With the 2015 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs announcement just hours away – and Dutch wunderkind Martin Garrix expected to top proceedings for the very first time – the controversial list’s tongue-firmly-in-cheek alternative The Bottom 100 DJs today announce their “winners”.
“Topping” the list is none other than everyone’s favourite Frenchman David Guetta, followed closely by man in the mask Deadmau5, who will surely be delighted that he pipped full-time heiress and part-time DJ Paris Hilton to the post. In fact, it’s a double entry for the notoriously barbed Canadian mega-producer Joel Zimmerman, whose furry companion Professor Meowington taking fifth spot, narrowly beaten to fourth by Vinai. Trailing Joel’s cat are Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, followed by Hardwell, Garrix, the list’s instigators Dada Life, and DVBBS.
Other highlights include Barack Obama at #56 (up a whopping 40 places from last year’s results), Me in at #57, Your Mom holding a respectable position at #41, former porn star Sasha Grey at an impressive #34 and not one, not two but three individual spots for Diplo – #90 as part of Major Lazer, #65 as Jack Ü and a healthy #33 all by himself.
Since its inception three years ago, the Bottom 100 DJs has taken on a life of its own. Originally intended as trolling stunt and still firmly retaining the elements of fun and mockery at a sometimes po-faced scene, this year’s edition netted a whopping 100,000+ votes cast from a staggering 117 countries worldwide. As The Razzie Awards are to The Oscars, so the Bottom 100 DJs is swiftly becoming legitimate in its own right.
BOTTOM 100 DJS – THE TOP 10:
1. David Guetta
3. Paris Hilton
5. Professor Meowington
6. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
8. Martin Garrix
9. Dada Life
“The campaigning people do and the ads that they put on the net, they take it too seriously,” Engblom of Dada Life explains to L.A. Weekly. “Me and Olle, we spend too much time in airports and airplanes, thinking about stupid ideas,” he continues. So they hatched the idea for a Top 100 DJs piss-take, and launched their first poll anonymously in 2013. Since then the Bottom 100 DJs poll has taken on a life of its own; this year’s poll claims to have garnered over 100,000 votes from 117 countries.