It seems that time and time again, the DJ Mag Top 100 gets leaked earlier and earlier. This year it's no different. So far the list holds true with Myon & Shane 54 confirming their #62 spot in a screenshot from a search screen on djmag.com.
Armin Van Buuren still holds the coveted number one spot, while David Guetta jumped to number 2 and Tiesto dropped to number 3. Another surprise is that Swedish House Mafia and all three of it's members (Steve Angello, Axwell, & Sebastian Ingrosso) all made the top 25. Perhaps their 2010 summer anthem, One, pushed them into these positions. Many other new comers were added to this prestigious list this year including Avicii and Dadalife.
However, most people just see this list as a popularity contest, not exactly a list of the world's best DJs. There's also the issue of corruption with many people being barred from the listing in previous years, including Christopher Lawrence and DJ Dan, due to web scripts being made to duplicate votes. Whatever your opinion may be, the list does have an effect on industry pay out and who draws crowds to events and/or clubs.
1. Armin van Buuren 2. David Guetta 3. Tiesto 4. Deadmau5 5. Above & Beyond 6. Paul van Dyk 7. Gareth Emery 8 .Markus Schulz 9. Ferry Corsten
You heard correctly! An EDM (Electronic Dance Music) show sold out at Insomniac.com on the first day general admission tickets went on sale! Well, not quite. Tickets are still available on Live Nation for a price that is close to three times the original early bird price as well as VIP tickets which can only be purchased in sets of six. ($500 for six tickets, excluding bottle service). But if you think about it, $500 divided by six is only about $83 per person. Which is VERY close to LiveNation's price of $80.75 for General Admission. EDIT: Live Nation has just sold out of General Admission!
So what's all this hullabaloo about just a "DJ concert" being held at the Hollywood Palladium. Well for one, it's Above & Beyond, to which they've created many chart topping hits including "Can't Sleep," "Alone Tonight," and more recently "Thing Called Love." They're also a big part of a group called Oceanlab, to which they attained many more hits including "Satellite," "Clear Blue Water," and "On A Good Day."
There is no doubt in anyone’s minds that the talented duo known as Gabriel & Dresden split apart as they were reaching their peaks. They’ve attained numerous hits with their original productions involving Molly Bancroft (Tracking Treasure Down), Jan Burton (Dangerous Power), and through remixes such as Above &Beyond’s No One On Earth, Faithless’ A Kind Of Peace, and even Beber & Tamra’s Travelling On (Tamra later being a highly saught after vocalist with Kaskade using her for Angel On My Shoulder). So it is with great amount of pleasure that we pass along the news that they will once again be together for a special appearance at the Hollywood Palladium on New Years Eve!