Dave Clarke is a DJ with an anarchist streak a mile wide and punk in his soul. He may be known as The Baron Of Techno, a moniker given to him by renowned BBC Radio DJ / journalist John Peel, but Dave Clarke has an anarchist streak a mile wide and punk in his soul, having no truck with establishment figures or authoritarianism.
In his latest interview with Mixmag, called the scene a commercial enterprise.
His answer to a question about the state of the scene during Covid pandemic, whether to call a new ecosystem in electronic music a “community” or a “scene” is following.
”No we cannot, not anymore. The scene of this commercial enterprise is mainly linked together by money and certainly not ethics. How can a DJ that is based offshore for financial purposes ask a government for a bail out – they should receive the same ridicule as Richard Branson surely?”