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Could the phony Nervous Records boss be recognised by his incredibly foul mouth? New York-based label has a story about a scam artist even Kent Brockman would be interested in…

An episode of The Simpsons, first broadcast in 1998, features a memorable scene where newscaster Kent Brockman says the words “Authorities say that the phony Pope can be recognised by his high-top speakers and incredibly foul mouth”. In which case, Nervous might want to get in touch with the infamous,…

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Danny Tenaglia isn’t happy at “scam artist of the year” Mike Vale covering his 1998 track “Music Is The Answer” – but is there something the New York DJ has forgotten?

Right now, Danny Tenaglia is not a happy bunny. He's just discovered - some two years after it happened - that someone called Mike Vale did a version of his song with Celada "Music Is The Answer (Dancin' & Prancin')". And he's horrified by how appallingly poor it really is.…

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It’s not like you to have nothing to say, Derrick! Why two of the so-called Belleville Three had no comment to make last week on the death of Kelli Hand at the age of 56 – and one person who should have just kept their mouth shut

I pondered whether to write about this one at all. Then I remembered the purpose of this blog - writing the stuff about dance music that others won't - and I quickly changed my mind. So here goes. Last Wednesday, the world found out about the tragic death of Detroit…

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Is he just another musical fraud, then? Damning testimony from Michael James – who was there when it happened – explains why Juan Atkins suddenly doesn’t want to talk about the past anymore

I have to start this post by making a confession. I've gone somewhat easy on Juan Atkins over the past few months, mostly because I understand he is in very poor health. You see, I'm not completely heartless, despite the impression I give. Just mostly so. However, he's recently started…

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Is everything not alright with your book, Duane? Sterling Void still hasn’t released tell-all tome, titled The Void Inside Of Me, that he promised his fans back in 2017

The depressing second wave of Sterling Covid continues, with the first only having been brought down in the year 2019. And unlike the coronavirus that currently blights much of the world, the Sterling Covid virus does not have a vaccine. Back in 2017, Void promised us that a book was…

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