Dennis Ferrer was kicked off the decks at uber-douchebag Miami nightclub Mansion this past weekend for not playing “commercial enough” house music.  

What moron would book a house legend like Ferrer if they were so concerned about appealing to the no-nothings and douchebags/ douchebaguettes???  You’ve got to read the story as it was written up over on Miami New Times.

Check out his before-and-after tweets….

Here we have Dennis’s account of what went down and how he felt about it as posted on Deep House Page:

“Hi Everyone,

I haven’t been on here for a minute…I hope everyone is well.
Gettin’ taken off decks is quite a sobering and humbling experience and
one i shall not want to be repeated. No matter who you might be. It
seems as though it was what it was. Kinda funny in the end.
Tunes I
played that were considered not commercial enough:

Storm Queen “look right through” (jamie jones rmx)

Phil Weeks “Jack to my Groove”

Subb_an “This Place” (Nic Fanciulli rmx)

GATDAMN RIGHT it ain’t commercial enough…lmao

Now some of y’all will say…”but D…why take that booking?” explanation as follows…

it was reported that they were willing to try a bit of a directional
reversal. It was even twittered by many as so….We had played there
twice before trying to develop something and it seemed to be working
out..but people come and people go and directions get switched in an
hour! LOL.

I threw my hands up and got asked to be off after around 40 minutes…no
harm no foul..I laughed..tweeted.. got over my initial anger and kept
it moving. Sad though to see tons of beautiful young people being force
fed what I tend to believe is a misrepresentation of the EDM culture.
But wtf.. who am I to say what sounds good and doesn’t…everyone has
got opinions like they have what again? lol.

Oh and regarding the interview…just wanted to say that no disrespect
was intended. Those who know me know I try my best not to be a d*ck. I
come from the same scene and please believe me when I say my heart is
still here …I’d love nothing better than to do my best imitation of
Burt Bacharach and do complex orchestrations to the chants of Orixas but
reality is a true bitch. Simple. Just being honest.

with love



To hear that this can happen to a legend like Dennis Ferrer makes me believe that some way, some how…. it is time for the true house-heads and the DJs they love to REBOOT THE WHOLE DAMN CLUB SCENE! FIND AND DEVELOP UNDERGROUND HOUSE SHOWS IN NEW VENUES IN YOUR COMMUNITIES, AND SUPPORT THE SHOWS. BREAK FREE OF THE CLIQUES THAT MAY HAVE THE GOOD PLACES LOCKED DOWN… START NEW SCENES.  The equipment many not be good at these places.. you may have to bring your own…. but if you can find a bar owner willing to give your HOUSE SHOW a shot… TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. CREATE NEW SCENES.




All photos are from the site NO BREASTS NO REQUESTS

  • The song you are requesting is being played.
  • You ask for a song that nobody will dance to.
  • You tell the DJ he sucks just because he won’t play your song.
  • The only songs you know are line dances.
  • You want to hear every song by Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.
  • You complain that no one likes the song when the dance floor is full.
  • You think reserving a table turns the DJ into your own jukebox.
  • You ask to sing on the microphone like it’s karaoke night.
  • You want to hear your song next or your leaving.
  • You declare that you just got to the club so the DJ should play all the hits just for you.
  • Your sad face does not move the DJ into feeling sorry for you and playing your request.

  • You have no concept that the DJ accepts tips.
  • You come to the booth and ask the DJ if he is the DJ.
  • You ask the DJ if he plays any good music.
  • Your requests aren’t any where near the format the DJ plays.
  • You demand to hear your song because you are about to leave.
  • When we say we don’t play a genre, you ask for more of that genre.
  • You keep asking what song is next.
  • You want to look at every song we have.
  • You don’t dance to your request, then ask for more.
  • You think the dance floor is a portrait studio.
  • You make silly poses at the DJ like you are DJing.
  • You are part of a bachelorette party.
  • You grab or touch equipment while the DJ is playing.
  • You are so drunk you think the DJ booth is the bar.
  • You stay by the DJ booth hoping to pick up women.
  • You keep trying to tell the DJ your life story while we are mixing.
  • You think you know what everyone wants to hear.
  • You ask for a song to be played again 5 minutes after hearing it.
  • You say you know the owner/manager in an attempt to get a song played.
  • You ask for the same song every time you are there.
  • You take pictures of the DJ without warning him of the flash.
  • You’re so drunk you keep falling into the DJ booth.
  • You spill a drink on the DJ equipment.
  • You ask that the volume be turned down.
  • You keep trying to get the DJ to dance with you.
  • You tell the DJ what songs go together that don’t go together.
  • You stand by the DJ and stare awkwardly.
  • You think it’s cool to just stand on the dance floor and text.
  • You have to talk louder than the music by the DJ booth.
  • You think the DJ booth is a coat check.
  • You offer to tip but never do.
  • You run ladies off the dance floor.
  • You wear so much cologne/perfume the DJ’s eyes water.
  • You ask us to play songs off your phone or download them.
  • You keep asking for a shout out all night long.
  • You want us to play a song you made.
  • You act like the DJ is your boyfriend when he is not.
  • You try to sing or hum the song you want to hear.
  • Instead of asking for a song you stick a phone in our face to show us.
  • You don’t know the song just the number on the CD.
  • You get all of your friends to ask for the same song that we won’t play.
  • You interrupt the DJ to get him to take your picture.
  • Your idea of good music isn’t.
  • You think old school means 5 year ago.
  • You ask when do we start to playing something crunk.
  • When you hear a slow jam you think it’s a signal to hump women like a dog.
  • If it isn’t hip hop you just call it techno.
  • You keep asking for requests after the club closes.
  • You know the DJ and text him requests to get you in the door.
  • You know the DJ is working and you call over and over expecting an answer.
  • You ask for a song and stay at the booth until the DJ plays it.
  • You fart by the DJ booth.
  • You want something faster but are requesting something slower.
  • You keep trying to fist bump and high five the DJ.
  • You say the other DJ always plays your song when there is no other DJ.

You act worse than a 5 year old in the club.
You say you are spending a ton of money and we should play your songs regardless.
You want an in-depth explanation on how the equipment works.
Your requests are more like demands.
You vomit in or around the DJ booth.
You tell the DJ how bad the song playing is , then request an even worse one.
You ask the DJ to play something with a beat.
You threaten to get the manager to make you play a song.
Your song was played but you want it again because you were in the bathroom.

UNDERGROUNDHOUSE.TV at Lokal on Friday February 24th

Join us on Friday February 24th for the first in a series

of live shows as UNDERGROUNDHOUSE.TV debuts at LOKAL (1904 W. North Avenue, just east of the corner of Damen, North & Milwaukee in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood).

Presented by in conjunction with Nukz Productions, our inaugural show will feature UGHTV residents DJ PSYKO-M1, South-Side Chicago DJ/Producer ED NINE and DJ SPENCE:CHICAGO.

Approximate set times:

~ DJ PSYKO-M1 (Logan Square Ministry of Defense / GetDownChicago): 10-11:30pm

~ ED NINE (Dustpan / B Natural / H.A.R.D):

~ DJ SPENCE:CHICAGO (WCRX 88.1 FM Chicago ‘Masters in the Mix’ / Pirate Radio 91.0 FM – Greece / House Music Social Network (HMSN- Italy):

If you are on Facebook, RSVP on our EVENT PAGE and leave a comment!

NO COVER, NO EXCUSES ….. It’s gonna’ be a HOUSE SHOW…. BE THERE !!!




LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

STYLES: Deep, Tech, Vocal, Tribal, Funky, Latin

UGHTV SHOW TIMESITSDAMUZIK ~ THURSDAYS: 8-10pm PST/10pm-12 CST/11-1am EST/01:00-03:00 Brazil/4-6am UK

JuZe’ was born in Brazil and brought up with music in his blood. He started playing piano at six years. Making music has always been his passion and House Music has always been his favorite. Since moving to the Bay Area in 1996 he has always been a House Music supporter. A regular in the scene supporting parties like Remedy, Foundation, and Community. He was introduced to Djing in 1999 when a friend introduced it to him after hearing some of his original tracks. He was hooked for life! After finishing getting his MBA in Healthcare, he has continued his love for music and has DJ some of the best parties in the Bay Area and continues to build his pro-folio and hopes to share his love with the world. JuZe is proud to bring ItsDaMuzik to and as he puts it…”Its all about the music when I play….so enjoy and let your beat…beat”!

DJ JUZE’ (San Francisco, CA) ~ ITSDAMUZIK ~ Deep, Tech, Vocal, Tribal, Funky, Latin ~ THURSDAYS: 8-10pm PST/10pm-12 CST/11-1am EST/01:00-03:00 Brazil/4-6am UK



The Phx House Dj Joseph Nast (Phoenix, AZ)


STYLES: (HOUSE) Jack, Deep, Tech, Classic, Disco, Electro
and Tribal… also fluent in Techno (all ranges), Breaks,
Intelli D&B, Trance and Hip Hop.

UGHTV SHOW TIMES:  Wednesdays on ~ 4-6pm PST/5-7pm MST/6-8pm CST/7-9pm EST/21:00-23:00 Brazil/12-2am UK

OTHER SHOWS: Elemental Thursdays @

Musical INFLUENCES: There are so many patches of influences when it comes to my life in music. What I can say is that ” if it catches my ear it’s probably good”.

The Phx House Dj (Joseph Nast): I was born from a boombox… As a kid in the 80’s breakdancing and Technics was something
that you could not escape from, it was on the streets, in your homes and on the tv. Living in the 90’s was more of a life changing decade for me. I was a freshmen in high school when i got my first real
taste of hardware based music(synths, beat machines, ect.). Next I found myself at break-ins and underground parties (rave’s you would know them as). This is where i found myself mesmerized by what a dj did with the music that had become such a movement in my life.

I am Dj you would call …OLD SCHOOL. I am a Dj that takes pride in what he does! I believe in the fundamentals of what it means to be a Dj. Im Honest and Direct. I enjoy to just kick it and spin music for great people and with good Dj’s. I have played in many states with some small timers as well as world class talent. I have moved threw MANY styles of music to better my instincts and track composure. Im from New York But the 3 years i spent in Chi-Town made me the house Dj I am today.

TIME SERVED: Dancing 20yr, Dj 17+yr, Production 9yr, Audio Engineering 6yr

PRODUCTION: MS2000, Dx200, An200, MC808, Kore, UC33, MPC40, 2x BCF2000, Launchpad,
Ableton, NI Komplete 7, Korg Legecy with MS20 Controller, Waves, Reason, ProTools,
and many other cool gadgets.



WEDNESDAYS on ~ 4-6pm PST/5-7pm MST/6-8pm CST/7-9pm EST/21:00-23:00 Brazil/12-2am UK

Don Cornelius R.I.P.

R.I.P. Don Cornelius… from the NY Daily News (2/1/12):

“Soul Train” creator and host Don Cornelius, who brought R&B into America’s living rooms with his long-running television show, committed suicide Wednesday, according to

Don Cornelius ~ Soul Train

The 75-year-old Cornelius was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head around 4 a.m. inside his Sherman Oaks, Calif., home, the celebrity web site reported.

His show, dubbed “The Hippest Trip in America,” presented stars like Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin and Barry White to a national television audience.

Cornelius, with his deep voice, stylish clothes and Afro, provided a hipper alternative to Dick Clark and “American Bandstand” when his show debuted on Aug. 17, 1970.”