MDL Beast

So which 5-star Riyadh hotel shall I stay at next time? The question every business techno DJ will be asking as Saudi Arabia confirms it wants to become a global “cultural hub”…

The Nazï regime was probably the first in the world to truly understand the power of the media. Hitler tasked his propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels with ensuring the media of the time - which mostly consisted of newspapers and the radio - were loyal to the regime and only told…

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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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Plenty to write about next year, then! Country wants to increase number of concerts they host by 600% during next year – so how much will it cost to allay all those consciences? (and that’s not to mention their egos…)

By now, all those DJs who went out to Saudi Arabia's MDL Beast Soundstorm festival will be either heading home or about to do so. They go back knowing their bank accounts are looking particularly healthy again just days before Christmas - some of them are going to look even…

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Charlotte De Witte FINALLY speaks out about the MDL Beast Soundstorm festival controversy – after missing her own set because she kept getting stuck in police road blocks…

As far as excuses for missing a DJ set go, this is probably one of the most amusing stories I've come across in quite a while. Business techno DJ Charlotte De Witte - yes, she of the totally pointless "Age Of Love" remix - has taken to Instagram with a…

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As the controversial MDL Beast Soundstorm festival launches today, Human Rights Watch suggest DJs should “speak out about human rights abuses” in the country – so take a guess what they WON’T be doing?

So the disgraceful day is finally here. The DJs and other acts are getting ready to do their sets at the MDL Beast Soundstorm festival in Saudi Arabia. At the time of publishing, many of them will now have their feet up in cosy 5-star hotels in the city, enjoying…

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I told you these people can’t take criticism! Now Jeff Mills switches comments off on his Facebook page after swipes at his laughable defence of doing MDL Beast Soundstorm festival rumbles on…

This blog is beginning to suspect that one person is looking forward to Christmas even more than normal this year. And that person is Jeffery Eugene Mills, 58, from Detroit in Michigan, USA. He accepted a work engagement due to take place next week and is getting considerable stick from…

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Just as the shameless DJs playing the MDL Beast Soundstorm festival thought they could take their heads out of the sand, the French arrest a suspect in the Jamal Khashoggi case…

The DJs who are playing at MDL Beast Soundstorm's festival are a curious bunch. Lured there mostly by the gargantuan fees the Saudis offer in exchange for being used as regime propaganda fodder, they do their utmost to avoid referencing the fact they're playing there. The vast majority of the…

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What the hell kept you? Resident Advisor FINALLY mention the MDL Beast Soundstorm controversy in an opinion piece – 17 days after a one-man blog started covering it…

The following post is likely to sound terribly self congratulatory. And to be fair, that's because it partially is. Just over two weeks ago - 17 days ago, to be precise - this blog started writing about the MDL Beast Soundstorm festival controversy. You see, I have a real issue…

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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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