DJ Top 100’s ‘Usual Controversy’

David Guetta swapped places with Tiesto to become the second most popular DJ in DJ Magazine’s annual top 100 poll this week, which saw pop trance maestro Armin Van Buuren coming first for the third year running.

Numerous newcomers including Romanian expat Claudia Cazacu, Arnej, Artey, Pete The Zouk, Noisecontrollers and Dada Life burst into the lower reaches of the poll, which DJ magazine said was based on ‘hundreds of thousands of validated votes.”

“The 2010 results included new talents, new genres, and new standards cementing their status as world class DJs,” said DJ Magazine, “As ever there's bound to be plenty of controversy.”

Usual suspect critics including Dave Clarke, Danny Howells and Sander Kleinenburg responded immediately, taking to Twitter to chat about the results.

“People probably think we're sad we're not in it, but it's been a joke for years now, it needs to go or be renamed "pop",” Kleinenburg complained, while Dave Clarke honed in on Boys Noize’s four place drop from 68 to 72.

“Irony alert!,” Dave Tweeted, “RT @boysnoize wicked i m #72 in the @DJmag 100 djpoll bewteen famous djs #71 W&W (new entry) and #73 D-Block & S-TE-FAN.”

Hugely popular tech DJ Sebastien Leger was similarly nonplussed Tweeting ‘so it look like I drop down from 78 to 149 in the top 100 dj mag thing - damn I must be a shit dj lol”.

“Good lord, can somebody fill me in on who 75% of this lot are? Am I getting old?” Danny Howells asked.

“No you not getting old,” 40 something Swedish DJ Christian Smith replied, “THEY are getting shittier every year,” he grumbled. (DJ Top 100 Poll details in full)

Article by Jonty Skrufff ( )


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