environment

As Ed Sheeran reveals he offsets carbon emissions from his tours by planting lots and lots of trees, when will dance music’s biggest polluters step up to fix the damage they’re doing to the planet?

The music industry cares little about the environment, on the whole. For decades, this was partly because they had no choice. Vinyl purists might have argued the sound was better - but the idea the format was environmentally friendly was a stretch for anyone's imagination. Tours are little better, and…

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What to do with a problem like climate change? If you’re Coldplay, you get your fans to make electricity on the dancefloor – whilst continuing to travel around the world on luxurious private jets…

In the world we live in, there’s an increasing number of people who have no ability whatsoever to understand how their actions might be perceived by others. This usually results in them being completely baffled when someone takes an issue with something they’ve said or done. We saw it last…

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It’s not just Louie Vega and Derrick Carter who need to think of the polar bears! Massive Attack publish report into live music and climate change – and the industry won’t like its contents…

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the perspective of an insider on the music industry's attitude towards climate change. Which is basically nothing. And before that, I wrote in April about a report citing Louie Vega and Derrick Carter as amongst the most gas-guzzling DJs out there. Now Massive…

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Dance to save the polar bears! The innovative new way Glasgow club SWG3 will use clubbers body heat to cut their own energy bills – now will Louie Vega and Derrick Carter want to boogie for the environment?

When I started Amateur’s House a few months ago, I wasn’t expecting to end up writing about the environment. Still, it shows you what I like about running this blog - no two days are ever quite the same. So today, I’m back on the subject of climate change, and…

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Have Louie Vega and Derrick Carter started thinking about the polar bears yet? My insider reveals what the DJ scene intends to do to reduce their carbon footprint – here’s a hint, it’s not much…

Back in April, Clean Scene released a report which revealed some of the most gas-guzzling DJs in the world today. Richy Ahmed topped the list, travelling over 790,000km during 2019. Rebekah, Steve Lawler, Louie Vega, Guti, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy Gerber, Black Coffee, DJ Tennis and Derrick Carter completed the top…

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