November 16, 2010 by DJ Elroy
Didn’t like the results of the DJ Mag Top 100 poll this year? Did your favorite jock get overlooked? Don’t worry, there’s a poll for everyone else! The more obscure you are, the better. Where being uber-underground means you’re doing it right.
Yes, it’s the Resident Advisor Top DJs 2010 time: VOTE HERE
You know my thoughts on the DJ Mag Poll… But what about this one? Any better?
Not really. Where the DJ Mag Poll leans toward pop culture and commercial success, the RA Poll seems to be just the opposite. Sure, there are plenty of underground staples, some you might even recognize. And RA highlights techno, minimal, and some of the other lesser market shares, but they seem to push too far towards the unknown acts. I’m not saying they’re bad, but having a poll (read: popularity contest) where half the names are unknowns doesn’t really make sense.
Why is the DJ Mag Poll all about the trance pop-stars and the RA Poll all about the techno elitists? Is there something for the rest of us? Or does anyone really even care?