Two Sites Are Claiming a Butch Clancy Mix as Their Exclusive


Exclusives are a funny thing in 2013. Unless you have a way of properly safeguarding that the material you claim to be exclusive doesn’t land anywhere else, you end up getting scooped within minutes of posting. Take our #TRAPTHURSDAYS series with Valentino Khan. We love the guy, and had a ball presenting that series to the people, but once that SoundCloud link went public, every blogger worth their weight in bandwidth had it up on their site… without crediting the original source. And we’re pretty sure that our logo was on the artwork for each of those releases.

We say that to help you understand how easy it is to be scooped.

Looking over our RSS feeds today, we saw that The Music Ninja got an exclusive drop on this new Butch Clancy #SUMMERHEAT mix. More power to them; dude’s made a name for himself within the EDM game, dropping everything from dubstep to house with relative ease. We fox with TMN, so them getting this look was dope… but then we saw that Dancing Astronaut posted it as a “DA Exclusive” as well.

Now, how does that work? TMN didn’t mention anything about Dancing Astronaut doing a co-exclusive on it, nor did Dancing Astronaut say word one about The Music Ninja. Butch only mentioned that it was dropping today, but he never made any distinction about where or with whom. We have to wonder: What happened here? Was it supposed to be a co-exclusive drop? Did Butch tell both sites they’d have the drop but they didn’t coordinate it properly? We would LOVE to think that this was some kind of “control two different fanbases by dropping on two sites” thing, but TMN made the point to say “Just make sure to give credits where credits are due when you throw this bad boy on” without mentioning a single word about Dancing Astronaut. That would lead us to believe that they were under the assumption that they had sole exclusivity…

Right? Do you even care? You just want the mix, right? Here you go, chock full of unreleased bits and whatnot.

UPDATE Butch is as confused as we are:

UPDATE DAD commenter Kurt KHANK let us know that Butch posted on FB that Dancing Astronaut had the exclusive; we’re still awaiting word from The Music NInja.


Butch Clancy – Take Off [Unreleased]
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda [Axtone]
GTA – Booty Bounce [Jeffree's/Mad Decent]
Swick – Bubbles [Jeffree's/Mad Decent]
Butch Clancy – mcrwv [Unreleased]
Butch Clancy- Ups n Downs [Unreleased]
Wolfgang Gartner – Shrunken Heads (Butch Clancy Retwerk)
Butch Clancy – Ratchet Anthem
Flux Pavillion – OneTwoThree (Make Your Body Wanna) [Circus/Beat Beat Records]
ETC!ETC! & Brillz – Swoop [Jeffree's/Mad Decent]
Chief Keef – Love Sosa (RL Grime Remix)
UZ – TRAP SHIT V8 [Jeffree's/Mad Decent]
Butch Clancy – The Turn Up
TNGHT – Goooo [Warp Records x LuckyMe Records]
XAVI3R3 – Apocalypse
Butch Clancy – Dopeboy
Butch Clancy – P&B
Buku – Fullagold [Never Say Die]
heRobust – OG Status
Valentino Khan – Who U Wit?
Butch Clancy – Beautiful Mind
Buku – All Deez [Pilot Records]
Butch Clancy – Russian Lullaby (Candyland Remix) [Unreleased]
Benny Benassi Presents The Biz – Satisfaction (RL Grime Remix) [Ultra]
Expendable Youth & CRNKN – GUNFIYA
Peaches – Burst! (UZ Remix) [Boysnoize Records]
UZ x Clicks & Whistles – Bull Dozer
Candyland ft. Peter Dawson – Castle Of Affair (Butch Clancy Retwerk) [Unreleased/Spinnin' Records]
Zeds Dead – Hit Me [Inspected Records]
Shirley Bassey – Diamonds Are Forever (Butch Clancy Bootleg)
Caspa – Marmite (Doctor P Remix) [Sub Soldiers]
Kill The Noise – Jokes On You (Kill The Noise Remix) [Slow Roast Records]
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover (Caspa Remix) (Butch Clancy Retwerk)
SKisM – Like This ft Virus Syndicate [Never Say Die]
Zeds Dead – Adrenaline [Inspected Records]
Butch Clancy – Lonely
Katherine E – I’m Alright (Butch Clancy Bootleg)
Band of Horses – The Funeral (Butch Clancy Bootleg)

  • jeffrey

    this is “news” rofl

    another gem from DAD

    In other news, it seems like a site has ripped off DA’s name cough cough…

    • khal

      we’re glad you approve of our news coverage and name. and thanks for reading. hopefully you get something for that cold.

      • jeffrey

        protip: I don’t approve of this shit as news, i don’t think anybody does.

        this whole thing is laughable

        • khal

          what other tips do you have for us? and it looks like you got something for that cold. that’s great to hear.

        • flippingcody

          your laughable… these ppl take time out of their day to provide us with content… if they want poke fun at a site… thats their business

          • jeffrey

            it’s only appreciated when the content isn’t complete garbage… posting about drama between 2 other blogs isn’t “industry news” it’s middle school babble at best. DAD thinks more content is better but when it gets to the point of this bleak attempt at journalism quality is better than quantity. of course big Khal would never agree as he’s approving thoughtless reports like this every hour it seems.

            Thanks and goodbye.

          • khal

            your assumption that the “news” section on this is “industry” news is your own opinion. and it’s not anything about “more content is better.” again that’s more of your opinion than anything else. and show me where your “thoughtless reports like this every hour” truly holds up.

            again, though, your “protips” are forever appreciated.

  • Kurt KHANK
    • khal

      good question; i’m still waiting to hear what TMN has to say, as they still have it listed as an exclusive on their site.

      that said, it’s been added. thank you.

  • flippingcody

    lol i blogger exclusive problems!….. see what i did there.. but since ive never heard of tmn….go #teamDAD

  • Music Ninja Clayton

    Clayton @ The Music NInja here. Robert (Butch’s Manager)
    hit me up on facebook last Thursday asking if we’d like to premiere this mix. I
    obliged and said that we would post it on Saturday. On Saturday we were late
    getting the post up, so I apologized to Robert and asked if it had been
    released. It hadn’t, so we agreed to released then.

    DAD was never brought
    up in the conversation between Robert and I, so there is no way I could have
    known that we were “co-premiering” something or that you “had the premiere”

    The fact that you took the time to write an article pointing out
    this confusion is a bit over the top. One simple tweet towards us could have
    solved everything. I would have been more than happy to sort this out with you
    and Butch’s management. Things like these happen very rarely and while we are
    proud to know we premiered it first, we are not going to take it away from any
    other blog due to a simple mix up in communication. It is kind of
    dissapointing to have this blown out of proportion and have it reflect on the
    artist and their managers. The Music Ninja is a drama free music blog and we
    positively represent the artists we feature, not add more confusion to our
    ecosystem (which you have every right to do so)

    We’ve always been a fair
    blog, and we’ve always done right by people, artists, labels and management
    companies. You can ask any one of the numerous publicists, managers, or artists I’m sure we both work
    with. We have a
    lot of respect for your blog and what you are trying to achieve, but it is
    disappointing to see how this was handled.

    We will always defend our
    edtorial integrity but at the end of the day, it’s one post, one exclusive out
    of many, do we really need to have our panties in bunch?

    Warwick – Partner/Artist Relations Manager/Editor of The Music Ninja

    • Music Ninja Clayton

      Correction: DA was never brought up in the conversation between Robert and I, so there is no way I could have known that we were “co-premiering” something or that they “had the premiere” already.

    • jeffrey

      In other news Dancing Astronaut and a bunch of other sites posted a new Borgore preview today.

      More “news” at 11

      • khal

        is that “news?” i’d assume that’d be a post with audio. you’re slipping on your tips.

    • khal

      When did I say that DAD was premiering anything? What I did was merely point out what I’d seen, which was an interesting situation where two sites were claiming an exclusive drop. There was never any indication in this piece that DAD was salty about not premiering or co-premiering anything.

      And who was “adding confusion?” If anything, my aim was to try and cut the confusion. Contrary to your opinion, or jeffrey’s on what’s “news,” the aim here wasn’t to “cause drama,” but to get down to a confusing situation, which touched on a deeper issue of blogs and exclusivity. If it wasn’t an issue, why even bother making sure something was “exclusive?”

      If anything reflects bad on the manager, it’s the idea that they made deals for an “exclusive” with another blog after your missed response.

      But you know, who’s counting.

  • XAVI3R3

    dope mix regardless…..