The title of ‘Funniest DJ in the World’ may not be up for grabs in this year’s DJ Mag poll but if it was, Gareth Emery would be a serious contender for the crown.
In a hilarious new 9-minute video, the trance mainstay has taken the piss out of DJ Mag ‘s annual poll of the world’s favourite selectors. Over nine minutes, he and Ashley Wallbridge – his partner in the parody group CVNT5, and the guy who claims to have ghost produced ten Beatport #1s – have parodied the dance acts who pull out all the stops to make it to the top of the controversial ranking.
In their (fictional) quest to hit #1, CVNT5 make fun of the DJs who buy their way up the poll, snidely label it a “pissing contest,” claim not to have even heard of names like Radical Redemption and Frontliner who placed in the 2015 poll and and take particular aim at masked producer Marshmello. Whatever you think of DJ Mag, it makes for some very funny viewing – watch the video below.
The real DJ Mag 100 results will be announced this week in Amsterdam as part of the annual Dutch dance conference ADE, when we’ll find out whether last year’s victors Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike will hold onto the #1 spot for 2016.
Katie Cunningham is the Editor of inthemix. She is on Twitter.