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Citizen's DJ sets made him a key player in 2013 — but it's experience, he says, that counts

This was the year that Laurence Blake went from behind the music scenes to very much being the heart of the scene. Back in 2012...

Best of North America 2018

There’s no denying REZZ was a breakout star of 2017. Miraculously, she’s also the truest breakout star of 2018, and she’ll probably keep up the...

The stratospheric rise of Hannah Wants has put her firmly centre stage for 2015...

The stratospheric rise of Hannah Wants has put her firmly centre stage for 2015...

Able to announce a new show on Radio 1 at the...

Best of North America Awards 2017

It’s been a wild, breakout ride for Los Angeles-based DJ/producer Lauren Lane over the past few years, catapulting her through the global tech house scene...

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...

Or:la is your Best Breakthrough DJ of 2017...

“Pretty surreal,” Orlagh Dooley replies when asked how it feels to be voted the finest emergent talent in British booths by readers of the finest...

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...

Bicep

The Northern Irish duo capture the zeitgeist with their NJ house flavour The schoolfriends from Belfast known as Bicep (Matt McBriar, 25, and Andy Ferguson, 24) have been DJing together since their early teens; since the young scallywags got themselves fake IDs and started sneaking into their hometown's techno bastion, Shine.

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Dance fans are a fickle bunch. There’s nothing more liable to herald accusations of ‘selling out’ than finding your records bothering the top 40. So when you’re as likely to hear a record being sung by heaving crowds on a Friday night in Oceana as you are in Fabric, you know you’ve got something pretty special on your hands.

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WEISSELI & FUR TOUGH LOVE SAM DIVINE

With a father like Harri James — one half of legendary Sub Club DJ duo Harri...

THE NEXT PLATEAU: After years cutting his teeth as a live performer, Birmingham house cat Subb-an’s move into regular DJing has seen him step it...

In early 2011, Berlin-based Brummie Subb-an, AKA Ashique Subhan Subban, decided to move away from the live performances with which he had made his name. ...

Punching through with his debut release 'What I Might Do' is just the start for this new house star

Only three or fours years after first trying his hand at production, Ben Pearce has picked up the gong for Best Breakthrough Producer.

“I’m completely...

Best Of North America Awards 2017

Eli Escobar may look like he’s in his 20’s, but the New York mascot for disco-leaning house music has been in the game for some...

That house DJ/producer Josh Butler is going places fast — and it's clear you agree!

Despite citing Tiësto’s 'Delerium (In Search of Sunrise Remix)' as one of his most formative record purchases, Josh Butler’s own music couldn’t be further from...

Latmun makes simple but effective house music that focuses on rock-solid grooves... 

 

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Dead Man's Chest DJ Boring East End Dubs Kelly Lee Owens

Latmun’s appeal is broad and his tunes have found their way into...