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Darius Syrossian's residency at Sankeys had all the right ingredients in 2014...

It’s Friday night, in Manchester, and in the DJ booth at Sankeys, Darius Syrossian has just dropped the 'Underground Goodies Mix' of Cajmere feat Dajae’s...

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...

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...

The ‘Universes’ producer brings out Funkineven, Marcellus Pittman & Osunlade.

The soulful house and funk producer, who we interviewed recently (read the feature here) and got to play one of our DJ Mag Sessions...

Charging through big rooms

This year the British Breakthrough DJ award has gone to a producer. Actually, that might have been how we saw Funkagenda a few years ago...

Julio Bashmore 'Au Seve'

Care, consideration and caution are not always words associated with the fleeting world of dance music. DJs and promoters springing up and disappearing quicker than Eats Everything can guzzle a pint of the black stuff, it's tempting for the next pretty young thing getting hyped to high heaven to go for broke; rush out a series of half-finished tracks off their hard drive and sit back and wait for that cash-money to roll in. Not Bashmore.

Groove Armada

To the uninitiated, Groove Armada's return to making underground house music might appear something of a change in direction. It is, of course, nothing of the sort. Andy Cato and Tom Findlay have found themselves, thanks to a solid decade of commercial success, stuffed clumsily into all manner of pigeon holes; from dance-pop to pop-dance to chill-out to stadium-dance to ragga-dance and any number of other sub genres you might care to mention.

Maya Jane Coles 'DJ-Kicks'

The meteoric Maya Jane didn't have to wait quite as long as some of the other members of the 'DJ-Kicks' alumnus society to be asked to drop a mix for the pivotal series. She joins a glittering — and eclectic — number, including Stacey Pullen, Carl Craig, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Nightmares On Wax, Andrea Parker, Playgroup, Tiga, Erlend Øye, The Glimmers, Four Tet, Hot Chip, Photek and Scuba.

Jack Your Body! - Jackmaster’s searing DJ sets capture the hybrid zeitgeist of dance in 2010 — anBest Breakthrough Producer >>>d beyond...

Not so long ago, DJs were roughly split into two camps. On one side you had the ‘entertainers’; grinning Fatboy Slim-aping goons armed with bags...

Skream 'Let's Get Ravey Mix' Of La Roux 'In For The Kill' Killer Instinct: Hands-in-the-air anthem slays dancefloors

In 2009, nothing short of Gordon Brown appointing Simon Cowell to advise the government on financial policy could have captured the country's mood more. Only...

The tribal house hero is back on top - and loving it...

Make no mistake - 2009 is the year that Steve Lawler got his groove back. The Birmingham-born veteran DJ may have been a constant and...

Hotflush boss will be bringing 12 weeks of techno to the London club in 2016

Scuba has been announced as XOYO’s first resident of 2016.

The Hotflush Recordings label founder will take over the club for the first three months...

Resident DJs are RETURNING to clubland apparently. As if they ever left...

All this guff about the return of the resident... pah! Are you kidding me? Big clubs drafting in an already established marquee DJ for a...

Flying High - FLY53 spread their wings

FLY53 had originally been in the business of making t-shirts for friends’ bands, noodling around printing up limited edition t-shirts for mates and other skatewear...

Hypercolour

If there's a label that has owned 2012, it's Hypercolour. The year's artist roster reads every bit as well on paper as it plays on a turntable; Huxley, Maya Jane Coles, Mosca, BareSkin, Tom Demac and Kris Wadsworth.