DJ Mag Top 100 corruption exposed in hilarious video
It’s become increasingly clear as electronic music has evolved that DJ polls no longer paint an accurate picture of the scene. In fact, many artists even go as far as manipulating their numbers in order to rank higher. One prime example occurred in 2015 when multiple witnesses came froward after Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike took the number one spot in the infamous DJ Mag poll to describe accounts of the Belgian duo buying votes, even having staffers walk around with iPads at various venues to secure extra nominations.
Naturally, such controversy has become the newest topic for Ashley Wallbridge and Gareth Emery’s parody group CVNT5 to skew. Their newest video takes viewers back to their initial quest of scoring the winning title for the poll, opening with contention between the duo and their manager over the authenticity of its results before they announced their $50k investment on advertising space to boost votes. The rest of the video covers issues such as paying black market companies to generate votes, bribing key figures, and wearing costumes to get gigs. Watch it in full above.