“Skrillex is to Dubstep what Tokyo Hotel is to Rock n Roll”. (Skrufff)
Dubstep loving French house legend Laurent Garnier reveals he’s no fan of Skriller.
“New producer/s makes hot tunes > blows up = gigs everywhere > remixes instead of original productions > tours too heavily > physically and mentally tired = no new records. Also add copious amounts of free alcohol and drugs and you’ve pretty much got the picture. Followed by burn out, divorce, addiction, take your pick! This cycle is so common.” (Skrufff)
London uber-producer Tim Deluxe identifies the common pitfalls accompanying commercial success. (check Tim’s fantastic new piano packed anthem here:
“Have fun but work your ass off. Once something good happens, work some more. Be respectful to everyone and remember those who have helped you along the way.” (Drop the Mustard: http://bit.ly/sixNw6 )
Visionquest’s Ryan Crosson outlines the importance of outside help in sustaining a successful DJ career.
“For a lot of producers, they dilute what they are about because they are not David Guetta and don't do what he does best. That's not experimenting in my eyes, it's panic!” (Mixmag: http://mixmag.net/words/interviews/qa-above-beyond )
Jono Grant from superstar trance trio Above & Beyond blasts smaller producers for making ‘very weak imitations’ of Guetta and Swedish House Mafia tracks.
“Before we went into the studio with James, we had a serious conversation about our drug use and subjecting James to it. We came up with what we thought was the most responsible solution, which was to lay out lines of coke all over the studio to divert James from noticing that we were shooting heroin.” (TheDailySwarm: http://bit.ly/w4yRPC )
DFA star producer the Juan MacLean recalls the first time he worked with LCD Soundsystem man James Murphy in 1990.
“I feel the 21st century is another new age. Not only can we collaborate again with nature, but we have to. It’s an emergency.” (The Economist)
Bjork remains cautiously optimistic about the future of the world.
"In a next step, the buildings will be demolished, the public maritime domain liberated and the beach restored.” (Daily Telegraph)
A council official in St Tropez, France, speaks enthusiastically about dismantling La Voile Rouge, the VIP beach club favoured by Paris Hilton and her ilk.
‘Disgrace, shame and greedy’. (Guardian)
Collins Dictionary editor Ian Brookes outlines the three most common words used alongside ‘banker’ in England between 2009 and 2011.
"Everyone was amazed by his generosity and he arrived and left a very happy man." (Standard: http://bit.ly/tVzi3E )
Spearmint Rhino vice president John Specht confirms a ‘youngish, slim Englishman" wearing jeans and a blazer spent £37,000 in one evening at Tottenham Court Roas lapdancing club Spearmint Rhino to celebrate a massive windfall’.
"It is a slightly more committed body art than temporary practices or ear piercing. The more you stretch the skin, the more commitment you are expressing to a counter cultural look." (BBC:
Prof Victoria Pitts-Taylor, from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, analyses the common motives of the increasing numbers of people embracing stretching their ear lobes.
"I’m often asked why I’ve done this. I don’t know. There’s no real reason behind it." (TheLocal.de: http://bit.ly/vzmDmk )
Guinness Book of Records’ newly crowned ‘most pierced man’ Rolf Buchholz, 52, remains vague about why he’s had body 453 piercings since his first in 1999.
"I feel that there's a big need for an electronic dance club in this area.” (Detroit Free Press: http://on.freep.com/uvZyq4 )
US club owner Amir Daiza explains why he’s opened new techno club Elektricity in downtown Pontiac, Detroit, in the same building that housed Industry club in the 90s.
Jonty Skrufff: http://listn.to/JontySkrufff