX
  11. HEADHUNTERZ 
  12. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA  
  13. MARKUS SCHULZ  
  14. GARETH EMERY  
  15. STEVE AOKI   
  16. PAUL VAN DYK
  17. NICKY ROMERO
  18. SANDER VAN DOORN  
  19. ALY & FILA  
  20. ALESSO 
  21. ATB 
  22. FERRY CORSTEN  
  23. AXWELL  
  24. DADA LIFE  
  25. W & W
  26. FEDDE LE GRAND 
  27. NOISECONTROLLERS   
  28. ARTY   
  29. LAIDBACK LUKE   
  30. KASKADE 
  31. CALVIN HARRIS  
  32. ORJAN NILSEN 
  33. KNIFE PARTY  
  34. SEBASTIAN INGROSSO 
  35. CHUCKIE 
  36. ZATOX  
  37. COONE 
  38. DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE
  39. COSMIC GATE   
  40. PORTER ROBINSON  
  41. WILDSTYLEZ  
  42. ANGERFIST  
  43. INFECTED MUSHROOM  
  44. DAFT PUNK  
  45. CARL COX  
  46. NERVO  
  47. PETE THA ZOUK  
  48. MARTIN SOLVEIG  
  49. BRENNAN HEART   
  50. TENISHIA  
  51. ZEDD  
  52. ERIC PRYDZ  
  53. BOBINA  
  54. MADEON  
  55. JOHN OCALLAGHAN  
  56. DJ FEEL  
  57. STEVE ANGELLO  
  58. OMNIA  
  59. UMEK  
  60. WOLFGANG GARTNER  
  61. AN21  
  62. TOMMY TRASH  
  63. FRANCIS DAVILA  
  64. D BLOCK AND S TE FAN  
  65. TRITONAL  
  66. BINGO PLAYERS  
  67. PSYKO PUNKZ  
  68. SHOGUN  
  69. PAUL OAKENFOLD  
  70. BENNY BENASSI  
  71. TYDI  
  72. MAT ZO  
  73. R3HAB  
  74. QUENTIN MOSIMANN  
  75. WASTED PENGUINZ  
  76. DIRTY SOUTH  
  77. ANDREW RAYEL  
  78. RICHIE HAWTIN  
  79. FRONTLINER  
  80. MYON AND SHANE 54  
  81. HEATBEAT  
  82. THOMAS GOLD  
  83. NERO  
  84. ROGER SHAH  
  85. FEED ME  
  86. MIKE CANDYS  
  87. ANDY MOOR  
  88. RAN D  
  89. RICHARD DURAND  
  90. FELGUK  
  91. PAUL KALKBRENNER  
  92. MOONBEAM  
  93. SEAN TYAS  
  94. BOB SINCLAR  
  95. NETSKY  
  96. NEELIX  
  97. MARK KNIGHT  
  98. JOHN DIGWEED  
  99. DA TWEEKAZ 
  100. PROJECT 46

 

 

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