For the first time in a long time, Eric Prydz found himself in the US in 2012, embarking on his first proper tour since 2007.
While Bobina, or Dmitry Almazov, has had another busy year as part of the Russian DJing elite, with bookings and releases galore, his highlight of 2012 has a more personal tone.
John O’Callaghan’s 2012 hit a strange peak with a visit to Macau in China.
Russia’s DJ Feel, aka Philip Belikov, has been a regular in the Top 100 for the past few years, with his success tied in with burgeoning Russian and Eastern European scenes.
Steve Angello has spent a sizeable portion of the year winding up Swedish House Mafia activities.
It’s been a productive year for young Evgeny Smirnov, aka Omnia.
Umek is excited. He’s just finished working on a new compilation for Toolroom that will be out early next year.
Wolfgang Gartner is five-years-old. Well, the moniker is, and after plenty of hard work for the man behind it, aka Joey Youngman, it’s finally paying off.
Antoine Joseffson is Steve Angello’s brother (Angello also has Joseffson in his name), and although he says that’s what he’s probably best known for, it’s as AN21 that he’s been making waves in int
“I’m loving the new stuff from Bromance,” says Australian DJ/producer Tommy Trash, running his hand through his trademark long-and-flowing locks.
Having entered the Top 100 last year, Guatemala’s leading DJ and producer, Francis Davila, has had an even bigger 2012. “It has been a year full of blessings,” he says humbly.
Diederik Bakker and Stefan den Daas began their partnership in 2004, taking inspiration from Bakker’s father’s musicianship and the happy hardcore scene.
The Tritonal hitlist for 2012?
Dutch duo Bingo Players, aka Paul Bäumer and Maarten Hoogstraten, must have done something right in 2012, because after finishing 116th in last year’s poll, they have made the official Top 100 in 2
After smashing into the DJ Mag Top 100 in 2010, Psyko Punkz now look to be a regular fixture in the poll, as the global appetite for Dutch hard dance – and Psyko Punkz’s jagged, heads-down, fist-pu
American-born Taiwanese DJ/producer Andrew Chen, aka Shogun, first made his name warming up for DJs like Tiësto and Paul Oakenfold when he was resident at Ministry Of Sound in Taipei.
As you will find reading this Top 100 issue, many DJs now cite Las Vegas as the current or next dance music hotspot.