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Dada Life Explains Why They Created The 'Bottom 100 DJs' List

A few weeks ago, the "Bottom 100 DJs" list caused quite a stir leading up to the release of DJ Mag's "Top 100 DJs" list. However, no one knew who came up with the concept of the "Bottom 100 DJs." After mass confusion, Dada Life has finally come out as the minds behind "Bottom 100 DJs," and they took to their Facebook to answer fan questions about why they created the list. Check out their answers below.

Q: How did you guys get the idea of making this parody website? 

A: We're not even sure it's a parody! I mean, maybe it is sort of. Everybody is hating and making fun of DJ Mag 100 so this was the natural answer to that. But we also really wanted to see who would win this kind of contest.

Q: Beyond getting lots of LOLs, what do you hope is the effect of Bottom100DJs.com

A: We hope to establish it as an annual award. We want it to grow!

Q: DJ Mag's poll allows DJs to buy banner ads that show up next to the voting page. I noticed that Bottom100DJs.com emphasizes this practice as well, but with "DJs" like Al Walser, Paris Hilton, etc. What is your message behind this? 

A: No message at all really. Just to give people an idea about the award. And it was kind of fun too. But we got votes for all kinds of DJs so they didn't really matter.

Q: Do you think DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll is a fair competition? What do you think about accusations that it's a pay-to-play system? 

A: No, we don't think it's fair. But hey, life isn't fair. Deal with it.

Q: What is the impact of DJ Mag's poll on the dance music industry? Do you take it seriously? 

A: It's probably important for certain kind of DJs but not really for us. So no, we don't take it seriously. Or actually we take it serious enough to start our own award!

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