DJ Mag takes everyone back in time with their first long documentary that digs into three decades of their annual Top 100 DJs list.
If there’s been one consistent force to be reckoned with in the dance music scene over the past 30 years, it’s the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list. From its early beginnings as vote by mail in the ’90s to the digital behemoth that it’s become today, this list has helped make and break the careers of many artists in the scene. While many might take jabs at the Top 100 DJs list for its flaws, such as being out of touch or not representing enough women, it is still revered by many pockets of the global scene as a guide to help artists get shows booked and highlight growing trends.
To celebrate its three-decade run, DJ Mag produced their longest documentary to date, which showcases the history of the list and the impact it’s made on artists’ careers. Interviews found within the documentary are centered on DJs who have found a home on the list in the past. This includes the likes of Carl Cox, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Charlotte de Witte, Steve Aoki, Armin van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Arielle Free, ALOK, Hardwell, Sister Bliss, Sarah Story, Paul Van Dyk, John Digweed, and more.
Check out the documentary on YouTube and stay tuned for more from DJ Mag this year.