Dance Music Disaster Gigs: Part Two

The Magician

Last year, news emerged that The Magician had been attacked on stage during a set in Switzerland with a mysterious chemical liquid and admitted to hospital. We spoke to the Belgian DJ to get the full story about the incident.

“I was playing in this really good club, the crowd response was great. Then, suddenly, somebody threw a liquid onto my face. After two seconds I fell down, I couldn’t see, couldn’t breathe properly and it burnt like hell! The club owner took me to the emergency ward and there they washed my eyes and my skin out for three hours.

After two days, the burns on my skin had disappeared, but ever since then I’ve been a bit paranoid when I play small club where I’m close to the crowd. I still can’t believe what happened, and why, to be honest. Local police never found the person who did that.”


Steve Lawler’s “very scary” night in Mexico

Lawler’s manager Joel Zimmerman in legal letter: “My client and I were very clear to the club promoter and club staff that once Steve was off the decks, and, had played for almost 2.5 hours, that we were done and were calling it a night. As we walked out of the club and headed to the car, our party (Steve, his girlfriend and I) were surrounded by ten bouncers from the club and three of the acting club owners.

The bouncers started to get physical with myself instructing me to not move and told Steve that he had to go inside immediately. We were then forced to walk back into the club escorted by the bouncers and owners. Steve went back on – still surrounded by bouncers – and played for an additional hour then quietly exited.”

Steve Lawler in 2004: “I had played for two hours, and things were going fine, and then the owner of the club wanted me to play a 15 min, techno/trance record which was about 160 BPM. So of course I refused, I knew nothing about this performance and I wasn’t about to break up what I had built musically. So they told me to play the record or get off.

This was a very scary incident that I never want to find myself in again. I’m sorry for those of you that live there, but I will never again come to Guadalajara, I will however be doing shows in other parts of Mexico, but I will never step foot into that city again. Sorry.”

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westsdogs

westsdogs said on the 24th Apr, 2012

These are so good!!! ITM please do another one!

cherry vanilla

cherry vanilla said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Taking getting spastic on a night out to a whole new level.....

Dr Ranga

Dr Ranga said on the 24th Apr, 2012

"Lawler%u2019s manager Joel Zimmerman"

BMoney

BMoney said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Deadmau5 is Lawler's manger?? LOLer.

brown820

brown820 said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Joel Zimmerman is a fairly well known agent at William Morris Endeavor talent agency, no he is not deadmau5 lol. Coincidence.

Ghost Of SANDSLASH

Ghost Of SANDSLASH said on the 24th Apr, 2012

Mother, She lied to me .. She wasn't a virgin.

Dubz

Dubz said on the 25th Apr, 2012

I played a gig in the uk in a club with wooden floors, this guy stated breakdancing and he was pretty good but all the jumping around near the decks meant the needles kept skipping which was pretty fucking annoying.

Worst gig I went to was home nye 2009/10. They closed the doors for no reason so the club was half full and josh wink played to about 5 people in the top room and was then stopped only about a quarter of the way into his set. Lame.

GoodLove

GoodLove said on the 25th Apr, 2012

Mr Oizo still rules - "Fuck, your eye!!!

gets me every time

angy

angy said on the 25th Apr, 2012

This is awesome! So good. Some serious stuff going down, but the Sam La More one is hilarious. Fancy that strumpet is banging Afrojack now! :P

cizza

cizza said on the 25th Apr, 2012

I was at one of the Karnivool shows and yea, the crowd reaction for ShockOne was certainly mixed. Going from Over Reactor to ShockOne to Karni was a strange one but it kind of works - having a DJ play some tunes whilst the roadies change the stage setup is a great idea.

SlicyDicer

SlicyDicer said on the 25th Apr, 2012

but it%u2019s not often you have someone in a gas mask spraying you in the face with some sting-y, painful, white solution.%u201D

Nah Porter, I'm pretty sure you know all about it

katiecunningham

katiecunningham said on the 26th Apr, 2012

Poo story is so good. Soooo good.

angy

angy said on the 26th Apr, 2012

^^I was there that night! remember standing outside, when people started rushing downstairs with this incredulous look on their faces...

mister a

mister a said on the 26th Apr, 2012

Lawler is a tool! that is all I have to add

mischa21

mischa21 said on the 27th Apr, 2012

I played a gig in the uk in a club with wooden floors, this guy stated breakdancing and he was pretty good but all the jumping around near the decks meant the needles kept skipping which was pretty fucking annoying.

Worst gig I went to was home nye 2009/10. They closed the doors for no reason so the club was half full and josh wink played to about 5 people in the top room and was then stopped only about a quarter of the way into his set. Lame.

CSB

SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 28th Apr, 2012

DEPRIVE ME OF MY EVERLASTING LIFE

hamishlardi

hamishlardi said on the 29th Apr, 2012

Imagine if that dude killed himself at sydney creamfields yesterday.

juanfyanezv

juanfyanezv said on the 29th Apr, 2012

insane! I have a friend who was there when the shooting went on. F*CKN CRAZY!

HungryHippo

HungryHippo said on the 2nd May, 2012

hahahah @angy i read that as faeces not FACES hahahahaha fitting dont you think

mrmarkrigby

mrmarkrigby said on the 3rd May, 2012

top read. Illya's terrace sets at Home were the bomb!

reevedeejay

reevedeejay said on the 17th Aug, 2012

hahahaha Sam La More you LEGEND!