Top 100 DJs
He may have been dethroned after two years at the top of the poll but Hardwell’s bigger than ever. Robbert van de Corput’s 2015 was a very good year even by his bombastic standards.
It’s incredible to think that Martin Garrix isn’t legally allowed to drink alcohol at the EDM festivals he's been a fixture at the past few years.
“I think it’s a really odd phenomenon,” Armin van Buuren says matter-of-factly down the phone line.
“It's like you're driving a Ferrari at full speed, and that's fun and I love that energy; that adrenaline,” Steve Aoki tells DJ Mag over the phone from his car, but not while driving (we hope).
Alesso obviously puts as much time and effort into making EDM/pop tunes as he does his hair.
Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der Harst's mix-up of trance, electro and progressive house elements have seen them reach out and connect to a wide audience of dance music fans across the world....
Dash Berlin have been everywhere this past year.
Before trying their hand at dance music, Canadian duo DVBBS (pronounced ‘Dubs’), made up of brothers Alexandre and Christopher van den Hoef, were members of a local rock band.
It's official, Axwell and Ingrosso are married. Not legally of course — even if civil partnerships (unlike some US States) are accepted in Sweden.
For Nicky Romero, 2015 was another typically hectic year.
“Turbulent” is Blasterjaxx’s adjective of choice to describe their year, speaking to DJ Mag all the way from Shanghai.
Like the prom queen that snubs her most persistent suitor year after year, Diplo has declined DJ Mag’s gracious advances yet again, opting instead to let us speculate...
Fadil El Ghoul, aka R3HAB, has been on a quick ascent to join his EDM colleagues at the festival main stages, and for proof of his studio prowess, you only need to glance at the tracklist for his...
We think Zedd must have been destined for success from an early age; born to a guitarist father and pianist mother, young Anton was classically trained in several instruments.
With releases on Dutch imprint Spinin’ Records, remixes for the likes of Avicii, and a huge collaboration alongside Tiesto, American EDM producer and...
Australian sisters NERVO are big news. While some have questioned the lack of women in the Top 100 DJs poll, these DJ and production siblings have consistently placed in the upper reaches.
Known as much for his personality both online and onstage as he is for his massively successful productions, Toronto native Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, maintains his place in the DJ Mag Top 100...
Once the mainstay of our Top 10, trance is no longer the dominant sound of the world's big-room clubs.
The dawn of future house in 2014 heralded a new age for EDM, it seemed.
Flying solo and loving it, former Swedish House Mafia man Steve Angello has mostly positive things to say about the state of the scene as he sees it.
Despite only forming in 2011, VINAI are a duo very much setting the EDM world on fire right now.
Alok is a poster boy for Brazil's love of deep mid-tempo forms of house and techno — albeit with a pop twist. It's a subcultural penchant often outshone by the garish lights of EDM.
What do you get when you lock Skrillex and Diplo in a studio together? A wildly successful bass child, apparently.
Tom Swoon only discovered Deadmau5 and Daft Punk around five years ago but his early efforts at unofficial remixes soon led to his bootleg of...
What sets Shogun apart from other US DJs is his work ethic; Andrew Chen is known to spend 12...
Koen Bauweraerts, better known as Belgian producer Coone, is one of the elder statesmen of hardstyle.
The duo of Ruben Den Boer and Victor Pool, aka Vicetone,inject a strong affinity with melody into their main stage EDM productions, and describe the past year as the “...
From the moment Richie Hawtin crossed the river from Windsor, Ontario, to the techno heartland of Detroit, Michigan, the techno savant set in motion a journey that would see the British-born...
2015 has been a big one for Steve and Ruben, aka the notorious Wolfpack.
Dutch hardstyle producer Brennan Heart has had one of those years. “I thought 2014 was madness, but 2015 topped it… crazy”, he sighs.
While at one time Major Lazer seemed destined to be a Diplo side-project devoted to futuristic versions of Jamaican dancehall, made alongside UK producer Switch, it’s become very much the Mad...
Inspired as much by video games as he is the sounds of Wolfgang Gartner, it's delightful how Porter Robinson has captured the imagination of the EDM community.
For Markus Schulz, life imitates art. Or rather, fantasy. The self-styled unicorn-slayer of trance has found his moniker has presented some surreal encounters in recent years.
Swedish producer Eric Prydz is a chameleon.
“I wish I had more time to do everything I have in my mind. I wish the days had 48 hours,” Diego Miranda tells DJ Mag.
It’s not only America that’s currently experiencing a dance music epiphany.
Danny Avila is a DJ who proves that age really is just a number.
It's been business as usual for Kura (aka Rúben de Almeida Barbeiro) in 2015, having placed 42nd in last year's DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.
Dillon Francis chooses not to talk to us when we try and get in touch, something we can only attribute to him being too busy (ie.
Asaf Borger, aka Borgore, is something of a musical chameleon.
Every year Daft Punk are voted into the Top 100 DJs poll, and every year we have to write a profile for a duo that haven't DJ'd properly since 2001 at London's Fabric.
When he first emerged in the mid-’90s, Umek was associated with the loop techno sound.
A Maltese duo who juggle the emotive thrills of trance with their love for chillout vibes, Cyprian Cassar and Joven Grech have been working together as Tenishia...
Hardstyle has never been more popular than it is right now. One man who’s helped bring the genre to unforeseen heights is the inventively named Radical Redemption.
Unlike the vast majority of DJs on this list, Frontliner is a man who plays by his own rules.
By now you’ll know the singular synth strokes of ‘Tsunami’, a UK No.1 and the reason its producer shot to fame in 2013.
Apparently Netsky, or Boris Daenen, was too busy for DJ Mag’s interview.
Together Bizzey (Leonardo Roelandschap), Nizzle (Nils Rondhuis) and Jim Aasgier make up Yellow Claw, a grouping whose sonic output is a diverse...
Dutch house titan and last month’s DJ Mag cover star Chuckie is going through something of a reinvention.
Will Sparks is a truly passionate guy. He's passionate about his city, about his music and most of all, about his fans.
Da Tweekaz have had quite a year.
The Dutch DJ, real name Quinten van den Berg, has climbed a further six places in the Top 100 DJs poll this year.
Andre Tanneberger, aka ATB, has come a long way since his UK No.1, ‘9PM (Till I Come)’.
Makj is the alias of US DJ/producer Mackenzie Johnson.
Last year, Kaskade’s management made a song and dance about him answering a few simple questions for our poll.
From his early UK chart success with 'Out Of The Blue' under his System F alias to creating a raft of timeless trance anthems alongside Tiesto as Gouryella, Rotterdam's Ferry Corsten has been...