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

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

Armin van Buuren was crowned the world’s No.1 DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll Awards 2012 powered by Trackitdown.net. Armin 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, recordbreaking win for the Dutchman, who regained the topspot from last year’s winner, David Guetta. The Top 100 DJs Poll powered by Trackitdown is the biggest music poll of its kind in the world with votes coming from over 170 countries.

Armin van Buuren said:
“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.”

Awards were also announced 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, has made it to No.10.

Following his acceptance speech, Armin took to the DJ booth to entertain the 4000 strong crowd on a bill that also included Hardwell, Arty, R3hab and Sander Van Doorn. The Dutch star then flew to London for the UK edition of the Top 100 DJs party at The Gallery at the Ministry of Sound, joining a line-up featuring Markus Schulz, Sean Tyas, Orjan Nilsen, Thomas Gold, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and many more.

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 countries including Equatorian Guinea, Malawi, Bhutan, Gambia and Chad.

On 22 October, Ministry of Sound, the largest global dance music label and internationally renowned club, will release the official DJ Mag Top 100 DJs album, a 2CD album packed with some of the biggest tracks to have graced the world’s clubs this year.

CD1 features the current leading names in the electronic dance music scene. CD2 covers legendary DJ’s that have long 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.

ABOUT THE DJ MAG TOP 100 DJS POLL
The Top 100 DJs Poll powered by Trackitdown is the biggest music poll of its kind in the world. DJ Mag is the world’s biggest dance magazine, translated into multiple languages and with more Facebook fans than any other music magazine worldwide.

The Top 100 DJs Poll powered by Trackitdown is a public vote where voters are given the chance to name their Top 5 favourite DJs in order of preference. It inspires fierce debate all year round with speculation on the world’s top spinner, new entries, and biggest climbers, dominating social media and beyond.

This year saw the Poll inspiring fierce debate as loyal dance music fans voted in their hundreds of thousands once again. The Poll closed on 30th August, an extra day having been 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.

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. DBLOCKANDSTEFAN
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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