Local DJ declares Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards shortlist a “crime against humanity”
DUBAI: A popular nightlife personality in Dubai has angrily spoken out against the 2013 shortlist for the annual Time Out Dubai Nightlife Awards, which was unveiled last week.
For a fourth successive year, DJ Habibi 2000 failed to receive a single nomination in the magazine’s shortlist, a situation he described as “scandalous” in a press conference yesterday.
“Over the past 12 months, I’ve not only held down hugely successful residencies at Club Smug and Guccci Nightclub, but have also released four Now That’s What I Call Habibi House compilation CDs and launched my new DJH2K Swarovski-encrusted headphones,” he told reporters. “And yet I’ve been ignored once again. It’s a total crime against humanity.”
In response to the shortlist, Habibi 2000 last week started a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #TeamHabibi2000, which at the time of going to press had been tweeted four times.
“You know, I’m thinking about starting my own nightlife awards,” he added. “And I foresee a lot of Habibi 2000 nominations, especially in the World’s Greatest Living DJ category.”