Ash Lauryn

Least they’re not plugging their own contributor! Resident Advisor emphasise just how cool and underground they think they are – by reviewing the latest album from The Weeknd…

Resident Advisor, like much of the music world, appears to be completely incapable of introspection. They never consider how something might look to the outsider looking in - indeed, they're often surprised and unsure how to respond when someone starts asking questions. For example, this blog runs a music review…

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Not bad for someone who died this week! Carl Craig is the latest announced for Defected Croatia 2022 – and it won’t just be Unkle Carl representing Detroit…

This has been quite the eventful week for Carl Craig. It started with Craig complaining about a post on this blog with the juvenile "Haters gonna hate" caption. Then it emerged he had died - only for the man himself to confirm later that he most definitely wasn't dead. Anyone…

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Can YOU spot the difference? Defected reveal the lineup for Croatia 2022 – and anyone who went there this year might struggle to tell them apart…

Is there a two for the price of one deal doing the rounds amidst the house music world's DJs? This blog can't help but wonder, as I keep seeing the same people appearing on lineups for supposedly different festivals. Perhaps that's the latest cockamamie scheme doing the rounds. It would…

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As Ash Lauryn’s latest EP gets a glowing review from Resident Advisor, a question – isn’t it a conflict of interest for them to write about music from their own contributors?

I made emphatically clear in the past few days that I will continue to cover things that go on inside the dance music press. Whilst I accepted a recent post on Resident Advisor's editor was in poor taste, I make absolutely no apologies for holding the website - and others…

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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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