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international news _ 27th October, 2006

DJ Magís Bag Of Surprises

Text by Nick Lawrence (HigherFrequency)

This yearís DJ Mag Top 100 have now been revealed after the celebratory closing party held at Fabirc nightclub in London. The reader voted list proved to hold a

The biggest surprise in the top five was hardworking American DJ Dan. DJ Dan and fellow Yank Christopher Lawrence both managed to squeeze their name in amongst the listís standard entrants Paul van Dyk, Tiesto and Armin van Buuren.

This yearís list was peppered with surprise new entries thanks to many of previous artists falling dramatically down the chart. Sasha and Digweed both took a downward slide as did Richie Hawtin despite last yearís hints that minimal was starting to take over. The biggest victim was outspoken British techno DJ Dave Clarke who fell a massive 64 places since last year.

Much like a democratic government, the DJ Mag Top 100 has once again reminded people that public voting systems cater to the general populace and not to individual belief.

1. Paul Van Dyk
2. Armin Van Buuren (+ 1)
3. Tiesto (- 1)
4. Christopher Lawrence (+10)
5. DJ Dan (+19)
6. Ferry Corsten (- 1)
7. Sasha (- 3)
8. John Digweed (- 2)
9. Above & Beyond (+10)
10. Deep Dish (- 2)
11. Carl Cox (- 1)
12. Infected Mushroom (+14)
13. ATB (- 4)
14. Paul Oakenfold (- 3)
15. Hernan Cattaneo (- 8)
16. Judge Jules (- 1)
17. Eddie Halliwell
18. Marco V (- 2)
19. Markus Schulz (+ 2)
20. Gabriel & Dresden (+ 9)
21. James Zabiela (- 8)
22. John Acquaviva (New)
23. Flash Brothers (+43)
24. Amadeus (New)
25. Erick Morillo (- 7)
26. Benny Benassi (- 4)
27. Sander Kleinenberg (- 7)
28. DJ Yahel (+17)
29. Offer Nisim (New)
30. Andy Moor (+16)
31. David Guetta (+ 8)
32. Sander Van Doorn (New)
33. Richie Hawtin (-21)
34. Gareth Emery (New)
35. Phil Kieran (New)
36. Nick Warren (- 1)
37. DJ Skazi (New)
38. Steve Lawler (- 8)
39. D-Formation (New)
40. Ricky Stone (+ 8)
41. Astrix (+34)
42. Roger Sanchez (-15)
43. Bad Boy Bill (- 1)
44. Sven Vath (-21)
45. Thrillseekers
46. Donald Glaude (+22)
47. DJ Vibe (+ 7)
48. Kyau vs Albert (New)
49. Chris Liebing (-16)
50. Tiga (- 6)
51. Matt Darey (+40) 52. Bob Sinclar (New)
53. James Holden (-16)
54. Lange (New)
55. Wrecked Machines (New)
56. Dion Mavath (New)
57. Pete Tong (- 8)
58. Danny Tenaglia (-22)
59. George Acosta (New)
60. Blank & Jones (-29)
61. DJ Sammy (+31)
62. Joachim Garraud (New)
63. Timo Maas (-11)
64. Matt Hardwick (- 6)
65. Frank Trax (-14)
66. Steve Angello (New)
67. Danny Howells (-42)
68. Simon Posford (New)
69. John Graham (New)
70. Desyn Masiello (-16)
71. Mauro Picotto (-43)
72. Menno de Jong (New)
73. BT (+ 9)
74. Scott K (New)
75. Tall Paul (-32)
76. M.I.K.E (+ 1)
77. Filo & Peri (New)
78. DJ Tarkan (New)
79. Anderson Noise (New)
80. Fatboy Slim (-17)
81. DJ Serge Deviant (New)
82. Umek (- 3)
83. Victor Calderone (-28)
84. Darude
85. Fergie (-25)
86. Talla 2 XLC (New)
87. Ronski Speed
88. Lee Burridge (-12)
89. Mario Piu (-51)
90. Axel Karakasis (New)
91. Steve Porter (New)
92. Yoji Biomehanika (-60)
93. Axwell (New)
94. Stanton Warriors
95. Dave Seaman (-26)
96. Robbie Rivera (New)
97. Andy C (-27)
98. Agnelli & Nelson (New)
99. Lisa Lashes (-43)
100. Dave Clarke (-64)


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