Dave Clarke has had something of a good pandemic. His views about plague raves and the importance of not spreading this awful virus have resonated with a lot of people. I happen to agree with him thoroughly on the matter.
But there is one thing that I am rather uneasy about regards the self-styled “Baron of Techno”. And that is his silence on one particular subject. Reading interviews he gives and his frequent social media output, he is pretty open about his views on a wide variety of subjects. He seems happy to share his opinions.
I have noticed, however, that there is one thing that Clarke has not commented on, even though the matter first arose early in 2020. That would be the ongoing legal troubles and sexual assault allegations against Derrick May.
On this, he has yet to say a single word. Being as high up in the world of techno as Clarke is, it’s inconceivable that he would not be aware of the claims that May is facing. The two of them have been on the same lineups numerous times.
Indeed, I’m led to believe the two are friends. Clarke has a sideline in the world of photography – as it happens, he’s rather good at it. And sure enough, who do you see photographed around halfway down the article from March 2020, some two months after the allegations started swirling and mounting up?
Step forward, Derrick May.
It appears the Baron of Techno has plenty to say – so long as you’re not his personal friend…