If you were one of the voters for the highly competitive DJ Mag Top 100 DJ poll 2012, you’d be pleased to know that the results were just revealed hours ago at a special ceremony during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). And who better to claim the #1 spot but the genius who helms A State of Trance (ASOT) shows and the man behind the juggernaut that is Armada, Armin van Buuren.

Yes! For the fifth time (which is a massive achievement for any DJ/producer in the world), Armin is #1 again after David Guetta knocked him off the top spot last year.

Armin van Buuren

I thought that was it, and house music was taking over. I’ve been really impressed by a lot of the new house guys, and I’ve been to a lot of house gigs over the summer. All that new energy that they’re bringing, I thought ‘OK, this is the future’. 2012 has been one of the best years ever for trance music. Maybe that’s because the focus has been on house music. It feels that trance is somehow more free”, Armin said of David Guetta’s win last year. (Source)

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And how does he feel about claiming back his throne this year?

This feels surreal.

Joining him at the top ranks are none other than Tiësto at #2 and Avicii and #3. David Guetta is now at the #4 spot and deadmau5 is sitting comfortably at #5. Without further ado, here are the new heroes for DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2012:

  1. Armin van Buuren
  2. Tiesto
  3. Avicii
  4. David Guetta
  5. Deadmau5
  6. Hardwell
  7. Above & Beyond
  8. Dash Berlin
  9. Afrojack
  10. Skrillex
  11. Headhunterz
  12. Swedish House Mafia
  13. Markus Schulz
  14. Gareth Emery
  15. Steve Aoki
  16. Paul van Dyk
  17. Nicky Romero
  18. Sander Van Doorn
  19. Aly & Fila
  20. Alesso
  21. ATB
  22. Ferry Corsten
  23. Axwell
  24. Dada Life
  25. W&W
  26. Fedde Le Grand
  27. Noisecontrollers
  28. Arty
  29. Laidback Luke
  30. Kaskade
  31. Calvin Harris
  32. Orjan Nilsen
  33. Knife Party
  34. Sebastian Ingrosso
  35. Chuckie
  36. Zatox
  37. Coone
  38. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  39. Cosmic Gate
  40. Porter Robinson
  41. Wildstylez
  42. Angerfist
  43. Infected Mushroom
  44. Daft Punk
  45. Carl Cox
  46. Nervo
  47. Pete Tha Zouk
  48. Martin Solveig
  49. Brennan Heart
  50. Tenishia
  51. Zedd
  52. Eric Prydz
  53. Bobina
  54. Madeon
  55. John O’ Callaghan
  56. DJ Feel
  57. Steve Angello
  58. Omina
  59. Umek
  60. Wolfgang Gartner
  61. Antoine
  62. Tommy Trash
  63. Francis Davila
  64. D-Block and S-TE-FAN
  65. Tritonal
  66. Bingo Players
  67. Psyko Punkz
  68. Shogun
  69. Paul Oakenfold
  70. Benny Benassi
  71. Tydi
  72. Mat Zo
  73. R3Hab
  74. Quentin Mosimann
  75. Wasted Penguinz
  76. Dirty South
  77. Andrew Rayel
  78. Richie Hawtin
  79. Frontliner
  80. Myon & Shane54
  81. Heatbeat
  82. Thomas Gold
  83. Nero
  84. Roger Shah
  85. Feed Me
  86. Mike Candys
  87. Andy Moor
  88. Ran D
  89. Richard Durand
  90. Felguk
  91. Paul Kalkbrenner
  92. Moonbeam
  93. Sean Tyas
  94. Bob Sinclar
  95. Netsky
  96. Neelix
  97. Mark Knight
  98. John Digweed
  99. Da Tweekaz
  100. Project 46

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