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

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


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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