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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...

Bicep release new track 'Mina (II)'

Bicep have announced the release of a new track, 'Mele (II)', as well as their biggest UK show to date at Alexandra Palace on 3rd...

Berlin's Rave The Planet Parade announces line-up and floats for 2022

Berlin's Rave the Planet Parade has announced the line-up and floats involved in this year's free event, which takes place on Saturday 9th July.


A...

Objekt releases new two-track EP

Objekt has self-released a new two-track EP.


Out digitally today (22nd June), 'Objekt #5' is the fifth instalment in the producer's long-running 12" singles series...

ANNA and Jon Hopkins have collaborated on a new version of the latter's 2021 track ‘Deep In The Glowing Heart’, the result of "a month-long trans-Atlantic...

SBTRKT shares teaser for first new music in six years, Bodmin Moor: Watch

SBTRKT has shared a taster of his first new music in six years. Watch the teaser for 'Bodmin Moor' below.


It's unclear if 'Bodmin Moor' is...

Keith McIvor and Jonnie Wilkes

Keith McIvor and Jonnie Wilkes, aka Optimo (Espacio), have helped define Glasgow’s musical landscape for over two decades with their eclectic and dynamic dancefloor selections. As 2022 marks Optimo’s milestone 25th anniversary, a tour of their home city reveals the ethos behind their inimitable sound

A love of dancing runs deep in Glasgow. And no one better embodies the city’s enduring passion for getting together on the dancefloor than Keith...

Album of the Month: 700 Bliss ‘Nothing To Declare’

Philadelphia’s Moor Mother and DJ Haram pair up on Hyperdub with a visceral noise rap album made for the club

It’s a regrettable truism of the times that a great number of the albums reviewed on these pages begin with ambient intros. This one does...

Orbital’s 1990 classic ‘Belfast’ remixed by Yotto: Listen

Orbital have released another taster of their upcoming 30th anniversary package, and you can listen to Yotto’s remix of ‘Belfast’ below.


The Finnish producer's main...

Phil Kieran sitting in a cinema filled with red seats

Phil Kieran has produced the soundtrack to a new crime thriller film, Nightride. Listen to the track, ‘Troy Theme’ below. 


The Northern Irish techno stalwart...

AVA Festival shot from 2021 event

AVA has announced the day splits, opening event and afterparties for this year's flagship festival.


Taking place on 3rd and 4th June, this year's edition...

Aluna George DJ Mag North America April 2022 cover

Aluna Francis’s life has been one of discovery — of uncovering truths about herself, about society, and about the fundamental ways in which the dance music industry fails people. The Wales-born, LA-based music maker, formerly of AlunaGeorge and now working as a solo artist, tells Bruce Tantum how she’s putting the knowledge she’s gained into practice via the new Noir Fever festival

"I perhaps could have been a bit more cautious,” Aluna Francis — sitting in her downtown LA home, sunglasses perched upon her braided blue coif...

Waveform Transmission vol. 1

Released on Tresor in 1992, Jeff Mills' debut LP ‘Waveform Transmission Vol. 1’ is a record that stands for repetition and filth, forged from wrought steel and imbued with scuffed-up funk. Here, 30 years after its release, Ben Cardew takes a deep dive into the sound, origins and legacy of an album that birthed a new breed of techno 

Listen to a lot of older techno today and it sounds rather restrained. Brilliant, yes, and futuristic too, yet largely soft and melodic compared to...

Overmono's Ed and Tom photographed by Rollo Jackson 2

After years in the UK underground as solo artists, brothers Tom and Ed Russell, formerly known as Truss and Tessela, have made huge strides as a duo in recent years as Overmono. Lauren Martin learns how they’ve built a sound and A/V live show that taps into UK dance music legacies, all while staying true to themselves

When Tom and Ed Russell moved into their studio in 2018, they felt the weight of UK dance music history. Housed in the deep south-eastern...

Premiere: Community Theater ‘Let Me Party (Escaflowne Remix)’

Chrissy and Maria Amor have teamed up as Community Theater for a new release on NYC’s Sorry Records. 


Born from both artists' love of the...