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Fiction, non-fiction and poetry will all be considered for publishing contracts with the grime MC's literary imprint

Stormzy’s #Merky Books has announced the second edition of its annual New Writers’ Prize. 

The publishing imprint, launched in 2018 by the UK rapper and...

You're never too big for the book...

Stormzy has launched a publishing imprint alongside Penguin Random House called #Merky Books.

Revealing the move via Instagram the grime star, who headlined last weekend’s...

Get a load of these boots, they're rubbery!

Face it festie fiends, when it comes to having fun in the mud you can't go wrong with a pair of welly boots. Stomp away...

The gift that keeps on giving

Giving the gift of books is giving endless joy, learning and re-learning – never a bad choice, and where these electronic music books are concerned...

The seminal tracks that altered dance forever!

In the mid-‘90s, drum & bass was the most futuristic, kick-ass, innovative UK-derived music around. After a gestation period in the underground, breakbeat science exploded into the mainstream, although that led to assorted TV ads and theme tunes and suchlike co-opting a d&b element to them. But because the scene itself was controlled by the DJs — Bryan Gee, Fab & Groove, Goldie, Hype etc — it was able to be steered back underground, so that by the end of the 20th century d&b was largely associated with the dark tech-step sound of No U-Turn et al.

Booka Shade are this issue's coverstars. DJmag chatted to them about their upcoming album, and playing live.

Playing live has really influenced how the new album sounds," says Arno Kammermeier, one half of Get Physical's formidable dance outfit Booka Shade.

Booka Shade...

We pick out 10 of the best books inspired by the early days of acid house

“Those were good days in Edinburgh, in 1990,” says author and screenwriter Trevor Miller, who wrote the acid house culture’s first novel, published in...

The grime hero is coming to the White Isle for a two-day fest this summer

Stormzy is bringing #Merky festival back to Ibiza Rocks for the third season this summer. 

#Merky 2019 will see 21 artists from grime and hip-hop...

So many return from Ibiza in desperate need of another holiday just to get over it, but uncover the island's rustic tranquility and you can...


Let's make no mistake, Ibiza is all about the parties, but eventually 36-hour days and enough vodka limons to fill up a bath tub can...

 From the histories of global scenes, sounds and labels, to explorations of music’s power to alter the fabric of society and forge communities, here are...

Taster of forthcoming 'Eve' album

One look at the guest's on Booka Shade's firth album, 'Eve' - Fritz Helder from Azari & III, Fritz Kalkbrenner and Groove Armada’s Andy Cato – shows their towering stature in the dance scene.

15 Years of DJMag Ibiza headliners offer chance to direct new video

Having recently dropped their fourth album, the emphatically titled ‘More!’, Booka Shade are living up to their mantra not only producing some of...

Booka Shade took over Berlin with an app

Booka Shade, bratwurst, Berlin, bier and, well... a 600 strong smartphone 'orchestra'. This is how the Frankfurt duo spent last weekend, with DJ Mag in...

Brazilian d&b master drops the funk

When you think of Brazil you might picture scorching weather, beautiful beaches and of course carnival time in Rio De Janeiro, but what you should...

Dedicated to his parents and featuring many d&b friends, it's a family affair...

“In Brazil, we have a lot of passion,” urges DJ Marky, via a Skype call from his South American homeland. The veteran DJ is...