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Reddit Top 100 DJs Gets Closer to the Truth

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It’s no secret in the dance music community that the DJ Mag Top 100 has become as meaningless as someone’s home phone number. Recently Flux Pavilion made a plea for wiser voting and even Dannic, the #26 DJ said it’s “not about DJing anymore, it’s a popularity poll.” We at DMNW have been wondering if it would be possible for another poll to take shape that would actually hold its weight.

Thanks to the /r/electronicmusic crew at Reddit, you could say that it has. Originally in the /r/electronicmusic subreddit and spread among some of the sub-genre Reddits, all communities were able to participate in the voting. Resolution headliner Eric Prydz takes home the prize of Reddit’s Top 100 DJs, though the amount of prestige that comes with that has yet to be seen. Check out the results and let us know what you think!


  1. Eric Prydz
  2. Porter Robinson
  3. Martin Garrix
  4. Skrillex
  5. Hardwell
  6. Madeon
  7. Deadmau5
  8. KSHMR
  9. Diplo
  10. Armin Van Buuren
  11. Bassnectar
  12. Above & Beyond
  13. Dillon Francis
  14. Oliver Heldens
  15. Kaskade
  16. Zedd
  17. RL Grime
  18. Jack Ü
  19. Jamie xx
  20. Flume
  21. Galantis
  22. Odesza
  23. Tiësto
  24. Axwell /\ Ingrosso
  25. Andy C
  26. Kygo
  27. The Chainsmokers
  28. JAUZ
  29. Disclosure
  30. Mat Zo
  31. Carl Cox
  32. Avicii
  33. Jeremy Olander
  34. Tchami
  35. Knife Party
  36. Alesso
  37. GRiZ
  38. Vicetone
  39. Don Diablo
  40. Seven Lions
  41. ZHU
  42. Laidback Luke
  43. A-Trak
  44. NGHTMRE
  45. Maceo Plex
  46. DJ EZ
  47. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  48. Calvin Harris
  49. Dixon
  50. Mr. Carmack
  51. Dyro
  52. Carnage
  53. Steve Angello
  54. Tipper
  55. Angerfist
  56. Zeds Dead
  57. Noisia
  58. Frontliner
  59. Gesaffelstein
  60. Infected Mushroom
  61. Noisecontrollers
  62. Dash Berlin
  63. Ben UFO
  64. Bryan Kearney
  65. W&W
  66. Major Lazer
  67. Aly & Fila
  68. Nero
  69. Tritonal
  70. Four Tet
  71. Markus Schulz
  72. Radical Redemption
  73. Ben Klock
  74. Brennan Heart
  75. Bonobo
  76. Snails
  77. Lane 8
  78. Nicolas Jaar
  79. Daft Punk
  80. Kill The Noise
  81. Claude Vonstroke
  82. Mura Masa
  83. Aphex Twin
  84. Cashmere Cat
  85. What So Not
  86. Arty
  87. Pretty Lights
  88. Lido
  89. Feed Me
  90. Ilan Bluestone
  91. Da Tweekaz
  92. Excision
  93. Jon Hopkins
  94. Darude
  95. 3LAU
  96. Zomboy
  97. Richie Hawtin
  98. DJ Khaled
  99. Tale Of Us
  100. Audiofreq


In the end there were 2600 votes, and we think most would agree that this a more accurate reflection of talent among electronic artists. Participants could vote for their top 3 favorite DJs which gave those assembling the list 1100 DJs to sort through. Apparently about 700 of those 1100 only received 1 to 3 votes. If you’re curious about the nitty gritty details, you can check out the full list of DJs with vote counts here.

It may not be perfect, but this sure seems a lot closer to accurate than the DJ Mag Top 100. There’s definitely some notable exceptions like Gareth Emery, and some pleasantly surprising additions like Darude. What do you think? Hit or miss?

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Hailing from the golden hills of California, Tina lives for sunny days in Seattle. With an expansive taste and hunger for both food and music, she loves all things from Celine Dion to Slipknot (and of course EDM).

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