Can’t they all play nicely together? Derrick May making up facts, Juan Atkins bickering about the past – it’s as if there’s underlying tension somewhere…

Something must be in Detroit’s water at the moment. They’re all arguing like rats in a sack. I’ve been told about a blazing argument about why Hagi, Carl Craig’s wife, has now agreed to manage Derrick May. A number of names in the city are privately unhappy – although no one has broken cover. Yet…

Juan Atkins is currently on Facebook telling us he doesn’t care about the past – having spent some 30 years now telling everyone at every opportunity that he does – and Derrick May has decided to post a fact online that is probably free of facts.

Elsewhere, a row has flared up between techno originator Richard Davis and his student Juan Atkins. I’ve been hesitant to write about Atkins up until now, as the same sources that have been helping me with my investigations on Derrick May have told me he’s currently in very poor health.

However, things are the way they are. So a few weeks ago, Atkins wrote this. Davis did not respond publicly, but my sources tell me he was furious…

I haven’t heard the podcast yet – it’s on an incredibly long list of things to do. Anyway, Davis wrote this on Facebook the other day. Notice the first comment…

36 years is a surprisingly long time to remain silent when someone is claiming sole credit for your work.

Still, I’m personally enjoying seeing them all fighting about this. They may not be publicly saying anything about Derrick May, but they’re aware of what’s being said – and tensions are fast boiling over…

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