3LAU gives insight into the importance of the DJ Mag Top100
Year after year the DJ Mag Top100 results raises some eyebrows, with many questioning the relevance and accuracy of the poll. Since this year’s results were announced on Wednesday, many of the world’s biggest DJs have taken a dig at the poll, including Hardwell and Dillon Francis. Whilst some decide to ignore the poll and don’t launch campaigns to push fans to vote, others question whether we should interpret the results as the best ‘DJ’ or best ‘producer’; two very different things. The rise in the number of campaigns urging fans to vote has seen the poll turn into more of a popularity contest than based on actual skill.
3lau is a man who we know is both a talented DJ and producer. Having built a fanbase in the early days through his creative and innovative mashups, he then went on to learn the tricks of the trade in the studio, going on to produce numerous chart topping hits and has since played to his fans on mainstages all around the world. The American recently gave us some insight into why the results of DJ Mag are more important than ever, as dance music’s meteoric rise in popularity across Asia continues to grow.
Has the poll just turned into a way for mainstream producers to expand their gigs into the Asian market, as claimed by 3lau? Or should we accept that the poll is voted for by the fans, therefore it must be in some way accurate? Have a read of what the US producer had to say in this revealing post.