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Where’s your tan, Mike? Nervous boss comes from home from his trip to Tulum (with the two label models, naturally) and remains very pale indeed – despite temperatures of up to 30°C in recent days…

It can't be easy being Michael Weiss of Nervous Records this week. A few days ago, the label boss went down to the Mexican municipality of Tulum. It's not entirely clear from the label's social media accounts what the reason for the trip was - but an insider tells me…

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“Figure your own s*** out!”: the words of a DJ of 35 years and counting as poached turned gamekeeper Annabel Ross asks how you put a set together – but is it just a generational thing?

Things aren't going very well in the world of Annabel Ross. That big exposé of Derrick May was meant to be her admission ticket into the big leagues - only to get beaten to it by Ellie Flynn. Then the pandemic played havoc with her work life and a rubbish…

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Told you this blog gets read in high places! Carl Craig gets juvenile with “haters gonna hate” claim after post on his new course – and still no reply on why he continues to back a loser like Derrick May…

The beauty of the internet is you never quite know who might be reading what you write. I learnt this many years ago in a previous blogging life when the subject of an article contacted me to thank me for writing something more accurate than was appearing in the press…

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Told you it wasn’t just him! This blog has found Danny Rampling a new friend in the form of old ravers Baby D – and their views on the pandemic are almost as crazy as his…

Whatever you choose to call Danny Rampling - the Runny Dumpling, Danny Rambling and other less printable suggestions have been made by others - there's one thing you can't deny. He loves being with other people. And given that human beings are traditionally highly sociable creatures, there's absolutely nothing wrong…

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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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Noticed your fans don’t like your decision, have you? Jeff Mills deletes his SECOND defence on MDL Beast Soundstorm attendance – oh, if only a naughty blogger had taken a screenshot…

For people who work in quite a technology focused genre of music, DJs and such show a considerable amount of ignorance sometimes. Take Jeff Mills, for example. He became known as "The Wizard" due to his incredible skills on turntables in 1980s Detroit. Yet when it comes to at least…

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As Traxsource release their 2021 In Review graphics to artists to tell them how they did on the site this year, are they relevant in the dance music scene today – or just a pointless vanity badge?

It's that time of year once more. The dance music scene is mostly winding down now for the winter. Clubs may well remain open - at least where Covid restrictions permit it - but as Christmas approaches, many producers retreat back into their studios to start making what they hope…

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Breaking up is so hard to do, isn’t it, Patricia? Nyaera rose from the Transmat ashes earlier this year – but Derrick May’s ex-manager forgot to scrub the YouTube channel’s grubby history…

Earlier this year, mysterious things started happening within the Transmat Agency. All the artists on the roster - with the sole exception of Derrick himself - left suddenly. No explanation was ever provided for this mass exodus. And May himself also found himself without a manager, again with no warning.…

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They don’t like it up them, do they? Alan Oldham – friend of Derrick May – blocks this blog on Instagram in pathetic attempt to stop me scrutinising him…

People in the dance music world are typically not used to being scrutinised. The dance press has never been particularly good at it, even in their well-resourced print heyday in the 1990s. So when someone like me comes along, they have no idea how to respond. Petulance is usually the…

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