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2012 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs results: Armin reclaims top spot, Tiesto, Avicii, Guetta, and Deadmau5 round out top 5

The results from the DJ Mag Top 100 awards are finally in, and after being thrown from the top spot by David Guetta last year, Armin Van Buuren has once again reclaimed the title as the World’s #1 DJ, making it his fifth time winning the competition. Tiesto took the number two spot, followed by Avicii at number three, David Guetta at four, and Deadmau5 at five. Armin says “it was great that David got it last year, to show dance music is evolving and … still exciting,” but adds that “being number one again feels fantastic… I’m so thankful for it.” Hardwell, Dash Berlin, Above and Beyond, Afrojack, and Skrillex round out the top 10.

Nicky Romero is the highest new entrant on the chart this year, debuting at an impressive number 17 ahead of Sander Van Doorn at 18 and Alesso at 20. Porter Robinson had the highest climb, jumping to number 40, while Knife Party entered this year at 33. Netsky is the sole drum & bass DJ to make the chart at number 96, and longtime mainstays such as Sasha and Fatboy Slim did not even make the cut.

While the results of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll are often debated, they do serve as a good indicator of trends in the scene. There is a lot of young new talent to make the list this year, and a lot of the past heavyweights continue to slip in the rankings. The full top 100 list can be found below.

  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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