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.

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