The Controversy of DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s List

The Controversy of DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s List

DJ Mag releases a list for the Top 100 Dj’s every year. The Poll was first introduced in 1995 and is now “considered the benchmark for both DJs and clubs who book them” according to their website.

However yesterday with the release of the 2015 results it surprised everyone, especially the DJ’s themselves to see where they fell on the list. The icing on the cake was when Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike captured the top spot while Hardwell, one of the hardest working and well liked DJ’s fell to the second spot. This made many of the artist outraged while taking to Twitter to call out DJ Mag and other artists.

I looked over the list to see where and if female DJ’s would be listed at all. The most non-recognized artists captured the 24th, 81st and 94th spots. As we pondered the results of said list the question that is now on our minds is if these voting results, results that the DJ Mags website say “have over 10,000,000 people viewing our results every year” actually reflects where the fans feel these artists really fall.

Check out the full list below:

1. DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE – NO.1 + HIGHEST DUO – UP 1
2. HARDWELL – DOWN 1
3. MARTIN GARRIX – UP 1
4. ARMIN VAN BUUREN – HIGHEST TRANCE – DOWN 1
5. TIESTO – NON- MOVER
6. DAVID GUETTA – UP 1
7. AVICII – DOWN 1
8. AFROJACK – UP 4
9. SKRILLEX – HIGHEST DUBSTEP – NON-MOVER
10. STEVE AOKI – NON-MOVER
11. CALVIN HARRIS – NON-MOVER
12. OLIVER HELDENS – HIGHEST HOUSE – UP 22
13. ALESSO – UP 2
14. W&W – UP 4
15. DASH BERLIN – DOWN 1
16. DVBBS – UP 4
17. AXWELL /\ INGROSSO – HIGHEST COLLABORATION – N/A
18. NICKY ROMERO – DOWN 10
19. BLASTERJAXX – DOWN 6
20. DIPLO – UP 12
21. R3HAB – UP 2
22. ZEDD – NON-MOVER
23. KSHMR – HIGHEST NEW ENTRY – NEW ENTRY
24. NERVO – DOWN 3
25. DEADMAU5 – DOWN 9
26. DANNIC – UP 4
27. DYRO – NON MOVER
28. DEORRO – DOWN 9
29. ABOVE & BEYOND – DOWN 4
30. DON DIABLO – HIGHEST CLIMBER – UP 52
31. STEVE ANGELLO – DOWN 5
32. DJ SNAKE – HIGHEST TRAP – UP 33
33. KYGO – NEW ENTRY
34. YVES V –UP 21
35. FEDDE LE GRAND – NON MOVER
36. UMMET OZCAN – DOWN 5
37. SHOWTEK – DOWN 20
38. ANGERFIST – HIGHEST HARD – DOWN 1
39. BASSJACKERS – NEW ENTRY
40. ANDREW RAYEL – DOWN 16
41. PAUL VAN DYK – DOWN 3
42. ALY & FILA – DOWN 14
43. VINAI – UP 19
44. ALOK – NEW ENTRY
45. JACK U – NEW ENTRY
46. TOM SWOON – NEW ENTRY
47. SHOGUN – NEW ENTRY
48. HEADHUNTERZ – DOWN 8
49. COONE – DOWN 1
50. VICETONE – DOWN 14
51. RICHIE HAWTIN – HIGHEST TECHNO – UP 39
52. WOLFPACK – UP 32
53. BRENNAN HEART – DOWN 6
54. MAJOR LAZER – NEW ENTRY
55. PORTER ROBINSON – UP 2
56. MARKUS SCHULZ – DOWN 12
57. ERIC PRYDZ – UP 3
58. DIEGO MIRANDA – UP 12
59. DJ CHETAS – NEW ENTRY
60. DANNY AVILA – NEW ENTRY
61. KURA – DOWN 19
62. TCHAMI – NEW ENTRY
63. CARL COX – DOWN 4
64. LAIDBACK LUKE – DOWN 14
65. DISCLOSURE – NEW ENTRY
66. FIREBEATZ – DOWN 10
67. DILLON FRANCIS – DOWN 13
68. BORGORE – DOWN 27
69. DAFT PUNK – DOWN 26
70. UMEK – UP 5
71. TENISHIA – UP 2
72. RADICAL REDEMPTION – DOWN 8
73. FRONTLINER – DOWN 28
74. BORGEOUS – UP 13
75. NETSKY – HIGHEST DRUM & BASS – RE-ENTRY
76. YELLOW CLAW – NEW ENTRY
77. CHUCKIE – RE-ENTRY
78. WILL SPARKS – NEW ENTRY
79. DA TWEEKAZ – DOWN 13
80. QUINTINO – UP 6
81. KREWELLA – DOWN 48
82. ATB – DOWN 24
83. MAKJ – DOWN 20
84. KASKADE – DOWN 38
85. FERRY CORSTEN – UP 6
86. FLUX PAVILION – NEW ENTRY
87. ZATOX – DOWN 16
88. CARNAGE – DOWN 20
89. ROBIN SCHULZ – NEW ENTRY
90. SANDER VAN DOORN – DOWN 39
91. MARLO – NEW ENTRY
92. ANDY C – RE-ENTRY
93. QUENTIN MOSIMANN – DOWN 21
94. MISS K8 – NEW ENTRY
95. TUJAMO – NEW ENTRY
96. MIKE CANDYS – DOWN 11
97. SWANKY TUNES – NEW ENTRY
98. GALANTIS – NEW ENTRY
99. COSMIC GATE – DOWN 30
100. KNIFE PARTY – DOWN 47

Of course there is ‘talk’ out there to  “expect DJ Mag to put out an official press release concerning the obvious voting fraud” by other media sources. What do you think? Is there fraud involved? Do you agree with how the results were listed? Sound off below.

A list you CAN count on is the weekly Mix 247 EDM Top 20 Countdown where YOU are in control. Get your votes in and listen to Denver’s host Karizma Vox and LA’s host Kaori Takee bringing you the results every Saturday at 12pm ET/9am PT. Vote here http://mix247edm.com/mix-247-edm-top-20-countdown/