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Who Are Australia's Top DJs?, Same Same’s dance music obsessed older brother, has released the annual list of the country’s top 50 DJs as voted by their readers and this year there are two gay favourites – Adelaide’s DJ JoSH and Sydney’s Dan Murphy.

DJ Josh is a longtime fixture on the Adelaide scene and certainly no stranger to the inthemix50 list. She ranked 39 in the overall national list, and in South Australia she ranked third.

This is the first year that Sydney DJ Dan Murphy has appeared on the list. Dan’s uplifting and fun style has led him to play at events like Sleaze Ball and the Sydney Mardi Gras, and also alongside artists he names as idols like Dannii Minogue and Marcia Hines.

“It was a great surprise to end up on the list in the 30s and a real buzz!” says Murphy. “I play almost exclusively on the gay scene so to have some representation from our community on there is important. Fingers crossed for next year, and hopefully more of us too.”

Canberra DJ Tori Mac also made it onto the ACT list again this year, coming in at number 4 in our nation’s capital. This bright young blonde’s voice is no stranger to the airwaves, hosting her show ‘Girl Thing’ bi-weekly on Raw FM. As the ACT’s lone female entry, Tori Mac is a regular at Cube Nightclub and enjoys playing her own unique style of electro and house.

This year’s poll was huge – 33,000 votes were cast, an increase of more than 50% on 2008’s final tally. The number 1 spot in Australia went to QLD DJ Tydi, and Australia’s Favourite International Act was Armin Van Buuren, the world’s number 1 DJ.

Check out the full list and listen to podcasts here.

And you can download Dan Murphy’s podcasts by clicking here.

Photos: 1. Dan Murphy, 2. Tori Mac, 3. DJ Josh.

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Travis de Jonk

Travis de Jonk said on the 21st Aug, 2009

How awesome for Dan, Josh and Tori!! Congrats on being in the top 50. Great music and true talent trancends sexuality...


Nevarro said on the 24th Aug, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray for Dan!!