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  • 12 Jul
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With the opening of voting lines for the DJ MAG 2018, every artist, along with their teams, has started their homework. They are struggling hard to attract fans and to have their votes in their favor. Starting with fancy video releases, click baits, promotion, etc. they’re doing everything possible.

DJ Mag Scam Stories

There is proof of campaigns by both artists and their teams a year before the voting lines open. A number of companies involved in the case of buying heavy mass votes from the youth of the country resulted in their golden ranking in 2016. Social marketing companies have bought votes for the rate of Rs. 3000 for every 500 votes a person collects from their friends and family or in exchange of goodies.

We have all known the top 100 DJ rankings every year. Some criticize it for being a popularity poll while some take it seriously. But, in reality, a DJ’s value is evaluated based on his rank in the top 100 DJ Mag ranking. Martin Garrix is world #1 DJ for the last two years. We expect that he will stay in the same position. Looking at his popularity, the quality of productions, the no. of shows and the music records, he ought to be world no. 1.

Every DJ is in the race of making his brand the best. Very frequent names include that of R3HAB, Hardwell, Don Diablo, and many more. These people are doing their best to get to the top, with all of the three in the top 20 already. Their positions in the list seriously affect their market value and demand.

In 2016, Lost Stories, one among the very prominent Indian DJs, entered the list with a whooping rank of #52. DJ Chetas on #33, had already found himself a spot in the list in 2015.

DJ Mag India Scam Stories

  • In 2017 there were excessive campaigns that were running across the country, substantially than that of 2016. DJ Mag blacklisted India from the voting poll. And, the number of votes coming from India were never counted. Chetas and Lost stories were not on the DJ Mag 2017 list. This resulted in DJ Mag India Scam.
DJ Mag campaign
Social youth campaigns asking for votes
Campaign scam screenshot from a source
  • Had the votes been counted, both of them would have easily secured a position in the top 10, above that of names like Avicii, KSHMR, Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, etc. provided the population of the country. Sounds crazy right?
  • Indians can do wonders. Plus the name of Marnik in the campaign puts up a question too. As to why they have been touring so much in India. But, they have put out bangers like Bazaar, Mandala, Shiva with KSHMR for Sunburn’s official anthem. They deserve the spot.
  • Apart from India, DVLM (Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike), also known as the “iPad brothers,” are said to give away iPads in exchange for every vote. Pretty rich right?
    Rs. 60,000 gadget against that of Rs. 3000 per 500 votes that is roughly Rs. 6 per vote. Indians are settling for less. Read an article on Salman Khan asking his followers to vote for DVLM.
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    Hardwell roasts DVLM on DJ Mag scam
  • With respectable names like that of Laidback Luke, Avicii, Steve Aoki, and Don Diablo known for their fair and humble nature towards things were brought to light being involved in the scam.
  • Hardwell went against the list with Dillon Francis, roasting the idea behind of the same. Laidback Luke, suspected of being involved in the scam,  says against it. Too much of hypocrisy ‘Master.’ He also talked about the Indian companies mentioned above and the DJ Mag scam involved. All of this in a video uploaded on YouTube, later deleted.
  • DJ Mag is also believed to sell the top 10 slots of the list at a very high price. Videos are flooding Youtube about this theory.
  • We hope you liked reading about the DJ Mag India Scam story. Fore more such latest updates from the industry of EDM stay hooked to GrooveNexus.

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