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Soichi Terada’s first new house music album in 25 years is a masterclass is mood-building, and a reminder of his power to move your soul...

Japanese producer Soichi Terada started making waves in 1989, producing pop singer Nami Shimada’s now-classic ‘Sun Shower’. His Far East Recordings label, meanwhile, launched with...

Lead single 'Bamboo Fighter' is here

Soichi Terada will release a new album later this year.

The Tokyo house producer will release the ten-track 'Asakusa Light' via Rush Hour on 13th December...

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This month, DJ Mag catches up with Dundee’s Henry Sampson, who combined his love of sports with streetwear to found Sakura Sport, a brand that’s supporting local creatives and businesses first

In 2015, Japan beat South Africa in the Rugby World Cup during the last minute of play, taking the 34-32 lead in what was dubbed...

Buddhism + techno = nirvana...

Japanese priest and techno DJ, Gyōsen Asakura, has created a temple devoted to techno. 

Based in Fukui City in Japan, the Shō-onji templed throws "techno...

ATO

ATO has announced a new EP, ‘Side B’, and shared the record's first single, 'Courts'.


Out 29th July via MCMXCV, the new five-track EP included...

This month's essential tunes

Making his name with bass-injected techno on Hotflush and Hemlock, Guy Andrews has turned the drama dial to 11 with this fresh EP for 2020 Vision offshoot Fina.

Two Susumu Yokota albums as Stevia get first-ever vinyl reissue

Late Japanese composer, producer and DJ Susumu Yokota's two albums under his Stevia alias are being released on vinyl for the first time. Listen to...

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R&S off-shoot Meda Fury continue their mission to uncover house music's most prodigious talents, this time shining their light on...

Our end-of-year list compiling 2018's biggest tracks...

2018 has been a huge year for electronic music.

The industry is the biggest its ever been, both within a globally thriving underground and on...

Selections: Shannen SP

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Shannen SP spotlights amapiano, footwork, Asakaa drill and more

Shannen SP’s sets collate music from the vanguard of African and Afro-diasporic electronic music. From amapiano and gqom to kuduro, footwork, UK funky and rap...

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...

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...

Across Africa, a new generation of rappers is emerging. Drawing on the explosion of UK drill and contemporary hip-hop sonics, and creating new flows and...

From hip-hop and house, to techno and jungle, and more recent genres like grime and drill, Africa is the wellspring from which all contemporary Black...

Selections: DJ Neptune

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Nigeria’s DJ Neptune spotlights his recent favourite Afrobeats, Afropop and amapiano tracks

Lagos’ DJ Neptune has been at the forefront of Nigeria’s music scene for over a decade. The award winning artist rose to prominence as backing...

Artists to watch 2022

Introducing the artists set to make waves this year: From Jersey club, Afrotech, and hardcore to UK rap, Brazilian grime, Ghanain asakaa and beyond, these are the DJs, producers and MCs pushing tomorrow’s sounds today

The hyper-kinetic pulse of Jersey club is taking over the world, and one of its most prolific young talents is New Jersey polymath, SJAYY, whose...