Marshall Jefferson is one of the original architects of house music, but he will no longer play it at clubs.
In an essay for Mixmag, Jefferson writes of racial inequality in the dance scene, why he believes such inequality exists, and why he quit DJing after more than three decades.
"Last year I played at a packed club in Ibiza for 4000+; I got about $2000," Jefferson writes. "I found out the DJ that played at an empty club next door got 250,000 Euros and decided to quit DJing. I’d previously thought that if you filled a club, you deserve the money, simple. When guys get paid more than me for an empty club, I’m out."