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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...

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A new radio documentary series is set to explore the history of techno, from its origins in Detroit to its development around the world.


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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...

IMOGEN announces debut solo EP, 'What?'

UK DJ and producer IMOGEN has shared details of her debut solo EP, 'What?'


Spanning five tracks, the EP arrives off the back of two...

R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual abuse and trafficking, following his conviction last year.


Last September, the disgraced R&B...

Berghain outlines harm reduction and welfare protocols amid spiking reports

Berghain has shared resources for harm-reduction practices and guidelines for clubgoers in response to reports of drug and needle spiking at the venue and others...

Get To Know: Kirollus

Get acquainted with Kirollus, the Brighton-based DJ, Defected broadcaster and vinyl seller bringing his love for rare funk, boogie and soul to the masses

In 2020, if you were maxing out on DJ mixes in the Covid pandemic’s first wave, it would have been hard to miss Kirollus. The...

Berlin club Tresor shares full line-up for two month-long anniversary festival

Tresor has unveiled more than 80 acts to complete the line-up for its upcoming two-month festival, Tresor31: Berlin und die große Freiheit.


Newly confirmed to...

GALA Festival 2022: Everybody Loves The Sunshine  - Rob Jones

The fifth edition of London’s al fresco dance music festival took place in a sunny Peckham Rye Park this month. With a vast line-up celebrating local and international DJs and live acts, there was something for everyone on the bill. DJ Mag's Liam Smith reports back on festivities, and the sense that summer has well and truly arrived

It’s officially festival season, and on a long weekend at the beginning of June, London’s GALA returns to Peckham Rye Park for a successful fifth...

Lamin Fofana

Lamin Fofana has released a new album, ‘Ballad Air & Fire’, which is the first instalment in an upcoming album triptych. 


Recorded in 2021 during...

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...

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.


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The Martinez Brothers: reaching new heights

As they kick off their Tuesday night headline residency at Hï Ibiza, New York natives The Martinez Brothers catch up with DJ Mag Ibiza's Mick Wilson about  their love for the White Isle and their big plans for the coming season

Straight outta the Bronx in New York City, The Martinez Brothers — and yes, they are actually siblings; Stevie is three years older than Chris...

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Since beatboxing first arrived on British shores from the US in the ’80s, the passion and innovation of UK acts have taken the art to unimaginable heights. Jak Hutchcraft charts the development of the scene, speaking to boundary breakers and educators, and finds it in ruder health than ever

DJ Mag is sat in Wembley Arena surrounded by thousands of singing children. We’re at a Young Voices event — the largest school choir in...

Ben Rau

This Friday (24th June) we welcome Ben Rau to DJ Mag HQ for a 60-minute livestream.


A Berliner born and raised, who found his love...