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.