British tabloid The Sun have launched its own “underground electronic music” section.
The Sun is known for a lot of things – Page 3, George & Lynne, a history of lawsuits and, most recently, having to apologise again for their coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster – but although the music section of the paper is far from terrible, “underground electronic music” coverage isn’t exactly what you’d pick it up for.
Today, that could all change – but it probably won’t. Titled “CLUBZ” and edited by Mark Gwinnet and Anthony Kearney, the new section of the paper has clearly been designed to capitalise on electronic music’s increased presence on the charts. Early features include a description of Space, Ibiza from the DJ’s perspective, interviews with Carl Cox and Pete Tong, and a piece by Danny Rampling on his clubnight Shoom’s 25th anniversary.
But don’t fear: in case it’s looking a little too focussed on the past – not to mention a period that The Sun sensationalised and arguably vilified at the time – there’s also a feature on up-and-coming house duo Bicep. Bring on the mix series.