DJ Magazine Top 100 2011 Announced

By Ravi in DJ News, DJ's, EDM, EDM News
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 8:51pm. (Updated: 10/23/11 at 4:46am) Add comments

House Music Takes the Throne


2011 DJ Mag Top 100 poll resultsWe told you about the emerging trends to watch for:

Trance vs. House
New Genres

The days of trance as the most popular genre of dance music are over.

House music’s 2009 foray into the mainstream, spearheaded by David Guetta’s ‘One Love’ album, has been solidified by artists like Avicii, Afrojack and Swedish House Mafia.

Tiesto’s decision to decentralize himself from any one genre has allowed him to reach more fans and grow as an artist, but at the expense of a once wildly popular genre.

Highlights of the Poll:


1. David Guetta – He brought house to the US mainstream and is now #1.
2. Armin van Buuren – After 4 years at #1 his reign has ended – barely but still…
6. Avicii – Entered the poll in 2010 at #39. Now he’s in the top 10! It’s Avicii BROOOO!!!

Speaking of Armin & Avcii ————->—————>————–>

7. Afrojack – Made huge waves in 2011 working with Pit Bull, Lil’ Wayne and Paris Hilton
10. Swedish House Mafia – The group sells out MSG and cracks the top 10 as a whole
11. Paul van Dyk – First time in 13 years he has been lower than #6
18. Ferry Corsten – Just goes to show the new trend in EDM. Still one of the best, as far as we’re concerned.
19. Skrillex – The highest new entry of 2011. There’s that glitch/dubstep
24. Hardwell – The young Dutchman cracks the top 100
25. Arty – The Russian trance prodigy jumps 53 places!
42. Steve Aoki – Stage diving his way into the top 100! The man is one of the best performers we’ve seen!
49. Orjan Nilsen – Trance guys still jumping in!!!
70. Alesso – The young Swede enters high, will def finish low.
88. Nero – Dubstep in the house!
90. Boy George – LOL!!!
96. Porter Robinson – The young upstart from NC cracks the top 100

Some of our favorite funny interview responses include:

  • Things not to refer to Laidback Luke as
  • Sebastian Ingrosso’s best breakfast of the year
  • Nero and Gareth Emery’s biggest pet peeves
  • The future of Deadmau5
  • and many more…

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7 Responses to “DJ Magazine Top 100 2011 Announced”

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  1. Mark Bousquet says:

    Don’t be laughing at Boy George. I heard him spin several years ago and it was the BEST house set I had ever heard!

  2. dre Butters says:

    notable…. the everlasting Daft punk at 28 that we never see out…

  3. Tasha says:

    This is why Boy George is no laughing matter…:o) XoXo

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