A Message From Olle

“It’s the best cancer you can get.”

“Cancer?”

The only word I could hear was “cancer” and it kept bouncing inside my head and I don’t think I heard what the doctor said for the rest of the visit.

As some of you know I’ve been away from the touring. And now I want to tell you why. In the beginning of September I went to the doctor. It was a Monday. On Wednesday I had surgery (moving fast is important). Since then I’ve been taking blood samples, going through x-rays and talking to doctors. And now I’m in chemotherapy.

Yes, it’s cancer. But after talking to the doctors I’ve realized that this particular form really is “the best” cancer you can get. Most people that get treatment become completely free from it.

After coming home from surgery I laid in the dark of my room, feeling completely numb. Darkness outside, darkness inside. But pretty soon I got up. In a way the world outside had changed. Now it’s like I see the contrasts clearer. I see what’s important, and what’s not. Family, friends, of course. But also my large dysfunctional family – you. I have realized how important all of you are.

I also feel more creative than I have in ages. There are no limits anymore. No boundaries. I don’t give a shit what people think about our music. (I don’t think I cared before either, but even less now.) The last few years I’ve been making a lot of music that doesn’t really have a beat. It’s the stuff I hear inside my head after the lights go dark at a big show, alone winding down at night. I’ve decided to finish those songs and release them (facebook.com/nightgestalt).

But that doesn’t mean I’m abandoning the beat! Dada Life is more important than ever. We have so many great songs in us, I feel we’ve barely scratched the surface. Dance music is one of the most explosive forces in the world. Just imagine how a kick drum and a bass can rattle your body and force you to move as one, together with all the other people in the room, smiling and sharing the same experience without saying one word. That kick drum changes peoples life. I have given my life to that kick drum.

I will be away from touring for a while. I don’t know exactly how long right now, but I aim to be back at the end of this year. Stefan will still be doing all the shows and play a full Dada Life-set. It won’t be long until the bass hits you in the stomach and you look up towards stage and see two DADAS bouncing up and down smiling.

I will see you all in DADA LAND very soon.

Thanks for taking the time to read all my thoughts.

Olle

Olle

Download The Vocal Acapella of “Freaks Have More Fun”

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Dada Land: The Voyage Video

Citizens of Dada Land! After some unfortunate technical delays on the Dada Land Voyage video we finally have a finished product for you! The full video is now coming out MONDAY NOVEMBER 24th (we promise!) Subscribe to our Youtube channel to be the first to see it – SUBSCRIBE HERE

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Prove That #FreaksHaveMoreFun

Freaks of Dada Land! We want YOU to help us show the world that freaks really do have more fun by recording yourself doing just that! Upload your videos to Instagram, Vine or Youtube and make sure to include the hashtag #FreaksHaveMoreFun! The citizen with the best entry will receive the freakiest prize pack we’ve ever given away: Because we all know that even Freaks need to Feed The Dada, one grand prize winner will receive:

-Cheeseburger Bean Bag Chair
-Giant Cheeseburger Head Mask
-Cheeseburger Graphic Sweatshirt
-“Freaks Have More Fun” long sleeve shirt
-Feed the Dada in person! Next time Dada Life comes to your town they’ll take you and a guest out to eat and give you two tickets to see them live (prize is open to any Dada Life show in 2014 or 2015, pending management approval)

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OUT NOW: FREAKS HAVE MORE FUN

Bottom 100 DJs

You’ve got questions about why we created the Bottom 100 DJs? Well we’ve got answers courtesy of our friends THUMP. Ask your additional questions in the comments and we’ll respond to as many as we can:

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!

Q: Did you guys legitimately count all of the votes? or was it more of a pre determined thing?
A: All votes was counted, not by us but by a computer

Q: Why is Deadmau5 first?… And Paris Hilton second?
A: The voting was open for everyone, so the result is that.

Q is there a legitimate list where it is not based on popularity, actual talent?
A: America’s Got Talent TV show?

Q: Aren’t u surprised that deadmau5 won?
A: Deadmau5 got the most Lovers and Haters in the industry! Which is amazing

Q: Do you really think deadmau5 deserves to be on 16th spot after that brilliant album while 1<2?
A: It’s a lot of artists that deserves to be both higher and lower on that chart. We created the bottom100djs, it's more fun!

Q: Why don't you think DJ Mag is fair?
A: It's pretty clear that you can achieve higher ranking by purchasing banners etc on the voting page etc. But since it's open for everyone to purchase banners it's fair? or?

Q: Who would you vote for the bottom 100 DJs?
A: We voted for Dada Life!

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FREAKS HAVE MORE FUN

The brand new track from Dada Life sees them returning to their roots with a dirty, greasy banger of a track… Out Nov 3

Introducing The One Smile Files

Producers of Dada Land! You gave us One Smile, and in return we give to you the One Smile Files! Download the track stems for our new single “One Smile” completely free HERE

When you’re done creating your own version, upload it to our Soundcloud group and we’ll shout out our favorite ones (and who knows, maybe we’ll play yours live or feature yours in our syndicated radio show….) – https://soundcloud.com/groups/one-smile-files

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Why? Because Freaks Have More Fun

DADA LIFE AT ELECTRIC ZOO 2014

Citizens! Are you ready to turn Electric Zoo Festival into Dada Land tomorrow?! Post a photo on Twitter or Instagram with what’s bringing you One Smile as you prepare for the madness with hashtag #OneSmileEzoo and we’ll choose the 5 most creative ones to meet us before our set! (Note you must already have tickets to the festival)

Winners will be DMed with instructions Friday afteroon

Good luck!

The Voyage