Steve Angello is by no means the first to take a pot shot at the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list, but segueing it into a dialogue about world affairs comes across as a bit pretentious. The Size Records founder and one third of EDM supergroup Swedish House Mafia engaged in just such a social media rant, which had to have left some of his followers scratching their heads.
The annual DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list has garnered its fair share of criticism in the past as electronic music artists' teams have been allowed to resort to arguably questionably methods to secure the votes that play into their ranking - like purchasing advertisements on the media outlet's landing page, for instance. Angello apparently vented his own frustrations about the contest by tweeting:
A number of his Twitter followers praised his sentiments, but a DJ Mag editor and DJ/producer named Dani Deahl engaged him, resulting in to the following exchange:
So what did we learn here? Well, I feel like I learned that Angello and Deahl would rather publicly pat themselves on the back for their good deeds than finish what could have been a fruitful debate regarding one of dance music's most influential award ceremonies. If Swedish House Mafia do finally have that reunion everyone's been talking about, on the other hand, I suppose some of Angello's above tweets could probably be repurposed as lyrics for a main stage anthem a la "Save The World."
Perhaps you gleaned something different from this dialogue, though. If you think there's a bigger message that I might have missed, don't be afraid to let me know by commenting below.