Former #1 DJ Hardwell Gets Heated About DJ Mag's Top 100 Rankings
DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs receives its fair share of of criticism each year, but not usually from formerly ranked #1 DJ.
Hardwell recently shared his thoughts on the yearly DJ poll during a Revealed Recordings party in Amsterdam. Hardwell praised hardstyle artist Atmozfears as being a better producer than the former #1 DJ himself.
In the video, Hardwell can be heard saying
"Listen, I've been in the studio with this fucking guy, and this guys is a way better producer than me. Way better. Way fucking better. And this guy doesn't get the chance to play the big fucking festivals. He's a way better producer than me. But he doesn't get the chance, so he's never gonna be on the fucking list....So fuck the DJ Mag."
Hardwell continues to speak on stage about how his label Revealed Recordings is family focused and supports talent before gimmicks.
Hardwell also cites fellow producer Dillon Francis for his recent critique of the DJ Mag awards.
Although the DJ Mag Top 100 Polls has been a long time tradition in electronic music, the yearly ranking has been criticized in recent years for unfair voting methods and influenced rankings.
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