Month: December 2021

Straight from Defected’s boss, one large portion of word salad! Simon Dunmore explains why he thinks England not imposing new rules is “the right call” – so nothing to do with your Printworks shindig this weekend, then?

Queen Elizabeth II has now been the ruling monstch since 1952 in the United Kingdom and numerous other countries around the world - yet over 70 years, we have learnt almost nothing about her views or how she sees the world. And by the looks of it, Defected boss Simon…

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Plague rave favourite Sven Väth is appearing at Hyte in New York tomorrow – but at a time scientists suspect Omicron is a vaccine dodger, is the one jab requirement REALLY the most sensible choice?

We're currently in the middle of that weird period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. It only lasts a week, but during this time, nothing seems to be quite as it should be - especially if you're off from work, unlike your favourite blogger. It's also normally a really…

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As Ed Sheeran reveals he offsets carbon emissions from his tours by planting lots and lots of trees, when will dance music’s biggest polluters step up to fix the damage they’re doing to the planet?

The music industry cares little about the environment, on the whole. For decades, this was partly because they had no choice. Vinyl purists might have argued the sound was better - but the idea the format was environmentally friendly was a stretch for anyone's imagination. Tours are little better, and…

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Is there any artist Grant Nelson DIDN’T remix during the 1990s? According to the man himself, Janet Jackson isn’t on the lengthy list – now read the story of how this myth came about…

It might be hard for some people to believe, but Grant Nelson wasn’t always making house and garage. He started out his career in the early 90s making breakbeat and hardcore under the Wishdokta alias. But he increasingly grew bored of the sound and started dabbling with house music from…

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€87 for Judge Jules, €237 for deadmau5 and €66 for Paul Oakenfold to wish your best friend a happy birthday – inside the latest money-spinner for DJs who despite Covid still have big bills to pay…

Time was that celebrities made the vast majority of their money in their main line of work. For instance, most of the movie stars in Hollywood years ago got their money out of starring in films. Some of them made so much that they could eventually retire, having so much…

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Boris Johnson become the Fairy Godmother as he leaves English nightclubs open for New Year’s Eve – but how did Anastasia and Drizella come to such a different verdict?

Are we seeing a real life version of Cinderella being played out in Britain at the moment? If my suspicion is correct, the British public is playing the title role whilst wicked stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella are being played by Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon and Wales's Mark Drakeford. Oh, and Northern…

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I’m just surprised it didn’t happen earlier! Danny Rampling blocks this blog’s Instagram page, but was it a post about putting down the knife and fork which caused him to press the button?

This blog prides itself on saying things the way they are, rather than regurgitating the press release fodder you find elsewhere. And whilst PR stuff is written by people who go out of their way never to say anything that might upset anyone ever, my perennial habit of calling others…

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