The term "DJ" in 2013 doesn't mean the same thing it meant 10 years ago. A DJ, especially a successful DJ, is so much more than a person who spins records these days. What makes a DJ "the best," though? Is it based solely on who has the best selection or the biggest cuts? What about acts who have shows on major radio stations, or tour worldwide? Where do you factor in running a label or having successful releases? And what about mainstream appeal?

In looking back at the first half of 2013, DAD applied all of those points (and more) into our look at the best DJs of the year... so far.