Yes, we all know the DJ Mag poll is wank.
However, the Resident Advisor one is excellent.
I encourage you to vote. But you can only vote if you are already a member. And polling closes on 30th November.
Do not worry. Tiesto will not win. He is the favourite of just 1,000 members. Maya Jane Coles gets 3,000, Sven 5,000 and Ricardo 10,000. That is the way it should be.
Anyway, based on how much enjoyment I have gained from their DJ sets that I have seen them perform this year, this is my fairly predictable top 5:
1. Ricardo Villalobos (Cocoon In the Park, July)
2. Sven Vath (fabric, May)
3. Art Department (fabric, October)
4. Nina Kraviz (Cocoon, Amnesia, September)
5. Danny Daze (fabric, September)
And I can only recall being impressed with two live acts so they are:
1. Maceo Plex (fabric, October)
2. Nicolas Jaar (fabric, July)
Sadly you cannot vote for me, because I do not have a DJ page, despite that infamous Ibiza after-party. I cannot create a page until I have played at an event listed on Resident Advisor. And yes, I did previously think about inventing an event but you then need to create a venue.
Next year folks 😉
Three blog posts in one day? No, I don’t have a job, honest!