DJ or Disc Jockey is the one who plays recorded music at events, parties or clubs. DJ’s eventually get known for their uniqueness and style, which eventually help them connect to the masses. They are actually the soul of an event, they can make the mood and have the power to get every one on the dance floor. There are hundreds of DJ’s that are competing with each other and each of them have something unique about them but today we have made a list of world’s top 10 most sought after dj’s for the year 2012.
10. Above & Beyond (Trance) London, UK
Above & Beyond scores 10th position on our list of World’s top 10 DJ’s. The English Above & Beyond consists of Jono Grant, Paavo Siljamäki and Tony McGuinness as its members. The group was formed by Jono Grant and Paavo Siljamäki in 1999 and initially they collaborated and started a music release and label company Anjunabeats. Also the group was relatively unknown initially but their remix of Chakra’s Home got them their first big success, it remained as number one on UK’s club charts for long time. Today Above & Beyond specializes in Trance and Progressive trance. They are also famous for the largest DJ gig ever on Barra Beach, Rio de Janeiro, where they played for massive 1 million people.
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9. Swedish House Mafia (Progressive House) Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish House Mafia group comprises of the very popular Axwell, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso. All three of them work as house disc jockeys and producers. These three individuals have been working as individual DJ’s from some time but they officially formed the group in 2008. In the time span of mere two years Swedish House Mafia and has reached great heights and they have become immensely popular. They jumped 13 placed up from 23rd to 10th on DJ Mag which itself tells of their growing popularity.
8. AVICII (House, Progressive House) Stockholm, Sweden
AVICII aka Tim Bergling is a Swdish DJ, Remixer and Record Producer, and Yes he is also probably the youngest DJ featuring on our list (22 years young). His Popularity in last two years has literally sky rocketed, He jumped 33 Positions up in ranking on DJ Mag and is currently at number 6th position there. His debut single Seek Bromance released in 2011 and reached top 20 in Sweden, UK, Belgium, France for long time and his second release Levels too stayed at top 20 in various countries for long time. In 2012 he made headlines in various Paparazzi’s when he appeared on stage with Madonna in Ultra Music Festival in Miami, FL. This alone confirms his immense popularity and we could probably just see him topping the list very soon.
7. Paul Van Dyk (Trance) Berlin, Germany
Paul Van Dyk aka Matthias Paul is a Grammy Award winner German Electronic Dance Music DJ and Record Producer. He has consistently remained as the hottest DJ’s of all time and has been in top 10 lists of DJ’s since 1998 which itself tells states how popular he is as a DJ. He is considered as the one who changed the way a DJ is perceived and hence is considered as the first true Superstar DJ’s.
6. SKRILLEX (Dubstep) Los Angeles, United States
Skrillex aka Sonny John Moore is an American music producer, singer, song writer and DJ. He started with his solo career back in 2007 and since then his authority as a DJ is growing. Moore has been featured on “Alternative Press’s” 100 brands you need to know consistently and also been recently named as MTV’s Electronic Dance Music Artist of the Year. His genres include Dubstep, electro house, Moombahton, glitch, post-hardcore, metalcore.
5. DAFT PUNK (Electronica, House) Paris, France
Daft Punk DJcon sists of two core members Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter (French Musicians and DJ’s). They are known for their unique style of performing in which they focus more on visual elements and story, and thats not all the group is also know for wearing robot style dress which truly stands out and make these guys unique. They released their debut album ‘HomeWork” in 1997 which met with a lot of critical success. But their albums after “HomeWork” have been immensely popular and have given them Mass Fan following.
4. Armin Van Buuren (Trance) Leiden, Netherlands
Armin van Buuren is a very successful trance producer and DJ originating from Netherlands. He is also known for his immensely following and was also voted as the number one in top 100 dj’s of DJ mag for three consequent years from 2007-2010. He also hosts a weekly radio show “A State of Trance” which gets close to 16 million weekly listeners.
3. DEADMAU5 (Electro House, Progressive House) Toronto, Canada
We know that the Avatar above looks funny but trust us that has absolutely no negative effect on this very famous DJ. Joel Thomas Zimmerman or better known as Deadmau5 (Dead Mouse) is a Canadian progressive house and electro house DJ based in Toronto, Canada. His Live Performances are known to mesmerizing and hot to handle for the audiences. His Album “Move for Me” reached number 1 on Billboard magazine’s chart and since then there is no looking back for this DJ. He claims that he kept his name as Deadmau5 because he found a dead mouse in in computer and apart from his avatar we feel everything is so cool.
2. TIËSTO (Progressive House, Trance) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tijs Michiel Verwest also known by his stage name Tiesto is a a Dutch musician, DJ and record producer of electronic dance music. He has been very active as a DJ since 1994 and his genres include House, Progressive House, Electro House, Electronica. He ranked #1 for two consecutive years (2002-2003) in DJ Mag but since then he has been consistent in top 5 ranking. He has immensely huge fan following and is often considered as the world’s hottest DJ. He attends various festivals around the globe and a lot of fan following throughout the world.
1. DAVID GUETTA (House, Electro House) Paris, France
David Guetta is the undisputed king, there might be some of you who might not agree with our list but above but David Guetta is one contendor that is favorite today. He is the most sought after DJ and understands his audience well and can single handedly change the entire ambience. He started as a DJ at nightclubs during the 1980s and 1990s and cofounded Gum Productions in 2002. He has been releasing his albums ever since. His last Albun “Sexy Bitch” featuring Akon has become immensely popular and has reached #1 spot in a lot of countries including UK. David Guetta Genres include House, electro house and hip house.