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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Is Dubstep Avant Garde Musical Genius? PBS Want To Know

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Is dubstep avant garde musical genius?

Or did PBS just give conservatives the ultimate ammo for nuking the National Endowment For The Arts?

This video, via the PBS Idea Channel, makes the case that dubstep is the most recent member of the long-established Avant Garde community:

There is a long history of avant garde musicians and thinkers promoting the concept of noise and non-instrumental sounds as MUSIC, much to the horror of their audience. But over the past century, changes in technology and music genres have primed listeners, allowing mainstream audiences to enjoy the beautiful noise of Skrillex, Bassnectar & the whole Dubstep movement.

Give it a look and then weigh in below!

“This Music Makes Me Want To Slap My Sister’s Fat Bum!” – Kids On Skrillex

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This video, via noisey, features a bunch of adorable kids offering their honest opinions on the Skrillex track, Bangarang.

Some of the comments are dead-on and others probably make more sense if you’re six years old.

Along the way, they also offer their insight into why people like to go to nightclubs, drinking drinks to stay awake, what ‘the drop’ is and Skrillex’s ‘horrifying’ hairstyle.

Let us know what you think of their review!

via Tom at Waveformless, Buzzfeed