MUSIC: WTF?!? ‘Rolling Stone’ Misses the Mark on DJ List
If you’ve followed my blog at all, you’re probably getting used to reading about the history of House music and underground dance culture on more than one occasion (revisit this one in September). So, all I have to say about Rolling Stone‘s ridiculously laughable “25 DJs that Rule the Earth” is puh-leeez … give me THAT desk job in the magazine’s lofty Avenue of the Americas office and I’ll show you how it’s supposed to be done. The article ran in the June 22 summer special issue with Deadmau5 on its cover.
Apparently, I’m not alone after viewing comments in response to the flimsy puff piece thrown together for the sake of impressing anyone who doesn’t have a clue about electronic dance music and DJ culture. Miami New Times‘ Kat Bein does a good job calling Rolling Stone out in the Nov. 14 blog. Another journalist who gets it, finally. Daft Punk at the bottom of the list? No mention of pioneers and innovators still packing clubs around the world such as Danny Krivit (celebrating the 10th anniversary of 718 Sessions this weekend in New York) or the “godfather” of House music Chicago’s Frankie Knuckles, Tony Humphries, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Todd Terry and so on. Rolling Stone editors must have been asleep at the wheel this time out. In the words of Public Enemy, don’t believe the hype.
Rolling Stone DJ list article: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-25-djs-that-rule-the-earth-20121109/daft-punk-19691231
Miami New Times article: http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/crossfade/2012/11/rolling_stone_25_djs_rule_earth_total_bullshit.php