Armin van Buuren: DJ Mag Poll ‘Doesn’t Say Everything’
EXCLUSIVE: Trance megastar also clears up 'Intense' dubstep rumours...
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 17:31
Trance god Armin van Buuren has revealed that the DJ Mag Top 100 “doesn't mean you're the best DJ in the world.”
Speaking exclusively to MTV News the Dutch DJ who has been voted DJ Mag’s No.1 DJ in the world five times in a row candidly told us: “It certainly doesn't say everything. It doesn't mean you're the best DJ in the world, it means you're popular with a big group. It also depends on who you ask and if they take the time to go online and vote.
“I spoke to a lot of promoters who don't even look at the list when they decide which DJ to book for their venue,” the Drowning hitmaker continued. “But on the other hand, it does say something (not everything) about how many tickets you might sell with a certain crowd.”
Buuren added: “Having said that, I know a few local DJ's for example who are way more popular in their city than me. Some DJs campaign heavily; others ignore the poll and say it's ridiculous.
“I think it's comparing apples and oranges to a certain extent. It's hard to compare me to Carl Cox for example, because he plays a totally different sound.
“But I think the debating is good. It means people have something to talk about and compare DJ's, which means they're probably going to get more curious and may go out to see a DJ they haven't heard before.”
Buuren who’s fifth artist album Intense is released in May also took the opportunity to clear up the rumours of a dubstep-inspired track on his forthcoming release…
“I think I need to correct this, because now a few people may think the wrong thing.
“Intense is very much a Trance album, but it incorporates a few different styles. I don’t want to shut my eyes to new sounds. I get inspired by the tracks I hear from other producers and DJs. That's what I use to make new tracks!”
Armin van Buuren’s latest single This Is What It Feels Like Ft. Trevor Guthrie is out May 5th.
By Michael Pell @mtvuknews
This article ©2013 MTV Networks Europe. All rights reserved. Any reporting on this interview (including quoting therefrom) must credit MTV News UK as the source.
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