Covid stuff

What WOULD his old friend Paul Johnson say? After DJ Sneak outs himself as an anti-vaxxer, his comments have been badly received in his native Chicago – a city which lost one of its legends to Covid last year…

Those of you who use Facebook or Instagram this week might have been forgiven for having a startled moment upon seeing posts on Paul Johnson's socials - they've been active again. The man himself died last year after contracting Covid-19 at the age of 50, so what's going on here?…

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As the Night Time Industries Association launch a push to challenge Covid restrictions in Wales, their template email to politicians assert it’s England who have it right – seems convenient for them…

Devolution has been a thing in the UK since the 1990s. The Scottish and Welsh parliaments were launched in 1999 and the Northern Ireland Assembly the year before. These legislative bodies have control over a substantial number of subjects, meaning they can implement different policies to England or even each…

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What a carnival! Departure postpone festival start by 24 hours AFTER everyone’s arrived – and cancel entirely the next day due to Mexico changing their Covid regulations…

As far as farces go, this one is quite the whopper. Last September, Departure announced they were holding an event in Mexico's Playa Del Carmen in January - and a big event it would be, taking place over six days. They even paid Mixmag a wad of money to write…

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A basic income pilot is due to start in Ireland later this year, and is likely to be set at €325 for cash-strapped artists – just don’t tell Danny Rampling about it…

It's lucky that Danny Rampling was born in London rather than Dublin. Had he been, he would probably have burst a blood vessel after he'd read what I'm about to write. Allow me to explain. You see, Rampling is against the idea of a universal basic income. It's one of…

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That’s another one into the Danny Rampling bus! DJ Sneak outs himself as an anti-vaxxer – but is he just jumping on a bandwagon that some of his colleagues joined two years ago?

What would happen if you stuck all the anti-vaxxers in dance music on Danny Rampling's Love Groove Dance Party bus? Aside from the rest of us hoping Rampling drives it straight into the Bermuda Triangle, there's little doubt the bus would certainly be a noisy place. Random stories about their…

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So how bad DID things get for Resident Advisor in 2020? Companies House statements reveal a £575,000 loss for the year – yet the number of employees on the payroll actually went up…

This blog is not typically known for being gentle on Resident Advisor, dance music’s self appointed answer to a question no one asked. Indeed, I've questioned the £750,000 bailout they got in October 2020, and I've queried why things like plague raves and Dominick Fernow don't get covered on the…

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But I thought you said we shouldn’t comply? Danny Rampling’s hypocrisy is clear once more as he’s due to perform in Brighton nightclub where Covid passes will be enforced…

From time to time, Danny Rampling's stance on the pandemic bumps into this thing called reality. Such as the moment his ramblings on the current health situation clash with his real life obligations - such as his obligation to earn money so that he gets to tweet from a very…

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Looks like Booker T and Ten City WILL have to wait a little longer after all! The Grammy Awards announce the January 31st ceremony has been postponed – and there isn’t even a new date in the diary this time…

Praise must surely go to Billboard after they ran a story a few days ago correctly predicting that the Grammy Awards would end up being postponed again this year. Given the Omicron variant of Covid is currently spreading like wildfire, it's not the most surprising revelation in the world. Nonetheless,…

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Scotland’s nightclubs are indignant at Nicola Sturgeon singling them out for closure yet again – but why has Glasgow’s Sub Club chosen to remain silent?

Nightclubs in Scotland (along with Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, France, Portugal, Greece, Germany and your pick of any number of other countries) aren't best pleased with the hand they've been dealt with recently. And I honestly can't say I blame them if they're collectively feeling very annoyed.…

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New year, same old tired tactics! The DJ who publicly posts anti-vaxxer propaganda yet had his booster jab last month – and he’s threatening to sue anyone who publishes his name…

It might be a brand new year and everyone might well now be packing away the dreary song that is Auld Lang Syne until the next New Year's Eve, but some old habits from 2021 continue to linger. This one involves people in the dance music world making legal threats…

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