Before reading any further, please realize that everything in this post is pure conjecture. Nobody knows for certain who will be at the top of DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs 2014 list. However, Laidback Luke has given his educated guess on who will be #1 on this year's list, and his answer would result in a very polarizing selection for the dance music community.
Laidback Luke told inthemix, “Everybody has been whispering that it’s going to be Martin Garrix this year. And you know what, I really like Martin, he’s a very down-to-earth guy that’s just into it to make music and travel the world. He’s had this insane year and he’s still keeping up. I know that it’s tough going from a couple of local shows to the whole world circuit. Props to him and I hope he makes it.”
If Laidback Luke ends up being correct, that could corroborate the graphic that's been floating around the internet for the past week that shows Garrix as the winner of the popularity contest.
To be clear, if Garrix wins the competition, it doesn't necessarily mean the order of the list above will be correct. Anyone with a basic photo editing program could have slapped the above graphic together and spread it across social media. However, there have been leaks of the results in past year. We'll know if the graphic is true or completely false when the official results are released on October 18th.
How would you feel if Garrix won the competition? Let us know in the comments below!
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