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Top 10 Best DJ’s In The World 2011

240 Comments - By Vesper Black

The top 10 best DJ’s in the world increased their fan base with ingenious collaborations or hardcore marketing via social networking. The following artists have managed to create great demand along with some pretty big paydays.

Wealthy, talented and having the time of their lives – here they are, in no particular order:

1. Swedish House Mafia

Sweedish House Mafia on iTunes

Swedish House Mafia consists of superstar DJ’s Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingresso. All members hail from Sweden and promote their dance and trance tunes as a way of life. Noteworthy collaborations have been created amongst group members.

Booking fees are a closely guarded secret, but 2011 reports indicate member Steve Agnello is worth approximately $18 million United States dollars (USD).

2. Markus Schulz

Markus Shulz on iTunes

Hailing from Germany, Schulz specialises in trance music. Three self-released albums received a warm fan reception while collaborations with Fat Boy Slim, Madonna and Depeche Mode have encouraged people to hit the dance floor.

After a seven year residency at The Works in Arizona, he currently resides in Miami, Florida. No information has been released on his net worth, but his appearance fee as of 2011 is $10,000 USD per gig.

3. DJ Tiesto

DJ Tiesto on iTunes

Tijs Michael Verwest, or DJ Tiesto, was born in the Netherlands. Since 1994 his trance, house, down tempo and drum ’n’ bass tunes have been in high demand around the world. Rumor has it that Tiesto received $250,000 Australian dollars (AUD), or $263,975 USD to play a two-gig set in Australia.

2011 reports indicate the DJ is worth approximately $75 million USD.

4. Armin Van Buuren

Armin Van Burren on iTunes

Another native of the Netherlands, van Buuren started as an aspiring lawyer. At the age of 19 he recorded the highly successful Blue Fear and has continued spinning trance music ever since. Booking fee information remains allusive, but 2011 estimates place his net worth at $60 million USD.

5. Dash Berlin

Dash Berlin on iTunes

Created by Eelke Kalberg and Sebastian Molijn, both natives of the Netherlands, the front man of the project is DJ Jeffrey Sutorius. In addition to spinning popular trance tunes, the group has worked with well-known pop artists including Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson.

Figures are not available on their individual net worth or booking fees, but it is rumored that trance DJs like Dash Berlin command the highest appearance fees, earning more than $20,000 USD per gig.

6. Daft Punk

Daft Punk on iTunes

Frenchmen Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are Daft Punk. The group has turned out popular house music since the late 80s and remain famous for elaborate stage shows during concerts.

In 2011, Bangalter and Homem-Christo’s net worth is estimated at $60 million USD each. In 2009, Daft Punk booking fees were rumored to be approximately $37,000 Great British pounds (GBP), or $59,294.87 USD.

7. DJ Avicii

DJ Avicii on iTunes

Born Tim Bergling, Swedish DJ Avicii made a splash on the music world at 18 with a remix for Lazy Jones, a video game for the Commodore 64 system. During his first tour, Avicii spun house tunes in locales throughout North America and Western Europe.

Bren Events Center in California came under fire for attempting to spend an estimated $170,000 to host the DJ for an event. 2011 estimates place his net worth at approximately $19.668 million USD.

8. Paul Van Dyk

Paul Van Dyk - Itunes

Born in East Germany, van Dyk specializes in electronic dance. As of 2011, reports indicate he is the only individual to be recognized as a top DJ since 1998. Music forums indicate he commands between $250,000 and $300,000 per appearance. 2011 estimates place his net worth at approximately $50 million USD.

9. David Guetta

David Guetta on iTunes

Parisian David Guetta began spinning house tunes in local nightclubs at the age of 17. Previous collaborations include works with Kelly Rowland, Akon and Fergie. As of 2011, David Guetta is one of the most popular producers in the music industry. Estimates place his net worth at $35 million USD. Appearance fees are approximately $50,000 USD.

10. Kaskade

Kaskade on iTunes

American born Kaskade was born Ryan Raddon. After perfecting his skills during college, he spent a short period of time as an artist and repertoire (A&R) assistant. Kaskade currently works as a resident DJ in Las Vegas and has negotiable personal appearance fees, according to online sources. 2011 estimates place his net worth at $3 million USD.

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240 Comments so far
  1. Thabo

    i checkd out the top 100 djs on a couple of dj sites and mags, are u guys sure none of the african djs deserves to be on the top 100?? Wot criterion are u guys usin. Hse is big here in africa and i thnk djs like fresh, waxy deserves the top spots.

    Friday 30th December 2011, 2:46 pm Reply
    • majoks

      I have listened to dj fresh he does not come even close to b in the top500 no dj can beat AVB(armin van buuren)

      Sunday 23rd September 2012, 10:25 pm Reply
    • aman

      Nah nothing can beat DJ ays like tiesto and deadmau5 they r simly da best

      Tuesday 4th December 2012, 5:56 pm Reply
      • adam the anonym

        Deadmau5 the best.

        Tuesday 15th January 2013, 7:27 pm
    • Trevor

      Man an south African but,have u ever seen this guys djing,comparing them with our djs is sumthing else.

      Sunday 20th January 2013, 9:44 pm Reply
    • SUPERJOHAN2000

      DEADMAU5 AND TIESTO ARE AWESOME SO FUCK FUCK THE FUCKING CHART TIESTO IS FIRST DEADMAU5 IS 2ND

      Thursday 24th October 2013, 2:39 pm Reply
  2. Vesper Black

    Hey Thabo,

    So who would you replace or add to that list?

    Friday 30th December 2011, 5:12 pm Reply
    • Dj aman

      Where’s deadmua5 and afrojack and ME

      Tuesday 4th December 2012, 5:59 pm Reply
    • DJ Zykov j

      i think he deserve that chance to be in the list

      Friday 18th January 2013, 12:03 am Reply
  3. Darkie

    . . . I would add Deadmau5

    Saturday 31st December 2011, 9:24 am Reply
    • Bryan

      I can take on all this top ten with my one hand on my back, being a Dj is one thing and being a music producer is another thing also. If I my have a chance I tell u I will be the world’s best Dj they have never had

      Saturday 8th February 2014, 2:05 pm Reply
  4. andre

    WHERE IS DEADMAU5???????

    Wednesday 11th January 2012, 2:11 pm Reply
  5. Hau5

    Afrojack?
    DeadMau5?
    Erick Morillo?
    Laidback Luke?

    Sunday 15th January 2012, 7:59 pm Reply
  6. michael

    wheres daft punk?

    Tuesday 28th February 2012, 2:48 pm Reply
  7. Nick

    Daft Punks on there

    Saturday 7th April 2012, 12:33 am Reply
  8. Dillard

    where’s benny benassi?!?!?

    Wednesday 11th April 2012, 4:49 am Reply
  9. Black Jack

    where the heck is Skrillex

    Friday 20th April 2012, 10:52 pm Reply
    • DJ xAD-HDx

      All you people saying wheres Skrillex?. Skrillex is a alright DJ but hes a very good producer that’s why he probably isn’t on here.

      Sunday 14th April 2013, 5:55 pm Reply
    • Chels

      I agree 100% but shrillex is a producer

      Thursday 7th November 2013, 11:32 pm Reply
  10. Zayro

    DeadMou5 is not a DJ, he’s a producer he said so himself

    Tuesday 15th May 2012, 4:48 am Reply
    • Brandon

      All of the above are also producers. They just used the word “dj” for a better idea of what they do, so Deadmau5 fits perfectly on the list.

      Friday 24th August 2012, 6:46 am Reply
  11. srk rockzz

    Hey where is dj lijo he is the best in india

    Sunday 10th June 2012, 1:45 pm Reply
    • happycrapper

      LIJO is as lame as his name…. even my 3 yr old nephew can play Bollywood, it doesnt make u a DJ… makes u a JUKEBOX!

      Thursday 6th September 2012, 12:33 pm Reply
    • kevin

      Never heard of B.R.E.E.D?

      Sunday 10th March 2013, 10:49 pm Reply
  12. Russell

    Whers’s Sander van Doorn, he should be in the top 10!

    Friday 15th June 2012, 8:12 pm Reply
  13. dj kentaro

    where is dj kentaro… the best DJ of all time…!!!!!

    Wednesday 27th June 2012, 10:24 am Reply
    • DJ CL AUDIO

      I luv DJ Kentaro, best all time! My respect!

      Monday 24th September 2012, 9:56 pm Reply
  14. prestige

    Where’s Benny Benassi?

    Friday 29th June 2012, 8:57 am Reply
  15. chris

    What about Dj Jazzy Jeff, Laidback Luke, Dj Qbert??

    Sunday 1st July 2012, 3:37 am Reply
  16. Abel

    Where is DJ Pauly D?

    Monday 2nd July 2012, 10:54 am Reply
    • Vesper Black

      Hopefully back in Jersey Shore, because I’m afraid he’s not considered a real DJ.

      Monday 2nd July 2012, 9:09 pm Reply
    • Andrea

      Where’s David Guetta?

      Friday 8th March 2013, 9:13 pm Reply
    • Dj SHivNeeL

      one day i’ll b in top 10 dj in the world

      Sunday 18th August 2013, 5:28 pm Reply
  17. keystoneclimber

    Uhhh Shasha…John Digweed…Hellooooo?

    Friday 6th July 2012, 3:49 pm Reply
  18. vaibhav nautiyal

    yeah i want to add deadmau5…………………..

    Tuesday 10th July 2012, 2:49 pm Reply
  19. vaibhav nautiyal

    skrillex should be in top 5 man………

    Tuesday 10th July 2012, 2:50 pm Reply
    • DJ FIDELITY

      I guess u guys shud @ list let one of the african djs be part of the top 10 best djs

      Tuesday 12th February 2013, 12:45 pm Reply
      • Jaybee1

        Why the eff would they put a african dj in when they dont even fall under the top 50… Your such a single minded twat

        Thursday 13th March 2014, 7:58 am
    • vinay

      where is skrillex… i mean ϟƘƦƖןןΣ✘ ?

      Saturday 20th July 2013, 7:25 am Reply
  20. panfilo

    Ok so Deadmau is no “DJ” but put his ass up there anyways. He ire is better than some of them.

    Thursday 19th July 2012, 9:25 am Reply
  21. panfilo

    Hey and what about Fedde le Grand? Oh come on now. Don’t drop the ball Guy’s …. ;-)

    Thursday 19th July 2012, 9:28 am Reply
  22. Prashant G

    DJ Tiesto Bravo…

    Tuesday 24th July 2012, 2:07 pm Reply
  23. dj Soul Rhoodo Phenduka

    Where is Louie Vega

    Sunday 29th July 2012, 9:16 am Reply
    • Mya

      I’d say 99% of today’s kids don’t even know who Vega, Morales, Knuckles, Dubfire, Vath and the rest of the Kings are. Commercial electro shit all over the freekin place… So sad. :)

      Saturday 17th August 2013, 5:44 pm Reply
  24. peyman koa

    skrillex should be in top 5 man

    Monday 30th July 2012, 9:43 pm Reply
  25. arman blar

    where is skrillex

    Monday 30th July 2012, 9:45 pm Reply
    • Dj aman

      Skrilex ? Skrilex suks DJ tiesto roks nd dj tiesto shud B 1st

      Tuesday 4th December 2012, 7:22 pm Reply
  26. ashwin

    i love david guetta. he rocks the music..

    Thursday 2nd August 2012, 12:49 pm Reply
  27. john baggo

    Why does nicky romero not feature on that list surely he is better than some on that list

    Tuesday 7th August 2012, 9:58 am Reply
  28. Normaa

    What about ATB.. John O’callaghan.. Ferry Corsten.. Porter Robinson.. Arnej? =/

    Thursday 9th August 2012, 8:42 am Reply
  29. driss

    for me i think
    1 tiesto
    2 armin van buuren
    3 deadmau5
    4 skrillex
    5 S H M
    6 avicii
    7 afrojack
    8 kaskade
    9 paul van dayk
    10knift party
    and 101 willl be david guetta

    Saturday 11th August 2012, 5:40 pm Reply
    • Peter

      lol dash berlin is number one dude :)

      man on the run forever

      Sunday 2nd September 2012, 3:24 pm Reply
    • stifler

      that suck’s man DAVID GUETTA is the BEST of ALLLLL…..

      Thursday 27th September 2012, 9:25 am Reply
    • shan

      david guetta is the best of all

      Saturday 6th October 2012, 12:57 pm Reply
    • nino

      david guetta is starting to suck..skrillex should be in top 5

      Saturday 20th October 2012, 4:09 pm Reply
    • Dj aman

      Praise da lord u gt da order rite all of dem includng tiesto in 1st :D

      Tuesday 4th December 2012, 7:30 pm Reply
  30. Kwash Fm

    where is dj khaled???

    Friday 17th August 2012, 1:03 pm Reply
  31. siddhant 13

    where is skrillex dude ??

    Sunday 19th August 2012, 6:31 pm Reply
  32. andrei

    #1 so why try harder. You are so wrong in this fake lineup of the best dj

    Monday 20th August 2012, 3:56 pm Reply
  33. Aguisoul Yucef

    Where is Hardwelllllllllllllllll ????

    Thursday 23rd August 2012, 2:19 am Reply
  34. Bear

    Japanese pop stars?

    Thursday 23rd August 2012, 4:56 pm Reply
  35. keith

    so biased towards a particular music.
    Most London Pirate station djs would make these lot look silly.

    Tuesday 28th August 2012, 12:25 am Reply
  36. Musa ibrahim

    Is nigeria not among the world? Talkin Dj i think naija will giv u the u need in any category. With Dj neptune, jimmy jatt, dj steeno and Dj mooh.

    Wednesday 29th August 2012, 6:24 am Reply
  37. DPK

    Whr the FUCK iz Skrillex nd Dj BL3ND?????

    Wednesday 29th August 2012, 12:45 pm Reply
    • DJ blaze

      Ikr dj bl3nd, skrillex!!!

      Tuesday 7th May 2013, 11:58 pm Reply
  38. anonim

    Where is the king ? Pete Tong !

    Thursday 30th August 2012, 7:22 pm Reply
  39. Peter

    second best track ever the nightingale, dj mind x suspicious remix :)

    Sunday 2nd September 2012, 3:25 pm Reply
  40. Peter

    suspicious remix, but not the extra fast you tube version!

    Sunday 2nd September 2012, 3:32 pm Reply
  41. tranceforlife

    Are you guys serious about skrillex or david guetta being on this list? You ever seen them live, they cannot perform live they are absolutely terrible

    Friday 7th September 2012, 9:06 pm Reply
  42. Justin

    DJ BL3ND all the way !! \m/ x_o \m/

    Saturday 8th September 2012, 9:15 am Reply
  43. Dj boy

    im big fan of Dj teisto & David Gueta

    Friday 14th September 2012, 11:09 am Reply
  44. Shai

    Roger Sanchez!!
    ShaiFX

    Saturday 15th September 2012, 8:00 pm Reply
  45. zaid khan

    Where is Skrillex,afrojack,deadmau5….?? they are best in the World

    Sunday 16th September 2012, 5:19 pm Reply
  46. khashayar

    david guetta is the numb 1 . this rank is not true + dj antonio is good dj + benny benassy

    Monday 17th September 2012, 9:09 am Reply
  47. Shreeraj

    where’s Chicane??

    Thursday 20th September 2012, 6:59 am Reply
  48. dirtyy

    Lol this list sucks, David guetta #1. And like 5 of the djs in the list are like top 50 not 10… noobs

    Friday 21st September 2012, 11:38 pm Reply
  49. warren

    deadmau5 man come on where is he

    Thursday 27th September 2012, 10:03 pm Reply
  50. AnonimSkrillexFan

    FUCCCCKKKKK THERE IS SKRILLEX??!!! PFF

    Friday 28th September 2012, 3:31 pm Reply
  51. Iam Nutscratchers

    Pretty much all of the dj’s whose names keep coming up all have a tleast 7-10 years of hard grind behind them, except for Avicci and I’m not sure about Skrillex either that’s a degree plus plus honours and a masters, guess they deserve their positions and before we lay people get tangled in a debate if you are a dj upcoming you would know that the likelihood is that all these guys know one another its the ‘dj club’ its part of the ‘dj code’. But hey the wheels keep turning maybe in 2 years or 4 you or me might end up on the list. I see though that the musical style is house mostly, maybe Dubstep, Drum and Bass and hip hop should have its own rankings for now until we can hold down Defcon and Glastenberry festival type numbers like literally every month of the year like the house and trnace guys do. Ya @Thabo South Africa is becoming one of the house capitals of the world, I guess its just a matter of ttime before your Roger Goode’s and Dj Fresh SA of this world make it on the top 100.

    Tuesday 2nd October 2012, 6:10 am Reply
  52. iso

    Where is Benny Benassi?!

    Tuesday 2nd October 2012, 8:22 am Reply
  53. slickrick

    i believe Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike deserve a mention

    Tuesday 2nd October 2012, 12:05 pm Reply
  54. Brenton

    What about Nervo?

    Tuesday 2nd October 2012, 2:38 pm Reply
  55. Nickolas

    Calvin Harris???

    Friday 5th October 2012, 5:18 am Reply
  56. Jason

    What about DJ Zico of Sierra Leone,he is just good to be on the top 5.

    Saturday 6th October 2012, 9:20 am Reply
  57. Jason

    what about DJ Zico in Sierra Leone he is the best.

    Saturday 6th October 2012, 9:27 am Reply
  58. Philipmuks

    where’s Dj Pauly D?

    Tuesday 9th October 2012, 5:37 pm Reply
  59. William Stroudus

    Guys lets not forget Oakenfeild, and Carl Cox (Even Though I Hate em)

    Skrillex How they Missed that.

    Laidback Luke

    Aoki (He is just hype though if you ask me)

    Deadmau5 is a producer sorry guys.

    Benny Benassi is another one

    Eric Prydz

    Lotsa names missing here. But Oakenfield and Cox especially.

    Friday 12th October 2012, 12:15 am Reply
  60. Akash

    My fav djz r on d 2 n 3 spot . . markus schulz n dj tiesto. . dey both r superb. .

    Friday 12th October 2012, 7:16 am Reply
  61. daX

    where the hell is skrillex

    Saturday 13th October 2012, 9:33 pm Reply
  62. bozira

    My top 5
    1. SHM
    2. Deadmau5
    3. Martin Solveig
    4. Avicii
    5. Afrojack
    These are masters of beat

    Thursday 18th October 2012, 5:19 pm Reply
  63. Hammer

    Sid Wilson??

    Monday 29th October 2012, 12:11 am Reply
  64. sypon

    Where is DJ humility,,Dj jimmy jatt

    Monday 29th October 2012, 5:23 pm Reply
  65. Lepe

    Benny Benassiii ?
    Afrojack ?
    Skrillex ?
    Deadmou5e ?
    TJR ?
    Steve Aokie ?

    Monday 29th October 2012, 7:27 pm Reply
  66. Jasmine

    I think That Daft Punk should be #1 they inspired A LOT of people I bet if DeadMau5 and Skrillex wouldn’t be there if Daft Punk wasn’t there

    My List:

    10: Benny Bennassi (I hope I spelled that right)

    9: Justice

    8: Stardust

    7: RJD2

    6: Fatboy Slim

    5: Royksopp

    4: Avicii (Maybe)

    3: Ocean Lab (It’s still not a DJ but it’s Eletronic)

    2: TelepopMusik

    1: Daft Punk!!!!!! (YEAH)

    I love your list atleast yours has Daft Punk but does anyone think that DeadMau5 kinda copied off of Daft Punk ??????

    Tuesday 30th October 2012, 2:57 am Reply
  67. Jasmine

    I’m not sure if my Comment Posted the last time if it did please don’t think I did that for people to look anyway

    I think that Deadmau5 kinda copied off of Daft Punk which is not cool what-so-ever but bet you 100,000,000,000,000 dollars that if Daft Punk had NEVER came out Deadmau5 would not have came out or Skrillex and if Deadmau5 did came out he wouldn’t have THE SAME STYLE as Daft Punk (DP) don’t say that Deadmau5 was influnced by DP if he was he wouldn’t have copied THE SAME STYLE Avicii was infiunced by DP too but he didn’t copy he style

    (I felt like doing that to let you know)

    My Favorites are:

    Royksopp,Justice,Fatboy Slim,RJD2,Daft Punk, if Ocean Lab was a DJ I would like her too…

    Tuesday 30th October 2012, 3:09 am Reply
  68. Niraj goswami dj jack baroda harni..

    My dj’s dj jack is the best of baroda..

    Sunday 4th November 2012, 5:16 pm Reply
  69. Jermaine

    Can’t believe no1s even mention Calvin Harris he should be top 5 deffo iv seen an official 1 a few months ago and he was fourth

    Sunday 4th November 2012, 11:19 pm Reply
    • alec

      Jesse Saunders, Grandmaster Flash, Ninja Man, Ritchie Hawtin, Tony DeVit, Kid KOala, Robert Miles, Aphex Twin, Dj Fresh & Sun Electric (theres this guy named kentaro his not top 10 material but seriously check him out)
      Most of the comments up in here are utter shit anyone whose ever heard of any real EM would agree the crap out of me.
      plus i got nothing against calvin harris but he wouldnt make it to my 100( maybe 200 BIG MAYBE!)

      Tuesday 9th July 2013, 7:14 am Reply
  70. Bill

    Dj dummy,Dj supreme ,grand wizard Theodore ,jazzy Jeff ,kid Capri just to name some real djs. Spinning vinyl don’t 4get Xcutioners

    Wednesday 7th November 2012, 5:34 am Reply
  71. Bill

    Dj dummy ,dj supreme ,x-cutioners,boogie blind,grand wizard Theodore,dj jazzy Jeff and kid Capri vinyl spinners real djs

    Wednesday 7th November 2012, 5:39 am Reply
  72. Criss

    Where is deadmou5 and skrillex

    Thursday 8th November 2012, 5:27 am Reply
  73. sp de don

    You guyz forgot about Funk Master Flex….

    Thursday 8th November 2012, 11:21 pm Reply
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      Saturday 10th November 2012, 12:12 am Reply
  74. mike

    Where is Nicky Romero, Hardwell?? Juian jOrdan up and comer

    Sunday 11th November 2012, 11:30 pm Reply
  75. Yuvraj

    are you b!tches kidding me
    where is skrillex…………………??????????????????????????

    Monday 12th November 2012, 5:37 am Reply
  76. DDS

    my top 10

    David guetta
    Tiesto
    Armin van buuren
    avicii
    afrojack
    Fedde le grand
    Deadmau 5
    Swedish house mafia
    Daft punk
    skrillex

    Wednesday 14th November 2012, 3:32 pm Reply
  77. Hannah

    And where are Calvin Harris, Nicky Romero, and Zedd?

    Friday 16th November 2012, 12:59 am Reply
    • Alex

      AMEN!

      Wednesday 24th April 2013, 12:04 pm Reply
  78. Deejaysachin parcha

    Why da david guetta is on 9…he should in top 5

    Friday 16th November 2012, 7:36 am Reply
  79. sak

    david guetta is best

    Sunday 18th November 2012, 7:05 am Reply
  80. Dj Virus

    i love u all

    Wednesday 21st November 2012, 1:09 pm Reply
    • Vesper Black

      Thanks – Loving the love vibe Dj Virus

      Wednesday 21st November 2012, 1:43 pm Reply
  81. Dj Virus

    I love u dj Avicii

    Wednesday 21st November 2012, 1:11 pm Reply
  82. james

    Porter Robinson earned $50,000 (AUD) for his appearance at Marquee in Sydney

    Tuesday 27th November 2012, 6:28 pm Reply
  83. Sanjayraul

    Swedish house mafia makes me high

    Wednesday 28th November 2012, 7:00 am Reply
  84. dj jack

    dj felli fel

    Saturday 1st December 2012, 6:11 pm Reply
  85. Ajink

    I Think
    1.David guetta
    2.Tiesto
    3.Deadmau5
    4.Afrojack
    5.Swedish House Mafia

    Wednesday 5th December 2012, 1:40 pm Reply
  86. Dj Neon

    dude such a lame list i would have listed as follow :-

    1. tiesto
    2. skrillex
    3. deadmau5
    4. hardwell
    5. afrojack
    6. shm
    7. avicii
    8. calvin harris
    9. steve aoki
    10. Me :P

    Saturday 8th December 2012, 4:00 pm Reply
  87. asics

    David Guetta the best!!!

    Saturday 8th December 2012, 9:10 pm Reply
  88. vickey

    nothing but the best David Guetta

    Sunday 9th December 2012, 9:56 am Reply
  89. victoria diaz

    where the hell is DJ BL3ND

    Monday 10th December 2012, 12:12 am Reply
  90. Siddharth(DJ SID)

    I like david guetta very much<3 .
    how mixing the song and play the song….

    Monday 10th December 2012, 7:46 pm Reply
  91. DJ Rucane

    where is dj chukie

    Thursday 13th December 2012, 4:15 am Reply
  92. Brandon2

    What i think
    1. Aftojack
    2. Tiesto
    3. Kaskade
    4. Hardwell
    5. Knife Party
    6. Skrillex
    7. Camo & Krooked
    8. Krewella
    9. Sub Focus
    10. Sidney Samson

    Monday 17th December 2012, 11:27 pm Reply
    • Vesper Black

      good list

      Thursday 27th December 2012, 1:52 pm Reply
  93. DJ Hot Dude

    Common, where is DJ Cuku from Nigeria. He’s d bomb.

    Friday 21st December 2012, 4:08 am Reply
  94. Thierry

    David guetta is the best dj

    Friday 28th December 2012, 8:40 pm Reply
  95. Oskar

    1: Tiesto
    2: DJ Baur
    3: DJ Nejtrino
    4: Daft Punk
    5: Swedish House Mafia

    Saturday 29th December 2012, 6:41 am Reply
  96. hector gonzalez

    Wheres DJ BL3ND !!!!

    Sunday 30th December 2012, 10:58 pm Reply
  97. JODI JAY

    What about John Dahlback ?

    Tuesday 1st January 2013, 12:43 pm Reply
  98. Naqib

    Where’s is DJ Blend ?

    Thursday 3rd January 2013, 2:54 pm Reply
    • Arise

      Dj blend sucks.. .thats why.

      Wednesday 14th August 2013, 6:38 am Reply
  99. matt

    Wheres Steve Aoki??????

    Friday 4th January 2013, 6:41 pm Reply
  100. Steve Padilla

    Dj Tiesto and Swedish House Mafia are the BEST

    Saturday 5th January 2013, 7:48 am Reply
  101. Abe Chua

    Where the fuck is Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike?

    Saturday 5th January 2013, 3:55 pm Reply
  102. danno

    Fatboy slim

    Sunday 6th January 2013, 1:12 am Reply
  103. Dr.Dj

    I think AVB should be at the top of the list

    Monday 7th January 2013, 6:00 am Reply
  104. dj rX3

    Boom boom dj BL3ND!!!!!

    Monday 7th January 2013, 6:42 pm Reply
  105. DJ 3xtacy

    wow did u guys see that video of david guetta fake djing on youtube? yeah his cdjs aren’t even turned on in this picture!!! :D

    Tuesday 8th January 2013, 6:55 am Reply
  106. Dj MDG

    i respect all the world know Djs… watch out for Dj MDG!!!!

    Wednesday 9th January 2013, 3:25 am Reply
  107. ConalH

    Skrillex is rubbish, the drops are crap and cheap in my opinion it’s considered “chav” music. Anyway my top DJs are
    1.Tiesto
    2.Swedish House Mafia
    3.Hardwell
    4.Afrojack
    5.Armin Van Buuren

    Friday 11th January 2013, 12:11 am Reply
  108. Dj king

    yo yo

    Tuesday 15th January 2013, 8:50 am Reply
  109. johnlim

    where dafuq is skrillex !!! ?? he should be no.1 !

    Tuesday 15th January 2013, 10:21 am Reply
  110. tope olosunde

    pla av anyone heard of dj qonnect

    Wednesday 16th January 2013, 8:03 pm Reply
  111. Dj

    Where’s prahil

    Thursday 17th January 2013, 6:42 pm Reply
  112. teboho

    where is dj cleo

    Friday 18th January 2013, 4:04 pm Reply
  113. mike real hip hop

    Seriously?!?!?! Not to rain on your parade but these are most definitely not the best dj’s in the world. Where is Mix master mike, Qbert, kut calhoun, Funk Master Flex, Dj Swamp, Bad boy bill, Dj Jazzy Jeff, Bobby D? If you like trance then maybe that list is maybe more accurate in that particular genre but you said top dj’s in the world so it is important that some one corrects that.

    Saturday 19th January 2013, 8:58 pm Reply
  114. mike real hip hop

    All of this respect should go to the one who created the idea of dj’ing so hip hop and dance music can be born. DJ Kool Herc!!!! He might not have been the best of all time but he rocked jams back in the 70′s by extending the breakdown of the instrumental hype breakdowns of Funk and soul and disco songs. This eventually led to him having em’cees rhyme over the instrumental breakdowns.

    Grandmaster Flash used to go to Kool Herc’s Jams and also being a certified electrician was able to wire up a cross fader to make breakbeat dj’ing that much better. He was able to Flash between breaks faster than anyone at that time. That is how he got the name dj Flash.

    Africaa Bambataa – has a huge record collection of rock, soul, funk, disco, and he used all these types of music to make dance music.

    Jam Master JAy- Mixed between breakdowns of various songs so quickly he took hip hop to a new level.

    You see these dj’s used real records and turntables to make doper music and mixes that these new dj’s who use cd turntables. The producing of songs back then was done with 2 turntables and a mixer and some em’cees. These dj’s manipulated one part of a song with two of the same records long enough and fast enough for people to rhyme over it.

    Other contributing dj’s were Africaa Bambataa, Grandmaster Dst, Jam Master Jay, Terminator X, Dj Magic Mike, Dj Roc Raida, Chicago House Originator Jack Master Farley Funk, Frankie Knuckles, and the list could go on and on!

    Saturday 19th January 2013, 9:18 pm Reply
  115. Trevor

    where is black coffee?

    Sunday 20th January 2013, 9:39 pm Reply
  116. chiranjiv

    i luv all the dj’s…………..

    Monday 21st January 2013, 9:58 am Reply
  117. venky

    where is dj venky????????????????????????

    Saturday 26th January 2013, 5:36 am Reply
  118. hunter

    Umm where skrillex?

    Saturday 26th January 2013, 6:25 am Reply
  119. gazzadc

    Lol….it’s Paul oakenfold!! But we know who u mean

    Saturday 26th January 2013, 5:53 pm Reply
  120. gazzadc

    Tiesto and Armin van Buuren both said that GOD sent them to make music……Paul oakenfold said he don’t remember sending anyone!!!

    Saturday 26th January 2013, 5:55 pm Reply
    • jayme

      Brilliant!

      Tuesday 30th April 2013, 4:41 am Reply
  121. Akilesh Ramtohul

    Hey guys am Akilesh Ramtohul from 1st Colors Company based in Mauritius. Our company is planning for a beach party in Mauritius and we are looking forward to book an international dj. I therefore will need your suggestion of who I can bring to perform in the beach party. hope to get your collaboration. thanks in advance guys.

    Friday 1st February 2013, 10:11 am Reply
    • aditya

      get David guetta or Tiesto, both are amazing

      Wednesday 6th February 2013, 6:43 pm Reply
  122. Jude (dj.Raul)

    I think we should just take into consideration that all the dl’s that were mentioned or not mentioned worked hard to get there let’s just enjoy their music for once , no one can truly be the best . Shot guys and girls.

    Sunday 3rd February 2013, 1:46 pm Reply
  123. sasha

    and where is the skrilleks?

    Sunday 3rd February 2013, 7:38 pm Reply
  124. sasha

    Forget skrillex all he does is unnecessary bass and shit, it should be either deadmau5, fedde le grand, Nicky Romero, afro jack or hardwell

    Wednesday 6th February 2013, 3:58 am Reply
  125. DJ FIDELITY

    Why u guys can’t even luk @ any african djs to b part of the top 10 best djs

    Tuesday 12th February 2013, 12:56 pm Reply
  126. DJ Black Rock

    I suggest that these SA Dj’s should be in the list of the world’s top 100 Dj’s… Rooger Goode, Milkshake and Fresh- they are killing it!

    Wednesday 13th February 2013, 5:40 pm Reply
  127. Cosmosvngnce1

    WTFFFF WHERE IS SKRILLEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Sunday 17th February 2013, 5:27 am Reply
  128. DJBASSCULTIKNOWMUSIC

    1. Above & Beyond
    2. Markus Schulz
    3. Armin Van Buuren
    4. Tiesto
    5. Kaskade
    6. Fedde le Grand
    7. ATB
    8. W&W
    9. Mat Zo

    Wednesday 20th February 2013, 3:43 am Reply
  129. Vadim_dbr

    RICHIE HAWTIN the bestttttttt ever….

    Friday 22nd February 2013, 11:54 am Reply
  130. dheeroj

    wat abt the dj …..amit……check it out…????

    Monday 25th February 2013, 1:17 am Reply
  131. M

    1.Swedish House Mafia !!!!???? Are you kidding me!!??
    Armin Van Buuren is the BEST in the world.
    And where is skrillex!?

    Wednesday 27th February 2013, 1:39 pm Reply
  132. Manav

    As for me the list should be :
    1. Tiesto
    2. Armin van buren
    3. Daft punk
    4. Afrojack
    5. Deadmau5
    6. Markus schul
    7. Bl3end
    8. David guetta
    9. Skrillex
    10. Aviici

    Thursday 28th February 2013, 11:05 am Reply
    • Vesper Black

      Thanks for this – About to do a 2012 list

      Thursday 28th February 2013, 1:34 pm Reply
  133. rob

    Wheres fat boy slim???, ever noticed all these best dj’s dont actually speak on the microphone ever?, should just be known as mixers and not djs, as djs are supposed to talk, announce etc.

    Thursday 28th February 2013, 8:20 pm Reply
  134. Chino

    1- Tiesto
    2- Skrillex
    3- Steve Aoki
    4- Swedish House Mafia
    5- Deadmau5
    6- Armin Van Buren
    7- David Guetta
    8- Kaskade
    9-Afrojack
    10- Avicci

    Friday 1st March 2013, 1:44 am Reply
    • teefakhalil

      u r right man this is the real arrangment

      Tuesday 12th March 2013, 9:05 pm Reply
    • teefakhalil

      this is right

      Monday 25th March 2013, 6:40 pm Reply
  135. musicfreak

    WHERE IS BASSHUNTER????????!

    Saturday 2nd March 2013, 4:57 pm Reply
  136. get wso

    This design is steller! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog
    (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you had
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    Wednesday 6th March 2013, 11:27 am Reply
  137. sekulima

    dj tiesto is the best but where is dj ziga from uganda?

    Saturday 9th March 2013, 12:35 am Reply
  138. sarah

    armin van buuren sucks

    Monday 11th March 2013, 8:45 pm Reply
  139. teefakhalil

    wtf?
    where is dead mau5?
    where is zedd?
    where is skrillex?

    Tuesday 12th March 2013, 9:03 pm Reply
  140. sai srinivas

    WHERE IS SKRILLEXXX??

    Monday 18th March 2013, 4:57 am Reply
  141. jgkgjsdkg

    Why you didn´t put Hardwell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Saturday 23rd March 2013, 4:08 pm Reply
  142. Januška

    Where is ME?? :)

    Saturday 23rd March 2013, 11:31 pm Reply
  143. Dj champ

    Tiesto no1 for me in euro zone not in the other world cause you have to see others also

    Monday 25th March 2013, 4:26 pm Reply
  144. Dj champ

    Tiesto is the best from the list but i think it is only for euro zone not for others

    Monday 25th March 2013, 4:29 pm Reply
  145. Artur

    Umm you guys left out: DJ Antoine, Basshunter, DJ Splash…

    Friday 29th March 2013, 10:30 pm Reply
  146. GEORGA

    DJ PAULY D IS THE BEST DJ EVER

    Tuesday 2nd April 2013, 10:39 am Reply
  147. Zaa

    Awesome list but who would i add as you asked,

    Above And Beyond,
    Steve Aoki
    Hardwell

    Wednesday 3rd April 2013, 3:31 pm Reply
  148. achraf

    guys let’s be honest avicii is the best in that List ( Remember the big hit Levels ) and sillouhets and i could be the one . super love . . .. . he is amazing seriously

    Sunday 7th April 2013, 5:43 pm Reply
  149. joash eliza

    where the hell is Skrillex
    U guys Skrillex or wat

    Saturday 13th April 2013, 11:33 am Reply
  150. Stoffel_SA (@stoffymolehe)

    Come on now guys, South Africa should be ranked among the best in the world too, we have top worldclass djs and producers, I’m talking about the likes of Dj Euphonik, Dj Fresh SA, Dj Kent, Dj Black Coffee, Rodger Goode, Dj Christos, Micasa, and Black Motion’s live performances are better than all those djs you mentioned, hell they are even better than Boka Shade and no one mentioned them also. SOUTH AFRICA is the Dance Music Capital!!

    Tuesday 16th April 2013, 4:21 pm Reply
  151. mayur

    I want afrojacks name first in the list

    Wednesday 17th April 2013, 7:01 pm Reply
  152. chris

    where the hell is skrillex and deadmau5

    Thursday 18th April 2013, 5:39 am Reply
  153. diaz

    HARDWELL!!

    Saturday 20th April 2013, 2:41 pm Reply
  154. sainath

    skrillex????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Tuesday 23rd April 2013, 5:32 am Reply
  155. Serpent

    None of these guys are not DJs, they are all overrated, most of them are producers not DJs.

    Wednesday 24th April 2013, 2:58 pm Reply
  156. Tyler

    where are djs like Andy c and Mampi swift……….there probley the best djs in the world !!!!!!!

    Friday 26th April 2013, 3:13 pm Reply
  157. DJ Loyalty

    Daft Punk should DEFINITELY not be up there.

    DJ Tommy Trash FOR LIFE !

    Monday 29th April 2013, 10:13 am Reply
  158. dj penguino (dj blaze)

    Dj blend dude!

    Tuesday 7th May 2013, 11:53 pm Reply
  159. sainath

    wr iz skrillex dude?? hw cn u frgt hm??

    Friday 10th May 2013, 6:18 pm Reply
  160. DjYpoe

    1.Tiesto
    2.ATB
    3.AVB
    4.PO
    5.Dj,Tvetkoff
    6.Ocean Lab
    7.Ferry Corsten
    8.Dash Berlin
    9.Steve_Aoki
    10.deadmau5

    Saturday 11th May 2013, 8:04 am Reply
  161. Abhishek

    David Guetta and AVICII is the best. No One Can Beat Them \m/

    Friday 17th May 2013, 5:45 am Reply
  162. Grant

    Not saying these are the top 10 in the world, but my top 10 right now would be
    1. Feed Me
    2. Pretty Lights
    3. Seven Lions
    4. Overwerk
    5. Porter Robinson
    6. Gramatik
    7. Kill Paris
    8. Above & Beyond
    9. Griz
    10. Subfocus

    Order may be a bit off.

    Thursday 23rd May 2013, 7:12 am Reply
  163. Shirhan

    My best one’s

    1 Skrillex
    2 Knife Party
    3 Krewella
    4 Zedd
    5 Calvin Harris
    6 Nicky Romero

    Tuesday 28th May 2013, 10:18 am Reply
  164. pavan

    love you david….

    Friday 31st May 2013, 3:48 pm Reply
    • pavan

      love you david……

      Friday 31st May 2013, 3:49 pm Reply
  165. EDMlover

    What about Above and Beyond? They’re deserve to be in Top 10 List too.

    Monday 3rd June 2013, 4:12 am Reply
  166. Esteban soto

    Where’s DJ BL3ND

    Wednesday 12th June 2013, 7:05 am Reply
  167. Richie

    I wouldn´t say that Afrojack, Skrillex eg. are missing.
    The DJ´s who are really missing are Mr. Carl Cox and Zombie Nation.
    They got some mad skills.

    Wednesday 19th June 2013, 1:58 pm Reply
  168. B

    Good list except for Guetta… he’s OK but not meant to be on the list of the best. Overrated IMHO

    Saturday 29th June 2013, 2:23 am Reply
  169. Sunman

    You are not ok ATB and Armin are the best deadmau5 / tiesto are not so good tiesto got 3 4 songs nothing more skrillex no comment
    i wonder why ATB is not in the top 3 he is one of the best.

    Sunday 30th June 2013, 8:45 am Reply
  170. Name

    What? Skrillex Cazzette (listen to Beam Me up)

    Sunday 7th July 2013, 8:21 am Reply
  171. Heidi

    Hmmm. Have seen a lot of these DJ’s/producers perform live. That being said, for me the ones who PUT ON THE BEST LIVE SHOW are (in no particular order):
    1. Calvin Harris always spins a great set
    2. Fedde le grande
    3. Swedish house mafia (AWESOME performing as a group, and alao their individual members — Sebastian ingrosso, Steve Angelo, axwell are great by themselves. Steve Angelo being my fave if the 3)
    4. Daft friggin punk puts on a hell of a show!
    5. Knife partyyyyyyyyy my favorite ever
    6. Deadmau5
    7. Dada life
    8. Benny benassi
    9. Hardwell
    10. tiesto
    11. armin van buuren
    12. Afrojak
    13. Aviici

    Yes it’s more than 10. I can’t get it any lower than that!
    Honorable mention to Nervo & Doctor P

    I have not seen skrillex live so I can’t add him to this list. But I do love his music.

    Monday 8th July 2013, 8:59 pm Reply
    • Harry Miller

      Agree!

      Saturday 28th September 2013, 6:07 pm Reply
  172. Yamkela

    No need to punch your heads,there’s probably a mistake with the Tittle, this is a ” list of millionare Dj’s” simply….

    Tuesday 16th July 2013, 8:21 pm Reply
  173. vinay

    i think its 20th century top 10…. were d fk z..ϟƘƦƖןןΣ✘…….?

    Saturday 20th July 2013, 7:37 am Reply
  174. tom smith

    Carl Cox, Loco Dice??????????????????????????????????????????????

    Saturday 27th July 2013, 12:01 am Reply
  175. nha dat cao lanh

    Structure myth this he is leading to the top cases of divorce impose, as outlined by them stories element more very sound ruined labor unions on the my pal queries by far the most testing

    Saturday 27th July 2013, 3:58 pm Reply
  176. Tom

    DJ Wich (Czech) the best (y) :))

    Saturday 10th August 2013, 9:32 pm Reply
  177. Tom

    DJ Wich (Czech) the best (y) !! :))

    Saturday 10th August 2013, 9:34 pm Reply
  178. babix

    where is ATB

    Friday 16th August 2013, 4:00 pm Reply
  179. Ozlem

    Oh camooon, where is ATB? Are you kidding me?

    Saturday 7th September 2013, 7:26 am Reply
  180. vignesh

    y no afrojack or hardwell

    Tuesday 24th September 2013, 9:37 am Reply
  181. Harry Miller

    Replace Daft Punk with Calvin Harris and David Guetta with Zedd and we have a list!

    Saturday 28th September 2013, 6:06 pm Reply
  182. trololololo

    dj mangoo?

    Friday 4th October 2013, 10:42 pm Reply
  183. NYIKO

    wat about khaled he is also impressive

    Monday 7th October 2013, 2:53 pm Reply
  184. Trayce

    Where is hardwell, r3hab, alesso, nervo, dmitri vegas and like mike? This list is bullshit!!

    Tuesday 8th October 2013, 7:38 am Reply
  185. Pitt Led

    If it was my choice
    1. Tiesto
    2. David Guetta
    3. Calvin Harris
    4. Avicii
    5. Swedish House Mafia
    6. Nicky Romero
    7. Nero
    8. Dj Fresh
    9. Skrillex
    10. Deadmau5
    I don’t know this guy Armin Van Bureen, his name is everywhere

    Thursday 10th October 2013, 2:14 pm Reply
    • pechu

      Armin Van Buuren is the God of Trance! He was the #1 DJ of DJMAG from 2007 to 2010 and again in 2012. Some of the DJs you’ve listed are over-rated.

      Monday 4th November 2013, 5:56 pm Reply
  186. mojtaba

    just one and ever Gigi D’Agostino

    Friday 11th October 2013, 11:10 am Reply
  187. Axl

    1-Hardwell
    2-Armin van Buuren
    3-skrillex
    4-tiesto
    5-dj dean
    6-headhunters
    7-deadmea5
    8-Blutonuim Boy(haha)

    9-Stuart H (south africa)
    10-daft punk

    Monday 21st October 2013, 10:37 am Reply
  188. Rares

    Where is Skrillex

    Wednesday 30th October 2013, 8:06 am Reply
  189. DJ Azzling

    I think Skrillex deserves to be int list but not in top 5

    Sunday 10th November 2013, 4:22 pm Reply
  190. kimex

    1.hardwell
    2.armin van burren
    3.avicii
    4.tiesto
    5.dimitri vegas and like mike
    6.nicky romero
    7.skrillex
    8.daft punk
    9.deadmau5
    10.swidish house mafia
    and i think you should follow dj mag…….u guys rock.

    Thursday 21st November 2013, 9:27 am Reply
  191. Siddanth

    And plz don tel me U don have Hardwell in the list wic is sad :-(

    Tuesday 10th December 2013, 8:53 pm Reply
  192. Kwaku

    Almost more than half of da DJS here are from europe….there are good djs in africa too…..DISAPPOINTED!

    Monday 23rd December 2013, 6:56 pm Reply
  193. digr8

    where the heck is HARDWELL ..man is ranked as 1 on dj mag taking down avicii n tiesto

    Wednesday 25th December 2013, 5:46 pm Reply
  194. Maximus

    Where is Hardwell here he is #1 IN THE WORLD

    Friday 3rd January 2014, 3:35 pm Reply
  195. jayden horder

    wtf dont forget will sparks he should be first

    Wednesday 8th January 2014, 2:28 pm Reply
  196. vedant

    on the top…there should be HARDWELL man…:(

    Tuesday 11th February 2014, 5:35 pm Reply
  197. dj smiddy

    Calvin Harris? Hardwell? Nicky Romero?

    Tiesto should be first SHM are amazing but not the best

    Monday 17th February 2014, 4:49 pm Reply
  198. Mike

    Where the hell is DJ Premier? DJ Magic Mike? Or the one who started it all… DJ Kool Herc. These electronic dj’s wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Kool Herc messing with vinyls

    Tuesday 4th March 2014, 7:46 am Reply
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