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10 reasons to read our September Stateside issue, fronted by Afrojack

Get up close and personal with Afrojack, Kevin Saunderson, Galantis, Troyboi and many more top acts…

We live in a world in which we are constantly told not to believe #FakeNews. In this issue, cover star Afrojack proves just how much he embodies this very statement. His drive-cars-till-they-crash public persona does not typify the lanky Dutchman, Nick van de Wall. Lest politics make us forget, Afrojack gives straight answers, which is the gravitas of any face-to-face feature story.

Clubbing itself offers us a place where we have something real to revel in. Thanks, in part, to the legends also featured in this issue — such as Kevin Saunderson and Sharam — who helped build a dance music scene suitable for all people to escape their worries within. It’s important to honor their plights. Uniting on the dancefloor is one way to do it; another is to take a cue from Afrojack – don’t worry about the hype and do what you love at any cost, so long as you keep the smile on your face.

Here's ten reasons to read this month's massive DJ Mag North America issue...

AFROJACK REVEALS THE MAN BEHIND THE BRAND
DJ Mag meets up with Dutch superstar, Afrojack, high above the buzz of Las Vegas during EDC week where the Grammy-winning producer, Nick van de Wall, discusses his ongoing hustle, new endeavors as the brand Afrojack versus his techno alias Kapuchon, and why he’s not bothered by what people think, regardless of rumors…

KEVIN SAUNDERSON’S HEAVENLY EVOLUTION
Nearly 20 years after its original release under his E-Dancer alias, Kevin Saunderson revisits his seminal ‘Heavenly’ album, delivering an upgraded masterpiece and a proper techno history lesson in one LP!

SIAN OP-ED: CAPITAL POLITICS 
In his own words, Octopus Recordings boss, Sian, expresses his hope for the dance music scene to push itself to new, less comfortable limits once again…

 

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC TROYBOI!
With his hotly tipped debut album, ‘Left Is Right’, and massive new tour, TroyBoi reveals to DJ Mag he has mostly his parents to thank for his success…

SHARAM GOES BACK TO THE BASICS
In the wake of releasing his ‘Collecti’ project as four EPs, Sharam discusses his 20 years in music, witnessing war firsthand in Iran and more…

GALANTIS: RETURN OF THE AVIATORS 
Swedish super-duo Galantis’ sophomore LP is about to explode as the pair face new artistic challenges and begin re-acclimating to a nonstop life on the road…

 

ILAN BLUESTONE GETS FREAKY 
On his debut album for Anjunabeats, trance poster boy ilan Bluestone sheds genre confines and lets his freak flag fly.

 

FYF: A PARTY FOR THE COOL KIDS
After 14 years as LA’s local favorite fest, FYF enters the big leagues and offers electronic fans an alternative to the rave…

ON TOUR WITH SOLARDO
A pair of DJs pull off wearing Tommy Bahama-esque shirts, almost as loud as the tech house tracks they drop are bound to be fun on tour. DJ Mag finds the duo known as Solardo’s tour essentials and habits to be a rollicking, LOL-per-minute, good time.

HYTE OF THE SEASON: HYTE HITS NYC 
DJ Mag heats up on the dancefloor with a weekend at famed global party, HYTE NYC, where the likes of Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice and many more blow the top of the Big Apple!