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Friday, November 25, 2011

Did James Sort Out Mixmag's CDs?

Those of you that know me, will likely know that I am normally not one to complain.

But a series of shite Mixmag CDs led me to have a rant one drunken evening back in 2010, and the world has changed significantly since then.

I give the history leading up to the monumental event of my complaint, and the proof of my influence:

August 2009 - Tiesto.  Shit CD.
September 2009 - Bestival.  Shit CD.
October 2009 - Armand Van Helden & A-Trak.  Very shit CD.
November 2009 - Cassius.  Shit CD.
December 2009 - Kissy Sell-Out.  Very shit CD.
January 2010 - Diplo.  Very shit CD.
February 2010 - Mylo - Very shit CD.
March 2010 - DJ Zinc - Very shit CD.
April 2010 - Sub Focus - Shit CD.
May 2010 - Crookers - Very shit CD.

But - May 2010 featured a letter, from me:


OK, it took a couple of months to sort out, but one assumes these things are arranged in advance.

June 2010 - Joris Voorn - So-so CD.
July 2010 - Fatboy Slim - Shit CD.
August 2010 - Calvin Harris - Very shit CD.
September 2010 - Alex Kidd & Kutski - Shit CD.
October 2010 - Sebastian Ingrosso - Poor CD.
November 2010 - Jamie Jones & Seth Troxler - Very good CD.  Finally!
December 2010 - James Zabiela - OK CD.
January 2011 - Jaymo & Andy George - Shit CD.
February 2011 - Jack Beats - Shit CD.
March 2011 - Mark Knight - Poor CD.
April 2011 - Felix Da Housecat - Very shit CD.
May 2011 - Radio Slave - Very good CD.
June 2011 - Shy FX - Not my cup of tea.
July 2011 - Cassy - Good CD.
August 2011 - Above & Beyond - Not my cup of tea
September 2011 - Sven!  Excellent CD!
October 2011 - Riva Starr - OK CD.
November 2011 - Maya Jane Coles - Good CD.
December 2011 - Sasha - Good CD.

And of course, my thank you letter:

Rotate it yourself lazy asshole - I fixed Mixmag, what have you done?

So, you can see that every month was the same old shitty Annie Mac electro-gash every single month until I wrote my letter, then there was increasingly more variety and during 2011 there have been some rather excellent CDs.

Plus the magazine actually started covering underground house/techno too, and not just electro-gash.

So, feel free to buy me a drink or ten to celebrate me fixing Mixmag.