Rolling Stone has just announced its list for the Top 25 DJs in the world, and some of the selections may surprise you. For one, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy came in at number 7 — ranked ahead of Boys Noize, Skrillex, and Daft Punk (who were ranked dead last.) Carl Cox and Deadmau5 joined the French duo deep in the list, sitting comfortably at 22 and 20 respectively while underground newcomer Maya Jane Coles came in at 15 — ahead of arguably the most technically talented DJ in the world, A-Trak.
We were impressed to see underground stunners like Seth Troxler, Loco Dice, and Richie Hawtin receive proper recognition, all of whom secured strong places among the usual EDM head honchos, Tiesto, SHM, Avicii, Kaskade and David Guetta.
As with most lists that try to arbitrarily rank talent across genres of EDM, there will likely be tons of debate over Rolling Stone‘s inaugural list.
Read the full article at RollingStone.com and let us know your thoughts in the comments after the break.
David Guetta has just revealed the name of his new label on Twitter: Jackback Recordings. He first told us about his plans to start a new electronic imprint during his Ultra 2012 set, and we’ve known that his collaboration with Nicky Romero, “Metropolis,” would be the first release. Interestingly, he says that the first release won’t be dropping on Beatport until Wednesday, while the aforementioned track was previously set for release on Monday. We’ve reached out to Guetta’s camp for clarification on the matter, and it looks like the track has indeed been pushed back a few days. (Perhaps giving you a bit more time to enjoy the previous Jackback track, “Wild One Two.”)
Additionally, David will be streaming his show from the Palais Omnisport Paris Bercy tomorrow night on his Facebook channel. The one hour set kicks off at 11PM Paris time, which is 4PM on the East Coast and 1PM out West. It’s not the longest set in the world, but between 31 million Facebook fans and 4 million Twitter followers, it may be one of the largest to be streamed online.
We still can’t quite put our finger on it, but there’s just something about David Guetta that is unparalleled by any other EDM artist on the planet. While he often gets some flack for creating more pop-style tracks and venturing away from pure “house music,” it’s impossible to deny that he is one of the most influential members of the dance music community.
“Do you realize what’s going on in the world — and in America especially?” he asked the crowd about halfway through his set. “Our music is taking over and it’s crazy!” he proclaimed as he prepared to drop his FMIF remix of “Memories.” “I never thought that one day this would happen, but it’s unbelievable.” He went on to deliver a classic Guetta set that combined brand new tracks with established favorites, and the end result was arguably one of the most fun sets of the entire weekend.
David Guetta will be headlining a special show at New York’s Roseland Ballroom this February. Set to take place during Fashion Week, the show promises “grandiose decor” and entertainers, which will apparently turn Roseland Ballroom into an “interactive playground.” Both Kaskade and Swedish House Mafia showed us that a few good lasers and some CO2 is enough to make Roseland Ballroom rave-worthy, but maybe Cathy and David know something we don’t. Tickets are on sale now for the February 9th show, which will run from 9PM – 4AM.
Ahhh new tracks everywhere. HUGE leak today in 320. Guetta dropped this in his latest SF set and it was massive.