Russian EDM Site Leaks DJ Mag Top 100 DJs List Early? Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren Supposedly Place Big
DJMag.com's annual list of the Top 100 DJs in the electronic dance music scene might be the most controversial "best of" list in music but that doesn't mean we, as fans, don't read it as soon as it comes out. It's scheduled to be announced on October 19 but, if Russian music site EDM News is honest, it's acquired the Top 100 (or at least the Top 70) early and has leaked them online.
We advise you to be wary....heck, even EDM News told readers that "we do not confirm that they are true." Nonetheless, we have to acknowledge that the "results" seem realistic enough.
Hardwell returns for a second year at the top of the ranking, according to the year, followed by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who jump a few spots to no. 2. Martin Garrix makes a huge jump up to no. 4 after rising 36 spots, while Blasterjaxx and Ummet Ozcan also see huge jumps. Big names that make debuts on this year's list include Deorro, DVBBS, Carnage and DJ Snake.
One question that EDM News fails to answer: Why only the Top 70? If they hacked DJMag as claimed, surely it wouldn't take more time to get the other 30? Regardless, you can check out their Top 25 below, or wait until October 19 when we'll have to official results for you.
02. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
03. Armin van Buuren
04. Martin Garrix
07. David Guetta
08. Nicky Romero
10. Steve Aoki
11. Calvin Harris
14. Dash Berlin
24. Andrew Rayel
25. Above & Beyond