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MUMDANCE & LOGOS: SMASHING THE PROTOCOL

Since teaming up a couple of years ago, Mumdance and Logos have been smashing it. Their diverse backgrounds complement each other nicely, and now their 'Proto' comp brings together sounds from grime, jungle, hardcore and 'weightless', their newly invented term for ambient electronica, and the year is panning out nicely. DJ Mag hooks up with them...

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DISCO-VERY! SESSION VICTIM

For their second album, Hamburg's disco-sampling duo Session Victim decamped to San Francisco and discovered a new way of working with analogue synths, drum machines and live kit. We talk to them about the ethics of sampling, digging for rare records in SF, the benefits of working in a proper studio, and how to maintain a working relationship without falling out...

ART DEPARTMENT: ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

Toronto-raised house duo Art Department return with their second album, 'Natural Selection', to show that they've got what it takes to evolve and survive in the competitive world of electronic dance music...

NIGHTSLUGS: CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Raised on soundsystem culture, deep bass and inventive, cross genre music, Night Slugs co-owners and DJ/producers L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok have created a label, musical family and aesthetic steeped in innovative dance tradition, but constantly pushing into new sonic territory. Drawing from the past but future-bound, their unique flavour's never been more in demand. We catch up with the two in London to find out the story so far, and what's next...

TERMINATOR X!

New York techno legend Adam X talks about EDM and sticking to his guns

WAX LYRICAL: ANNA LUNOE

An Aussie expat relocated to the equally sunny climes of LA, we say 'Welcome to America, Anna Lunoe!' who topped off a fine 2013 with “Breathe,” her massive rousing single for Ultra Music and Fool's Gold.

DIY: CAN-DO ATTITUDE!

To celebrate 25 years of the DiY collective, here are some memories from the early 90s

A DYNAMIC PROCESS

On the eve of the label's 100th release, we talk to Romboy about turning his back on the mainstream and returning to his roots, his can-do philosophy, and much more...

BODY AND SOUL

Nina Kraviz talks about Italo-disco, the RBMA, Detroit, Dance Mania, and her new label трип, as we lift the lid on her remarkable rise top the top of techno...

DARK SKY: FUCK THE GRID

Can London trio Dark Sky make the tricky transition to an album and live band shows? You bet they can...

BONDAX: THE TWO FACES OF FAME

Bondax have enjoyed a swift rush to fame with their melodic, poppy garage house tracks, and it seems they're set to top the charts and find a wider audience still with a new single and forthcoming album. But can a brush with negative publicity, after a notorious photo, dent their confidence? Not a chance, discovers our reporter...

LUCKY 7: BEN PEARCE

DJ Mag grabs a chat with DJ/producer Ben Pearce just before he takes the 20-minute walk from his Manchester home to his studio.

HAPPY ACCIDENTS: NANCY WHANG

With a series of brilliant singles and a starring role on the new Juan MacLean album, Nancy Whang is an accidental dance music star...

STADIUM ANTHEMS

LA's rocking Body High, Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy have teamed-up as DJ Dodger Stadium to kick out the label's first long-player, 'Friend of Mine'...

GUI BORATTO: EXOTIC DISCOURSE

Having just cooked up his fourth studio album, ‘Abaporu,’ we get a choice serving of the man behind the music...