Bigotry and beats don’t mix

Big up Hospitality Records for booting Mistabishi over racism

Hospital Records has kicked drum ‘n’ bass producer Mistabishi, aka James Pullen, from its label after he made a stream of racist and xenophobic comments.

Pulled for attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan, it transpires his tirade was just the latest in a long running set of racist online remarks. Well done MixMag for highlighting the unbridled bigotry on Mistabishi’s social media.

Hospitality Records has done exactly the right thing in dropping this bigot from their label. There is no place for hate speech, racism and xenophobia in the society and certainly not in music.

Thanks also to Hospitality for their pledge to donate income received from his releases to Love Music Hate Racism. We will put it to good use, building for United Nations Anti-Racism day on 17 March, and spreading our unity message in clubs, gigs and festivals across the UK this year.

“Racism, xenophobia and bigotry have no place in our community. We are proud to be part of a diverse and tolerant community in which every person is treated as an equal no matter where they are from, their race or heritage,” says Hospitality.

That’s the message we should all be spreading.

Hospital records statement taking a stand against racism

Hospital records take a stand against racism