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The Sound Of:  boxout.fm Recordings

Showcasing the diversity of sounds on offer in the Indian electronic music scene and inspiring a new generation of artists to get creative, boxout.fm Recordings has evolved from radio station to club night to vital label. Alongside a mix from its catalogue recorded by Mutable Mercury, founder DJ MoCity tells Safi Bugel about the platform’s journey so far

“People think musicians in India only make music that sounds ‘Indian’,” Mohammed Abood, founder of boxout.fm Recordings, explains to DJ Mag. “In reality, there’s a...

Norma Jean Bell LP cover

Detroit saxophonist, producer, and vocalist Norma Jean Bell is responsible for some of house music’s most glorious moments, and has worked alongside the likes of Moodymann, K-Hand, Ron Trent and George Clinton. Her full-length opus, 'Come Into My Room', released in 2001, proved that she really is “the baddest bitch in this room”

If you look in the ‘about’ section on Norma Jean Bell’s Facebook page, it says, simply, “I’m the baddest bitch in this room...” It's a...

AVA Festival shot from above

Last month, 16,000 ravers attended Belfast's AVA Festival at its new home on the Titanic Slipways. DJ Mag traveled to AVA to discover how the event is creating a sense of unity, community and a second wave of rave in the city

In 2015, Belfast’s first AVA Festival and conference found its home beneath the towering yellow Harland & Wolff cranes — affectionately named Samson and Goliath...

Congo Natty

On his upcoming 25-track opus ‘Ancestorz’ — which he describes as his life's work — long-serving jungle soldier Congo Natty unites many voices from across the diaspora, joining dots through the history of Black music and celebrating the new jungle generation. In a series of in-depth interviews for DJ Mag, he talks to Dave Jenkins about love, revolution, unity, and reclaiming his place in the history books

“This isn’t an interview, brother, this is an outerview!” Congo Natty declares. He draws on his spliff, holding DJ Mag’s gaze with intensity. Even through...

The Prodigy

The Prodigy have announced a 25th anniversary limited-edition vinyl reissue of 'Fat of the Land'.


Landing on 4th November via XL Recordings, the 2xLP silver...

Suzi Analogue appointed as Professor of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill

Suzi Analogue has landed a professorship at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus in the coming academic year.


The New York-based artist, aka...

Premiere: Maya Q ‘beno (soft)’

The next release on London label all centre is a two-track split EP from Endless Mow and Maya Q. Listen to the latter’s ‘beno (soft)’...

Lucrecia Dalt has announced a new album, ‘¡Ay!’, which arrives via RVNG Intl on 14th October.


The Berlin-based, Colombian musician, sound artist, performer, composer, and...

Four Tet settles streaming royalties dispute with Domino Records

Kieran Hebden, AKA Four Tet, has settled his legal dispute over royalties with record label Domino.


Taking to social media to confirm the settlement, Hebden...

sbtrkt

SBTRKT has unveiled the video for his first single in six years, 'Bodmin Moor'.


Teased via a cinematic trailer earlier in the week, the...

Listen to a posthumous single from Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, ‘You Will See’

A new track by the late Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy called 'You Will See' has been released. Listen to it below.


It's part of the...

lotic2022

Lotic has announced details of a new EP, 'Sparkling Water'. Stream the lead track 'Always You (Sparkling)' below.


Featuring reworks of tracks from the Houston-born, Berlin-based...

Bijou Film Festival and Elements Oakland celebrate Black and queer roots of house music with Juneteenth event series

This Juneteenth, the Black and queer roots of house music will be celebrated with a series of events in Oakland, California.


Across June 17th-18th, the...

Balearic trance

Ibiza played a central role in spreading a new take on trance around the turn of the millennium — a more soothing vein of the sound that captures the mood of a Mediterranean sunset. As clubs in Ibiza are opening again for the first time since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DJ Mag dives into the roots of a genre that was inspired and shaped by the island’s unique appeal: Balearic trance

Long before turning into a global clubbing destination, Ibiza appealed to crowds looking for spiritual growth — with those from the hippie movement settling in...

chicane

Chicane, aka English producer and musician Nicholas Bracegirdle, has released a 25th-anniversary edition of his debut album 'Far From the Maddening Crowds’.


Featuring trance hits...