Month: December 2021

At least some things never change, eh? Nervous end the year by sticking to tradition – that is, the one where they stick a lady up on Instagram to amuse people who still think it’s 1991…

Nervous Records were very pleased to reach their 30th anniversary this year. And to give them their dues, there are very few dance music labels from 1991 which are still around today - so I certainly don't blame label boss Mike Weiss and the rest for wanting to celebrate the…

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Japan’s Stokyo are releasing a portable DJ set (based on Columbia GP3 portables from the 1960s) in the New Year with turntables included – but am I the only one who thinks it looks like a Fisher Price toy?

I know a little about music production. I used to be one. But one thing I never fully understood was the obsession in certain quarters with buying copious amounts of hardware for making said music. It costs a small fortune, takes up loads of space and where are you going…

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Five weeks after #ForTheMusic unveiled their rabbit out of the hat – which was a fundraiser for a film – only €2244 has been raised… so what’s gone wrong and where’s your donation, Rebekah?

I'm painfully aware that I'm coming across like a stuck record here - but I shall keep doing it for as long as it takes. I would absolutely love to get behind the #ForTheMusic movement, founded by DJ Rebekah Teasdale. I think it's a brilliant idea and horrendously overdue. And…

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So which 5-star Riyadh hotel shall I stay at next time? The question every business techno DJ will be asking as Saudi Arabia confirms it wants to become a global “cultural hub”…

The Nazï regime was probably the first in the world to truly understand the power of the media. Hitler tasked his propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels with ensuring the media of the time - which mostly consisted of newspapers and the radio - were loyal to the regime and only told…

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It’s the sound of da police! About the time Judge Jules was ordered to shut up by none other than South Yorkshire’s boys in blue – read on to find out why…

This time last year, Christmas and New Year celebrations were somewhat more muted than now. Lockdown restrictions across many countries prevented most regular events at this time of year from going ahead. And although things are slightly different this year, we're not exactly back to the heady days of the…

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Where’s Kerri Chandler when you need him? After Northern Ireland’s police disclose they had eight reports of UFO sightings in 2021, perhaps METI’s next trip should be to the Giant’s Causeway…

In days gone by, newspapers went through something that in Britain was called the silly season. Traditionally, this referenced a period in late summer when there was very little news to report. This meant newspapers had to fill their pages with more frivolous stories in order to keep their sales…

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Is there something you’ve forgotten to tell us, Whitney? Resident Advisor’s editor-in-chief writes a painfully long piece for her site – but all is not as it seems with one of the contributors…

In 1987, British comedy Only Fools and Horses broadcast a scene at Peckham's market. Del Boy was trying to sell these back massagers and used the machine on lovable Uncle Albert to show what it could allegedly do. Albert, who told the crowd he'd had a bad back for years…

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