The underground has weighed in on 2012. Resident Advisor‘s annual poll came out today and, per usual, its overlaps with DJ Mag Top 100 are few and far between.
This year saw American techno transplant Seth Troxler ascend to the poll’s coveted pinnacle, while Richie Hawtin‘s unprecedented CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour and eye-opening ENTER Ibiza debut buoyed the M-nus boss into the number-two slot. Eclectic Berlin producer Dixon, Crosstown Rebels darling Maceo Plex, and Klockworks owner Ben Klock round up the rest of the top-five, respectively, while Hot Creations boss and last year’s number-one Jamie Jones clocks in at the sixth spot. Hawtin’s CNTRL comrade Loco Dice, Chilean-German sensation Ricardo Villalobos, Tale of Us, and London deep house hot-shot Maya Jane Coles fill out the rest of the top ten.
For the full list of rankings and rationales, check out the poll results here.
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.