Ten Reasons Rolling Stone's "25 DJs That Rule the Earth" Is Total Bullshit
But we here at Crossfade have got more than a bone to pick with them about it. Not only is this list completely nonsensical and asinine, it plays like a tired attempt at relevancy by a dancing corpse that hasn't said anything cool since the mid '80s.
We'll concede some of the rankings aren't totally stupid. But still, looking directly at it will cause any real EDM fan to puke out of their eye-sockets. Let us spare you the pain and give you a ten-point breakdown of why Rolling Stone got it wrong.
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What the Fuck Is the Premise for This Shit?
First of all, Rolling Stone gives literally no insight into how they reached these conclusions, nor do their sometimes one-sentence explanations make any good arguments. It seems the criteria were just to surf the blogs for a minute, check out some festival lineups, throw a dart, and then just make it up.
Daft Punk at No. 25?
We'll concede that we're completely, 100-percent obsessed with Daft Punk, and therefore possibly biased. But placing Daft Punk (arguably the most influential DJ duo of all time) at the bottom of this list is unforgivable. Some people say, "But they are producers, not DJs. They use Ableton." Please, Alive 1997 was recorded before computers took over, and they killed it. Daft Punk is Top Three in any list of influencers, period.