Pioneer DJ/ journalist Bill Brewster analysed the apparently never-ending popularity of most of the jocks in DJ magazines latest top 100 this week and claimed that for many in a parochial sense, it's over.
The author of definitive dance culture epic Last Night a DJ Saved My Life suggested most were hanging on by playing to less sophisticated audiences while UK audiences moved on to different music and interests.
"In countries where youth culture is a relatively new thing, there is a huge appetite for music like trance, he told the Guardian.
In Russia and the former Yugoslavia they're experiencing the demand for clubbing that we did five or 10 years ago, he said.
The Guardians article was headlined the superstar DJ is alive and well - in China though a report in Shanghais Daily News this week about Seb Fontaines recent visit to local uber-club M2, indicated the rest of the world may be catching up fast.
We're typically suspicious when blasts from the pasts head over these parts, said Shanghais Daily News club reporter, adding But the West London lad showed he still had the goods to keep the decent crowd (for a Thursday night) grooving through the night.
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