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Still no love lost between the two men! Glasgow Underground’s Kevin McKay releases a slightly tweaked “Sing It Back” cover after clearance from BMG – just don’t expect Mousse T to put it in any DJ charts…

Late last Friday, a Twitter spat broke out between Mousse T and Kevin McKay of Glasgow Underground. This blog originally planned to publish the story on Sunday, but held back until Monday to allow everyone the opportunity to respond - so allow me to sum things up briefly. Mousse T…

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Just how bad DO you have to be for Judge Jules to call you out? Mild-mannered DJ has to cancel a number of appearances – and he isn’t holding back on the reasons why…

This blog absolutely loves it when someone finally comes along and decides to call something out for the nonsense it really is. And when you're being called out by Judge Jules on social media - who is, by the many accounts I've had, one of the more polite and professional…

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Glasgow Underground’s silence amidst allegations T Markakis hasn’t been paid for music he’s released on their label continues – but label boss Kevin McKay DID find the time to talk about one thing: pizza…

Yesterday, I started Monday morning by posting about the meltdown currently taking place at Glasgow Underground HQ. On Saturday, the label posted a rant making the utterly bizarre claim that Danny Tenaglia had started a “hate campaign” against them - which I covered here at the time. And then on…

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Is it just the Detroit techno lot who spend their entire time squabbling? No, the garage house lot in London do as well – as an insider tells of “festering wounds” and dirty tactics “being used to undermine others”…

Back around 1996 or so, something called The Sunday Scene started in London. The idea was to essentially squeeze in one more party before Monday made its dreaded call once more. As the name suggests, these parties took place on a Sunday and the music initially consisted of lots of…

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Was it something I said? Ash Lauryn blocks this blog’s Twitter account – but not before temper tantrum about me “spreading lies” without pointing out a single one…

It's always a nice feeling to know when you're getting under someone's skin. When someone is being criticised and responds with hyperbole, aggression or insults, you know you're onto something they'd rather you didn't know. This was something I remembered on Friday night, when Ash Lauryn made the decision to…

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So what do the majors think when their artists slag them off online? One of Parlophone’s A&R people gives us a rare insight – and says “half of artists don’t have a clue what’s going on”…

Finding out what’s going on inside record labels is notoriously difficult. This has always been the way, especially inside the majors. So when Raye recently went on a Twitter rampage against her former record label Polydor, it wasn’t surprising when the label initially responded with silence. A few weeks later,…

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Mike Vale is officially choosing (for now) to stay silent after Danny Tenaglia called him out – but a friend gets in touch and reveals some behind the scenes stuff

Danny Tenaglia appears to have been getting lessons on social media usage from DJ Sneak. Recently, the self-proclaimed house gangster claimed Mixmasters was "a scam". After they called him out and pointed out he did an interview for them two years ago, did he apologise and withdraw his damaging allegation?…

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Danny Tenaglia isn’t happy at “scam artist of the year” Mike Vale covering his 1998 track “Music Is The Answer” – but is there something the New York DJ has forgotten?

Right now, Danny Tenaglia is not a happy bunny. He's just discovered - some two years after it happened - that someone called Mike Vale did a version of his song with Celada "Music Is The Answer (Dancin' & Prancin')". And he's horrified by how appallingly poor it really is.…

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Is THAT how you get out of a record contract these days? Singer Raye escapes Polydor’s clutches after complaining loudly on Twitter – so will other artists be tempted to do the same?

A couple of weeks ago, British singer Rachel Agatha Keen - known in the music world simply as Raye - complained on Twitter that her record label was preventing her from releasing an album. And earlier this week, it was revealed Polydor and Raye have now parted ways. The trouble…

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