Backlash for DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2018 list as Reddit’s is praised as more accurate

The name’s are in for this year’s DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2018 and the international DJ community (artists and fans alike) is not happy. With loads of big names in the scene criticising DJ Mag’s methods, the list has been roasted the world over; many have commented on how a great deal of the ‘top’ DJ’s are only there because of expensive, exorbitant media campaigns that ensured them spots on the list. 

Luckily, our rag-tag friend Reddit saved the day on this one, sharing their very own list that seems to be way more accurate when it comes to which DJs should be in the topspots. Although there are many differences between the two lists, both have Martin Garrix placed firmly at the top, which perhaps says something for this young Dutch artist. 

Check out and compare the DJ Mag list with Reddit’s selection, below.


DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2018

1. Martin Garrix
26. VINAI
51. Above & Beyond
76. Da Tweekaz
2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
27. NERVO
52. Jeffrey Sutorius (formerly of Dash Berlin)
77. Breathe Carolina
3. Hardwell
28. Headhunterz
53. Carl Cox
78. Deniz Koyu // KO:YU
4. Armin van Buuren
29. Angerfist
54. Martin Jensen
79. Adam Beyer
5. David Guetta
30. Bassjackers
55. Paul van Dyk
80. Daddy’s Groove
6. Tiësto
31. The Chainsmokers
56. Will Sparks
81. Mosimann
7. Don Diablo
32. Kygo
57. Claptone
82. Tchami
8. Afrojack
33. Timmy Trumpet
58. Steve Angello
83. Nghtmre
9. Oliver Heldens
34. Vini Vici
59. deadmau5
84. DJ L
10. Marshmello
35. Wolfpack
60. Robin Shulz
85. Wildstylez
11. Steve Aoki
36. Alan Walker
61. Richie Hawtin
86. Marco Carola
12. R3hab
37. Blasterjaxx
62. Florian Picasso
87. Cedric Gervais
13. Alok
38. Danny Avila
63. Swedish House Mafia
88. MaRLo
14. W&W
39. Kura
64. Jay Hardway
89. Deorro
15. Avicii
40. Calvin Harris
65. Miss K8
90. Andy C
16. DVBBS
41. Axwell / Ingrosso
66. Mike Williams
91. Solomun
17. Lost Frequencies
42. Diplo
67. Andrew Rayel
92. Lucas & Steve
18. KSHMR
43. Nicky Romero
68. Mariana Bo
93. Markus Schulz
19. Vintage Culture
44. Zedd
69. Radical Redemption
94. Bobina
20. Eric Prydz
45. Alesso
70. Brennan Hart
95. Paul Kalkbrenner
21. Skrillex
46. Tujamo
71. Swanky Tunes
96. Alison Wonderland
22. Fedde Le Grand
47. Yellow Claw
72. MATTN
97. Nina Kraviz
23. Ummet Ozcan
48. Cat Dealers
73. Carta
98. Rave Republic
24. DJ Snake
49. ATB
74. Aly & Fila
99. Carl Nunes
25. Quintino
50. Diego Miranda
75. Ferry Corsten
100. SLANDER
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