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 Carl Craig fired from DEMF?? Smells like onspiracy... (14/05/2001 -- tekst: Tania Monad)
Since about 15 years, all House and Techno artists from Chicago and Detroit are stars in Europe, but almost unknown in their own country. Last year, when first Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) turned out to be the USA largest free electronic music festival to date, it seemed that recognition for American dance music had finally arrived at its birthplace. Cofounded by techno producer and Planet E label owner Carl Craig, the event attracted more than one million visitors (!!) and had plenty of legendary artists in its line-up including Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, and Richie Hawtin.
But only two weeks before the second festival (26 & 28 May 2001), the festival's producer, Carol Marvin of Pop Media Culture organisation, unexpectedly fired Craig from his role as creative director. By doing this, she has placed the future and credibility of the event in serious jeopardy. All of the major players in the Detroit music community spoke out against her actions in the Detroit press and have made one thing clear: the DEMF without Craig is no festival at all. Without his work as creative director, securing a high-quality lineup would never have been possible. To say Carol Marvin did shot herself in the foot is an understatement. She actually fired Craig because he did not turn artists contracts in on time, but Carl immediately denied and explained clearly to the US press that he "was never given any city deadlines [...]. We had all the [outstanding] contracts come in the day that the first article came out. This was all done recklessly on her part to destroy my reputation [...]." Craig said that being fired came as a shock. His friend and partner in the history of techno, Derrick May said that he is saddened by Craig's dismissal: "Carl was trying to introduce Detroit to the world. Things with Carol should never have gotten to this level." Jonah Sharp also thinks so: "Without him what would it be? It's so much him. Where he's at with his label Planet E and his music, he's the only sort of person who could make it entertaining and make it work with a very eclectic array of underground and global talent."
Lines quoted from San Francisco Bay Guardian & Detroit News
Since then, Carl Craig has been given his seat back at DEMF. Things finally turned right.

 Drug on wheel, results (25/04/2001 -- tekst: Nicolas)
As an answer to a written question of senator Van Quickenborne, the Minister of Justice Marc Verwilghen declared that during year 2000 there had been 356 car drivers controlled positive for use of drug at the wheel. 128 of these drivers were positive with ecstasy, 127 with cannabis, 58 with amphetamines, 39 with cocaine and 4 with heroin, specified the minister. About fifty actions of control of this kind were organized in Belgium in year 2000. 443 reports were drawn up for "use of drug at the wheel". The average age of the charged conductors was in 90% of the cases between 18 and 25 years. 63 of the charged people were for the use of 2 substances, 20 for 3 substances and 2 for 4 substances (this last one was to be in a wikkid bad state... ouch!).
We repeat it again in our pages: DON'T BE STONE ON WHEEL! Not for Justice, but for you and your friends

 Max refused to spin (24/04/2001 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Last wednesday was a party at Who's Who's Land (but organised by another management) featuring Bob Sinclar, Max (Fun Radio, Paris), Michel Traxx etc... All seemed to be ok... Some deejays were playing in the big hall (the theatre) and other deejays in the lounge (a very nice smaller hall on basement floor). Max was announced in the lounge on the flyers (everyone saw it), but when he arrived at 3am and saw that he wasn't playing along Bob Sinclar in the largest hall, Max refused to play and left the place back to Paris. Max said in his show that he came with Techno music and not with Lounge music so that couldn't fit with the place, and that it was disrespectful for his public. The organisers answered that he was announced in the Lounge since months, and that it was told in the starting deal. Who lies? Who cares... really? But two points are:
- is a deejay not able to face all the situations?
- is Max not payed enough to play for the people who came at the party?

 Gunshots at La Ferme Blanche (24/04/2001 -- tekst: Nicolas)
There has been 6 gunshots in the night of friday 18 to saturday 19 may at la Ferme Blanche (Namur). 3 in the direction of the building and 3 for nothing. Fortunately there's no victim, not even light. One of the shooters has been caught a couple of hours later in Monceau-sur-Sambre. The other suspects have not yet been indentified. The reason of the gunshot is not yet known.

 Alive Festival Line-Up (23/04/2001 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Fri. 17 Aug. till 19 Aug. - Main Stage: Exit (Alive -Resident), Paul Brschtisch live (Force Inc,Frankfurt D), Dave Tarrida (Tresor,360°, Edimburgh, Scotland), Justin Berkovi live (Djax-up-Beats, Mosquito, London), Cristian Vogel (Nova Mute, Tresor, Brighton), Valium, Jesco Schuck (Ravensburg, D) + Elektro/Freestyle Area: Mandrax, Kitbuilders live (Breakin'Rec,UK), Egotopia live µ-Ziq aka Mike Paradinas (Rephlex, Planet-µ, Clear, London), Jega live (Skam,Planet-µ, UK), Ruxpin live (Elektrolux, Rejkjavic, Island), Joost dde Lyser (,Brussels,B). + House Area presented by Food club: Andi Regler (Chills and Thrills), Raoul (Food, Aroma Rec, WGW rec), Colin Dale ( The End, London), Geoffroy (Food, Hi-Phen rec). Decoration by Marc Mono - Afterhour at the Camping: Chills and Thrills - Klangforschung Ost - Free Camping Festival. Friday 17.08.01 till Sunday 19.08.01
Gut Eid, 4780 St.Vith -- E42 follow Trèves/Trier, exit 14
45' from Trier - 90'from Brussels - 45' from Liège - 60'from Aachen - 60' from Maastricht
Presale:600 Bf (Fnac,...) At the Door :800Bf

 Werchter Festival Line Up (22/04/2001 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Guns'n Roses cancelled (their guitarist has health troubles) & Horsepower cancelled. Confirmed: Laurent Garnier, Manu Chao, Feeder, Ash, Wheatus, Talvin Singh, Stereo Mc's, Dandy Warhols, Black Crowes, Aimee Mann, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Laïs, Everlast, Muse, Incubus, Weezer, Afro Celt Sound System, Queens of the Stone Age Deftones, Tool, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Hooverphonic, Basement Jaxx, Goldfrapp, Grandaddy, Buscemi, St. Germain, Roger Sanchez, Das Pop, David Gray, Monza, Tom McRae, D.A.A.U., Suzanne Vega, Novastar, Reprazent, De Mens, Stereophonics, Anouk, PJ Harvey, Placebo, Faithless, Roxy Music (!), Mauro, JJ72, Sigur Ros, Zita Swoon, Krezip, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Kosheen, Sting (!), Beck
Friday 29 June 1500 bef, Sat. 30 June 1750 bef, Sunday 1st July 1750 bef
3 days 3250 bef - 2 days (sat./sun) 2750 bef - always at Werchter Festival Ground
Caution: there will very probably be no night trains after the festival, like previous year. Think about it.

 Racism at the door? 2 years! (22/04/2001 -- tekst: Nicolas)
A judge of the Antwerps Court did something that will be a very hard but useful lesson for some clubs: 2 years of jail (18 monthes closed) for a club doormen because he refused admission to a customer with a "supposed foreign nationality". Bad luck, that customer was belgian ... and policeman. The doormen now has 400.000 bef to pay and 18 monthes between the walls of his conciousness, thinkin about the law against racism and xenophoby. This will very probably make all club security squads thinking about a new way to manage their admission policies, in a better way.
A letter from a reader in Le Soir was telling about a Noctis ticket winner that has been refused at the door of the club he won the ticket for. That letter told that the doorman refusal was only explainable because of the colour of his skin. Noctis has to say that we VERY OFTEN offer tickets to VERY multiple kind of people, including plenty of Bart, Katrien, Fouad, Marc, Desiree, Niko, Abdeslam, Antonio, Denis, Paulo, Layla, Karim, Karol, Dominique, ... etc... and for all clubs. So we don't do any selection and this seems to be the first and only problem we had. So, from our point of view it cannot come from any problem of racism in the clubs and parties we're working with.
But maybe is it good to repeat here that the Noctis free tickets allow to get in for free, but the clubs still keep the right to refuse admission.

 New Tech-House club in Gent (17/04/2001 -- tekst: Nicolas)
It's the "Flavour" opening party on June the 23rd, with deejays Quinten (Music Man) and Lai-Yin (Café d'Anvers). Smells like quality electronic dance music... check it out!
@ Griffioen, 1 Koningstraat - 9000 Gent

 Food stops at Fool Moon... definitely? (16/04/2001 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Yes you read well, Food will stop its weekly residency at Fool Moon definitely. The last party will shake on the 30th of June with the residents of the Fool Moon: Geoffroy, Raoul (aka Swirl People), Régis (News), Ed & Kim and Groove Merchant (Plastiks). Why? Well... Fool Moon will *probably* stop its activities, but that's not sure yet. The point is now: is Food looking for a new place in Brussels? The answer is YES. But we're not yet allowed to tell you where because nothing has been signed yet... keep an eye here from time to time this summer :). One thing you can trust: Food is not stopping, look on 2nd of June at Silo with Stacey Pullen and for its 5th anniversary with DJ Sneak.

 Planet E label - the 10 Years Party (15/04/2001 -- tekst: Nicolas)
Created and build by Carl Craig, the Planet E recording label rules the wave Techno scene in Detroit since the early nineties. You all know 69, or Paperclip People... but it's only a small facet of what Planet E is. Carl Craig and its Innerzone Orchestra of course, but also Common Factor, Recloose, MoodyMan, and so so much more who have been producing legendary tracks there. It's now 10 years that the Craig's E spreads its sound all over the Planet, so, for that celebration there's two things:
- "All Access", the compilation. Only available in Detroit USA shops, or on their website from May the 26th. A collection of some of the greatest Detroit classics, byt DEMF and Carl Craig.
- "All Access", the party at 1703 Cass Ave. at Bagley, Detroit - Michigan on May the 27th With (sit down): Carl Craig DEMF, Mike Clark (Planet E, Detroit), Kirk Degiorgio (Ubiquity, Planet E, UK), Laurent Garnier (himself), GilbR' (Versatile, Chateau Flight, Fr), Hannah (Planet E), Ibex (Planet E), Orin Walters (NeonPhusion, UK), Recloose (Planet E) + a special Planet E artist performance.
Detroit? Woah... no problem. 9 hours flight straight from Zaventem. Bet you won't... ok... so here's the link for the Planet E website. : )

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