the stupid it burns

You’re just trolling us now, Mike! Nervous post THAT photo on Facebook from his Tulum trip with the two label models – and the reaction is just as savage as expected…

For a while there, I was beginning to come to the conclusion that having a go at Nervous Records and their boss Michael Weiss is a little bit like spanking a man in a gimp suit. You’re ultimately using your own time and energy to carry out the act and you suspect that the gimp secretly likes the punishment being doled out. Such was the near total indifference to the…

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Touchy little fellow, isn’t he? Carl Craig is upset (yes, again!) about people “whose opinions you don’t care about” – and he even switches comments off in sign of contempt towards his own fans…

There's always one, isn't there? I'm sure you've probably come across one of these in life, dear reader. The sort of person who constantly claims not to care about the opinions of others - generally speaking, they're lying to try and conceal some kind of inner insecurity. And speaking of inner insecurity, we come to the subject of Carl Craig - a man who's getting increasingly prickly and bad tempered…

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Does even he know what he’s talking about anymore? A notably gammon faced Danny Rampling is filmed in London talking about being a “sovereign person” – and he sounds pretty irate about it!

Yesterday, I woke up and my back was giving me a little bit of bother. It would play up whenever I attempted certain manoeuvres - something which frequently happens when you look after three small children. I ended up swerving cooking dinner by ordering food from the local Chinese takeaway. My back is feeling better today, so I suspect I'll be a bit more active. And that's how my weekend…

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Nightclubs across the UK all reopen next week and vaccine passports are on their inevitable way out – so, when will Danny Rampling apologise after getting it so utterly wrong?

So it's official. Nightclubs were closed last month in three of the UK's four countries I response to the Omicron surge. At the time, the anti-vaxxers were foaming in the mouth and telling us the whole nation was about to go into a China style lockdown - where even leaving your house without permission was illegal. Vaccine passports also came into force in England, having already been in place a…

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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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In the middle of a Covid wave, Resident Advisor begin a series all about wellness and what ravers should eat – is this their idea of dance music culture that British taxpayers forked out £750k to save?

This blog is sometimes accused of not being very kind to the dance music press. And by and large, this charge is correct. I think many of them are largely staffed by middle-class types who failed their lifestyle magazine exam. Many of them also fail to cover the real issues which affect the dance music world - mostly because being out of touch means they don’t know what they are.…

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People really shouldn’t bereave everything they read online! Not the best start to the week for Carl Craig after a website post falsely claiming he’s died goes viral – and a few people fell for it…

It was the US President Franklin Roosevelt’s secretary of state Cordell Hull who said "A lie will gallop halfway round the world before the truth has time to pull its breeches on". He was referencing the fact whoever gets their side of a story out first is the one who'll spread it the most - regardless of whether the story is true. Yesterday, the world found out that Carl Craig…

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And to think someone got paid to write this! Billboard publish a piece about pop singer Billie Eilish’s hair – so what inspiration could the dance music press take from this article?

As someone who runs a blog with an average of five posts per weekday - slightly less on weekends - I do understand the pressure that people are under to keep the fresh content coming in. And whilst most days aren't a problem for me, I won't deny I get the odd day where stories are a bit thin on the ground. Billboard appear to have had a similar day…

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That’s another one into the Danny Rampling bus! DJ Sneak outs himself as an anti-vaxxer – but is he just jumping on a bandwagon that some of his colleagues joined two years ago?

What would happen if you stuck all the anti-vaxxers in dance music on Danny Rampling's Love Groove Dance Party bus? Aside from the rest of us hoping Rampling drives it straight into the Bermuda Triangle, there's little doubt the bus would certainly be a noisy place. Random stories about their careers would be punctuated with bad taste games where they'd come up with the ultimate DJ set to play in…

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Don’t these parasites EVER take a day off? “Two big influencers” want singer Jamie Mathias at their wedding in the summer – and the cheapskate couple are “not really paying the suppliers”…

Regular readers might remember a post I did back in October last year involving Brighton based singer and songwriter Jamie Mathias. He’d been on Twitter detailing just some of the occasions he’d been asked to do performances for payment in that pernicious, deletrious modern currency of exposure. One of them even involved a man inviting Mathias to sleep with his wife! Well, he’s back. Late last week, he revealed how…

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