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Hardwell Named World’s Best DJ, Aussie Acts Drop Ranking

Written by Nastassia Baroni on October 20, 2014

The annual DJ Mag Top 100 DJ list, as voted by EDM fans, has just been released, with Dutch DJ and producer, and recent visitor to Australia, Hardwell scoring the top position for a second consecutive year.

In 2013 Hardwell became the youngest-ever winner of the award, taking the crown from five-time winner Armin Van Buuren who himself dropped to third place in 2014, though still was named as the highest ranking trance DJ.

Coming in second were Belgian electronic duo and brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike while fourth place was secured by fellow Dutch DJ/producer Martin Garrix. Other names on the top ten list include big names like Tiesto, Avicii, Skrillex and Steve Aoki.

The top polling Australian act on the list were sister duo Nervo, who were named as 21 on the list dropping from last year’s 16th place. Fellow Australians electro-house duo Knife Party also dropped places, having been placed at 53 on the 2014 list compared to 25 in 2013.

For their part the Australian duo don’t seem too hung up on the poll’s actual relevancy. “Oh no, number 53. Surely the next step for us is sucking dick for crack money, and then…a slow fade into irrelevancy,” they tweeted in jest. “I’m one spot above you……I’ll suck your dick for your spot….and some crack?” replied Dillon Francis.

All that may change in the coming year as the duo will shortly release their anticipated debut album, Abandon Ship, followed by a return to their home turf to perform five shows across the country in December 2014. Another notable mention is Culture Club frontman Boy George, who, thanks to some popular DJ sets in 2014, made his debut on the list at number 89.

The results of the 2014 DJ Mag Top 100 were announced at simultaneous parties in Amsterdam and London. See the top 10 in the gallery below, followed by the rest of the list.

Watch: Hardwell feat. Chris Jones – Young Again

Gallery: DJ Mag’s Top 10 DJs of 2014

And the rest…

11. Calvin Harris
12. Afrojack
13. Blasterjaxx
14. Dash Berlin
15. Alesso
16. deadmau5
17. Showtek
18. W & W
19. Deorro
20. DVBBS
21. Nervo
22. Zedd
23. R3HAB
24. Andrew Rayel
25. Above And Beyond
26. Steve Angello
27. Dyro
28. Aly And Fila
29. Axwell
30. Dannic
31. Ummet Ozxan
32. Diplo
33. Krewella
34. Oliver Heldens
35. Fedde Le Grand
36. Vicetone
37. Angerfist
38. Paul Van DYk
39. Sebastian Ingrosso
40. Headhunterz
41. Borgore
42. KURA
43. Daft Punk
44. Markus Schulz
45. DJ Frontliner
46. Kaskade
47. DJ Brennan Heart
48. DJ Coone
49. Infected Mushroom
50. Laidback Luke
51. Sander Van Doorn
52. Dada Life
53. Knife Party
54. Dillon Francis
55. Yves V
56. Firebeatz
57. Porter Robinson
58. ATB
59. Carl Cox
60. Eric Prydz
61. Gabry Ponte
62. Vinai
63. MakJ
64. Radical Redemption
65. DJ Snake
66. Da Tweakaz
67. Noisecontroller
68. Carnage
69. Cosmic Gate
70. Diego Miranda
71. DJ Zatox
72. Quentin Mosimann
73. Tenishia
74. Gareth Emery
75. Umek
76. Tiddey
77. Zomboy
78. Bl3nd
79. Orjan Nilsen
80. TJR
81. Blau
82. Don Diablo
83. Madeon
84. wolfpack
85. Mike Candys
86. quintino
87. Borgeosmusic
88. Audien
89. Boy George
90. Richie Hawtin
91. Ferry Corsten
92. Code Back
93. Heat Beat
94. Merk & Kremont
95. Wildstylezs
96. Bingo Players
97. The Chainsmokers
98. John O’Callaghan
99. Arty
100. Felguk

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