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Reported by Tristan Ingram on December 7, 2007


Sour Times: Ever Sourer: Even Worse Than The Real Thing: Mad-Chester: Beat Surrender: Lily The Pink

 

“With all the cheating and bullshit that went on this year, I don’t think it is an honour to be on top of that list. The question still is, ‘did the people who are in top of that list cheat or not?’, because you don’t really know. So therefore, I don’t think it’s much of an honor to be part of that list anymore.” (BeatFactor.net)

 

Paul Van Dyk says he doesn’t mind slipping from 1 to 4 in this year’s DJ Mag top 100 poll.

 

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"I really like the songs Timbaland is writing, but his production sucks! It just doesn't sound any good. It's not intense -- it's not coming across." (Sydney Morning Herald)

 

PVD slates Timbaland.

 

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"Normally when you play a U2 tune, it clears the dance floor. And that may not be true of this. There's some trance influences. But there's some very hardcore guitar coming out of The Edge. Real molten metal.” (Yahoo.com)

 

Bono promises that U2’s next album will deliver a (Tiesto style?) ‘dance floor shock’.

 

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“Where once there was only piss-poor karaoke and great potential for a scrap, now there will be a smart interior and good grub from chef Rob Lamont.. Events will include Elliot Eastwick’s World Famous Pub Quiz - it really is that famous.”

 

Kate Moss confidante Elliot Eastwick lands a quiz residency at new Manchester designer pub The Northern.

 

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“It really saddens me to have to close 3 Beat Label Management and to see the knock on effects of this decision, not only on the labels that have been part of the 3 Beat family, but also on our own digital download business. We looked at all options to avoid this decision, but felt that there were none. Unfortunately, I think the demise of Amato will cause further repercussions in the world of dance music.” (press release)

 

Founder of 3 Beat, Jon Barlow comments on closing his management company and digital download store, following the demise of Amato Distribution.