DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2014 results: Hardwell wins for second year

DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2014 results

DJ Mag has revealed their infamous Top 100 ranking list of the best DJs in the world. Once again, Hardwell emerged victorious, taking the number one spot for the second year in a row. Deorro was recognised as the highest new entry at 19, and Ummet Ozcan was the Highest Climber, up to 31 from 68. Armin van Buuren was named the Highest Trance DJ, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike were the Highest DJ Duo, Steve Angello was the Highest House DJ, Skrillex was the Highest Bass DJ, Carl Cox was the Highest Techno DJ, DJ Snake was the Highest Trap DJ and Angerfist was the Highest Hardstyle DJ.

“Wow – this is a dream that just keeps going! I’m extremely proud to find myself holding on to the title of #1 DJ in the world for another year. Last year was a moment in my career I had spent 10 years dreaming of but to be back on stage again, picking up the award for a second time in a row, is beyond my wildest dreams,” said Hardwell. “To my fans, the music lovers and everyone else along the way during this roller coaster 12 month period, I just want to thank each and every one of you! Your support for my music and love for this scene is truly inspirational. I’m really looking forward to what 2015 will bring, with the arrival of my first full artist album, a new world tour and a bunch of other exciting projects, I know this new chapter in the journey is going to be the best part yet!”

Check out full list here:

100. Felguk (-22)
99. Arty (-42)
98. John O’Callaghan (-16)
97. The Chainsmokers (New Entry)
96. The Bingo Players (-44)
95. Wildstylez (-39)
94. Merk & Kremont (New Entry)
93. Heatbeat (-8)
92. Code Black (New Entry)
91. Ferry Corsten (-49)

90. Richie Hawtin (-14)
89. Boy George (Re-Entry)
88. Audien (New Entry)
87. Borgeous (New Entry)
86. Quintino (New Entry)
85. Mike Candys (-18)
84. Wolfpack (New Entry)
83. Madeon (-24)
82. Don Diablo (New Entry)
81. 3LAU (New Entry)

80. TJR (New Entry)
79. Orjan Nilsen (-30)
78. DJ Bl3nd (+13)
77. Zomboy (New Entry)
76. Tiddey (+8)
75. UMEK (+22)
74. Gareth Emery (-23)
73. Tenishia (-8)
72. Quentin Mosimann (-3)
71. Zatox (-21)

70. Diego Miranda (+24)
69. Cosmic Gate (+11)
68. Carnage (New Entry)
67. Noisecontrollers (-1)
66. Da Tweekaz (+20)
65. DJ Snake (New Entry)
64. Radical Redemption (New Entry)
63. MAKJ (New Entry)
62. VINAI (New Entry)
61. Gabry Ponte (New Entry)

60. Eric Prydz (-6)
59. Carl Cox (-13)
58. ATB (-25)
57. Porter Robinson (-16)
56. Firebeatz (New Entry)
55. Yves V (New Entry)
54. Dillon Francis (+19)
53. Knife Party (-28)
52. Dada Life (-17)
51. Sander Van Doorn (-12)

50. Laidback Luke (-19)
49. Infected Mushroom (+4)
48. DJ Coone (-3)
47. Brennan Heart (+14)
46. Kaskade (-10)
45. Frontliner (-8)
44. Markus Schulz (-23)
43. Daft Punk (-21)
42. DJ Kura (New Entry)
41. Borgore (New Entry)

40. Headhunterz (-17)
39. Sebastian Ingrosso (-21)
38. Paul Van Dyk (-6)
37. Angerfist (-3)
36. Vicetone (+24)
35. Fedde Le Grand (-6)
34. Oliver Heldens (New Entry)
33. Krewella (+11)
32. Diplo (+32)
31. Ummet Ozcan (+68)

30. Dannic (+44)
29. Axwell (-10)
28. Aly & Fila (-8)
27. Dyro (+3)
26. Steve Angello (+12)
25. Above & Beyond (-8)
24. Andrew Rayel (+4)
23. R3HAB (+35)
22. Zedd (+2)
21. Nervo (-5)

20. DVBBS (New Entry)
19. Deorro (Highest New Entry)
18. W&W (-4)
17. Showtek (+10)
16. Deadmau5 (-4)
15. Alesso (-2)
14. Dash Berlin (-4)
13. Blasterjaxx (+58)
12. Afrojack (-3)
11. Calvin Harris (+4)

10. Steve Aoki (-2)
9. Skrillex (+2)
8. Nicky Romero (-1)
7. David Guetta (-2)
6. Avicii (-3)
5. Tiesto (-1)
4. Martin Garrix (+36)
3. Armin Van Buuren (-1)
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (+4)
1. Hardwell (-)

Music maturity came swiftly for the now seasoned-veteran Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell. At the age of 25, the young Dutch titan capped off a 10 year journey when he was crowned World’s No.1 DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted Top 100 DJs award. Having already created a legacy that would put most of his counterparts to shame this award-winning DJ, producer, musician, label manager, lover of all things music has not only helped shape the current state of EDM, but has left an everlasting imprint on it.

Like his great mentor Tiësto, Hardwell proudly hails from Breda, a city tucked deep within the Netherlands. Having first established his name at the tender age of 14, Hardwell has since elevated his clubland standing to impressive, dizzying heights. His serving of big room bangers over the past year has seen a bundle of anthems sweep charts and dancefloors worldwide. Label boss of Revealed Recordings and having landed 6 consecutive #1’s on Beatport, his studio output has never been more prolific or more on point. Records such as his anthemic hit ‘Spaceman’, ‘Three Triangles (Losing My Religion)’, ‘Countdown’, ‘Jumper’, alongside the hard-hitting track, ‘Apollo’ and his scorching collaboration with Dyro and Bright Lights, ‘Never Say Goodbye’ became some of the most played tracks this summer 2013.

Through his refreshing sound that is characterized by complex drum ensembles, daring synths, and emotive chords, Hardwell has created the ultimate recipe for “Big Room House”. His productions are received with such great praise and acclaim; it seems his shelf life is endless. As his reputation grows amongst the world’s partygoers, so does his status. First entering the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll at #24 in 2011, Hardwell rose to #6 in the 2012 edition of the poll, before being crowned World #1 DJ in the 2013 poll – seeing off fierce competition from the likes of Avicii and Armin van Buuren and following in footsteps of electronic icons Tiësto and David Guetta.

The “fresh and open-minded” approach he has taken with his label Revealed Recordings has led to the imprint gaining international momentum and having produced a cluster of hits since its inception back in 2013, as well as giving rise to a new generation of artists that included Dyro, Dannic, Julian Calor and Kill The Buzz. Another success in the labels armoury is its celebrated compilation series ‘Hardwell Presents Revealed’ which offers listeners a true box ready taste into the current trends at the heart of the labels musical output.

Moreover, his record label Revealed Recordings has also grown to become a dominant force as a globetrotting tour brand in its own right named ‘Hardwell presents Revealed’, having staged events in America, Greece, Switzerland, Austria and Netherlands.