Jul 16, 2014
DJs React As DJ Mag Top 100 Voting Gets Underway

As every DJ is currently making clear, “it’s that time again” as voting opens for the annual DJ Mag Top 100. As always, the subject is causing the usual mix of reactions on Twitter, with some DJs more keen than others to make their way up the standings.

Whether you support the poll and vote for your favourites, or think it’s a pointless marketing game, it’s certainly clear that what started out as a simple magazine poll is now one of the most discussed events on the dance music calender.

While the votes are gathered and the PR campaigns are mounted, we’ve gathered some of the best reactions from those in the running, starting with Steve Helstrip of The Thrillseekers.

Of course, there are always those who aren’t too keen on the process, like deadmau5 (surprise!).



Others are a little less tactless about it, with Paris Blohm giving a more in-depth analysis…

…while Felix Cartal draws some analogies.


Some have chosen to highlight the problem with “vote buying” which plagues the poll, and the DJs who are targeted. Mat Zo takes us down the rabbit hole…




…but fellow Anjunabeats regular Audien isn’t bothered…

…and Chris Lake recommends just ignoring the whole thing!


Others are embracing the concept, with some of the top names from 2013 all too keen to ensure they keep their position or improve on it. Hardwell shot to the top in 2013 and isn’t shy about his plan to stay there, “daring” his fans to vote for him with a video showing what his friends dared him to do when he won…

Five-time #1 Armin van Buuren keeps things simple, and is notably indirect about things…

Interestingly no one else in the top five has launched any sort of publicity drive, with Avicii, Tiesto and Guetta keeping quiet so far. It’s early in the voting process, but maybe the big boys are happy to let their global presence do the talking.

Moving on down the charts, last year’s #6 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have launched a promo video to help boost their way up the standings. The duo’s massive live presence over the past year is giving them a good shot at the top 5.

As for the best of the rest, Nicky Romero is offering to phone you directly if you vote for him…


Steve Aoki is posting photos of himself as a baby…

…while last year’s #10 Dash Berlin is already booked to play the results party in London on Oct. 18…

So whether you’re interested or not, remember that your vote for the little guys might make all the difference when it comes to getting genuine talent to the top, rather than someone with overnight success…


…you’ve been warned!

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