ARMIN van Buuren has been voted the world’s number one DJ.

The Dutchman saw off competition from serial hitmaker David Guetta to be awarded the top spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll Awards 2012.

The public vote - powered by Trackitdown - is the biggest music poll of its kind in the world, with votes coming from over 170 countries. This year’s title takes the trance DJ’s total to a record-breaking five wins.

Speaking at the Dutch edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll Awards event held at Amsterdam’s Convention Factory, van Buuren said: “2012 opened new doors. David being number one last year, the popularity of Avicii, Swedish House Mafia and Afrojack, for dance music, it’s amazing. “It was great that David got it last year, to show dance music is evolving and it’s still exciting. Being number one again feels fantastic - there’s so much love out there. I’m so thankful for it.

                   –DS