Jon Gooch, the DJ/production dynamo behind dubstep/electro entity Feed Me and influential drum ‘n’ bass project Spor, announced via Twitter that he plans to take a respite from DJing in the fall. The news was certainly unexpected, especially considering that Gooch has been touring consistently and has become a major name on the global electronic music scene. “I went to a Dance Music ‘EDC’ event last week and had absolutely no idea what was going on,” he tweeted. “…However I’ve got a pressing feeling that its not…what I’m supposed to be doing. Around Autumn time I intent to stop, at least for a while.” Gooch’s next tweet came from Austin, where he was playing and reported that the club seemed nice. “Arrived at Kingdom in Austin with @brosafari. What a nice club, can’t wait.” Gooch hasn’t tweeted since, leaving fans to wonder what the future holds for him.
The results of DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 poll was announced last night in Amsterdam (see the full list of winners here). Armin van Buuren took the top spot for the fifth time, edging out 2011 winner David Guetta, who fell to the fourth position. Since last night DJs have been on Twitter, some expressing their gratitude for making the list and others having a less positive view. Winner Armin van Buuren tweeted that his victory was “overwhelming”; Hardwell proclaimed he has “the best fans in the world” and Nervo tweeted that they too were “overwhelmed.” But not everyone was feeling the love: Diplo, who landed at 102 on the poll, tweeted “Seriously I don’t even know what dj mag is is it actually a magazine? Like people?” Sasha offered “Oh no dj Angerfist beat me in the DJ mag poll. My career is over.” Feed Me suggested that the poll is “a corrupt and an outdated model.” But perhaps the most curious tweet was from Kaskade who wondered, “Is a DJ Mag Poll Relevant?” Have a look below at the chatter on Twitter and tell us who you agree or disagree with.
Oct. 22 update: See new tweets from BT, Alesso, Sébastian Léger and others at the bottom of the story.