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Album of the Month:  Waajeed ‘Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz’

Waajeed captures the joys, struggles and sounds of his home city of Detroit on his Tresor debut

The first album from Detroit stalwart Waajeed (aka Robert O’Bryant) on Tresor is, we’re told in the press release, best experienced in the car, thanks...

Growing list of top notch DJs...

Defected Croatia 2017, taking place 10th-15th August, has announced its second wave of artists that include Kenny Dope, Derrick Carter, Basement Jaxx...

Released 20 years ago, Basement Jaxx's 'Rooty' is a paean to the adaptable power of house music, a ferocious mixture of musical styles kept in...

‘Rooty’, Basement Jaxx’s second album, was the moment when the London duo conquered pop in the name of UK house music; the apex of the...

Jamz Supernova is spearheading the next generation of radio DJs with her residencies on BBC Radio 1Xtra and Selector Radio. While equally at home behind...

It’s an uncomfortable fact of the situation that some people have had a good pandemic. The rhythm of our daily lives has been disturbed, maybe...

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...

Three jazz tracks from 1978 will launch the imprint

Gilles Peterson is starting a new label, Arc Records. Set to launch in the new year, it will focus on "curiosities and gems from the...

The London duo have broken their silence with ‘Junto,’ their seventh album, and are bringing the dance back to the dancefloor...

Simon Ratcliffe is attempting to cook tofu stir-fry for dinner at his home in London when we get a hold of him, via a fuzzy...

Deena Abdelwahed, Mama Snake and Zuli line up for the first dates... 

A new club is opening in Cologne's Stadtgarten complex, Jaki. 

Housed in the basement of what's regarded as the German city's focal point for jazz...

Book Club line up DJ Format to play Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve party

New Year’s Eve; a time to celebrate, reflect and take stock of the future… so what better way to ring it in than with...

The amazing Malawian dance music festival, <B>Lake of Stars</B>, is already gearing up to be a smasher this year.

In anticipation of this year's event, the organizers are taking over Fabric for a charity fundraiser on Thursday 3rd May, to raise awareness of the...

Featuring 4D audio-visual experiences, turntables, and contributions from Carl Cox and The Frankie Knuckles Foundation

A new electronic music museum, Our House, is opening in Amsterdam on Friday 29th October. The team responsible are touting the Amstelstraat site as the...

King of vocals strips back his sound and gives away free track

There are usually two types of dance producers; those who jump on bandwagons hoping to follow in the wake of the innovators forging a fresh...

On the grounds of Sparkford Hall, a Georgian manor in Somerset, this 400 cap festival thrives in its third outing with a carefully curated line-up...

Plenty of festivals pride themselves on their laid-back atmosphere and sense of intimacy. Few, if any, pull it off quite like KALLIDA. Taking place on...

Dance Can't Nice is running at London's Horniman Museum

A free exhibition exploring South London's Black music scene has opened at the Horniman Museum.

Curated by Adem Holness, 'Dance Can't Nice: Exploring London's Black...

Londoners, it’s time to get soulful!