Five years ago you could play tracks that broke down into two minutes of beatless melody or mysterious noises, nowadays dance floors are younger and want constant energy. (DJ Magazine)
Infected Mushroom producer Duvdev says psy-trance is gradually changing.
I dont want to get to 60 and think Ive got all these stamps on my passport, but that Ive never actually been to these places. (3D World)
Globe-trotting DJ Lee Burridge sets a new cut-off point for retiring from DJing.
I hope they catch the bastards who shot you. (Observer)
Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth 11 offers words of sympathy to Kinks legend Ray Davies.
"It's fantastic that people are adventurous - but they need to be careful." (The Sun)
Ann Summers sex shop chief Jacqueline Gold comments on new research revealing that 41% of Brits suffer carpet burns and 12% twisted ankles following over-enthusiastic sex (other common injuries include bruised bottom, bumped head and broken bones)
Thats Americas problem, not my problem. Fighting the drugs trade is an excuse for the US to increase its control over Latin America. (Guardian)
Bolivias new forward thinking president Evo Morales remains adamant about legalising coca growing.
Lowlands will have less dance music than Homelands. I think its going to be more like the V Festival as far as the line up is concerned. (DJ Magazine)
A former spokesperson for Homelands confirms Darren Hughes recent announcement that Homelands has been scrapped.
One of the first things we did when we made the first two twelve inches was to make dividers that say DFA on them to give to record stores. We didnt want to be in the punk-rock section or the house section or the electro section. (3D World)
LCD Soundsystem/ DFA mainman James Murphy outlines his initial label philosophy.
When we did Number One In Heaven with Giorgio Moroder someone said it was scandalous that wed gone disco. We didnt actually see it as disco to us it was just electronic. Im pleased that the album is now described as the bible for all electronic music. (Time Out)
Sparks frontman Russell recalls falling out of favour during the disco sucks era in the late 70s.
"I played a seven-inch vinyl set recently and discovered there are 18-year-olds who have never seen vinyl. (Wired)
Pete Tong reveals his own vinyl collection is nowadays in storage.
"In the last 10 years alcohol consumption among British girls has been going up to the point where there is now virtually no gender difference in drinking between boys and girls. That's not true in the rest of Europe. What we have to ask is whether fighting is part of this behaviour of drunkenness or whether there are other factors involved." (Guardian)
Edinburgh University adolescent health expert Dr Candace Currie comments on new research showing British girls are nowadays amongst the most violent in the world.
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