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One would be hard pressed to find an event over the course of the year more controversial than the DJ Mag Top 100 poll. Controversy aside, the DJ Mag Top 100 poll still gathers the crowd sourced data of the masses to determine the who’s who of dance music. Some artists like Martin Garrix shot way up into the Top 100, while some veteran producers saw some new, fierce competition. This past year, we found ourselves fortunate enough to have our very own Steve Aoki reach the number eight spot.
New social media platform JustGo has created a social media tracking method to challenge DJ Mag‘s linear voting system. As opposed to ballots sent in by fans, JustGo measures social media interaction, with an emphasis on all the new fan interaction in the past year. The way it works is as follows…
“We looked at the Top 100 DJs by taking into account the number of Total Fans as well as New Fans acquired in 2013. While Total Fans is more reflective of a DJ’s overall popularity, New Fans – as we define it – is more reflective of current excitement. Therefore, we gave Total Fans a 2:1 weighting against New Fans or 60% for Total Fans versus 30% for New Fans.”
Under this new social media based system, Steve Aoki comes in at the number four spot! We could not be more excited to see how well he has done socially in the past year. Most of all- thank you to the fans for being the ones to bring in the new social media traction!
Check out the entire graph from JustGo below.
Yolanda Be Cool, the Australian duo who brought us the international hit “We No Speak Americano” are back and even more viral than ever. In a tribute to signing to Dim Mak’s label, the pair created a video of themselves getting caked, which garnered so much attention that it landed them on the cover of DJ Mag’s Weekly edition. YBC’s first full-length album, Ladies & Mentalmen will be released later this year.
CHeck out the DJ Mag Online here: DJ Weekly USA 044
Check out their signing announcement video below and be sure to scope out their DJ Mag podcast on SoundCloud: http://snd.sc/XwA2Dx
The most important vote you can cast this year is for Steve Aoki in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs! Steve Aoki is the DJ for a brighter tomorrow, and he needs your vote to rocket him to victory. He believes that the very essence of dropping the bass starts on the face of every child. He is a man who soars above all the competition. He is working hard to preserve what matters most. A vote for Steve is a vote for the future of planet earth.
Steve Aoki has been working tirelessly both behind the scenes and behind the decks to bring you the best tracks of 2011, now it’s time to show some support! DJ Mag, one of the main authorities on DJ culture, is letting us pick the top 100 DJs of 2011…Details after the jump.