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Diplo Goes Gull Savage On DJ Mag After Ranking #25 on Top 100 DJs (& More Reacts)

DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs list for 2017 really stirred things up…

Whether or not the list actually matters is entirely up for debate. Although it undeniably represents some of the most talented DJ/producers in the game, there are some glaring absences and misrepresentations. It’s an imperfect system, but it’s the one we have, and it has lasting ramifications on booking fees and artist opportunities around the globe.

While some have proven to be victorious, others are bashing the entire concept. For Diplo, it’s both.

“Only 75 spots til I’m finally off this list — let’s go further next year,” he tweeted.

He’s not the only one to voice his disapproval with the list. Read down the rabbit hole below.

According to DJ Mag, there were over a million legitimate votes cast for the poll this year. The Top 100 standings include 15 new entries, seven re-entries and 5 non-movers. For a more thorough analysis, check out our full breakdown of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017 here.

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Skrillex Earns Highest Bass Act On DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017

Skrillex holds strong at No. 16 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2017 list and his placement speaks volumes! However, this marks a significant drop for him from a Top 10 spot at number 9 last year.

While OWSLA‘s fearless leader has been quiet this year as far as lineups go, he has been doing work in the studio. His system — laying relatively low, playing some very special events, producing day in and day out, and dropping collabs like there is no tomorrow — has earned him a rightful spot highest bass act on the chart.

Skrillex only stepped on the scene to play a select few shows this year, including Zedd’s ACLU fund-raiser, Burning Man, FORM Arcosanti, and two legendary Dog Blood sets at HARD Summer and to close down NYC’s Webster Hall. He also reunited with his emo band From First To Last for a memorable night in music.

So, maybe it’s not about quantity, it’s about quality.

Or, maybe it’s both considering he released a slew of collaborations with Habstrakt, Poo Bear, Vindata, DJ Sliink x..

Marshmello & Khalid Make The World A Little Brighter with “Silence” Music Video [WATCH]

A Marshmello track is usually a sure recipe for a playful storyline at school and/or a party scene as he stumbles his way through social life…

Music videos such as “Alone,” “Moving On,” and “Find Me” follow that transitional high school into college life theme, while the producer’s other music videos like “Summer” and “Keep It Mello” keep it lighthearted as well. With “Silence,” Mello and Khalid do something a little different.

A gang of “misfits” band together, but instead of causing trouble they light up the night with some love and positivity — because that’s exactly what this world needs.

I found peace in your violence
Can’t tell me there’s no point in trying
I’m at one, and I’ve been quiet for too long

Although on the surface it just looks like Marshmello and Khalid are goofing around with some cool, fluorescent bicycles, they are trying to bring some bright to the dark.

Marshmello – Silence featuring Khalid

Photo via Rukes.com

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Billboard Plans To Make Paid Streams Worth More Than YouTube Plays for Hot 100 Chart

Billboard has announced it’s coveted Hot 100 chart will soon be ranked by a weighted tier system in which paid streams are worth more than YouTube views.

This comes as Post Malone recently nabbed the #1 spot with his new hit “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage, which racked up tens of millions of views on YouTube with a strange looped version of the track. He beat the system for now, but it could have played out way differently with these newly proposed streaming rules.

YouTube plays were only recently taken into consideration for charting purposes and now things are changing up yet again. Seeking to provide the best representation of popular music, Billboard reveals its plans to implement the weighted tier system starting in 2018.

The Top 200 Albums chart will also take into consideration paid streams and ad-supported streams.

This will make for an interesting next few months of rankings as the charts adjust.

Source: Hypebeast

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Taylor Swift Throws Shade At Ex-Boyfriend Calvin Harris In New Song “Gorgeous”

Taylor Swift throws another jab at Calvin Harris in her latest song “Gorgeous” off her forthcoming album reputation…

Many fans also speculate she directly calls out her ex (one of many) in the music video for “Look What You Made Me Do,” so it’s no shocker she’d do it again — especially considering her previous album 1989 came out in 2014, and she and Calvin didn’t kindle a romance until 2015. That means there has been zero opportunity until now for Tay Tay to talk a little shit about one of her most serious boyfriends.

In “Gorgeous” she sings: “I got a boyfriend, he’s older than us / He’s in the club doing I don’t know what”

Calvin fits the bill. He’s older than some of her other suitors and obviously up in the club frequently. Though the shade is subtle, her fans immediately made the connection.

This line from “Gorgeous” really got the Swifties going…

TAYLOR WAS SO DONE WITH CALVIN AND HIS BULLSHIT AND YOU CAN LITERALLY TELL IN THIS SONG IM SCREAMING

— Kristin (@InnocentSwiftie)..

DJ Snake Wants Your Dance Moves For His New Music Video [DETAILS]

Calling all DJ Snake fans — this is your opportunity to appear in a music video from the global superstar producer!

The man himself is holding an open audition in Los Angeles for his official music video for “A Different Way” at some point next week. He already made history with the track by premiering it atop the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, something that no other artist in history has ever done. So, DJ Snake must have something crazy up his sleeve for the music video.

There are little details on the shoot, but this is really all you need to know:

“OFFICIAL VIDEO – LA NEXT WEEK – OPEN AUDITIONS – SHOW ME YOUR MOVES”

Even if you don’t live in LA, this gives you some time to get there and show DJ Snake your stuff!

DJ Snake Wants YOU!

#ADIFFERENTWAY

Posted by DJ SNAKE on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Photo via Rukes.com

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Source: DJ Snake Wants Your Dance Moves For His New Music Video [DETAILS]

Martin Garrix Previews Instrumental From His Collaboration With Ryan Tedder At ADE

We’ve known for a bit that Martin Garrix has a collaboration with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, even as recently as this most recent September, but we’ve yet to hear anything from the actual production – until today.

During a masterclass at the Amsterdam Dance Event, Martin Garrix demonstrated an example of his production technique with a scintillating preview of the instrumental to his collaboration with Ryan Tedder. Though the play through unfortunately skips at certain points, the overall sound of the demo is clearly present.

Martin states, “I don’t think I’ll release this anytime soon, just like all the other songs I play live.”

So fingers crossed we hear it sometime even in 2018…

Photo via Rukes.com

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Source: Martin Garrix Previews Instrumental From His Collaboration With Ryan Tedder At ADE

DJ Mag Top 100 2017 [Live Updates]

The day for 2017’s DJ Mag Top 100 to be revealed has arrived.

Even since just 12 months ago, the landscape of electronic music has gone through many changes. Festivals are featuring different headliners, various acts are rising and making noise, and others have experienced mild or severe slumps.

While not an entirely accurate portrayal of the dance music culture on its own, the DJ Mag Top 100 is undoubtedly a significant piece of a larger puzzle that represents mass, popular appeal.

See our predictions for the 2017 DJ Mag Top 100 right here.

To get this out of the way: the DJ Mag Top 100 long ago ceased to be about technical skill; it is not a ranking of artists who are at the top of their game in the act of legitimate “DJ’ing,” though many of them are quite proficient DJs nonetheless. For a long time, the ranking has been a popularity list, and DJ Mag nor any of the DJs who end up in the Top 100 have tried to claim anything different.

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Ephwurd Launches New Label With Ridiculously Fun “Phunky Beats” ft. Jvst Say Yes [LISTEN]

Ephwurd is here to EPH $H!T UP!

The delightful duo consisting of Datsik and Bais Haus just dropped a bass house bomb on us. Not only are they stoked to announce the launch of their brand new label Eph’d Up Records, these guys are christening the occasion with a free download that totally pops off!

“Phunky Beats” featuring Jvst Say Yes marks the first single off the label, which Ephwurd has been working on behind-the-scenes over the past six month. Like literally all of Ephwurd’s material, the track shows just how fun dance music can be.

Ephwurd promises good things are coming as Datsik and Bais Haus take their relationship to the next level. “We have A LOT of new original music coming out in the next few months, so buckle ur seat belts.”

As for the label, Ephwurd seeks to bring fans the music they want, whenever they want:

“As artists who enjoy a broad range of music going from the most hype tunes to the most chill, we wanted to be able to freely give music to our fans without the..

Ekali will touch down in NYC for the Babylon Tour with Josh Pan & Y2K

Toronto producer Ekali is making his way along with Josh Pan & Y2k to perform at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg on November 18th, and you can grab tickets here!

Ekali’s remixes and originals have garnered millions of plays and have caught the eye of none other than Skrillex. The OWSLA head-honcho jammed with Ekali’s music so much that Skrillex recently signed the Toronto producer to his imprint record label OWSLA.

Along with inking a new record deal, Skrillex put his own touch on Ekali’s latest single “Babylon” with rapper Denzel Curry. Listen to the original below:

Check out all the remaining dates on Ekali’s “Babylon Tour” below.

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