Yousef

They’re not very good at handling criticism, are they? Yousef is the latest to do a Terrence Parker by blocking this blog’s Twitter account – and all because I asked a few difficult questions…

For some people, this blog is their guilty secret. They wouldn't want to admit to ever reading it - a bit like the way UK opinion polls frequently underestimate support for the Tories - but they're out there, avidly watching to see what comes up next. And occasionally, they inadvertently…

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Learning to live with the virus or rich (mostly) white men wanting to get back to making lots of money – what’s REALLY motivating the guests behind the “Co-Existing With Covid” show?

Over the past week or so, I’ve seen this programme being promoted quite heavily on social media. Which is ironic, because the show itself is much longer than anything normally being pushed on the networks - 93 minutes long, to be precise. There are shorter films out there! The programme…

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And there I was about to say something nice! Yousef makes a plea to “support those who’ve been left without support” – whilst he’s happy to support plague rave favourite Sven Väth…

Yousef - now there's a name that has this blog divided. On the one hand, he comes across as a pretty reasonable guy. I first came across him in the early 2000s and thought his mixing was excellent. I also think he should be very proud of Circus and the…

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Well done for letting the side down, Liverpool! Only a pathetic 7% of attendees at Yousef’s Circus event returned PCR tests before and after – and the Saturday crowd were even worse

It could have been so much better than this. This was the route out of Covid that clubbers desperately needed. A way of establishing that club culture and night life could resume once more, and resume safely. Yousef signed up willingly - perhaps seeing the opportunity in more ways than…

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How do we make electronic music a safe space, asks the Musicians Union? Well, speaking out against the likes of Derrick May and Erick Morillo would be a good start…

Last Thursday, the Musicians Union ran an online event entitled “Sexual Harassment and Safe Spaces: DJs, Electronic and Live Communities”. Long title, but the premise of the event was simple - how do you challenge the culture of sexism and sexual harassment that is much more pervasive in electronic music…

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Yousef is finally asked why he booked plague rave favourite Sven Väth for the Liverpool test event – but who’s guilty of trying to rewrite history?

So it's finally happened. Mixmag have not only made a reference to plague raves, but they've even asked a DJ a question about it. Praise be? Not exactly. Paddy Edrich got to interview Yousef the other day - presumably Mixmag's award for covering the Liverpool test event at Circus in…

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