|Originally posted by Paradox Lost |
Sasha's been a notoriously high maintenance diva since at least Delta Heavy
If anything, most of his high-maintenance behaviour came well before Delta Heavy. By that point he was taking his career pretty seriously, and in the Delta Heavy DVD he talks about he had to sign a hefty no-appearance clause in his contract due to his past reputation. In the '90s, going right back to the start of his career, he was absolutely infamous for missing gigs. The very first time he was supposed to play with Digweed was at a night Diggers was promoting - and he never showed up. In 1993 a fan wrote depairingly into Mixmag with a letter that simply said "Sasha, why do you never turn up?" When they were interviewed by Muzik Magazine in 1996 during the Northern Exposure tour, the whole article was about how Sasha almost missed the gig, even when journalists were documenting the whole thing. It goes on and on and on. He used to miss gigs claiming he was locked in the studio working on his mythical debut album, which only increased the pressure when Airdrawndagger didn't appear year after year.
Most of it was down to getting far too fucked up in clubs or in the inevitable after-parties, whereas Digweed isn't known for taking drugs. Sasha said of his fall-out with Renaissance promoter Geoff Oakes, "I last a couple of years with people then it all goes wrong". Given what John Digweed patiently tolerated for a decade or more, it's something of a miracle this has never happened earlier.
|Originally posted by ucforange |
In my opinion, statements like yours are usually made by people whom have biased preconceptions of a DJ and their music. Usually easier to write off than it is actually objectively listen to the music...
If you look through dj christian's post history you can go back literally three years without finding a single post where he has anything positive to say about any contemporary music. It probably goes much further, I just bored of looking. The guy is the absolute epitome of the jaded TranceAddict wanker who turns up entirely to complain about how shit music is.
> Into The Blue [Progressive]
> Hangover Square [House/Tech/Progressive]
> Falling Leaves [Deep & Melodic]
> All Night Long: 2018 [Open To Close Set]
> Welcome To the Future [Driving Progressive]