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Do the Belleville Three need to recruit a new member to keep up the myth? The question as a Detroit source witheringly compares Derrick May to South Park character Kenny McCormick…

For the first few years of its run, the South Park character Kenny McCormick would die in every episode - yet he would return in the next episode alive and well. No explanation was ever provided, and characters on the show would rarely acknowledge the phenomenon - although McCormick’s weekly…

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Fancy Carl Cox DJing at your birthday party – and with neither of you having to leave your house? Just one of the intriguing prospects when dance music is soon to meet the Metaverse…

One of those things which used to be frequently referenced in old films and on shows like the BBC's Tomorrow's World was virtual reality. Often, it was portrayed as people wearing some kind of headsets which would immediately bring them into some sort of different reality. The technology to enable…

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Has Business Teshno gone rogue? The question which must be posed as they say criticising Jeff Mills and Carl Cox for attending MDL Beast Soundstorm is racist…

When the Business Teshno account first appeared on Twitter, I liked what I saw. They had this rebellious streak and weren't afraid to annoy powerful people - they reminded me a little of myself. And when they weren’t exposing plague rave DJs, they spent their time writing stories which made…

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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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Is there ANYONE left in dance music with any principles, part five: MDL Beast Soundstorm – whose lineup is a who’s who of dance’s biggest earners – claim to “amplify the unseen”… and even Ri-Chun Hee would struggle not to laugh

Whenever North Korea has a big announcement to tell the world, they always bring in the lady dressed in pink. Her name is Ri Chun-hee - and if their latest dictator has died or chucked a nuclear bomb into the sea to annoy the Americans, she's who they turn to.…

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Is there ANYONE left in dance music with principles, part two: a closer look at the human rights injustices in Saudi Arabia, which begs the question – why would any DJ agree to play MDL Beast Soundstorm?

Yesterday, I wrote about something which has started bubbling up over the last few days - the lineup of the MDL Beast Soundstorm festival in Saudi Arabia next month. I posed the question of whether any of these DJs care about anything but money - and on this Monday morning,…

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So did ANNA succeed where Sasha failed? As the Brazilian techno DJ releases two new remixes of Orbital’s 1991 hit “Belfast”, the band send her a tweet of (very modest) endorsement…

Most people who get involved in the remix game have a story of someone who didn't like the new version of their work. For example, New Order blocked the release of Danny Tenaglia's remixes of "World (The Price Of Love)" by New Order in 1993. Tenaglia stated that "Warner's dance…

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Ultra Music Festival announce their lineup for 2022 – and yet again, it’s like reading the menu at McDonald’s… it’s always the same no matter where you go!

Another day, another festival announces its lineup. Or at least the first phase of the lineup - telling people everything they’re actually paying for in a ticket expensive enough to buy a small country with is out of fashion these days. This week, the Ultra Music Festival announced their biggest…

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So much for talk of DJs reducing their gargantuan fees! Time Warp USA returns in November, but you’ll have to pay $201 just for your ticket – and is seeing Richie Hawtin really worth THAT much?

Cast your mind back to the early days of the pandemic. The scene started having discussions which aren’t normally had - mostly because there was nothing else to do. Talk soon turned to the enormous fees being demanded by the higher echelon of DJs - and I’m probably not the…

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