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It definitely changed a lot of things for me!” Holland’s Robbert van de Corput aka Hardwell is talking about being...

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If the titles weren’t enough, then the sounds of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s tracks ‘Tremor’ and ‘Body Talk (Mammoth)’ with their hippo-sized basslines,...

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Tijs ‘Tiësto’ Verwest has had a busy year.

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Even now, many people — especially those newly versed in the world of dance music — struggle to realise Avicii is just one guy.

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2014 has been dominated by two things for David Guetta: the first he doesn’t like to talk about and involves him splitting from his wife and manager of many years,...

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Despite his Spanish-sounding name, the Aryan-looking, blued-eyed, progressive house DJ/producer Nicky Romero is yet another member of the Dutch dance music mafia...

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Like it or not, the most important electronic album this year probably wasn’t Aphex Twin’s ‘Syro’, but an LP from a man who was all of 13-years-old when Richard D...

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It's no exaggeration to say that Steve Aoki is a daredevil DJ.

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A lot has happened in the life of Scottish DJ/producer/singer Calvin Harris since his debut album ‘I Created Disco’ went gold in 2007.

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Dutch EDM titan Afrojack AKA Nick van de Wall makes no qualms about his 2014 highlight; the release of his pop-dance...

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Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf, aka Blasterjaxx, met during a workout, but not the kind that happens on a dancefloor.

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“It's been a crazy ride again. I travelled to a lot of beautiful places.” So says Jeffrey Sutorius, the DJ frontman of the collective known as Dash Berlin....

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“I couldn't have asked for more,” Alesso tells DJ Mag on how his year has panned out so far.

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Canadian EDM titan Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 has traditionally been one of dance music’s most prickly characters, as much as he’s been responsible for those...

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“We want to make songs that make you feel like you remember them the first time you’ve heard them,” says Wouter Janssen, one half of the Dutch DJ/ production duo...

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Keeping things diverse is the key for Dutch main room trio W&W aka Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst. 

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Following in his father’s footsteps to become a DJ was an easy choice for 23-year-old Mexican American DJ Deorro, whose electro house rework of Chuckie &...

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“When it comes down to the music and shows the chemistry is fully there, and it just feels like everything else we did growing up together,” Dvbbs aka Chris Chronic...

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“'When Love Takes Over’ for David Guetta will always be an iconic milestone in our lives,” says Liv, one half of twin-sister DJ/production/songwriting duo Nervo....

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The reason there are no answers to our questions from Zedd is that he is having a much-needed break from music, from the media, and from the world in general....

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“What I have always loved about the Top 100 is that there is always an anticipation leading up to the reveal,” Fadil El Ghoul, otherwise known at R3hab tells DJ Mag...

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“2014 has been a huge year for me!” says progressive trance producer Andrew Rayel.

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Since splitting with the Swedish House Mafia, Steve has been directing much of his energies into his label — Size Records. 

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Last year, Dyro stormed into the Top 100 for the very first time despite being a relative newbie in the global dance scene.

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Egyptian uplifting trance favourites Aly & Fila had a particularly impressive 2014, in no small part due to some of their activities around their Future Sound...

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It’s been a couple of years now since the Swedish House Mafia disbanded, but that doesn’t seem to have in any way impacted on the global draw of its former members...

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As one of the Dutch EDM stars rising through the ranks not too far behind the likes of his Revealed Recordings boss...

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“A fusion between progressive, electro house and techno, topped off with Ozcan style,” is how the Dutch producer describes his sound.

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Over the years, Diplo's relationship with this (publicly voted) poll has been a tad shaky to say the least.

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Krewella is a major EDM duo that, until recently, used to be a trio.

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Dutchman Oliver Heldens’ ascension into the Top 100 has been a particularly swift one, even by the standards through which new entries have shaken up the poll...

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Dutchman Fedde holds steady in the Top 100 poll this year, maintaining his place as one of the biggest pulls when it comes to all sorts...

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“This has been the best year by far for us in our short professional career,” say melody-driven Dutch duo Vicetone.

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The last 12 months have been “excellent” for master of hardcore Angerfist.

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As well as playing a typically hectic tour schedule that took him to all corners of the globe, Paul van Dyk recently re-launched his VONYC...

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All eyes are looking ahead in anticipation to the Axwell/Ingrosso team-up album release for Def Jam in 2015. It's been a near year in the making. 

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Willem Rebergen has been growing his hair recently — no longer is he the bald bloke at the top of the hardstyle tree.

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“This is just the beginning. I got here because I’m a real musician.” 

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"It's a dream come true,” says Portugal's Ruben de Almeida when asked about his newfound inclusion...

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Brilliant! Daft Punk are in the Top 100... again! And we're still completely befuddled as to why you lot keep voting for them. Because, wait a minute...

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Markus Schulz is, arguably, the hardest working man in trance.

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Amsterdam’s Barry Drooger started producing in 2005 under his Abject nom de plume, before joining forces with William Rebergen to form Headhunterz in 2006....

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Much like his compatriot (and regular sparring partner) Deadmau5, Kaskade aka Ryan Raddon is known as one of the scene’s more outspoken names.

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My musical drive to innovate and add new elements to my music has always been there and always will be,” Brennan Heart tells DJ Mag when speaking about a demanding year that nudged him into taking...

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In recent years, a slew of hardstyle-leaning DJs have made their mark on the Top 100.

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Infected Mushroom aka Erez Aizen and Amit Duvdevani say that they were “touring like crazy” in 2014, but at times it must have been...

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Laidback Luke is one of the busiest chaps in all of dance music.

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2014 marked Sander van Doorn’s tenth year in the game. Despite being something of an elder trance statesman, though, he has still had a dizzying year. 

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Not to be confused with the avant-garde art movement of the same name, Dada Life are more about fun than breaking down creative boundaries.

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So, here's the thing, and it's an official line... “Knife Party simply don't participate in interviews”. Great.

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One of the pioneers of moombahton, Dillon Francis finally distilled the sound of his EPs for Diplo’s Mad Decent label into an artist album, due out on 28th...

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Three is the lucky number for Yves V as he gears up to play three sets over three days on three different stages at TomorrowWorld, in a warm-down from his Canada/US...

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Firebeatz believe their name says it all. Tim and Jurre pride themselves on delivering fierce productions and high energy DJ sets.

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Porter Robinson isn’t short of ambition or confidence. “I don’t want to be the flag bearer for any genre. I really just want to have my own signature, my own sound...

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If there were an award for 'most giving DJ', Carl Cox would win hands down. He is the ultimate crowd-pleaser. 

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.Of all the DJs present in the Top 100, few are as versatile as Eric Prydz.

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Italy’s Gabry Ponte has been a name in pop-dance since the late '90s, though he’s broken through to the Top 100 for the very first time...

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Brothers Alessandro and Andrea Vinai discovered their passion for dance music seven years ago, when they started messing around with other people’s tunes, re-...

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As if out of nowhere, American born MAKJ exploded onto the scene last year.

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“Off the hook!” That’s how Dutch DJ/producer Radical Redemption aka Joey van Ingen describes his year so far.

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By and large, 2014 seems to have been a thoroughly good year for Paris-born DJ Snake.

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“Holy frickin' monkey balls!” the duo exclaim on being greeted with the news that for the third year in a row they've entered the Top 100 DJs....

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Formed in 2005 by Bas Oskam, Noisecontrollers started as a collaborative duo, but now functions as a solo act.

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For trance act Cosmic Gate, 2014 has been all about the release of album number five, ‘Start to Feel’.

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Diego Miranda first appeared on these hallowed pages last year, and it’s no understatement to say he might be the happiest man to feature in the Top 100. 

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Fast, hard and relentless. If you’re a fan of hardstyle DJ and Unite Records boss Zatox, you already know what you’re in for when you spin one of his records....

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Quentin Mosimann was introduced to DJing by his friend John Revox. “John taught me everything when I was 15-years-old, I...

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If you need proof that Malta is an island on the up when it comes to electronic music, then you need only check out the rapid global...

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Gareth Emery is a DJ/producer with an insatiable appetite.

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When DJ Mag catches up with Slovenian force of nature Umek, he is catching up with his own schedule and admits that if he had taken on...

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As a long time trance stalwart, Polish star Tiddey makes a brave and bold admission to DJ Mag this year.

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My year has been all systems go,” says UK sensation Zomboy, who embarked on his first headline bus tour of the...

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Boasting arguably the most famous (or at least longest) tongue bar Miley Cyrus, DJ Bl3ND has gone from YouTube sensation to international superstar in just over a...

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A regular in the Top 100 for several years, Norweigan trance talent Orjan Nilsen has gradually evolved to work more...

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Hailing from Connecticut, TJR, real name TJ Rozdilsky, started off as a house and techno producer and put out his first records on underground DJ Terry Mullan’s...

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“This year was definitely my breakout year,” says the young producer — a process kick-started by Jack U (Diplo and Skrillex’s collaboration) dropping 3Lau’s...

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While 2014 was a big year for Don Diablo, he experienced an epiphany a few years ago that has helped fuel his meteoric rise.

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Wolfpack, aka Steve and Ruben, first attracted serious attention while making their debut at Tomorrowland in 2011 — which prompted local Willebroek dance heads...

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Long-standing Swiss producer Mike Candys (Michael Kull) has every reason to grin just as widely as the smiley yellow mask he’s become known for wearing during his...

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2014 has been an exciting year for Quintino.

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One of this year’s new entries is American John Borger, aka Borgeous.

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Remixer to the stars, from Bruno Mars to Armin van Buuren, this year saw US wunderkind Audien also do an official remix of the late Michael Jackson.

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Though there are a fair few who know Boy George primarily as the singer in seminal, soul-tinged pop outfit Culture Club, he’s also been notching up achievements as...

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“Busy, productive and enjoyable,” are the words that techno veteran Richie Hawtin uses to describe his 2014 so far.

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Such is the ever-changing nature of the Top 100 that only a handful of DJs from even a few years back still continue to feature on the list.

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Code Black is a global hardstyle icon who this year had the ultimate privilege for such a person: he recorded the official Defqon.

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You know you’ve struck gold in EDM circles when Steve Angello opens his sets with one of your tunes, and that’s just what happened to Italian pair Merk &...

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As hardstyle continues to gain traction with youthful audiences everywhere, someone at the sharp end of the aggressive musical genre is Wildstylez.

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After the tragic passing away of Paul Bäumer, one half of Dutch electro house duo Bingo Players, 2014 was always going to be an incredibly tough year for the other...

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At the time of going to press, The Chainsmokers’ 'Selfie' had already clocked up a frankly astounding 224,324,676 views on YouTube.

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It’s always hard for a DJ to juggle playing shows with writing and recording.

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While the electro house landscape might have been dominated by the likes of Soulwax, Justice and Boys Noize over the past few years, a number of savvy producers are...