“Listen, I’ve been in the studio with this f–king guy, and this guy is a way better producer than me,” Hardwell says of Atmozfears, who’s on stage with him at the time. “And this guy doesn’t get the chance to play the big f–king festivals…so he’s never gonna be on the f–king list.”
Though we’re sure Atmozfears is loving the positive praise, this doesn’t really seem like Hardwell’s most composed attempt at speech-making. Nonetheless, his point is totally valid. The DJ Mag results really are a vicious circle, aren’t they?
It’s that time of year again. DJ Mag has revealed their Top 100 DJs for the year, and though it should be a time of excitement, everybody is kind of having a “WTF” moment. Let’s face it, Dillon Francis is saying what everybody is thinking.
Backing up for a second, here’s what you need to know about DJ Mag’s Top 100. Every year, people vote on who they think is the top DJ. There’s not really much else to know in terms of guidelines. DJ Mag then publishes a list of the top 100 to receive votes.
This year, youngster Martin Garrix was named number one, stealing the spot from previous victors Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Hardwell came in number three, and the rest of the top ten remained pretty typical, with the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, David Guetta and Skrillex making the cut.
However, a lot of people are starting to question what criteria DJ Mag is using when considering votes. Is it for best live DJ? Best producer? Nobody really knows.
Dillon Francis seems to completely agree with people’s complaints, and he posted a video on Facebook this morning ranting about it.Read more to watch Dillon Francis’ hilarious (and totally accurate) video: