DJ Mag Top 100 results leaked early yet again

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Held annually after the climax (giggle) of the northern hemisphere’s summer season, the DJ Mag Top 100 poll seems to leak ahead of schedule every year just like clockwork. This year seems to be no exception, with the 2010 DJ poll results sneaking their way onto the internet exactly one day earlier than last year’s leak.

The leak of the top 100 results was first sprung on the quaint Russian site, EDM News, and has since been confirmed to be the genuine article and the international public’s pick for the best 100 DJs spinning records right now.

As ever, trance reigns supreme on the polls with last year’s #1 DJ Armin van Buuren holding onto his crown whilst Above & Beyond, Paul Van Dyk, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten all pepper the top 10. That upper echelon remains largely unchanged from last year with the only real shake-ups being Deadmau5 sliding up into #4 and French house supremo and U2’s best mate David Guetta leap-frogs Tiesto to take the number two spot.

In other notable chart changes, the Swedish House Mafia gang of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso had a bumper year all shooting up several places and also placing for the first time as a collective at #23. Meanwhile, Stereosonic gun Afrojack rocketed into a debut #19 position.

On the home front both tyDi and Dirty South waved the green and gold, placing at #56 and #75 respectively. You can scope out the leaked winner’s list below and debate all the details in the comments box at the end of the page.

1. Armin van Buuren (non-mover)
2. David Guetta (up 1)
3. Tiesto (down 1)
4. Deadmau5 (up 2)
5. Above & Beyond (down 1)
6. Paul van Dyk (down 1)
7. Gareth Emery (up 2)
8. Markus Schulz (non-mover)
9. Ferry Corsten (down 2)
10. Axwell (up 4)

11. ATB (non-mover)
12. Sander van Doorn (down 2)
13. Infected Mushroom (down 1)
14. Steve Angello (up 6)
15. Dash Berlin (new entry)
16. Sebastian Ingrosso (up 9)
17. Laidback Luke (up 10)
18. Judge Jules (up 26)
19. Afrojack (new entry)
20. Aly & Fila (up 2)

21. Fedde Le Grand (up 8)
22. Carl Cox (down 4)
23. Swedish House Mafia (new entry)
24. Cosmic Gate (down 5)
25. Bobina (down 10)
26. Benny Benassi (non-mover)
27. Sasha (down 14)
28. Simon Patterson (up 14)
29. John Digweed (down 12)
30. Eric Prydz (up 4)

31. Richie Hawtin (down 3)
32. Andy Moor (down 17)
33. John O’Callaghan (down 9)
34. Roger Shah (down 13)
35. Kaskade (up 16)
36. Headhunterz (new entry)
37. Chuckie (up 25)
38. Bob Sinclar (down 3)
39. Avicii (new entry)
40. Kyau & Albert (down 3)

41. Feel (down 11)
42. Moonbeam (up 34)
43. Joachim Garraud (down 7)
44. Daft Punk (down 11)
45. Lange (down 14)
46. Sean Tyas (down 1)
47. Eddie Halliwell (down 6)
48. Erick Morillo (up 5)
49. James Zabiela (down 11)
50. Umek (down 11)

51. Paul Oakenfold (down 28)
52. Matt Darey (up 2)
53. Mark Knight (up 8)
54. Richard Durand (down 5)
55. Martin Solveig (down 8)
56. tyDi (down 4)
57. Hernan Cattaneo (down 25)
58. Sven Väth (down 10)
59. Astrix (down 4)
60. Super8 & Tab (up 22)

61. Andy C (up 39)
62. Myon & Shane 54 (up 29)
63. Marcel Woods (up 11)
64. Roger Sanchez (down 4)
65. Wally Lopez (down 3)
66. Mat Zo (new entry)
67. Marco V (down 17)
68. Leon Boiler (down 5)
69. Ronski Speed (non-mover)
70. Wolfgang Gartner (new entry)

71. W&W (new entry)
72. Boys Noize (down 4)
73. D-Block & S-TE-FAN (new entry)
74. Dubfire (down 28)
75. Dirty South (down 16)
76. John B (up 16)
77. Daniel Kandi (up 10)
78. Arty (new entry)
79. BT (new entry)
80. Boy George (new entry)

81. Pete The Zouk (new entry)
82. Fatboy Slim (up 12)
83. Skazi (down 2)
84. Paul Kalkbrenner (new entry)
85. Pete Tong (down 2)
86. Bloody Beetroots (new entry)
87. Arnej (new entry)
88. Joris Voorn (new entry)
89. Dada Life (new entry)
90. Noisecontrollers (new entry)

91. Showtek (new entry)
92. Laurent Wolf (down 26)
93. Claudia Cazacu (new entry)
94. Calvin Harris (new entry)
95. Luciano (down 6)
96. Marcus Schossow (down 17)
97. Sied Van Riel (down 12)
98. The Thrillseekers (down 41)
99. Justice (down 34)
100. DJ Vibe (new entry)


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Hdb2 said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Guetta number 2 lol.


futurec said on the 25th Oct, 2010

haha worst list ever.


shumbapumba said on the 25th Oct, 2010

the funny thing is Guetta may make no. 2 on the 'most loved' djs, but he'd definitely make no. 1 on the most hated...or he would at least be battling it out with Beetroots


deepbeetzz said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Fark that was 3min of my life I will never get back.....


SqyquesT said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Not bad from W/Gartner debuting at 70.


theHordern said on the 25th Oct, 2010

wow, trance all over your face. hmm, thought A and B were gunna take no 1 this yarr...


andyouchtomsky said on the 25th Oct, 2010

How Andy C is not in the top 20 is beyond me.


tylerj23 said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Paul Kalkbrenner, nice! Hopefully he tours here soon :-)


sonicc said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Is Boy George even still alive?


DirtyFuzz said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Daft punk havn't toured for years and still get in the top 50


tkotk said on the 25th Oct, 2010

With this list missing so many bigs names includng Erol, proves its worth is nil.


wherescarmin said on the 25th Oct, 2010

pretty sure BT claims he isnt a DJ


JackT said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Some notable non-DJs in there. Infected Mushroom? Do they DJ ever? I might be ignorant.


AdrianC said on the 25th Oct, 2010

It's nice to see some hardstyle and 'new entries' that should have been on this list a while ago, but I would much rather see DJ's listed in a less subjective manner, possibly by annual income / number of concerts played at / number of people played to in total per year


Derelict said on the 25th Oct, 2010

36. Headhunterz (new entry)


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Matt Dawson said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Axwell, Ingrosso and Angello plus Sweedish House Mafia LOL that's just BS either as a group or individuals make up your mind. :P


tweebs said on the 25th Oct, 2010

the fuck is digweed outside the top 20


sbeeer said on the 25th Oct, 2010

3 hardstyle djs? lol times are changing. and nice to see matt zo getting recognised!


InTheForest said on the 25th Oct, 2010

this list is arse. how is BT a new entry?


InTheForest said on the 25th Oct, 2010

and lolz at Claudia Cazacau, she used one mix cd deck in Perth? how is that djing?


lawlietskyy said on the 25th Oct, 2010

Great to see Arnej and mat zo getting up there ... Emerys getting closer !!


norteangel said on the 26th Oct, 2010

If god was a DJ he would smite thee lol


PussehsWife said on the 26th Oct, 2010

lawliet go suck nuts gareth is a gay homo like armin they shouldnt be up there.. long live the guetta


lawlietskyy said on the 26th Oct, 2010

Tom Cruise for number 1


hillyj77 said on the 26th Oct, 2010

huge new entry from Dash Berlin


jgreaves said on the 26th Oct, 2010

wtf guetta did a bunch of 14 year old school girls write this list


Timmac said on the 27th Oct, 2010

Why this poll still makes headlines is beyond me; it's lost absolutely all credibility.


edbanging said on the 27th Oct, 2010

armin van buuren, i would hardly call him a DJ - terrible at playing terrible music.what about erol alkan? seriously these lists are terrible, who votes for them? and has deadmau5 decided what type of DJ he wants to be this week?


Phonogram said on the 27th Oct, 2010

majority of these names, (about 95) make me physically sick...the top ten is capable of killing me.


musmus said on the 27th Oct, 2010

Agree with Dirty Fuzz, its crazy how people like Daft Punk are getting into the top 100. As far as I know the only time they have played this year was 2 songs at the end of a Phoneix gig in Madison Square, NYC!


youseif said on the 27th Oct, 2010

dash berlin no.15 !! WTF!!!!!!
last year despite the fact that they made lots of producing (man on the run , waiting ,artist album) and djing they were ranked no.111 , but this year they haven't done any and they are ranked no.15
mark my my words. those guys have been cheating madly all during the voting .there is no other way they could even land in the bottom of this list
i don't know why i am so mad about this stupid list every year!!!!


lawlietskyy said on the 28th Oct, 2010

LOL at edbangin who can barely call armin a DJcan you play non-stop for 9 hours ?


audioRiot said on the 28th Oct, 2010

daft punk, justice and the beetroots should be higher


Mickstah said on the 28th Oct, 2010

That's embarrassing if that's the official list.


bonfiglio said on the 29th Oct, 2010

Good lord, I think I packed an artery looking at that.


ali1mcleod said on the 31st Oct, 2010

WORST LIST EVER!x where is aoki people!


bronzzr said on the 31st Oct, 2010

Check out a little known dj out of switzerland called Dinka and what about Mango??Both powerhouse outfits making intelligent music but both ommitted.Is progressive house a dirty word??


remmus80 said on the 12th Nov, 2010

I'm hearing ya TWEEBS!!


Jazzpah said on the 31st Jan, 2011