DJ Yoda and DJ Mag Music Editor Adam Saville Discuss the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs List

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This was an interesting back and forth to wake up to. When we showed you reactions from DJs regarding the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs results, we included a link to DJ Yoda’s own personal list. We didn’t expect him to get into a Twitter debate with DJ Mag‘s music editor Adam Saville, who ended up reading his list and had some things to say about it, including wondering why he was (only) ranked at #20. A discussion ensued that everyone questioning the list should take a look at. Saville’s basic claim is that the list is voted on by the public, so anyone knocking DJ Mag is effectively wrong, whereas Yoda says that if the list is based on which DJs canvas for votes the best, it’s ultimately a fail. Both sides definitely have points, and even if DJ Mag follows the list up with a “DJ Mag Choice” shortlist, we imagine many people don’t even read that list.

The fact of the matter is, if the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list is broke, its in need of fixing, and defending it as a “public-voted” thing doesn’t repair the credibility lost with the list. Interesting conversation regardless, and who knows? Maybe things will be organized a bit different next year.

  • LZRKMMNDR

    Yoda made a quality list.

  • JTeles1992

    well, to make the DJ Mag List at least a little bit more credible, there could be something like this:
    the real subscribers of the DJ Magazine votes would count as 50% of voting procedure and the other 50% would go to the public vote, so, in this way, it would be more balanced, with lots of real great djs having more chances to get good positions and less average (mainstream) djs getting super high positions, i don’t know what the rest of the people neither what would dj mag directors would think but i personally find it a way more fair method of voting, to be honest.