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RADIO 1 GOES DANCE FOR A WEEK!

BBC station devotes a week to dance in run-up to Ibiza Weekend

JOIN DJ MAG IN THE VIP AT GLOBALGATHERING

Secret headline sets planned after dark

THROWBACK THURSDAY: BICEP'S COVERMOUNT CD

Second edition of our weekly covermount mix throwback series featuring Bicep!

SVEN CONFIRMED FOR BERLIN FESTIVAL

Tempelhof Airport set to host epic 48-hour party

TWITCH COMMONWEALTH GAMES MIX REJECTED

Optimo DJ snubbed after submitting music for ceremony
POINT BLANK TUTORIAL

MIXING TUTORIAL IN ABLETON LIVE

Part one of Point Blank’s new tutorial

PIONEER LAUNCH VINYL TURNTABLE

PLX-1000 available from late August

PIONEER REKORDBOX 3 UPDATE

Pioneer launch new version of their RekordBox software...

DANCE MUSIC FROM THE BEGINNING: PART TWO

Disco Sucks and the birth of house music

REVIEW: WISH OUTDOOR FESTIVAL 2014

DJ Mag endures the Dutch EDM fest and makes it out alive

LET'S GO OUTSIDE

Diynamic announces alternative residency at Cova Santa
My Style - The Others - Dub Police

Alex from The Others has been in the game for a few years now. His first release on DP was in 2007 with a couple of great little tunes, 'Africa' and 'Ganja Man'. Now solo and still loyal to the Dub Police crew, his sound is a lot more polished, and this EP shows it. 'Voyager' keeps things bang up-to-date with trap influences that segue into a metallic dubstepper. 'Amazonia VIP' is all darkside swagger.

Fly Tonight - Jesse Rose - Play It Down

It’s obviously no coincidence that the cover of Jesse Rose’s latest, on his own Play It Down label, apes that of Thomas Bangalter’s inimitable Roule imprint. This French fried disco number has been filtered to absolute buggery, and laden with the nifty compression trick that gave all those great releases from Bangalter, DJ Falcon and Alan Braxe their pulsing, heady vibe. It’s an unashamedly massive tune (playing to the crowd with its scarcely unrecognisable sample, from Chaka Khan’s 'I’m Every Woman') and one should treat it as such.

 

Sense of You EP - Jay West & Manuel Sahagun feat Cody ChestnuTT - Klangkultur Schallplatten

There are few male vocals in modern soul music which even approach delivering the deep, velvet joy which avid helmet-wearer Cody ChestnuTT’s evokes. So this is obviously pretty sensational. Argentineans West and Sahagun treat his sumptuous vox with the utmost respect, a deeply satisfying dub bassline driving things along skilfully. Okain’s mix goes stabby garage, while label bosses Dirk Hermann and Andreas Mueller evoke the spirit of Raze’s heart-breaking 'Break 4 Love' on their interpretation.

The Touch (Solaris Heights Remix) - Grum - Heartbeats

Around one minute and 34 seconds into 'The Touch', a broad, beaming grin should, if your face is all working properly, start to spread warmth into your soul. Scots wunderkind Grum has manipulated a Nina Simone album to some rather devastating effect here. It’s the kind of affirming house music that makes you fall in love with it all over again and want to hug strangers on a sweaty, pulsating dancefloor. In the sun. Add some very competitive mixes from Sebastian Leger, Solaris Heights and Andre Sobota, and you have an ample and unexpected contender for track of the summer.