The Top 100 DJs Of 2013

Hardwell

DJ Mag has announced its take on the Top 100 DJs of 2013, and Dutch progressive & electro house DJ Robbert van de Corput, aka Hardwell has come out on top.

Hardwell is trailed by Top 100 regulars in the top 5:

  • Hardwell
  • Armin Van Buuren
  • Avicii
  • Tiesto
  • David Guetta

About the ranking, Hardwell says “I have so many people I’d like to thank, but none more so than the fans. They have been incredible; their support at my shows and with my music has been out of this world. You really are the best fans in the world.”

Meanwhile, this is what deadmau5 had to say about the ranking:

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See the full DJ list below and let us know what you think of it!
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All Analog Cover Of ‘The Veldt’ By Deadmau5

Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist Kebu returns. This time, though, instead of his more retro-styled electronica, Kebu does an all-analog cover of The Veldt, by Deadmau5.

“I just discovered “The Veldt” by Deadmau5 and really enjoyed it,” explains Kebu. “I noticed that I could recreate the riff with my Korg Mono/Poly, with the TR-808 trigging the gate of it, and off I went!”

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The Top 100 DJ List 2012

Armin Van Buuren Tops The 2012 Top 100 DJ List

The results of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll for 2012 have been announced – and Armin van Buuren tops the list. Tiesto & Avicii took the second and third places.

The results were announced at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event.

As usual, trance music artists dominate the list. And female artists continue to be missing in action. And yes, the guys at the top are also the richest DJ’s in the world.

We’ve got the full list below. Check it out and let us know who you think should be at the top!

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The 10 Highest Paid DJ’s In The World

Forbes has published their take on the world’s highest paid DJs, and Tiësto came out on top, followed by Skrillex & Swedish House Mafia.

They note:

Though these Electronic Cash Kings hail from all over the globe, they’ve got at least one thing in common: they all make the bulk of their money by touring.

Often toting nothing more than a USB stick and a pair of Pioneer CDJs, their production costs are often negligible, unlike rockers and pop stars who typically take home just one-third of gross ticket sales.

Here’s the full list:

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DeadMau5 Builds A Lair Of Unadulterated Synth Power

Deadmau5 synth porn

Deadmau5 has been posting some photos on Facebook of the new studio that he’s building. And, whatever you think of his style of music, the guy has good taste in synthesizers – from the dual Buchla modulars to the epic wall of Modcan modules.

If you don’t have to settle for just one ‘desert island synth‘, something like this could be a pleasant alternative.

Check out the images below and let us know what you think. Is Deadmau5′s new synth lair the ultimate synthrodisiac?

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Deadmau5 On EDM Performance – ‘We All Hit Play’

Think electronic dance music artists just go on stage, press play and then wave their hands around?

Here’s what Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, has to say about it:

We all hit play.

It’s no secret. when it comes to “live” performance of EDM… that’s about the most it seems you can do anyway.

Given about 1 hour of instruction, anyone with minimal knowledge of Ableton and music tech in general could DO what im doing at a deadmau5 concert.

So – if anyone could do what Deadmau5 and other EDM artists do onstage – what makes these shows worth seeing?

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