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The mainstream media seems to think so – we know different.

Yesterday, following stats released about club closures over the past decade in the UK, BBC Newsbeat produced a report about the current state of clubbing...

Premiere: Black Rave Culture ‘Deep Breathing’

Black Rave Culture will release a new album, ‘BRC Vol 2’, in June. Listen to the track ‘Deep Breathing’ below. 


The Washington D.C. trio of...

Rocky Xpress2 headlines charity event

Dance music legend Rocky from the era-defining X-Press 2 will be headlining this year’s Rave to Save event. He will be rocking the dancefloor so...

DJ Mag reflects on the legendary singer's impact on dance music...

George Michael, who passed away at the tail end of last year, started off in the clubs before making it big with Wham! As a...

He was 88 years old

British sound system culture pioneer Count Shelly has died.

Count Shelly, real name Ephraim Barrett, has passed away aged 88, a relative confirmed. 

Barrett moved...

Featuring classic rave anthems from the likes of The Prodigy, Joey Beltram, LFO, Inner City and Orbital...

The official soundtrack for forthcoming UK rave culture film 'Beats' is available to stream now.

Produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by Brian Welsh (whose...

Author Graeme Armstrong offers a candid look at the scene and lifestyle that came with it

A new documentary chronicling Scotland's rave culture is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.

Originally broadcast on the BBC on 24th August, 'Scotland The...

It's out in UK and Ireland cinemas next month...

The trailer for a new UK rave culture drama called 'Beats' has been unveiled ahead of its release to UK and Ireland cinemas on May...

Explore key scenes on the circuit diagram of a 303 bass synthesizer...

Online retailers Dorothy have listed a poster which maps out the history of rave music and culture on the circuit board of a 303 bass...

The blueprint was compiled using content from the archives of the Acid House Flashback website

A new print documenting rave culture in Blackburn from the late '80s to the early '90s is available now.

Following design studio Dorothy's Acid House...

A brand new digital resource packed with archive mixes, radio shows, documentaries, and written articles 

The Dance Music Archive has gone live, documenting 30 years of club and rave culture online. 

A huge resource, visitors to the website can sort...

California's rave history is rooted in outdoor free parties that celebrated psychedelic music and and unique environments. DJ Mag's Matt Anniss speaks to the Bay...

Every summer since 2005, Claude VonStroke’s DirtyBird crew has hosted a “BBQ” party in one of San Francisco’s many harbour–side parks. They’re not alone, either...

The happy hardcore, jungle and hardcore techno history podcast will be curated into the British Library Sound Archive

A podcast about '90s rave, R.O.A.R, is set to be curated into the British Library Archive.

After being launched by journalist Tom Latchem and former...

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul helped give Black British music and UK club sounds a truly unique identity. Collective founder Jazzie B talks about their ground-breaking debut, ‘Fairplay’, and traces his journey from London soundsystem culture to global star with Ben Osborne

When, after a series of near misses, Jazzie B and DJ Mag finally connect, Jazzie’s in a taxi heading for a video shoot.


“I’m not...

The Haçienda, Factory Records, more memorabilia featured at new British pop culture exhibition

Legendary Manchester nightclub the Haçienda, as well as the city's Factory Records label, are set to form part of the focus of a new British...