As you should hopefully know, there’s quite a few incarnations of DJ Magazine propping up news stands around the globe. Here, we count down the top 10 reasons to read our terrific North American edition, which has been dropping monthly Stateside for a number years under the watchful eye of our US editor Sarah Polonsky. This issue is fronted by the inimitable Alison Wonderland, the tatted, nouveau punk for the generation, a sparkplug of exuberance who embraces her own identity. This is the way to kick off 2018 in style – with our young scene’s zeitgeist giving DJ Mag a dose of #realtalk!
We also see the rejuvenation and continued evolution of old-school players in the danc e music game this month. Pete Tong, Markus Schulz and Orbital all entered the fray a long time ago, and never emerged from the electronic rabbit hole. In fairness, who would want to? Certainly not Alison Wonderland, who will undoubtedly stay in the scene for many years to come, just as her infamous predecessors have.
There are plenty of winter-friendly fests to attend this season, as seen in our guide for outdoorsy extremists. When it’s coming down in buckets some people play and make snowmen, others just shiver in place or stay inside having a binge-watch marathon. Guess which adventure we at DJ Mag choose…
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ALISON WONDERLAND GIVES THE WORLD A WAKE-UP CALL
On the verge of dropping her sophomore studio album, ‘Awake’, Alison Wonderland spills about finding her ‘Happy Place’ and how she hopes her music does the same for her fans. You can read full feature here.
PETE TONG IS A CLASSIC MAKING CLASSICAL
For any jockey, Pete Tong represents the epitome of reaching the top. He didn’t get there by playing it safe, so why not take a stab at something new, outside his cushy comfort zone? That’s exactly what he’s working at, with an orchestra.
LOOKING BACK WITH ABOVE & BEYOND
10 moments that have defined the career of supergroup Above & Beyond! The road to reaching ‘Common Ground’ is chronicled.
tyDi VS CHRISTOPHER TIN’S CRASH COLLISION COURSE
Here’s what happens when DJ Mag sits in on a conversation between electronic producer tyDi and symphony composer Christopher Tin.
EXTREME ADVENTURE TIME!
This month, we’re kicking it up 100 notches with a go-to list of festivals and events around the world offering an (extreme) alternative to your everyday rave.
THE BROTHER’S WHO PLAY TOGETHER, STAY TOGETHER! ASK ORBITAL...
After a five-year hiatus, Orbital are reuniting for a follow-up to 2012’s ‘Wonky’ and talk to DJ Mag about how sometimes being apart makes you realize it’s time to get back together…
TOUR OF DUTY: LA FLEUR
The pharmacist turned producer and touring DJ, La Fleur, shares her own prescription for hitting the road – while her new ‘Exhaust’ EP comes fresh to fans, the Berliner promises she won’t be exhausted anytime soon.
THIS FLOATING PARTY IS A HOLY SHIP!
Want to know why Holy Ship! sold out both back-to-back sailings in January 2018 ahead of even the line-up announcements? Those have been fully stacked for the past seven years with artists ranging from The Black Madonna to Claude VonStroke to Excision and beyond, here’s some more of the reasons why if you haven’t sailed yet, you need to get onboard with the rest of the devoted #ShipFam…
MARKUS SCHULZ IS NOT JUST SMOKE & MIRRORS
A revealing interview with Markus Schulz about his new album, his ability to spot one-trick DJs without longevity and a lifetime harnessing his militant yet extraordinarily artistic brain and using it for a long-lasting music career.
BREAKING NEW SOUNDS
Check out the playlist that will make 2018 your year for fresh music and your next favorite artists.