Resident Advisor

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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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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So how bad DID things get for Resident Advisor in 2020? Companies House statements reveal a £575,000 loss for the year – yet the number of employees on the payroll actually went up…

This blog is not typically known for being gentle on Resident Advisor, dance music’s self appointed answer to a question no one asked. Indeed, I've questioned the £750,000 bailout they got in October 2020, and I've queried why things like plague raves and Dominick Fernow don't get covered on the…

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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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The jobs spree continues at Resident Advisor with a vacancy for a City Manager in San Francisco – but with only five hours a week available, just WHO are they looking for?

If Yosser Hughes from 1980s British TV show Boys From The Blackstuff were still around today, he could do a lot worse than speak to Resident Advisor's editor-in-chief Whitney Wei and say his unintended catchphrase of "gizza job". Because the company seems to be in the middle of a hiring…

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