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A lot has changed since DJ Mag first witnessed Orlando Higginbottom wearing a dinosaur onesie hunched over a laptop at London's Cargo in 2007. In those days, his show (aside from pre-historic attire of course) was mostly about the music. Not that it isn't the case today. However, major label (Polydor) backing, Nokia sponsorship and an album that peaked at No.35 in the UK album chart to one side, few would deny that his live show is close to becoming the brightest string to his bow — especially now.

Simon Green's downtempo electronic act has morphed into an upbeat live behemoth...

WHAT exactly constitutes a live show will always be a source of endless discussion in underground dance circles. We’ve all seen a dude up onstage...

Scuba eschewed EDM light shows for a cooler retinal and aural extravaganza

Live dance music has got a pretty chequered heritage. Inevitably when Scuba decided to make the switch from DJing to presenting his tracks as a...

Orbital's glorious incendiary return

Before this year dance music, unlike rock & roll, hadn't really ventured down the comeback trail - possibly because a great deal of dance music...

Best Of North America Awards 2017

24-year-old Porter Robinson doesn’t jump off tables during live performances, or run from one end of the stage to the other yelling buzzwords into a...

Best Of North America 2018

Despite being named after a sunken sea vessel, ODESZA is still floating high on festival flyers around the globe. In 2017, members Harrison Mills and...

Fastest Guns In The West: Dub Pistols’ live show is an explosion of raw, visceral energy and hedonism that leaves other dance bands in the...

Shooting from the hip is something London dubwise-dance-meets-hip-hop band the Dub Pistols are well-known for when they perform live.

“We are quite a high-energy band...

Chip With Everything! - The Hot ones kept the live stage sizzling in 2010

When electro-pop band Hot Chip played their final gig of 2010, they didn’t expect their performance to be cut short by a gang of armed...

Best of British 2015, educated by Poiny Blank

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As they continue to innovate and rock some choice festival crowds, The Chems beat...

Best of North America Awards 2017

Exchange sits in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, in what was formerly the Los Angeles Stock Exchange building. Brokers vacated in 1986 when...

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Best of North America 2018

As downtown Los Angeles undergoes a cultural renaissance, Exchange LA remains one of its key nightlife institutions. The club owes much of its magic to...

Keep up to date with all the action from our annual celebration of the UK underground...

DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards is taking place tonight (Thursday 14th December) at EGG LDN.

Electronic music fans in the UK have been voting...

Erol's entry in the 'Fabric Live' series is a belter...

 The idea of Erol Alkan — purveyor of psyched-out dancefloor treats and singularity surfing techno — mixing a 'Fabric Live' mix now seems so...

First edition to drop via Running Back...

Masked maestro Redshape has announced a new set of EPs celebrating a decade of live performance.

Kicking off with a two-tracker inspired by shows in...