Mixmag, George Jung and why the dance music press can’t say too much about drugs…

Mixmag’s highly peculiar attitude to drugs continues. They live in this strange space between wanting to write all about illegal drugs and knowing that promoting these posts too much could result in Facebook’s algorithms being very unhappy.

Hence why they’ve had to take this extremely nuanced line on the death of a drugs baron. There’s no mention anywhere in the article about the dangers of taking cocaine or that Jung spent years making millions out of a drug that can cause misery.

Mixmag might want to proceed with caution. Back in 2002, Ministry magazine was closed down with relatively little warning. Speaking at the time, Ministry of Sound’s creative director Mark Rodol said that “taking pills in a nightclub in the north of England” was not what the magazine was meant to do.

I suspect Mixmag’s owners, Wasted Talent Ltd, will be watching closely…