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The DJ List Accused of Racism By Techno Legend Juan Atkins

With the #Oscarssowhite controversy raging on, the issue of equal racial recognition have now permeated into the world of electronic music. Detroit techno legend Juan Atkins took to his Facebook page to voice an observation on how ‘The DJ List’, not to be confused with DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs (itself a frequent offender for lacking diversity, albeit mostly targeted toward a lack of female representation), features only 2 Black artists, occupying the 99 and 100 spots, respectively. Atkins mentions how ‘The DJ List’ top 100 does not include such seminal Black electronic artists as Derrick May or Jeff Mills or Kevin Saunderson, ... Read more