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15 November 2023, 19:50

Angerfist is The World’s No.1 Hard DJ in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2023

The results from this year’s Top 100 DJs poll were announced tonight (15th November)

Photo of Angerfist wearing a white mask and black cloak

Angerfist is The World’s No.1 Hard DJ in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2023.

Masked marauder Angerfist retains the award for a second year running, having dented 2023 with a host of festival appearances and new productions. The Dutch hardcore DJ/producer (real name Danny Masseling) brought his riotous sound to events like Tomorrowland, Hardtribe, Hardfest, Nexus, Defqon.1, Nature One and Decibel through the summer, while also finding plenty of time to hit the studio. In May, he released the cerebellum-smashing single, ‘Breinbreker’ with Miss K8, before linking-up with GridKiller in June for ‘Lethal Assassins’. He capped off the season with the festival anthem for Dortmund event Syndicate, ‘Syndicate Of Noise’. It was produced with Nolz, and marked Angerfist’s most collaborative year yet, after 2022’s succession of solo releases.

This year, the DJ also hit the landmark of one million YouTube channel subscribers, swelling his horde of followers. Meanwhile, a new look mask announced a different Angerfist moniker. M4ZE PUSHER is dedicated to lower tempo styles, and will explore Masseling’s love of techno, progressive house and trance. On his Instagram, the artist said: “I’ve been looking to do something like this for quite some time now and it has given me some solid inspiration in the studio”. Fans shouldn’t worry, though: his first track under the name, ‘Swarm’, is similarly thumping.

1.3 million votes were counted from 237 countries in this year’s Top 100 DJs poll. You can see the full Top 100 DJs list here.