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Gilles Peterson & Brownswood Music announce Future Bubblers for 2022

Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Music have revealed this year's Future Bubblers.


Following on from last year's outing, which featured the likes of electronic producer Nowsm...

UK drill music videos can now be used as evidence in court, CPS rules

UK drill artists' music videos can now be submitted as evidence in court, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.


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Balearic trance

Ibiza played a central role in spreading a new take on trance around the turn of the millennium — a more soothing vein of the sound that captures the mood of a Mediterranean sunset. As clubs in Ibiza are opening again for the first time since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DJ Mag dives into the roots of a genre that was inspired and shaped by the island’s unique appeal: Balearic trance

Long before turning into a global clubbing destination, Ibiza appealed to crowds looking for spiritual growth — with those from the hippie movement settling in...

Kendrick Lamar announces 2022 world tour

Kendrick Lamar has announced a 2022 world tour to coincide with the release of his new album, 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers'.


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Sarangua Embroidery feature header artwork featuring two products

This month, business owner, textile artist, designer and painter, Sara, speaks with DJ Mag about her creative company Sarangua Embroidery

As a British-Mongolian business owner, with a huge love for pop culture, London-based designer Sara says that her vision has always been “to provide a...

DJ decks

Even as pandemic restrictions have lifted, and clubs and festivals have returned, the spectre of coronavirus lingers for many due to the debilitating impact of long Covid. Here, Dhruva Balram speaks to people in the dance music industry about how the effects of long Covid, and a lack of understanding around it, have impacted them, and asks whether it should be recognised as a disability

“My energy levels have never returned to what they were,” says London-based DJ and broadcaster DEBONAIR. “I don’t have the muscle strength and energy that...

Inside the UK Afro house renaissance

The Afro house sound is an ever-growing presence in UK dance music, with new labels, club-nights and a dedicated radio station springing up. Alongside a mix from Mr Silk, Ria Hylton explores the sound’s history, and speaks to some of the scene’s key players about forging strong connections with their growing audiences, and their aim to nurture a unique UK Afro house identity

Afro house is steeped in the percussive materials of South Africa’s townships. For decades, its polyrhythms played out on traditional African instruments — bongos, congas...

The Prodigy announce live tour this summer

The Prodigy will go on tour this summer. 


The iconic UK rave group announced today (7th March) that they’ll embark on a 10-date UK tour...

Groove Armada announce final full UK tour

Groove Armada have announced they will embark on a final full UK tour this year, with a mammoth 25th Anniversary box set release also set...

The evolution of bassline in 10 records

From its '90s beginnings in Yorkshire clubs to becoming a nationwide dance music phenomenon and chart success, the bassline sound has survived and thrived against the odds. Here, to accompany his DJ Mag feature documenting the genre's history, Matt Annis charts the sonic evolution of the sound from its origins to today

In a new feature for DJ Mag, writer Matt Annis documents the history of bassline. From its origins in Yorkshire clubs in the late...

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From its beginnings in Yorkshire clubs to becoming a nationwide dance music phenomenon and chart success, the bassline sound has survived and thrived, despite the efforts of the police and club licensing authorities. Matt Anniss charts its rise, fall, resurgence and influence on a new generation of DJs, producers and ravers

A quarter of a century ago, a record slipped out on Rumour Records that would change the course of UK dance music history. Created by...

Jamal Edwards

A vigil for Jamal Edwards took place yesterday (21st) in London.


Jamal Edwards, the founder of SBTV who was awarded an MBE in 2014 for...

Real Gang header featuring Nicolau and gang

DJ Mag sits down with brand co-founder, DJ and producer Nicolau Caldeira to chat about Real Gang, the clothing company and record label creating a forward-thinking, underground community

In 2015, Nicolau Caldeira spent a summer in Ibiza with his step brother Pete and friend Miller. With a shared synchronicity when it came to...

Manchester's Pie Radio announces amapiano and Afrobeats event tour series

Manchester-based, youth-led radio station Pie Radio is organising an events series that will showcase a number of figures from across the amapiano and Afrobeats music...

India Jordan, Jossy Mitsu and Romo Weeks announced for Space 54 Birmingham with DJ Mag Presents

India Jordan, Jossy Mitsu and Romo Weeks will play at Birmingham’s Space 54 next month with DJ Mag Presents. 


The event will take place from...