The Top 100 DJs In The World For 2009

top-100-djs-in-the-worldDJ Magazine has announced its take on the Top 100 DJs in the World for 2009, and there aren’t a lot of surprises.

Armin Van Buuren again reigns supreme, with Tiësto and David Guetta following in the #2 & #3 positions.

Here are the Top 10 DJs:

  1. Armin van Buuren
  2. Tiesto
  3. David Guetta
  4. Above & Beyond
  5. Paul van Dyk
  6. Deadmau5
  7. Ferry Corsten
  8. Markus Schulz
  9. Gareth Emery
  10. Sander van Doorn

Check out the full list below, and then leave a comment with your thoughts!

The Top 100 DJs For 2009

1. Armin van Buuren
2. Tiesto
3. David Guetta
4. Above & Beyond
5. Paul van Dyk
6. Deadmau5
7. Ferry Corsten
8. Markus Schulz
9. Gareth Emery
10. Sander van Doorn
11. ATB (
12. Infected Mushroom
13. Sasha
14. Axwell
15. Andy Moor
16. Bobina
17. John Digweed
18. Carl Cox
19. Cosmic Gate
20. Steve Angello
21. Roger Shah
22. Aly & Fila
23. Paul Oakenfold
24. John O’Callaghan
25. Sebastian Ingrosso
26. Benny Benassi
27. Laidback Luke
28. Richie Hawtin
29. Fedde Le Grand
30. DJ Feel
31. Lange
32. Hernan Cattaneo
33. Daft Punk
34. Eric Prydz
35. Bob Sinclar
36. Joachim Garraud
37. Kyau & Albert
38. James Zabiela
39. Umek
40. Christopher Lawrence
41. Eddie Halliwell
42. Simon Patterson
43. Offer Nissim
44. Judge Jules
45. Sean Tyas
46. Dubfire
47. Martin Solveig
48. Sven Vath
49. Richard Durand
50. Marco V
51. Kaskade
52. Tydi
53. Erick Morillo
54. Matt Darey
55. Astrix
56. Menno de Jong
57. The Thillseekers
58. Nick Warren
59. Dirty South
60. Roger Sanchez
61. Mark Knight
62. Wally Lopez
63. Leon Bolier
64. Blank & Jones
65. Justice
66. Laurent Wolf
67. Astral Projection
68. Boys Noize
69. Ronski Speed
70. Sander Kleinenberg
71. Ricardo Villalobos
72. Chuckie
73. Sharam
74. Marcel Woods
75. Lisa Lashes
76. Moonbeam
77. Rank 1
78. Sebastien Leger
79. Marcus Schossow
80. Steve Lawler
81. Skazi
82. Super8 & Tab
83. Pete Tong
84. Tocadisco
85. Sied van Riel
86. Tiga
87. Daniel Kandi
88. Mike Koglin
89. Luciano
90. Yahel
91. Myon & Shane 54
92. John B
93. Simon Posford
94. Fatboy Slim
95. Robbie Rivera
96. Antoine Clamaran
97. Nic Fanciulli
98. Gui Boratto
99. Alex M.O.R.P.H.
100. Andy C

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25 thoughts on “The Top 100 DJs In The World For 2009

  1. Yup.no suprises at all.The same shit like last year.Top 10,or,as a matter of fact,most of the top 100 is pretty much like "who is who" in tepid,unispired,pointless electronic cack.

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  2. Bugggghhhhhh, what a ridiculous list, because of Dj's like tiesto and Av buuren most of the people have a wrong idea of what electronic music is.

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  3. Andres – What is electronic music, then, and who gets decide?

    DJs like Tiesto, PvD and Armin Van Buuren have been top DJs for years because they continue to make great electronic dance records and they continue to draw huge crowds internationally.

    Were you expecting a list of obscure glitch artists or something?

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  4. What I’d like to see is a list of people all youz afficionados actually do like. See, I never go clubbing and I’m clueless about dance music but I’d love to hear some really inventive, cool dance music. Question is, where do I find this information? I’m sure there are tons of sites and magazines out there but without being an afficionado of music I haven’t actually heard yet, it would be difficult to work up the enthusiasm for the research. I went into a specialist store awhile ago and asked for recommendations and they suggested Steve Lawler, which is OK but nothing to get me all that excited…

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    • Gordon – music discovery is a huge challenge.

      You could do a lot worse than to check out everything that BT's ever done, with the possible exception of Emotional Technology.

      Who else has suggestions for Gordon?

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    • You cant go wrong with Techno/Minimal Techno its very new age and futuristic try people like Heinrichs & Hirtenfellner , Boris Brejcha and anything on the Harthouse label its all very cutting edge.You can find them on http://www.beatport.com.

      Hope it helps … :-)

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    • Hey man!
      I saw your question and so I have some recommendations for you to get you started on a good track on the Dance Genre.For starters in the field of Trance music:Above&Beyond's-Tri-State album is simply fantastic! Great production.After we have from Armin Van Buuren-A State Of Trance 2005 and Universal Religion 2004.Those are both 2 of Armin's best compilations I think he's put out.Paul Oakenfold-Creamfields, Tranceport,Perfecto presents…Paul Oakenfold Traveling.Some great classic tracks of dance music on there.
      His new Oakenfold Anthems is pretty good too as it has lots of good tunes that rocked the dancefloors when Dance was at it's peak!
      His new compilation Perfecto Vegas is also very good!
      Ferry Corsten's new album Twice In A Blue Moon.Very Good Release.He's always inventive of using new sounds in his music.
      For a more vocal aproach and lush melodies there is DJ Shah-Songbook and under his other guise as Sunlounger-Another Day On The Terrace album!
      Now for a more underground approach there is The Global Underround Series.All Of them are quite good but classics are Global Underground 013# Ibiza by DJ Sasha
      and Global Underground 025 # by Deep Dish.Instant Classics.
      For a House music Sound there is always the Hed Kandi series and Fierce Angel with usually the best tunes in Disco House,Latin House and others.
      As well as the Azuli presents Series.
      And finaly for a harder and faster style from all the above there is Lisa Lashes with her Euphoria Albums, Bk who has lots of cool tracks
      on his albums, Ran-D and Adaro and DJ Marta with her DJ Marta Compilations.I recommend from her DJ Marta Voumen 3 and
      DJ Marta Voumen 6 Esencia Pura.Great stuff!
      Hope this was usefull and pushed you in the right direction!

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  5. Well,you can't go wrong with the Tresor label,Berlin.Plenty of timeless classics.Who else…Surgeon,Regis,Reeko,Sleeparchive,Ancient Methods.Label-wise:Basic,Channel,Chain Reaction, User,Rodz-Konez,Sandwell District,Downwards.That should be a good place to start,methinks.

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  6. i dont understand this poll, i listen to a lot of dance music in particular deep house,techno,minimal,house,electro and i have great difficulties listening too djs like guetta and tiesto wtf where is the detroit boys and good uk djs like jamie jones,slam,radioslave,damain lazarus to name a few, who are these trance djs that get votes??

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  7. Gordon : I’d like to recommend You the Orbital – Altogether album, its not so fresh (’2001) but I think its deffiniately Electronic! any every aspect.
    And just a bonus if You grove up on Dr.Who, You will find a kick-ass remix :)

    Greetings from Hungary,

    Attila

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  8. Thanks again!
    So far, I'm loving Above & Beyond's Indonesia. It feels like an incredibly luxurious holiday. Bizzarely, I'm reminded of Mantovani & His Orchestra from the fifties and sixties… all be it in an entirely different style, both evoke this sense of 'luxury on the european continent with particular reference to the mediterranean'… :)
    As for the other suggestions, I've downloaded a random track from an artist or two in each recommendation and most fascinating to me from this bunch is 'Bazar Inflagranti' by Heinrichs & Hirtenfellner, which has a brilliant percussive atmosphere and a good inspiration for a remix competition I'm attempting to put something together for.
    And here was me thinking dance music was largely about pad-wash or a repeated banality wailed by a 'hot babe' over some uninteresting thud!!!!
    Experimentation and innovation and sophisticated artistry are alive and well :)

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  9. I think the reason the trance guys always get all the votes is because their fans are more dedicated and actually go vote for their favourite DJs in the polls. While the rest of us who like techno, tech house, etc. don't actually end up voting for our favourite DJs… we just like the music, but not to the point where we would get all of our friends to go out and vote.. :)

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  10. I think the reason the trance guys always get all the votes is because their fans are more dedicated and actually go vote for their favourite DJs in the polls. While the rest of us who like techno, tech house, etc. don't actually end up voting for our favourite DJs… we just like the music, but not to the point where we would get all of our friends to go out and vote.. :)

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  11. Bad judgement…. Skazi is te best n shud by ne means b no. 81…. tk it 4m me bro..skazi wil do wonders…

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