Club Culture

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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Scott Diaz castigates “sanitised artists who don’t have the capacity to have an original thought about anything” – but will his shiny new blog deliver on its big promises?

If what you want to read about isn’t being written, do the job yourself. This is why this blog came into existence - I was fed up of reading the sanitised dance music news delivered by mostly third rate whippersnapper journalists who think they’re the scene’s gatekeepers. Whereas I write…

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Turns out they don’t support freedom of speech either! MDL Beast Soundstorm’s prima-donna DJs are locking down their comments against criticism – proving they really do hold their fans in contempt…

In life, you're occasionally going to have to make choices which could be divisive or controversial. Such is the way with the DJs who made their decision to go to the MDL Beast Soundstorm festival. Going to Saudi Arabia, a country with a dreadful human rights record, was always going…

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See you next Tuesday? The question facing Portugal’s Baixa Bar as Derrick May is booked to play next week – amidst falling attendance and a gargantuan DJ fee which needs paying…

Things are not going very well in Europe for the club scene at the moment. Rising Covid-19 numbers across much of the continent - including in Germany which was previously seen as a good example of how to handle the virus - are seeing the type of massive case numbers…

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1995 called, it says it wants its festival back! Southport Weekender announce Butlins Bognor Regis event for March 2022 – and it’s just as much of a sausage fest as you’d expect…

Festivals are facing a lot of stick right now due to their apparent refusal to book more women for their lineups. Excuses lined up for this have previously included "we're just honouring bookings cancelled by Covid" and "we can't find female talent" - as well as the traditional response of…

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