new not old please

So how far will they be taking their ban on men? London festival Rinse only wants women DJs and staff – but no word on whether the “divine feminine” will be banned from playing male music or taking their money…

That idea of men and women being equal in dance music never really took off, did it? For decades, men dominated lineups everywhere you looked - and frankly, they still do. And no one's been quite sure over the years how best to get more women DJs onto lineups. It…

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So you wonder why I gave up making music? In a climate where 82% of all music streamed in the USA is now old music, new stuff has never found it so tough to break through…

Last summer, I published an article commenting on the fact 66% of all audio streaming in the USA consisted of so-called catalogue material. And just to be absolutely clear here, catalogue material is anything which was released more than 18 months ago. It’s one of the reasons why labels and…

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As a new year begins, part two of this blog’s series glancing into a crystal ball to make some not entirely serious predictions about what 2022 might have in store…

Yesterday, this blog made its predictions for what was not especially likely to happen during 2022 from January to June. Today, the series concludes by going through the months from July until December... As summer gets into full swing, July will see Maceo Plex staging a poll on his social…

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Haven’t we all suffered enough already in 2021? Once great label Positiva asks Jamie Jones remixes “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell – and it’s just as awful as you’d expect…

Believe it or not, but there actually was a time in dance music history when new songs came out frequently and were supported. And older records would typically only be remixed when there was a real demand for them to be. It wasn't perfect, but it was a healthier ecosystem…

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Here’s a scary prospect on this Halloween! Bad Boy Chiller Crew seriously think a bassline remix of 1979 song “Are You Ready For Love” – so does Elton John have the courage to say no?

As far as trick and treats go, this most certainly is not what this blog would consider a treat - not by a long shot. There’s a trio in Bradford who call themselves the Bad Boy Chiller Crew. And they make bassline house records. They gave an interview to NME…

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