Mixmag Announces Results Of “Greatest DJ Of All Time” Poll – Tiësto won
Since September 2010, Mixmag, the world’s biggest clubbing and dance music magazine, has asked dance music fans around the world to vote in the only DJ poll that matters: The Greatest DJ Of All Time.
The huge online poll canvassed the views of hundreds of thousands of clubbers asking them to vote and debate a shortlist of DJs nominated by some of the biggest stars in dance music, the results are released today in the February 2011 issue of Mixmag.
The Top Ten Greatest DJs of All Time are:
2. Richie Hawtin
3. Sven Väth
4. Carl Cox
5. Ricardo Villalobos
6. Andy C
7. Paul van Dyk
8. Tony De Vit
SANDER VAN DOORN ON WHY TIËSTO IS THE GREATEST DJ OF ALL TIME:
“Tiësto’s a trance pioneer, but he’s always changing his style. Right now he’s lowered his pace, a really fresh new sound, and he’s at the top of his game. Opening the Olympics in 2004 really set a foundation for trance DJs to build the scene. From the moment I started producing, he picked my music up and promoted it – he’s one of the DJs who got me where I am today. He sells out stadiums, but never comes across as big-headed or arrogant. He’s very approachable, asking questions about music, giving tips and honest opinions. I rate him as an innovator, especially with his latest album, collaborating with artists like Calvin Harris and Jonsi from Sigur Rós. Tijs can play a big arena with his more familiar, commercial stuff, but when he plays a clubbier night he goes deeper, more underground. When we played Beirut he played a phenomenal set; I stayed to the end and I definitely shook a leg.”