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10 Scandals and Shitshows that Rocked the Dance Music World in 2016


It's been a tumultuous year politically, economically and musically. Thump's Anna Codrea-Rado counts off the top 10 scandals and shitshows in the dance music world that went down the last 12 months.

This article originally appeared on THUMP

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It's a truth now universally acknowledged: 2016 was a catastrophe of a year. The UK voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump won the US election, and a string of beloved stars passed away. The world of electronic music and club culture was no exception to the endless parade of disappointments. From clubs that fell from grace, to misjudged marketing campaigns, here are the 10 biggest scandals and shitshows that rocked the dancefloor this year.

1. Verboten closed, reopened, and closed again

At the beginning of the year, the Williamsburg club's staff and investors accused its owners, Jen Schiffer and John Perez, of fraud and financial mismanagement. The once-beloved venue then rollercoastered through a turbulent few months involving allegations of sexual harassment and unpaid taxes, and culminating in the owners filing for bankruptcy...

... Read the full list by Anna Codrea-Rado at thump.vice.com/en_us/article/scandals-shit...

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