This week saw tech house producer Mihalis Safras taking to Facebook to apologise for ‘mistakes’, ‘misjudgements’ and ‘oversights’ in his production technique, and in particular, for harvesting demos from up-and-coming producers, insisting on them supplying full stems, and then using the stems in his own work, by mistake.

Safras’s apology acknowledged these mistakes, misjudgements and oversights and then proceeded to detail how this has upset his wife and children and also drew attention to his substantial charity work. The apology, which you can read in full here was a bit weird as some of it was written in the third person and said that Mihalis was “unable to post very much on social media due to legal reasons” before he then went on to post on social media.

Following Safras’s statement, which is strongly suspected to simply be an 8 bar loop of Kevin Spacey’s recent apology with some extra drums stuck on it, DJ regulatory body OFFSPIN have issued a set of apology guidelines for dance music producers and DJs, which we reproduce for you below.