DJ Mag reveals 2012’s Top 100 DJ list

DJ Mag today announced their full list of 2012’s Top DJs, with Armin Van Buuren topping the list for the fifth time.

The top 10 also includes a rather unsurprising roster of DJs including Tiesto, Avicii, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Dash Berlin, Above & Beyond, Afrojack and Skrillex. Avicii made one of the more impressive moves in the top 10, having moved from 39 to 6 to this year’s 3rd place after first appearing in 2010.

There were a few surprises, mainly for those who didn’t even make it in the top 100. Rankings 101-150 were revealed via DJ Mag’s Facebook page in the days leading up to the announcement earlier today in Amsterdam. Bassnectar, who has sold out shows around the U.S. came in at 112, while Morgan Page and Dillon Francis were listed at 109 and 110 respectively, proving that those who vote with their money (by buying tickets) aren’t necessarily the same casting votes in this poll. There are also several names that may sound unfamiliar to most U.S. EDM fans.

DJ Mag is a European-based publication but voting was open to worldwide via a Facebook polling system. The Top 100DJs list is highly regarded among fans and DJs alike. In fact, several DJs were disqualified for paying for votes and/or attempting to compromise the voting system.

Here’s the full 2012 list:

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 Grande
27. Noise Controllers
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. Infect 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. Antoine
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
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 Sinclair
95. Netsky
96. Neelix
97. Mark Knight
98. John Digweed
99. Da Tweekaz
100. Project 46
101. Justice
102. Diplo
103. Sasha
104. Alex M.O.R.P.H.
105. Jochen Miller
106. Simon Paterson
107. Erick Morillo
108. Diego Miranda
109. Dillon Francis
110. Morgan Page
111. Bloody Beetroots
112. Bassnectar
113. Leon Bolier
114. Gunz 4 Hire
115. Astrix
116. Joachim Garraud
117. Boy George
118. Ashley Wallbridge
119. Mastiksoul
120. Adaro
121. Super 8 & Tab
122. Skazi
123. James Zabiela
124. Daniel Kandi
125. Klaypex
126. Matt Darey
127. Basto
128. Roger Sanchez
129. Showtek
120. BT
131. Flux Pavilion
132. Judge Jules
133. Hernan Cattaneo
134. Arnej
135. Fatboy Slim
136. Deniz Koyu
137. Zed’s Dead
138. Solarstone
139. Sven Vath
140. Stafford Brothers
141. Mark With A K
142. Sidney Samson
143. Ian Carey
144. Gabry Ponte
145. Bryan Kearney
146. Technoboy
147. Kyau & Albert
148. Joris Voorn
149. Evil Activities
150. DJ Vibe

 

 

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