DJ Mag’s annual list of Top 100 DJ is always a kind of controversy, where popularity overcomes quality.
This year we have a lot of DJs and act discussing and questioning the outcome of the list, as we know Carl Cox, the living DJ legend is on 53. place, while last year he was on 62. place while you is still Martin Garrix on 1st place… Doesn’t make sense, and most names in top 50 are unknown to techno fans, right? Well, except for Eric Prydz who scored 20th.
But what made people question about the list is even shocking list of 50 acts who are not into Top best DJs.
Not among very best, but in top 100 are Richie Hawtin (61), Marco Carola (86), Adam Beyer(79), Nina Kraviz(97), Solomun (91), Paul Kalkbrenner (95). And unfortunately, that is all from the familiar DJs we love.
Media such as DJ Mag should have better criteria then.. check out how their list looked like back in 1997.