Get Set for the 49th Best DJ in the World
We’re all for songs, films and books being ranked on the basis of their popularity but people? Tennis players have been reduced to numbers for a few decades now, and the local press is forever going on about who the No1 Bollywood actor or actress in the country is. And while we can understand that you might promote someone as the top-ranking player or star in their field, if they’re not in the top twenty, it just seems kinda lame. We remember the days when the Times of India would track, on a space no less hallowed than their masthead, tennis player Sania Mirza’s gradual ascension to the world rank of No27.
Electronic music bible DJ Mag shares this love for assigning numbers to names, and indeed, their annual ranking of the world’s top DJs is frequently used as a biography enhancer by the DJs who make the list. Blue Frog has over the last couple years hosted a few of the world’s top DJs, and the publicity material for the events has never failed to mention where the act stands according to DJ Mag. Last Saturday, April 10, the Frog treated Mumbai to the sounds of Dutch trance DJ, Menno De Jong, who they told us “ranked among the top 50 DJs in the world”. The use of the past tense was deliberate we suspect because De Jong fell eight places to No56 in 2009. They have no such problem with De Jong’s countryman, tech-trance DJ Richard Durand, who rose from No98 in 2008 to No49 last year.
Now, we’re sure Durand, who plays at the club on Wednesday, April 14, after Mumbai band The Vinyls, has some serious skills. He was after all tipped for the top by none other than Tiesto (who held steady at No2 behind Armin Van Buuren by the way). So our advice to the folks at the Frog would be to leave the numbers game aside for a while, or at least until the artist cracks the top 20.Tags: Blue Frog, DJ Mag, DJs, Menno De Jong, Music, Richard Durand, Tiesto, world's top DJs
Mathuradas Mills Compound
Opposite Kamala Mills
Tulsi Pipe Road
Relevant DatesApril 14
Ticketing & Price InfoRs500 (after 11pm), Rs 300 (after 9pm)