Month: May 2021

Will their PR firm actually read the review before plugging it this time? My review of “We Did It For Years”, the Masters At Work follow-up to the underwhelming “Mattel”

A few weeks ago, Masters At Work released their first new single as a duo for a long, long time. The last one I could find was around 2006, so there was plenty of anticipation around it. I reviewed that single called "Mattel" here. As you might have noticed, I…

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Have you paid his money yet, Mr Smith? Over a week on, A Guy Called Gerald still hasn’t been paid… but Rham! COULD find his details to send him a legal threat for “harassment”

Late on the evening of Friday May 21st, I published this story after A Guy Called Gerald revealed on his Facebook page that he had never made a single penny from royalties of "Voodoo Ray" and another release on Rham! Records. Since then, Rham! Records published a statement along the…

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Does anyone at Mixmag EVER read over what they publish? Headline about nine ravers looking forward to going out again leaves followers scratching their heads

Oh, how I do enjoy mocking Mixmag, the dance music magazine that covers a 24/7 culture - but only during office hours. Yet I also admit to being baffled how their operation continues to run without editors. Proofreading material before it's published is an important job. It ensures that everything…

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Couldn’t you have recorded some new mixes during lockdown? Friends joking at Derrick May’s expense about his reliance on old mixes at Mixcloud’s premium Select service

Word reaches me from Detroit that Derrick May's friends have been making fun of him following his 58th birthday, and that May isn't enjoying it. Jokes about him soon being entitled for a seniors discount are said to be starting to wear thin on the surprisingly thin-skinned DJ. One other…

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Over 600 musicians sign letter refusing to perform in Israel over Palestinian conflict – but why has notorious human rights loving DJ Danny Rampling not signed it?

The Israeli Palestine conflict is one that flares up sporadically, and inevitably brings up questions when it does. And some of those questions involve the human rights of the people who are caught up in the middle of this dreadful warfare. It's of no surprise, therefore, to find musicians making…

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