DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs list for 2017 really stirred things up…


Whether or not the list actually matters is entirely up for debate. Although it undeniably represents some of the most talented DJ/producers in the game, there are some glaring absences and misrepresentations. It’s an imperfect system, but it’s the one we have, and it has lasting ramifications on booking fees and artist opportunities around the globe.

While some have proven to be victorious, others are bashing the entire concept. For Diplo, it’s both.

“Only 75 spots til I’m finally off this list — let’s go further next year,” he tweeted.

He’s not the only one to voice his disapproval with the list. Read down the rabbit hole below.

According to DJ Mag, there were over a million legitimate votes cast for the poll this year. The Top 100 standings include 15 new entries, seven re-entries and 5 non-movers. For a more thorough analysis, check out our full breakdown of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017 here.

DJs React to DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017

Despite his No. 25 spot, Diplo goes straight savage this year…

Dieselboy points out that branding is everything…

3Lau is still waiting on an answer…

Kill the Noise speaks on real people, with real votes…

Shaun Frank candidly explains why he didn’t make the list…

Josh Pan calls it all a joke…

Bear Grillz explains why he cannot support…

Kennedy Jones knows what’s really important…

Marcus Schössow asks some hard hitting questions…

ZAXX points out some legitimate problems with the list…

Kayzo is just busy eating oysters — but ftw with his great attitude!