You see them on their own heading up a story on your favorite music blog and you don’t think twice about the sullen DJ press pic. But when you see them grouped together, as they have been by Producers and DJs Looking Depressed, you can’t help but chuckle. Nope, these are not ads for Ablixa. They’re the work of some smartypants with another gut-busting DJ-related Tumblr blog that we just can’t get enough of. So without further ado, we give you 10 hilariously depressing DJ press shots, courtesy of depresseddjs.tumblr.com.
Oddball house and techno pack out this On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.
What’s in a name? Well, would Tommy Four Seven be the same if he had chosen to go by DJ Thomas? Hopefully, it’s a DJ’s memorable skills behind the decks that’ll carry his or her name into eternity, but having a cool calling card might give you a leg up on the competition, too. Light humor, spelling adjustments, spoonerisms playing off of celebrity names… there’s a whole lot of moniker madness going on these days, and while we couldn’t include all of them—sorry, Chet Faker, Snak the Ripper, and, uh, FuntCase—we highlight a handful of crazy ones in today’s Power Of Ten. Preview tunes from each artist below, and then grab them all in this Beatport chart.