With all the recent controversy over the questionable results of DJ Mag’s top 100, not to mention the abusive trend of artists buying Facebook “likes” to generate false hype, it’s nice to come across a poll that’s focused first and foremost on the music itself. Mixmag is inviting voters to determine “the greatest dance track of all time” - a hefty query considering the sheer volume of amazing songs that have been generated just over the past two decades.
With an all-star selection of “classic tunes” plus the option to add your fav if it’s not already on the list, Mixmag has found a way to not only get people easily engaged in voting (via the convenient Facebook login), but are even giving 20% off any of the tracks on their “greatest” list if you buy on Beatport using their promo code: NOVMXMG.
What’s awesome about this poll is that it allows listeners to recognize any track they love, so there’s no limitation on what you can vote on, and in the word’s of Kill the Noise the goal is clearly to “Let the music do the talking.”
Voters can only choose one favorite, which is nearly impossible considering the quality of options Mixmag alone has collected, with a few artists reaching up to three “nominations” on the list, like Daft Punk of course, David Guetta, Justice, Aphex Twin, and The Chemical Brothers.
From the Mixmag pool, here’s a few stellar standouts, some more obvious “hits” and a couple of golden oldies, including:
Donna Summer – I Feel Love (1977)
Moby – Go (1990)
Robin S – Show Me Love (1993)
Green Velvet – Flash (1995)
Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (1999)
Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At? (2001)
M.A.N.D.Y vs. Booka Shade – Body Language (2005)
Claude VonStroke – Who’s Afraid Of Detroit (2006)
La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream’s Lets Get Ravey Remix) (2009)
Major Lazer – Pon De Floor (2009)
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You (2011)
Sub Focus – Out The Blue (2012) - **This is the one track on their compiled list from 2012 surprisingly.
The only lemon for me personally from Mixmag’s choices was (ew): Steve Aoki feat Zuper Black – “I’m In The House” (2010), but otherwise, they’ve rounded up quite a slew of top shelf tunes. It’s not clear when the winner will be announced, but keep up with Mixmag on Facebook to find out.