Marshall Jefferson: Why I quit DJing - Features - Mixmag
Cut to about five years later at a party in Germany. The party was a festival at a train station, it was huge. A top tiered white British DJ played in the main room and did one of his trademark lush openings and emptied the floor. Everyone packed into the room I was playing, the ‘Sexy House Room’, which was smaller but still held roughly 4000, and I had a great set. When I read about the event in a music magazine however, they said the white DJ had a sensational set and I was horrible. I promptly sent a nasty letter complaining about the reporting to the magazine and they published it! That wasn’t a racial event in my opinion, that was economics. Let me explain: the white DJ had a great publicist and a media machine behind him and THAT was the reason for his favorable press. I didn’t have a publicist and thus, the reporter thought that slagging me off would have no consequences.