This year’s DJ Mag Top 100 has come and gone once again. For the millionth time, fans get up in arms about the entirely inconsequential ranking (unless you’re a talent buyer in Asia, I guess) and make a huge fuss about their favorite DJs not being included in the ranking… despite them not voting for their favorite DJs.
For however many years running, DJs have been making a stink about the ranking for its name (“Top 100 DJs”) and the possible misdirection that gives to the list’s true meaning. It’s not about skill, talent, or even objective metrics, but rather about who can get the most votes. Most often, the DJs who are willing to put money into advertising for votes end up with more votes than those who don’t. I know. Shocker.
Plenty of DJs had some choice words for DJ Mag this year. See all that we could find below.
oh shit didn’t realize the DJ Mag poll was this weekend i was too busy making music
— felix cartal (@felixcartal) October 21, 2018
Y’all really take this dj mag shit seriously huh? Sheesh.
— Dubloadz (@Dubloadz) October 21, 2018
I don’t know what I enjoy more… Seeing the new DJ Mag random rankings or watching other DJ’s complain about it.
— Kyle Palmer (@KPalmer_) October 21, 2018
hey @djmag mom said i was #1 in her eyes sooooooooo suck it
— ray volpe | blm (@rayvolpe) October 21, 2018
Does the DJ L from DJ Mag know that there is another DJ L from Chicago who makes SLAPS sohttps://t.co/e5NbJ7DhOX
— ALISON WONDERLAND #blacklivesmatter (@awonderland) October 21, 2018
If you ask for votes for dj mag you poop your pants on a regular basis
— Lost Kings (@wearelostkings) October 21, 2018
i'm only mad at dj mag top 100 ratings of people whose music i don't even ironically like
— aseem h‿g #BLM (@hotelgaruda) October 21, 2018
isn’t funny how DJ mag top 100 has changed from being something to be honoured to be in to something where if you see unknown people high up then they def dropped a ton of cash for shifty publicity which ultimately does nothing for them?
— TISOKI (@tisoki) October 21, 2018
Dj Mag 100 is Valentine’s Day for djs
— wüki (@Wuki) October 20, 2018
This DJ mag thing shouldn’t upset me and I know it’s MY opinion. I travel the world playing music in the biggest venues and biggest festivals. I’ve seen @ILLENIUMMUSIC @OfficialRezz @Excision @bassnectar @Jauzofficial @zedsdead and trust me NOBODY does it better than them ❤️
— Dubstep Marie Kondo (@itsbeargrillz) October 20, 2018
Written so many things abt this years Dj Mag and then deleted before posting, I think anyone I’m gonna air out here is already common knowledge anyways.
I’ll leave the roasting to @DILLONFRANCIS , we need you this year more than ever
— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) October 20, 2018
(Dillon didn’t tweet about the DJ Mag Top 100 this year. I know. We’re sad, too.)
Update – Calvin Harris, Zedd, Diplo all under top 30…. LOL
Unless Dj Diesel is in the top 10 there’s no redemption from this years list
— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) October 20, 2018
I killed in the dj mag poll this year, and by killed it, I mean I didn’t buy the $50k advertising package I was offered to be apart of it…I’m up 💰!
— SHAUN FRANK (@Shaun_Frank) October 20, 2018
Hey everyone – if we all just stop talking about the DJ Mag Top 100 then it'll stop being relevant. Your complaints are keeping it alive, like those monsters in the Simpsons pic.twitter.com/AEaDE8dURJ
— Rob Swire (@rob_swire) October 20, 2018
i know somewhere at dj mag hq there’s a list of what the top 100 actually looks like without the bullshit / fake votes / paid campaigns. can someone leak that one.
— CID (@CIDmusic) October 20, 2018
This whole DJ mag thing is getting worse by the minute, it’s a mockery to electronic music.
— Maor Levi (@REALMAORLEVI) October 20, 2018
Even Marshmello who ranked #10 this year had something to say about the list. As a side note, he was the only top 10 DJ who had anything even minutely critical to say about the ranking.
This DJ top 100 thing should showcase all the top 100 up and coming talent. The big guys don’t need this list, it’s just an ego stroke. Imagine helping all the up and comers and giving them the shine, then it would have some real value.
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) October 21, 2018
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