Top 10 DJs You Should Know About

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Every year DJ Mag releases their Top 100 DJ list. In this post we will cover the 2011 Top 10 DJs from around the world.

 

1. David Guetta

Born in 1967 from Paris, France. Mr. Guetta has been honing his craft since the 1980’s in French nightclubs. He discovered house music in 1987, but didn’t skyrocket to international fame until the late 2000’s. Known for his collaborations with high-profile American pop vocalists.

 

2. Armin van Buuren

Dutch Trance producer and DJ born in 1976. Ranked number one DJ in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Hosts the “State of Trance” radio show that claims over 15 million weekly listeners. One of the most popular radio shows in the world.

 

3. Tiësto

Tijs Michiel Verwest aka Tiësto, also from the Netherlands, was born in 1969. Ranked number one in 2002, 2003, and 2004, he is still on top of the DJ game. Started DJing at school parties, and quickly moved onto clubs. Busted onto the international scene in 2001 with his first solo album “In My Memory”.

 

4. Deadmau5

Born in 1981, Joel Thomas Zimmerman, is one of the youngest Top 10 DJs. From Canada, Deadmau5 (pronounced Dead Mouse) has dominated the progressive and electro house scenes since 2005.

 

5. Above & Beyond

An English Trance trio consisting of members Paavo Siljamäki, Tony McGuinness, and Jono Grant. The group was formed in 2000 to work on a remix of Chakra’s classic track “Home”. They have run their own label, Anjunabeats, ever since.

 

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