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Award ceremony previously unknown to the english speaking world successfully pulls massive publicity stunt



What can we do to make her stop? Who do we have to speak to? Surely there must be something we can do to stop ourselves being subjected to the relentless media campaign that is Paris Hilton? 

We’ve tried to ignore her at Data Transmission, we really have. We refused to pick up self aggrandizing quotes from the heiress proclaiming to be the “number one DJ in the world” as we all know she’s not and didn’t want to give her the coverage. We’re firm believers that there is no point in winding yourself up for the sake of it.

What we can’t ignore however is popular French radio station NRJ awarding her their Best New Female DJ Award. Whilst we’re not sure we even agree with having separate awards for men and women seeing the irritating socialite simpleton that is Ms. Hilton take the accolade home really was beyond the pale. Whilst we’re sure NRJ will point out that their award show is purely based on fan votes one can’t help but be suspicious of a process that has greatly raised their profile within the English speaking world. Surely there must have been some canvassing on her behalf ala a certain top 100 poll but that would still beg the question: NRJ listeners, what the hell were you thinking? We mean have you heard Drunk Text?

Check out NRJ’s Best New Female DJ in erm.. action below.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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