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OLIVER HELDENS: 2 FUTURE 4 YOU

Oliver Heldens gets candid about his haters and evolving the future house sound...

IT TAKES TWO: ELI & FUR

Eli and Fur: a dynamic duo dedicated to making deeply melodic vocal house cuts...

PREMIERE: LAURENCE GUY - LES MUR

Laurence Guy drops his new EP via Monologues.

SKRILLEX AND DIPLO DROP JACK U ALBUM

Stream the full JACK Ü LP from Skrillex and Diplo

BASEMENT JAXX ADDED TO SW4 LINE UP

Sunday headliners for Clapham Common
POINT BLANK TUTORIAL

TRANCE & EDM MIX BREAKDOWN W/ MIKE KOGLIN: PART 1

FREE COURSE SAMPLES

THE BIG FREEZE: ICICLE IN THE STUDIO

Drum & bass supremo Icicle is dropping some ice-cold beats on to the streets...

AMINE EDGE & DANCE IN THE STUDIO

We take a peek at the studio set-up of 'G-house' dudes Amine Edge & DANCE...

4 CLUBS SET TO SHAKE UP TOP 100 CLUBS 2015

With Miller Genuine Draft

THIS MONTH'S TOP CLUB NIGHTS

A fistful of fun to brighten your February

BEHIND THE SCENE: SWITCH SOUTHAMPTON

An old theatre turning on Southampton? DJ Mag flicks on the light...
Joe’s Bakery Presents: Moton - Moton - Joe’s Bakery

Two standout figureheads, in the genre of the disco-edit, collude and show us exactly how it’s done. Yorkshire crate-digging crew, Joe’s Bakery invite Moton’s Diesel and Dave Jarvis to their label for an EP of edits that finds ground between club play and hi-fi spin; chopping up '80s synth jams, sparkling disco oddities and heady, Balearic tones. If you’re a little confused as to where to head next in this often over-subscribed field, then I suggest towards this exemplary release.  




Welcome to Earth EP - Freefall Collective - Supafrequency

Here's a tasty dub-fuelled four-tracker from the Bournemouth-based collective ahead of their forthcoming second album. 'Stay Calm' and 'Glow' are festival-friendly noisenik breaks, while title track 'Welcome to Earth' plumps for a 303-fuelled trip into moody dystopian territory. But the pick of the bunch is 'Protector', a powerhouse of rolling breakbeats, reggae keys and deep sub topped off with a firing vocal from the mighty MC Tenja.  

Mukky Riddim - Dexta - None60

Different label boss Dexta is taking an outing to None60 to release some seriously sinister business. The drums slowly march off with the crazed, murderous calm of Michael Myers. The simple melody adds another layer of horror film chic, and layered with the muffled, heavily manipulated voice mumbling incoherently in the background, this is some seriously scary shit. Dark and dirty bass cuts in for occasional short, sharp stabs before really going in hard at the drop.

Always - Spectrasoul - Shogun Audio

This song is so stunningly striking it had a physical affect on me, bringing butterflies to my stomach and warming my chest, and prompting me to speak out loud to a room full of no one. Amen breaks, crashing drums, soft chords and a soulful snippet of vocal, before the drop takes us to unexpectedly paced drums which are slightly offset against the piano, creating a beautifully jagged affect. The bass almost unnoticeably slides between gloriously warm to dark and cold. Perfect track.