Top 100 Most Popular DJs Of All Time list sparks controversy

Wow! Our Top 100 most popular DJs of all time list certainly sparked a lot of controversy. It's kind of weird when you think about it, because all we did is present the data that is already out there, but just from a different, broader perspective. DJ Mag was quick to distance themselves from this list, which is understandable in a way, because they did not publish this list themselves. And people started tweeting them about it.

Nevertheless the data is based on all the DJ Mag Top 100 polls so far, so it might not be 'official' it's still just as relevant, because it is calculated via their actual data. It is not based on new votes or opinion. So in other words: if DJ Mag or anyone else, DJ's included, is taking their annual results serious, it's hard to ignore this list. We've got some positive feedback:

We believe that Paul van Dyk deserves some respect for his achievements. It would be cool to see DJ Mag present some kind of award for this in the future. It's fantastic to see how fast new talent came up these last couple of years, but as our list shows you, we can't ignore the past. The first big DJ heroes, like our number one; Paul van Dyk deserve our respect, deejays like him paved the way for all the current EDM stars of the moment. That is the statement that we are trying to make here and the motivation behind the most popular dj of all time list. 

We at DBW are big fans of the DJ Mag Poll and if you see how many people are discussing it again this year, it's still as relevant as it ever was. Maybe even more now that America seems to have joined in on the fun, when the list used to be centered around the UK heroes and Dutch DJ's. Not everybody is a fan though, take a look at some interesting tweets from the past:


Gareth Emery:

Marcus Schossow:

Sander Kleinenberg:

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Comment by Alonso Andre Rivero Zanatta on October 18, 2013 at 4:30pm

i think all the people who's been listening edm from the very beginning, knows PVD is the best! 

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