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This Instagram account is photoshopping smiles onto the faces of super serious DJs

Serious house and techno selectors are known for many things, but smiling in photos is not one of them.

As we’ve reported at length before, if you’re a DJ looking to take some smoking press shots you only really have a couple of options. You can opt for the crouch stance, bring in a strange prop like a broom or a rock with googly eyes, have sex with a robot like Moby, or just whip out the dreaded pube stache.

The most popular look by far is the “uber-serious”, where DJs gaze at the camera like they’re trying to destroy it with nothing but the power of their pupils. Clearly, they need to loosen up a little — which is what the Instagram account ‘Happy DJs‘ is here for.

The account takes some prime offenders of the uber-serious look — think Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettman and Dixon — and simply slaps grins on their faces. It’s ridiculous and completely unnecessary, but also very amusing.

Check out some of the best ones below.

Maceo Plex

Maceo Plex #maceoplex #saycheese #smile #happydjs #mosaic #techhouse

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Four Tet

Four Tet #fourtet #saycheese #smile #happydjs #smilearoundtheface #housemusic #techno

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Marcel Dettman

Marcel Dettmann #marceldettmann #saycheese #smile #happydjs #techno #berghain #vinyl #haveanice

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Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin #richiehawtin #saycheese #smile #happydjs #techno #minimal #minus #sake🍶

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