sexism in music

Well done on climbing to Mount Everest’s base camp, Rebekah – now is there any chance you could do some work on your struggling #ForTheMusic movement when you return?

Firstly, many congratulations must go to Rebekah Teasdale after successfully completing her expedition all the way up the 5,364 metres it takes to get to Mount Everest's base camp. Like her, I have a certain fascination with very tall mountains - and she has accomplished something here which I almost…

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There’s always time for sleaze, especially at Christmas! Nervous Records unveil their latest advert to sell things for the festive season – and it’s just as sordid and grotty as you’d expect…

Well, it might be Christmas time - the season for goodwill to all men, the season for buying ridiculous quantities of chocolate and the season for eating unfathomable amounts of turkey - but some things don’t change. Such as the penchant at Nervous Records to go for the lowest common…

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Rebekah is due to speak at an Most Wanted: Music event in Berlin about the Me Too movement in dance music today – so can the founder of #ForTheMusic get the beleaguered movement going again?

Rebekah isn’t much of a fan of this blog. On September 30th, I published an article asking just what she was doing working with Francesco Tristano - a known friend of Derrick May. Seeing that she runs the For The Music campaign, I pointed out this doesn’t look quite right…

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As Nervous Records resort to yet another sleazy advert for their merchandise, the question of who’s REALLY behind their sales strategy? And it’s not who you might think…

Nervous are getting a lot of publicity at the moment. The various interviews - and given this is the dance music press we’re talking about, I use the term in the loosest possible sense - pose questions about how did they choose remixers for their bumper 30th anniversary package, a…

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Have things REALLY changed since the days of Yvonne Turner? Now even Jameela Jamil is getting stick from people who claim she couldn’t possibly have worked on her boyfriend’s album…

Back in the 1980s, there was a female producer and remixer called Yvonne Turner. You might not have heard of her - I only discovered her existence around three years ago - but she played a crucial role in the development of house music dubs. Were it not for her…

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Even a stopped clock is right twice a day! Annabel Ross – who venomously attacks this blog as “misogynistic” – crunched the numbers on the Electric Daisy Carnival… and they’re even more depressing than anyone first thought

When festivals and clubland went into a sort of forced hiatus last year, a lot of soul searching started to take place. This isn’t something which comes easily to the people who run the scene. They’re so fixated on whatever’s coming up next that the idea of reflection is practically…

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