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Top DJ's Of 2012-13 by Priyanka ,  Sep 3, 2013

Armin Van Buuren
Armin van Buuren has been named number one in the prestigious DJ MAG Top 100 poll four times in a row, from 2007 till 2010 and for the 5th time in 2012. He’s the first DJ in the history of the DJ Magazine to achieve that and an indication of his prolific output over more than 14 years he’s been dj’ing and producing. Being the official World’s Most Popular DJ is just one of his many achievements, but the driving force behind his success is an overriding passion for dance music.

Tiesto
Tiesto's career is punctuated by landmark achievements ' the first DJ in the world to sell out a solo stadium event for over 25,000 people, he scored a number one hit with his single Traffic, the first instrumental track to reach the top spot in his homeland of Holland in 23 years. His remix of Delerium featuring Sarah McLachlan's Silence was the first house track ever broadcast on daytime radio in North America, (it became an international dancefloor anthem and also spent eight weeks in the UK top 10 chart). He played live in front of billions of people during the Parade Of The Athletes at the official opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens. But despite his meteoric success, Tiesto remains grounded about his achievements and clearly loves making and playing music above the accolades it brings.

Avicii
Avicii is a popular Swedish DJ and music producer who has a net worth of $30 million. Genre boundaries in popular music are made to be breached. With this single, Swedish dance music master Avicii, the man behind the worldwide smash "Levels," swings a wrecking ball against electronic dance music borders. His new single "Wake Me Up" would work equally well in a contemporary dance club and as the soundtrack for country line dancing. R&B singer Aloe Blacc adds yet another genre busting dimension to the song.

David Guetta

David Guetta  is a French DJ. In 2005, his single "The World Is Mine", which contains a sample of Simple Minds "Someone Somewhere In Summertime", topped European dance charts. Vocals for his songs have been performed by a variety of notable artists including Chris Willis, Cozi Costi, Kelly Rowland, Akon, and will.i.am.

In 2009, Guetta produced the Black Eyed Peas song "I Gotta Feeling" for their album The E.N.D. A remix of the song is also included on his most recent album One Love. He also made 2 remixes of another single from the album, "Boom Boom Pow", as "Boom Boom Guetta" and "Boom Boom Wow".

In 2008, he was elected as World DJ No. 5 and best house DJ by the British DJ magazine.


Deadmau5
Born (January 5, 1981) and raised in Niagara Falls, Canada, Joel Zimmerman (aka “deadmau5”) has become one of the most sought-after artists on the electronic music scene in recent times. He is known for his highly entertaining live gigs, often performing wearing a large cartoon mouse head. He first started his career as co-producer of the Niagara Falls radio show “The pooooop to collaborate with many other artists and record labels around the world.
    In this world of ever evolving genres, sounds and trends, the word phenomenon is rarely if ever used, unless of course you are the hottest talent in the world of electronic music and your name is deadmau5.

Hardwell

DJ Hardwell is an alias for Robbert van de Corput, born in Breda, Netherlands, on 7 January 1988.

At a age of 8 years, he discovered his big love for music and later he started to mix and produce tracks. He was inspired by all kinds of music.

The DJ qualities of Hardwell are internationally well recognised. He allready performed in the biggest clubs in the Netherlands. He played at parties like: Toolroom Knights, Ministry Of Sound, Nope Is Dope, Sexy Motherfuckers, Superfreak to name a few.

Hardwell is pushing boundaries to create new genres and new sounds. It’s pretty clear that he’s one of the founders and pioneers of the Eclectic sound. In 2006 Hardwell released his own mixalbum: Eclectic Beatz, a combination of the hottest latin and electro floorfillers!

In 2007 he released the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Eclectic Beatz albums. But there was more in 2007! Hardwell did some massive remixes. His remix of Gregor Salto & Chuckie – Toys Are Nuts , together with Rehab. The remix was more than 1,5 week at the number one spot of Dance-Tunes.com! Also his remix of Sidney Samson & Skitzofrenix – Work It did some real damage to the dancefloors!

Hardwell produced together with his homeboy DJ Chuckie “Guess What!”. A massive hit that is spinned all over the globe by all major deejays and was part of many deejays live-sets at all summer festivals and parties! Steve Angello was impressed by this track and decided to release it on the Ministry of Sound compilation album Sizeism.

Nowadays Hardwell is well-known as one of Hollands finest upcoming talents. At only 19 years old, this young and gifted dj/producer has already been making huge waves in the clubscene, and there is more to come!

Dash Berlin
Dash Berlin is a true deejay at heart with a profound passion for the comprehensive culture of dance music. He is often described as an invigorating and charismatic newcomer, with the unique ability to leave a long-lasting impression upon his audience well after the night is over. Dash is one of those rare individuals that seems to understand the unwritten laws of the nightclub by nature. He keeps his ever expanding, nocturnal following alert, ecstatic and craving for more, with remarkable precision and skill. One could easily mistake him for a superstar deejay. However, the truth remains that Dash Berlin views the world through the same eyes as his public. “It’s virtually impossible to make progress without the continuing support of the people”, he humbly said.
Dash Berlin is a Dutch trance music project created in 2007 by Jeffrey Sutorius, Eelke Kalberg, and Sebastiaan Molijn. The front man of the group is the DJ Jeffrey Sutorius a.k.a Dash Berlin, the 7th most popular DJ in the world according to DJ Mag in 2012. Sutorius initially started playing drums influenced by his late father who was a drummer in a jazz band, before discovering electronic music. He worked at BPM Records and Mid-Town Records specializing in vinyl, with both stores becoming meeting places for many established Dutch DJ's. Molijn and Kalberg, who were deejaying as Pronti & Kalmani at the time, have credited Sutorius as a vital source of inspiration for some of their biggest records during that time. Kalberg and Molijn have been contributing to the international dance scene for over ten years, with award-winning and platinum-selling hits for dance acts such as Alice Deejay, Vengaboys, Candee Jay, Pronti & Kalmani, and Solid Sessions. Their track "Better Off Alone" was one of the first EDM/Trance records that became big in the United States and was later sampled by French superstar DJ David Guetta and one of America's biggest rappers Wiz Khalifa in his breakthrough record "Say Yeah". They also have been working together with DJ Sander Kleinenberg on classic tracks like "This Is Miami" and "The Fruit" and remixes for major artists such as Justin Timberlake ('Rock Your Body' Remix winning the award for 'Best Remix' at the Dance Star USA Awards), Janet Jackson, BT, Usher, N.E.R.D., Lenny Kravitz, Junkie XL, Röyksopp, Mylo, and Annie Lennox.
Above & Beyond
One of the most successful trance acts of the 2000s, Above & Beyond are a British trio known for their production and remix work, as well as their DJ performances and record label. Founded in 2000 in London, England, the trio is comprised of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. Prior to founding Above & Beyond, Grant and Siljamäki met at the University of Westminster and founded the Anjunabeats label. Shortly afterward, they met McGuinness, teamed up as Above & Beyond, and did a remix for Chakra's "Home." One remix led to another, culminating in 2001 with an attention-getting remix of Madonna's "What It Feels Like for a Girl." Other early Above & Beyond remixes of note include Aurora's "Ordinary World," Fragma's "Everytime You Need Me," and Perpetuous Dreamer's "The Sound of Goodbye." As a DJ act, Above & Beyond made their debut in 2002 and steadily worked their way up into the Top Ten of the much-touted DJ Mag Top 100 poll. From a production standpoint, Above & Beyond made their debut in 2002 with the single "Far from in Love," a vocal trance anthem featuring Kate Cameron. Around this same time, Grant, McGuinness, and Siljamäki formed the group OceanLab with vocalist Justine Suissa. They made their production debut as OceanLab in 2001 with "Clear Blue Water" and continued releasing new material as such throughout the decade, most notably the smash hit "Satellite" in 2004 and the full-length album debut Sirens of the Sea in 2008. Other alternate monikers employed by Above & Beyond over the years include Anjunabeats, Tranquility Base, Dirt Devils, Free State, Rollerball, Tongue of God, and Zed-X. As Above & Beyond, they made their full-length album debut with Tri-State in 2006 and released a steady stream of singles on the Anjunabeats label. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
Afrojack
Nick van de Wall, (born 9 September 1987), commonly known by his stage name Afrojack, is a Dutch music producer and DJ. He was born and raised in Spijkenisse, Netherlands. He was listed as number 7 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ's of 2011. His 2010 entry into the poll at number 19 was the highest new entry of that year's list. He is currently ranked at number 9 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ's of 2012. Afrojack's song "Take Over Control," which features Dutch singer Eva Simons, charted in a number of countries. In July 2010, Afrojack created an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. In December 2010, Afrojack announced, via his website, that he would release an album called Lost & Found. The album was released December 22, 2010. In 2011 Afrojack opened the year by remixing Ian Carey and Snoop Dogg's single "Last Night" to great acclaim. Later on, Afrojack was featured on Pitbull's #1 hit single "Give Me Everything" along with Ne-Yo and Nayer. He also contributed to the single "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé. In January 2012 Afrojack received an European Border Breakers Award. Afrojack runs an imprint label named Wall Recordings, which has Dutchhouse DJs such as himself, R3hab, and Sidney Samson signed onto the label. The track "Annies Theme" was first exclusively previewed on BBC Radio 1 by Annie Mac. Afrojack appeared in the studio to talk about it and the single was later released as an extended mix. Despite the name Annies Theme is not tied in with Annie Mac.


Sonny Moore found club and mainstream stardom beginning in 2008, when he swapped his gig as post-hardcore frontman for From First to Last and created the dancefloor-oriented project Skrillex. He originally used the name for live DJ sets, but in 2009 the project moved into the studio with Skrillex remixing the likes of Lady Gaga ("Bad Romance") and Snoop Dogg ("Sensual Seduction"). In 2010, the self-released digital download EP My Name Is Skrillex appeared, combining the Benny Benassi and Deadmau5 styles of electro with the over the top samples and giant noises of acts like the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim. Moore would sign with Deadmau5's Mau5trap label that same year, where he would release his second EP, Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites, along with the club hit "Kill Everybody." If topping the club charts didn't prove the producer had arrived, a 2011 appearance on the revived Beavis & Butthead television series did, along with his collaboration with the surviving members of the Doors called "Breakin' a Sweat." The recording of the track was captured in the documentary film RE: GENERATION, while the song itself landed on Skrillex's Bangarang EP, which appeared in early 2012.
Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia was a Swedish electronic dance music trio consisting of three house disc jockeys and producers: Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso. The group officially formed in late 2008. The supergroup placed at number ten on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll 2011 and have been called "the faces of mainstream progressive house music." In the DJ Magazine Top 100 Poll 2012 they were ranked at number twelve. On June 24, 2012, the group announced via their website that their current tour would be their last together. They have officially broken up as of their final appearance at the Ultra Music Festival on March 2013.
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