As 2013 draws to a close it's time to take a look back at the DJs who have stolen our hearts and had us dancing hard all year long. As chosen by our staff and contributors, these are the selectors who have left their stamp on 2013.
It's not a public poll, or an excuse to throw in obscure DJs to try and prove how underground we are. It's a list of the DJs who have made 2013 what it is, another great and diverse year for dance music.
See our Breakthrough DJs of 2013 here
His label’s blown up, he killed every set he played this year, joined Radio 1, released stunning mixtapes and spearheaded the new French techno sound.
Watch and listen to his skills in our Lab.
9. Nina Kraviz
Forget the debate around that video, Nina proved her credentials this year with high profile gigs all over the world including a great set at Mixmag Live.
Watch Nina Kraviz at our Mixmag Live party in November here.
8. Jamie Jones
He took his ‘Paradise’ parties at DC10 to the premier league while building a legend from Brixton Academy to BPM, Circoloco to Coachella.
Jamie Jones plays Mixmag Live tonight, along with his Hot Creations crew.
7. Sebastian Ingrosso
With the House Mafia split, Ingrosso stepped up with a weekend-ruling set at Creamfields and his amazing new ‘Departures’ parties at Ushuaïa (with Axwell).
6. Marco Corola
From sundown to sunrise, Marco’s Music On parties at Amnesia this summer were a flawless demonstration of the DJ’s art and a massive, word-of-mouth smash.
The disco reinvention is complete for the one-time dubstep pioneer, while his All Gone Pete Tong Miami mix showed just how peak-time he can go.
Watch Skream smash our Lab here.
4. Eats Everything
A standout at every festival he appeared at from Glastonbury to Creamfields to Croatia, the Bristolian is now guaranteed to get a night rocking.
He also got our Lab rocking. See the evidence here.
3. The Martinez Brothers
Riding on a wave of genuine affection, The Martinez Brothers were a hit everywhere from DC10 to Kazantip with their warm, grooving deep house.
Watch the brothers in action in our Lab here.
This decision is bound to split you down the middle but there's no denying that Avicii has been an absolute powerhouse this year. Not only is his fame growing almost faster than dance music worldwide, his set at Ultra in Miami showed more balls than most EDM stars would ever dare. And we commend controversial artists.
1. Seth Troxler
Lovable, unpredictable, sometimes naked, Seth has become part of the fabric of dance music this year, as well as laying down great sets from Womb to Space.
Watch him and his Visionquest pals bring their force in the Lab here.