No matter where you live in the world you were probably glued to your screen a few hours ago, watching pundits cover last night’s U.S. presidential election as results slowly came in state by state. While President Barack Obama was able to defeat Mitt Romney, the election magnified the division and underscored the political gridlock that is now embedded in America. The election shows how divided Americans are in terms of ideology, but when it comes to politics most DJs tend to lean toward the left. Many of these DJs were on Twitter last night: some provided serious insight about Obama’s reelection; others gleefully poked fun about the process and the candidates. The tweet that got the most traction belonged to Diplo. Have a look below at his tweet and read what other DJs had to say.
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 Feed Me suggested that the poll is “a corrupt and an outdated model.”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.