11 Armada DJ’s in DJ Mag Top 100October 20th, 2013
Tonight, during the DJ Mag Top 100 Awards show, part of Amsterdam Music Festival, the results of the annual popularity poll have been announced. This year, 11 of Armada Music’s DJ’s have made it into the Top 100. With 5 DJ’s in the Top 30 and new talents making a big rise, Armada Music looks back upon a successful year.
After a historic 5-time win, being the most popular DJ, Armin van Buuren returned home with the #2 award this year, positioned as the ‘highest trance DJ’. As a sign of his ever-growing popularity, the Dutch DJ/producer and mastermind behind A State of Trance takes in a Top 3 position for 10 years now. At #10, we find Dash Berlin, who’s hot off an extensive tour in South-America and the US. Dutch duo W&W, label owners of Mainstage Music, make a remarkable rise from #25 to #14 in 2013. It took the young duo only 3 years to make it into the Top 15. Aly & Fila, the Egyptian trance duo, have lots of reasons to celebrate. Not only did they pass the 300th episode of their Future Sound of Egypt radio show, they also take in the #20 in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100. Markus Schulz, voted America’s Best DJ for 2012 by DJ Times, takes in the #21 on the DJ Mag Top 100. The highest climber for 2013 is the up and coming Moldovian talent of Andrew Rayel. He rises a staggering 49(!) places, from #77 to #28.
Other Armada DJ’s in the DJ Mag Top 100 of 2013 are Ukrainian producer/DJ Omnia (#48), In My Opinion label owner Ørjan Nilsen (#49), WYM label owners Cosmic Gate (#80), the youngsters of Heatbeat (#81) and legendary Perfecto label owner Paul Oakenfold (#92). A mix of rising talents and renowned names.
Armada DJ’s in the DJ Mag Top 100 of 2013:
2. Armin van Buuren (highest trance, 10 years in the Top 3)
10. Dash Berlin
20. Aly & Fila
21. Markus Schulz
28. Andrew Rayel (highest climber)
49. Orjan Nilsen
80. Cosmic Gate
92. Paul Oakenfold
Check out www.djmag.com/top100 for the full Top 100.