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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.

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...

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...

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 2018

This Brooklyn-based producer and DJ has been floating around the electronic atmosphere for some time, dropping fresh remixes and garnering attention from major labels like...

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...

Best of British 2015, educated by Point Blank

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Some might argue Palms Trax broke-through with ‘Equation’ on Lobster Theremin in 2013. Jay Donaldson’s...

The Second Coming: the finest d&b seduction

'Breakthrough' producers of the year Instra:Mental may be, yet Damon Kirkham and Alex Green are no overnight success story. For the first records bearing the...

EAT TO THE BEAT: The bass-injected house of Bristolian Dan Pearce is becoming massive. And he’s just getting started...

Dan Pearce, the man who in 2007 became Eats Everything, simply cannot believe his luck.

“I'm absolutely astounded, flabbergasted. Every word you can think of...

It Is Easy Being Green - Turning other producers a shade of emerald is all in a day’s work for the modest music maker

Being crowned DJmag’s Best Breakthrough Producer of 2010 is only another notch in the bedpost of success for Tim Green, a man who has already...

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.

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...