RE: [Hybrid] DJ Magazine's annual Top 100 DJ poll
>Are we gonna have THAT conversation, too?Nah, I'm quite happy to let leave that one...safe in the knowledge that
>--- In HybridUK@y..., "Nick Bower" <nick.bower@c...> wrote:
>And long may it stay non-mainstream in my opinion...I'm quite happy
>sticking with 'our world', knowing what else is on offer out there.
the majority of us probably feel the same...
[Currently listening to the new Fabric Cd by Hipp-e & Halo...not
breaks...but verrrry nice].
- Interesting post over on the global-underground board from Nick
"thanks to the few people who considered my placing as low, but it
really is of no significance , what alot of you are unaware of is
that a large number of high profile dj's employ the services of a pr
agent , this costs the dj on average between £500 and £1000 pounds
per month to make sure they are constantly in the press, on radio and
basically in the public eye at all times, i have allways been of the
opinion that if i have a product ( ie cd ) to sell then do the press
and media but dont want my ugly mug in the magazines month in and
month out , what ever your opinion of tiesto he is probably the most
popular dj in the world and doing a big stadium tour as he did
recently in the states projects him to the kind of people who like to
vote , but dont get downhearted ( what shocked me was layo and
bushwacka"s placing ) just go out and see the people you like , dont
get caught up in all this doom and gloom about the busines and feckin
An interesting viewpoint, see it for yourself at:
- I've seen Tiesto play at the Kremlin in Amsterdam (about a year and a
half ago) and have to admit that at that time he was pretty good. He can
mix and played a pretty good set from what I can remember. However,
maybe its just because I left the trance scene behind (was getting
rather samey and boring for my taste...besides I always liked
prog/breaks more) that I now think perhaps a few other DJ's should maybe
have received the crown of 'Best DJ'. Its highly likely that Tiesto is
still packing in the crowds to clubs (more in Europe though?) and its
obvious a hell of a lot of people like him - as they've voted that way.
I personally *hope* that next year they might be a bit of a shake up on
the Dj Mag Top 100 DJ's poll - even though trance is the favoured genre
for a lot of people (and no, I'm not wanting breaks to surge forward and
wipe the floor with the rest ;). A few of the 'superclubs' where trance
was played (Cream and I'm thinking Gatecrasher specifically, have now
died/are dying over here - which were hugely influential in bringing
trance - this exciting new European sound - to the everyday masses via
clubs, radio, tv etc etc. Simon Raine from Gatecrasher had impeccable
timing, he consciously 'showcased' Tiesto to a trance hungry UK crowd a
few years ago via the club nights and the gatecrasher CD compilations.
He brought a Dutch DJ right to crowds who would otherwise not have heard
of him or have got chance to see him play in Europe...and they lapped
I'm unsure if Tiesto now plays smaller UK clubs after the demise of a
few of the main ones where we played regularly(????), but his sound is
certainly suited to a larger club/festivals, I think. His DJ'ing diary
looks like he's playing Europe and the US for the rest of this year with
only one or two UK dates - one of these being a festival. I would be
very interested to know if the people who voted for Tiesto this year
based their voting on his CD's, or actually on having seen him live this
year - though it seems he's not done many UK DJ sets recently? Without
many large UK trance clubs booking him, surely Tiesto might not get as
many votes from UK clubbers and his crown will slip?
Lastly, I think the fact that Sasha and Digweed are placed 2 and 3 in
the poll (high places again this year) says that quality shines through
time and again. These are DJ's who are universally revered and have been
for some years. It'll be an interesting day the day when they get budged
from such high rankings [gulp - who by??]
- Who has the list???
> I've seen Tiesto play at the Kremlin in Amsterdam (about a year and a<snip>
> half ago) and have to admit that at that time he was pretty good. He can
> mix and played a pretty good set from what I can remember. However,
> maybe its just because I left the trance scene behind (was getting
> rather samey and boring for my taste...besides I always liked
> prog/breaks more) that I now think perhaps a few other DJ's should maybe
> have received the crown of 'Best DJ'. Its highly likely that Tiesto is
> still packing in the crowds to clubs (more in Europe though?) and its
> obvious a hell of a lot of people like him - as they've voted that way.
- --- In HybridUK@y..., "Euclid" <djeuclid@h...> wrote:
> Who has the list???The post with the entire list in is at:
- trunky101@... writes:
> I bet my bottom dollar that breaks will be one of the big musicFunny, people have been saying that since 1998, I still don't think it's
> genres of next year.
anymore likely to happen.
- IMHO the thing about breaks is its not instantly gratifying. Music like trance, garage etc gets going a lot quicker than breaks, and you know, a lot of people won't give a tune a second chance if its not going mental or doesn't sound phat after 30 seconds of play. Another thing is mainstream music seems to be cherry-picking genres like breaks - has anyone noticed how many more breaks there are in todays music compared with say, the 90's.
Even if breaks does make it big - all it will do is create a commercial-type breaks market, which is essentially what Garage music is becoming anyway..
Besides, if theres anything I hate more its stupid robotic Rude Boys telling me some music is really phat, and they show it to you and its something you've known about for ages, and its exactly what they kept telling you is boring and crap, usually not very long before.
Anyway, just one more thing to say and thats some imprtant info on the green Jellybabies someone mentioned earlier. They slowly turn you into an elf when you sleep and you will be taken in the middle of the night to join the elven underground rave culture, where they play stolen tracks from messageboards, and defend themself with toothpicks and mushrooms of mass-destruction, and with their power, will eventually find the one who is prophesised to bring them to ascencion. You have been warned.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ben Smith
> trunky101@... writes:
> > I bet my bottom dollar that breaks will be one of the big music
> > genres of next year.
> Funny, people have been saying that since 1998, I still don't think it's
> anymore likely to happen.
- I dunno, what with the Soul of Man remix of Prince's 'Kiss' and the
Bushwacka remix of 'Billie Jean' and the increasingly broad range of
breaks and the advent of so many artist albums coming up, Hybrid, BT,
etc. and the recent release of ILS and such I think there's more of a
chance - it probably still won't happen, but there IS more of a
>--- In HybridUK@y..., "Ben Smith" <a.smith4@b...> wrote:
>Funny, people have been saying that since 1998, I still don't think
>it's anymore likely to happen.