dance music press

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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Do they want to be on the wrong side of history? The dance music press are slagging off the Metaverse – but it’s going to be part of the future, whether they like it or not…

Last week, this blog ran an article about Pioneer getting into the remote DJing game - where people can collaborate with each other on a DJ set and never actually meet. I mentioned it was likely we would see more of this from the Metaverse and that DJs needed to…

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Resident Advisor announce a Zoom call as part of their wellness series – but isn’t this sudden concern for mental health just virtue signalling?

Last weekend, this blog ran an article about Resident Advisor's current series on wellness. I wasn't exactly nice about it - and for good reason. The contrast between this blog's hilst series of excoriating articles last month on the MDL Beast Soundstorm controversy and their insipid current series is something…

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After Resident Advisor’s £575k loss for 2020, staff numbers actually went up and payments to directors only declined 30% when company revenue was down by 95% – so what on earth was going on?

This blog is a solo project, recently described by Michael James as a "dynamic, tireless, takes-no-prisoners one-man show". And though I'd like to think this commentary is correct, I'm the first to concede that even my critical eye occasionally misses things. Here's one such example. Just before Christmas, I visited…

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In the middle of a Covid wave, Resident Advisor begin a series all about wellness and what ravers should eat – is this their idea of dance music culture that British taxpayers forked out £750k to save?

This blog is sometimes accused of not being very kind to the dance music press. And by and large, this charge is correct. I think many of them are largely staffed by middle-class types who failed their lifestyle magazine exam. Many of them also fail to cover the real issues…

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It’s official: Electronic Beats are without a deputy as Caroline Whiteley announces she’s jumping ship – just as this blog said two weeks ago – so will her old friend Whitney Wei have a job lined up?

Time now for a follow-up to a story which this blog originally published on December 30th. It was about the impending resignation of Caroline Whiteley from Electronic Beats and her friend Whitney Wei failing to disclose that Whiteley is a former colleague and friend for a Resident Advisor article. I…

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Is there something you’ve forgotten to tell us, Whitney? Resident Advisor’s editor-in-chief writes a painfully long piece for her site – but all is not as it seems with one of the contributors…

In 1987, British comedy Only Fools and Horses broadcast a scene at Peckham's market. Del Boy was trying to sell these back massagers and used the machine on lovable Uncle Albert to show what it could allegedly do. Albert, who told the crowd he'd had a bad back for years…

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