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Hardwell Joins Dillon Francis in Ultimate DJ Mag Bashing

UPDATE: Dillon Francis isn’t the only one who’s angry about the DJ Mag Top 100 results. Hardwell was caught on tape at Amsterdam Dance Event ranting away about the situation as well. Most notably, he’s upset by how the list will affect the artists signed to his label, Revealed Records.

“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.

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Dillon Francis wonders what the heck is going on here.

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.

Related: Martin Garrix Debunks #1 DJ Rumors with 1 Blunt Tweet

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.

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One clever Reddit user had the perfect meme.

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:
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