Derrick May

FAC51 The Haçienda have an exclusive at their Good Friday party in London – and they don’t even know it!

The myth of the Belleville Three had a good life, but now it’s time for the final nail in its coffin to be well and truly hammered down. With Derrick May now having effectively been disgraced, it has brought about the revelation in Detroit that they will now never see the three men who perform under this fictional name together again. Nearly a fortnight ago, I published a not terribly…

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Was his New Year’s resolution to learn absolutely nothing? Disgraced Derrick May is up to his sleazy old tricks again as DJ accuses him of “creeping”…

One man who's been awfully quiet so far this year is the normally very loud Derrick May. The Detroit DJ, in times gone by, was his home city's most cacophonous voice - but a raft of allegations of sexual abuse and rape dating back over many years seem to have dampened that down. Many other people facing even a fraction of the claims he does might choose to exercise some…

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Hankies at the ready! As dance music’s banishment of Derrick May continues, the man himself has been complaining he’ll never get to achieve one of his life goals…

Spare a thought - the smallest one you can possibly conjure up, ideally - on this Saturday evening for Derrick May. Thanks to all those pesky women who've made all kinds of very unpleasant allegations against him - never actually denied, by the way - his career is an awful lot quieter than it used to be. Sure, the dance music community has failed abysmally to continue speaking out against…

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Do the Belleville Three need to recruit a new member to keep up the myth? The question as a Detroit source witheringly compares Derrick May to South Park character Kenny McCormick…

For the first few years of its run, the South Park character Kenny McCormick would die in every episode - yet he would return in the next episode alive and well. No explanation was ever provided, and characters on the show would rarely acknowledge the phenomenon - although McCormick’s weekly demise was rarely a shock to the show's regular cast. Eventually, the writers of the show got fed up of…

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He’s still backing the loser! As Defected let Carl Craig loose on their weekly radio show, he plays not one, but TWO records from Derrick May in a petulant show of defiance…

You might have noticed this blog hasn't published anything on Derrick May for the past few weeks. That's mostly because there's been nothing new to report. Sources on Detroit have been sending me rumours that the man himself contracted Covid-19 over Christmas, but I'm unable to confirm if this is true. What I can say is his DJing diary is pretty much empty. Whilst the dance music world's reaction to…

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Told you this blog gets read in high places! Carl Craig gets juvenile with “haters gonna hate” claim after post on his new course – and still no reply on why he continues to back a loser like Derrick May…

The beauty of the internet is you never quite know who might be reading what you write. I learnt this many years ago in a previous blogging life when the subject of an article contacted me to thank me for writing something more accurate than was appearing in the press at the time. I've also been contacted by a few people complaining about things I've said - for example, Mutya…

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That’s yet ANOTHER one running his own course Carl Craig’s new money spinner masterclass has a module called “Becoming Carl Craig” – so does it have a section about being slavishly loyal to losers like Derrick May, then?

If a day comes when I ever get bored of writing in this blog, I’m going to have to think about setting up my own course. Of course, I have absolutely no idea what I could teach anyone about anything - but this isn’t stopping the legions of DJs putting themselves forward to front paid lessons on something or other. This is, like most things at the moment, the result…

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And he thought 2021 was bad! The new year brings yet more legal strife for Derrick May as he’s being sued for child support – so just how bad ARE things for the man himself?

This blog, as a rule of thumb, generally doesn't like the idea of gloating over someone's misfortune. But in Derrick May's case, I'm more than happy to make an exception. 2021 wasn't a good year for him - as the world started opening up again, May found himself increasingly ostracised within the dance music scene. Bookings have been extremely thin on the ground - which is bad news for a…

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“It’s about the work, it’s about the new tracks, it’s about the new stuff” says Alan Oldham in a podcast for Finish More Music – so could he have a word with fellow Detroit DJs such as Derrick May who continue to trade on decade old glories?

Back we go on what is a Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK - and also my birthday, to top it off - to the subject of Alan Oldham. Now, regular readers might have already worked out he’s a touchy little fellow - and he certainly doesn’t like being scrutinised. A few months back, you might remember that I started looking into Rebekah Teasdale and her struggling #ForTheMusic campaign.…

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