Rating of the best DJs of the world - Top 100 Dj's 2012

The authoritative British magazine DJ Mag has identified hundreds of the best representatives of club culture of the coming year. It should be noted that the compilers of ranking the best DJs of 2012 took into account the creativity of the clubbers of their 170 countries. On the top three lines of the ranking, the DJs of the trans-scene were placed.

In the ranking of the best DJs in the world in 2012, there are four Russians( Arty, Bobina, DJ Feel, Moonbeam).

But the main discovery of the star list was the Omnia DJ from Ukraine, ahead of many famous meters of club scenes.


  • 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 Shulz
  • 14. Gareth Emery
  • 15. Steve Aoki
  • 16. Paul van Dyk
  • 17. Nicky Romero
  • 18. Sander vanDoorn
  • 19. Aly &Fila
  • 20. Alesso
  • 21. ATB
  • 22. Ferry Corsten
  • 23. Axwell
  • 24. Dada Life
  • 25. W &
  • 26. Fedde Le Grand
  • 27. Noisecontrollers
  • 28. Arty
  • 29. Laidback Luke
  • 30Kaskade
  • 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. Tenisia
  • 51. Zed
  • 52. Eric Prydz
  • 53. Bobina
  • 54. Madein
  • 55. John O'Callaghan
  • 56. DJ Feel
  • 57. Steve Angello
  • 58. Omnia
  • 59.Umek
  • 60. Wolfgang Gartner
  • 61. AN21
  • 62. Tommy Trash
  • 63. Francis Davila
  • 64. D-Block &S-Te-Fan
  • 65. Tritional
  • 66. Bingo Players
  • 67. Psyko Punkz
  • 68. Shogun
  • 69. Paul Oakenfold
  • 70. Benny Benassi
  • 71. Tydi
  • 72. Mat Zo
  • 73. R3hab
  • 74. QuentinMosimann
  • 75. Wasted Penguinz
  • 76. Dirty South
  • 77. Andrew Rayel
  • 78. Richie Hawtin
  • 79. Frontliner
  • 80. Myon &Shane 54
  • 81. Heatbeat
  • 82. Thomas Gold
  • 83. Nero
  • 83. 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

1. ArminVan Buuren

A musician from the Netherlands playing trance. According to the magazine, DJ Mag was the No. 1 DJ in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012.

2. Tiesto

11 years in the top three of the world's best DJs. One of the 40 greatest Dutchmen of all time. Now he is the most popular man in his country.

3. Avicii

Tim Bergling( Tim Bergling) is from Sweden. With an annual income of $ 7 million entered the top 10 highest paid DJs in the world( Forbes, 2012).

4. David Guetta

One of the most popular DJs and music producers. Cooperates with Rihanna, Madonna and others. DJ No. 1 of 2011( according to DJ Magazine).Frenchman.

5. Deadmau5

Replacing the video card, found a dead mouse in the PC.Having reported this, he became known as a "guy with a dead mouse".Created the alias Dead Mouse, later Deadmau5.Canadian.

6. Hardwell

Started a DJ career at the age of 13.At the age of 14 he was signed with him. Promotes "Bigrum House."One of the best remixers. The Netherlands.

7. Dash Berlin

Collective from 3 DJs( Netherlands).Frontman and Founder( 2006) - Jeffrey Sutorius. The most famous singles are "Till the Sky Falls Down", "Man On The Run".

8. Above &Beyond

British trans-band. In 2006, DJ Mag magazine rated their debut Tri-State for 5 out of 5, calling the album "Diamond".

9. Afrojack

In 2011, for a remix on Revolver, Madonna received the Grammy( along with David Getta).Nominee at the Grammy Awards in 2012.

10. Skrillex

The second of the highest-paid DJs in the world( USA) by Forbes( 15 million revenue).Has 3 Grammy Awards.

11. Headhunterz

He took up music at the age of 9.With 10 - scoring of films( it is engaged in it till now).In 19 he signed the first contract.

12. Swedish House Mafia

The team was formed in 2008.Consists of 3 house DJs - Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Steve Angello.

13. Markus Shulz

German DJ, working in the style of trance, progressive-trance. She is engaged in the Dakota project.

14. Gareth Emery

Lives in Manchester( England).Uses in his compositions classical pianoforte, elements of punk rock and jazz.

15. Steve Aoki

At the age of 20, he founded the recording company "Dim Mak Records"( USA).He launched a line of clothing, sunglasses and headphones.

16. Paul van Dyk

One of the leading trance DJs in the world. He was nominated for a Grammy. By 2007 he sold 4.5 million copies of albums. A pacifist from Germany.

17. Nicky Romero

A young producer making remixes for the Madonna. Cooperates with Nervo, Avici, and others. He devotes much time to producing.

18. Sander van Doorn

Real name Sander Ketelars( Netherlands).He plays in the genre of progressive house. Develops his club concept - Dusk till Doorn.

19. Aly &Fila

The Egyptian trance duo Ali Amr Fatala and Fadi Vassef Naguy( since 1999).Playing an apel trance. Born in one year( 1981), studied in the same school.

20. Alesso

Alessandro Lindblad, Swedish. Specializes in progressive house. Debuting in 2011 in the Top 100 DJ Mag, took just 70th place.

21. ATB

Andre Tanneberger is a German musician, DJ, songwriter. He plays electronic music. He has 9 albums and 6 compilations( "The DJ In the mix").

22. Ferry Corsten

Working on a car wash, saved money for the first music keyboard. Mixed audio tapes and sold to friends.

23. Axwell

Member of the Swedish House Mafia. In 2011, he took 1st place in the Best House DJ nomination in the "Ibiza DJ Awards".

24. Dada Life

Dada Life( Sweden).Electronic duo, created in 2006.They succeeded with the single "The Great Fashionistas Swindle".

25. W & W

A duo from Holland who performs trance music, house. The first hit of the band is "Mustang".

26. Fedde Le Grand

The Netherlands. The sets and tracks that he creates are an energetic house with nuances of acoustic sound and with the addition of electro.

27. Noisecontrollers

Dutch hardstyle blowing. The founders are Bas Oskam and Arjan Terpstra. Debuted with "Wanna Freak You".

28. Arty

Artem Stolyarov from Engels, Saratov region. Russia. In autumn 2010, he was nominated for the title "Breakthrough of the Year"( IDMA 2011 rating).

29. Laidback Luke

DJ from the Philippines. A friend showed him how to make tracks from tracks on a PC.

30. Kaskade

Ryan Reddon, USA.With the hit "Steppin 'Out" reached the top 10. The single "Everything" was the first on the Billboard Magazine's Hot Dance Club Play.

31. Calvin Harris

Originally from Scotland. He has the title of "King of the Electropop" for the first album "I Created Disco", which became gold.

32. Orjan Nilsen

Norwegian. The first release of La Guitarra he dedicated to his late brother."La Guitarra" is widely considered a trance classic.

33. Knife Party

This project was founded by members of the Pendulum group( Rob Svir and Gareth McGillen).Their first remix was on the track Swedish House Mafia.

34. Sebastian Ingrosso

Originally from South Africa. From the age of 14, he did the first remixes and tracks. Father Sebastian owned two studios.

35. Chuckie

"The King of Mixes".He is engaged in charity, Ambassador UNICEF.He created the single under the influence of the spiritual teachings of Gandhi and the Dalai Lama.

36. Zatox

DJ from Italy. He was born in 1975. He created the anthem Qlimax "No Way Back"( 2011).

37. Coone

Koen Bauweraerts is a Belgian producer and DJ.Has been involved in music since 2002.

38. Dimitri Vegas &Like Mike

Two brothers from Belgium. To the festival Tomorrowland 2011 created a hymn( together Afrojack and Nervo).Remixers of "A" class. The main style is House.

39. Cosmic Gate

Trans-duet from Germany. Recently, have moved away from the proprietary hard trans sound and play softer music.

40. Porter Robinson

The young genius( born in 1992) developed his recognizable style of electro sound. The track "Say My Name" took 1st place in the Beatport Electro House Chart.

41. Wildstylez

Born in 1983 in the Netherlands. The first solo release is "Life'z A Bitch / Missin".

42. Angerfist

Gabber musician and DJ Danny Masslin is from the Netherlands. His music is distinguished by a tough and aggressive sound.

43. Infected Mushroom

Electronic group from Israel. The founders of Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevany. They play trance.

44. Daft Punk

Famous shocking - wear robot suits during live performances and in public. Holders of many Grammy awards.

45. Carl Cox

Originally from England. From childhood, he spent all his pocket money on vinyl. At the age of 15 I bought a DJ set. Can twist 3 turntables simultaneously.

46. Nervo

Duet of the twin sisters Miriam and Olivia( Australia).Choosing between model career and musical, they chose musical.

47. Pete Tha Zouk

He was born in 1978.A native of Portugal. Developing DJ and producer.

48. Martin Solveig

Martin Pikandet( France).I chose a pseudonym in honor of the French actress Solveig Domartin.

49. Brennan Heart

Real name - Fabian Bohn, Dutchman. I got carried away by electronic music at 14. One of the best on the harddance scene.

50. Tenishia

The Tenishia project( Malta) was founded in 2005. It consists of 2 musicians( Joven Grech and Cyprian Cassar).

51. Zedd

Anton Zaslavski? German DJ, producer.
Music is engaged from 4 years. Has a unique, easily recognizable style.

52. Eric Prydz

Producer, DJ from Sweden. First he played the piano and drums. The DJ began his career with work in clubs.

53. Bobina

Dmitry Almazov. Russian DJ, musician. He plays trance and progressive. The best Russian DJ 2009.

54. Madeon

Hugo Pierre Leclerc, electro-pop DJ from France. He composes music from 11 years old. Popularity was due to his clip "Pop Culture".

55. John O'Callaghan

Irish Producer and DJ.Works in the trance direction. In 2009, he ranked 29th among DJ Magazine's best DJs.

56. DJ Feel

Philippe Belikov. A popular Russian trance DJ.The owner of his own label "Transmission".

57. Steve Angello

Greek DJ and producer. Has its own label Size Records. He was a part of the Swedish House Mafia.

58. Omnia

Denis Shmatov - Ukrainian DJ, for the first time introduced his country in the world ranking of DJs Top 100 DJ Mag in 2012.

59. Umek

Urosh Umek is a Slovenian producer, DJ.He started his career as an organizer of techno parties.

60. Wolfgang Gartner

Wolfgang Gartner( Joey Youngman) is an American producer and DJ.Electro-house is playing. Nominee of the Grammy Award 2011.

61. AN21

Antoine Josefsson( Antoine Josefsson) is a young DJ from Sweden, brother of Steve Angello. Became popular due to his remixes.

62. Tommy Trash

Thomas Olsen( Thomas Olsen)?Australian DJ and producer. Works in the style of electro house.

63. Francis Davila

DJ and producer, originally from Guatemala. One of the best on the Latin American scene. He has good reviews from such famous musicians as Paul Van Dyk.

64. D-Block &S-Te-Fan

Duet of Dutch DJs - Diderik Bakker and Stefan Dan Daas. According to DJ Mag, in 2011, ranked 40 in the ranking of DJs.

65. Tritional

Transceiver from DJs and producers Chad Cisneros and David( Dave) Reed. Leading radio show Air Up There.

66. Bingo Players

Dutch duo playing an electro house. Founded by Paul Baumer and Maarten Hoogstraten. In the list of the best DJs in the world in 2012 occupied the 66th place.

67. Psyko Punkz

Duo of musicians from Holland. Play Hardstyle. Consists of DJs Sven Sieperda and Wietse Amersfoort. The best performers of 2011 at the Hard Dance Awards.

68. Shogun

Andrew Chen is an American DJ and producer. Acted together as such top performers as Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto. One of the best on the Asian electronic scene.

69. Paul Oakenfold

Popular English DJ and producer. One of the highest paid in the world. He owns the label "Perfecto Records".

70. Benny Benassi

Benny Benassi( Marco Benassi) is an Italian DJ and composer. In 2002, he created the famous single "Satisfaction".

71. Tydi

Tyson Illingworth? DJ and producer from Australia. Trance is playing. Twice he was the owner of the title "Australia's # 1 DJ".

72. Mat Zo

Matan Zohar is a DJ originally from England. Works in the style of progressive. At the age of 16, he won the remix contest for the track Lustral - In My Life.

73. R3hab

DJ, producer from Holland. One of the most popular performers. Worked together with: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez.

74. Quentin Mosimann

French DJ and singer. Created his own style - electro-house with his vocal accompaniment.

75. Wasted Penguinz

Hardstyle project, founded by DJs Pontuz Bergman and Jon Brandt-Cederhall from Sweden.

76. Dirty South

Dragan Roganovich is a popular Serbian house DJ and producer. In 2010, he took 75th place in the ranking of the best DJ DJ Mag.

77. Andrew Rayel

Andrei Rata is a trance producer and DJ from Moldova. In his tracks mixes different trance styles. Constantly experimenting.

78. Richie Hawtin

English-Canadian DJ and Producer. Has his own label "Minus".One of the most notable characters on the world stage of technical music.

79. Frontliner

Dutch DJ.At the end of 2006, in collaboration with Headhunterz, he released the hit: Scantraxx Rootz &End of my Existence.

80. Myon &Duane of Hungarian DJs. Professionals in their field. Despite the youth of the project, he enjoys considerable popularity in the trans environment.

81. Heatbeat

Trance duo of DJs from Argentina, consisting of Matias Faint and Agustin Servente. They became famous for their hits: "Paradise Garage", "PushOver", "Trash".

82. Thomas Gold

Frank Knebel is a German producer and DJ.The brightest work?remixes( Roger Sanchez "Turn On The Music", DJ Antoine "Arabian Adventure").

83. Nero

Electronic duo from Britain as part of Dan Stevens and Joe Ray. Play drum'n'bass and dubstep. In 2010, Beatport was awarded as the best dubstep project.

84. Roger Shah

German DJ and Producer. Also known as DJ Shah. Works in the genre of trance. The founder of the style "balearic trance".

85. Feed Me

Electro House is a project of British DJ Jon Gooch, still known as Spor. Has 4 releases on the label mau5trap.

86. Mike Candys

Swiss DJ, producer. He became popular after the release in 2008 of his mega-hit "La Serenada".

87. Andy Moor

British musician, an extraordinary and authoritative person of the modern club scene. At the age of 11, he could already play six different musical instruments.

88. Ran D

Randy Wicland? Dutch harddance DJ.He has 10 years of musical experience. It differs in its unique style.

89. Richard Durand

Dutch trance performer. His first track "Make Me Scream" in 2005 became one of the best club hits.

90. Felguk

Felipe Lozinsky and Gustavo Rozenthal? Brazilian electric house blowing, has been operating since 2006.Very popular in Brazil, USA and Canada.

91. Paul Kalkbrenner

German producer, DJ.He plays techno, minimal techno. Author of 6 albums. In addition to music, he is fond of photography.

92. Moonbeam

Is the Russian electronic blowing of two brothers? Vitaly and Pavel Khvaleev. DJ Magazine awarded them 42 places in the 2010 rating.

93. Sean Tyas

American DJ and producer. The representative of such a direction in trance, as an applift. Musician of the label A State of Trance.

94. Bob Sinclair

Christophe Le Friant is a French house DJ.He owns the label "Yellow Production".In 2010, his album Made in Jamaica was nominated for a Grammy.

95. Netsky

Boris Daenen is a musician and producer from Belgium. Works in the style of Drum'n'Bass. In 2010 he made his debut with the album "Netsky".

96. Neelix

Henrik Twardzik - DJ from Hamburg, owner of the label "Glamor Studios".Headliner on many openings and parties in Germany and other countries.

97. Mark Knight

Niederland musician, one of the best house producers. Created a famous remix on Laurent Garnier "Man With The Red Face".

98. John Digweed

Thomas John Digweed is a popular British DJ, producer. Created the label Bedrock Records. One of the founders of the progressive house style.

99. Da Tweekaz

Hardstyle blowing, consisting of Kenth Kvien and Marcus Nordli. On the hard-stage since 2007.

100. Project 46

Canadian Electro House project. The founders? Tman Shaw and Ryan Henderson.

So today the list of of the world's best DJs looks like, which will be in time in 2013, but for now it is necessary to enjoy the creativity of this hundreds of the best Dj of the planet.