Ushuaia becomes the biggest thing in Ibiza with it's huge outdoor stage playing host to parties from The Swedish House Mafia, Luciano, Sasha and many more.
MTV hold their own Ibizan event at Amnesia with Snoop Dogg headlining.
Dubstep goes global - coming out of the underground scene and onto the radio and festival stages. Nero and Skrillex are some of the stand-out stars alongside Flux Pavillion, Dr P and Circus Recordings.
DJ Fresh has a drum & bass number 1 chart record with "Louder"
2011 was probably the biggest year for dance music in the USA, with the superclubs of vegas opening their doors to EDM.
Moombahton becomes one the most hyped new genres of dance after DJ Dave Nada pioneers the slowed-down dirty dutch sound.
UK Garage has a big resurgence with artists like EZ, Ramsey & Fen and MJ Cole back in the spotlight.
Swedish producer Avicii becomes the biggest name in dance music.
The Warehouse Project in Manchester hosts their final parties at the legenary Store Street venue before moving on to even bigger things.
Pete Tong celebrates 20 years at BBC Radio 1.
Galaxy FM shuts down for the final time as it's absorbed into the new Capital network.
Andi Durrant launches the first national dance shows for commercial radio on Capital FM.
Nero - Welcome Reality [MTA]
Katy B - On A Mission [Rinse]
Nicholas Jaar - Space Is Only A Noise [Circus Company]
SBTRKT - SBRTKT [Young Turks]
Maceo Plex - Life Index [Crosstown Rebels]
1. DAVID GUETTA
2. ARMIN VAN BUUREN
5. ABOVE & BEYOND
8. DASH BERLIN
9. MARKUS SCHULZ
10. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA
11. PAUL VAN DYK
13. GARETH EMERY
14. FEDDE LE GRAND
16. SANDER VAN DOORN
18. FERRY CORSTEN
20. LAIDBACK LUKE