DJ YODA's TOP 100 DJ's 2013

DJ YODA’s TOP 100 DJ’s 2013

DJ Yoda shares his thoughts on DJ Mag Top 100 via his own blog… Here it is for you to check…

DJ YODA’s TOP 100 DJ’s 2013

I took a glance at this year’s “Top 100 DJs” list from DJ Mag and got really fed up.

To be fair, at least from my perspective, this list has never been taken seriously amongst the DJ community anyway. But in 2013, it’s more of a joke than ever.

These 100 DJs, headed by “Hardwell” represent a certain breed of EDM producer, as well as upstarts who are way more concerned with their “brand” than anything to do with actual DJing.

(For the record, an actual “DJ”, in my books, is simply someone who can provide some SKILLS, RECORD SELECTION or PERSONALITY to a party).

I thought to myself – “I can reel of at least 100 DJs who are better than this!”. So I did.

Train of thought-style, here are my Top 100 DJs.

It wasn’t hard to come up with them – in fact, I didn’t spend much time, so I’m sure I’ve forgotten a bunch of great DJs. And for that, I apologise.

This is simply a list of 100 DJs who I have seen play, who I thought represent the skill-set better than anyone else.

It isn’t a “throwback” list of old school DJs by someone who thought that music was better “back in the day”. Everyone here is out there, doing shows right now. In fact there’s a bunch of up-and-coming DJs.

There are DJs representing every dance music genre you could think of – trap, moombahton, bass, dancehall, hip-hop, breaks, drum & bass. Even some AV DJs. And a beatboxer (who’s still a better DJ than most people on the original “Top 100″ list!).

I even put myself in there at number 20, because it’s my list and I can do that!

There are probably some people here that you haven’t heard of – I recommend you check them out if you get the chance.

And actually, there are 2 or 3 DJs that cross-over with DJ Mag’s list – so, hey, they got it about 2% right as far as I’m concerned!

All art is subjective – this is for you to discuss, and tell me where I got it wrong.

One thing’s for sure – it’s definitely a realer list than that selection of trance producers campaigning for votes.

1. Q-Bert
2. Biz Markie
3. Z-Trip
4. Kid Koala
5. Spinbad
6. DJ Riz
7. A-Trak
8. David Rodigan
9. DJ Premier
10. Craze
11. Zane Lowe
12. Jazzy Jeff
13. Kid Capri
14. Babu
15. Shortkut
16. DJ Shadow
17. Norman Jay
18. Q-Tip
19. Shortkut
20. DJ Yoda
21. Kayper
22. A-Skillz
23. Doorly
24. The Nextmen
25. Mark Ronson
26. Cut Chemist
27. J-Rocc
28. Diplo
29. Fake Blood
30. Krafty Kuts
31. Sampology
32. Cosmo Baker
33. Nick Thayer
34. Annie Mac
35. Peanut Butter Wolf
36. DJ MK
37. Mr Thing
38. Neil Armstrong
39. Thee Mike B
40. Toddla T
41. Skream
42. Edan
43. Mike 2600
44. Klever
45. DJ Woody
46. Jack Beats
47. Dave Nada
48. Hudson Mohawke
49. Excel
50. DJ Spinna
51. Mighty Mi
52. Gabriel Heatwave
53. Tittsworth
54. Plastician
55. Erol Alkan
56. Dillon Francis
57. DJ Scene
58. Heroes x Villains
59. Mistajam
60. Jay Fay
61. Beardyman
62. DJ Zinc
63. JFB
64. Sabo
65. Jaguar Skills
66. DJ Cheeba
67. Andy George & Jaymo
68. DJ Vice
69. Brillz
70. Shy FX
71. DJ Marky
72. Zombie Disco Squad
73. Mixmaster Mike
74. Emynd
75. DJ Kormac
76. Mr Scruff
77. B Traits
78. Kutski
79. Herve
80. DJ Hype
81. D-Nice
82. Eats Everything
83. DJ Ayres
84. DJ Sega
85. Kissy Sell Out
86. Rusko
87. Yousef
88. Shiftee
89. Vajra
90. DJ Switch
91. Ali Shaheed Mohammed
92. Matman
93. Martelo
94. Julio Bashmore
95. Kentaro
96. Rob Da Bank
97. Just Blaze
98. Rustie
99. Buraka Som Sistema
100. Flosstradamus