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Armin van Buuren regains top DJ title

By | Published on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Armin Van Buuren

Armin Van Buuren has knocked David Guetta off the top spot in the annual DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll to regain his position at the top. Guetta took the number one spot last year after four years at the top for Van Buuren.

The poll-topping DJ said of his win: “2012 opened new doors. David being number one last year, the popularity of Avicii, Swedish House Mafia and Afrojack, for dance music, it’s amazing. It was great that David got it last year, to show dance music is evolving and it’s still exciting. Being number one again feels fantastic – there’s so much love out there. I’m so thankful for it”.

Indeed, the stiff competition in 2012 puts Guetta down at number four, while Deadmau5 (supposedly the world’s highest paid DJ) is at number five. Check out the full 100 here, or have a quick glance over the top ten below…

1 Armin Van Buuren
2 Tiesto
3 Avicii
4 David Guetta
5 Deadmau5
6 Hardwell
7 Dash Berlin
8 Above & Beyond
9 Afrojack
10 Skrillex