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The Sound Of:  boxout.fm Recordings

Showcasing the diversity of sounds on offer in the Indian electronic music scene and inspiring a new generation of artists to get creative, boxout.fm Recordings has evolved from radio station to club night to vital label. Alongside a mix from its catalogue recorded by Mutable Mercury, founder DJ MoCity tells Safi Bugel about the platform’s journey so far

“People think musicians in India only make music that sounds ‘Indian’,” Mohammed Abood, founder of boxout.fm Recordings, explains to DJ Mag. “In reality, there’s a...

Premiere: Rebekah ‘Dead To Me’

Rebekah's Elements label is putting out a new compilation featuring tracks made by a number of techno producers during lockdown. You can hear her own...

Four Tet settles streaming royalties dispute with Domino Records

Kieran Hebden, AKA Four Tet, has settled his legal dispute over royalties with record label Domino.


Taking to social media to confirm the settlement, Hebden...

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Junction 2 festival has been cancelled, with the organisers citing ongoing strike action by the London Transport Network as the primary reason.


Scheduled to make...

The Sound Of: Kindergarten Records

New York’s Kindergarten Records has become an essential outpost for hard-to-define, easy-to-dance-to club music in just two short years. Alongside a mix from its catalogue, founder Ma Sha tells Sophie McNulty how friendship and a sense of fun are at the heart of the imprint

“When people open up our Bandcamp page, they can expect this welcoming vibe that’s like, ‘Are you ready to go on an adventure with us?’”...

Outlook festival announces pay-what-you-can ticket scheme this week

Outlook is offering a pay-what-you-can discounted ticketing scheme for its two upcoming festivals in the UK and Croatia.


Ahead of the debut UK festival in...

New community ownership initiative launched to protect the UK’s grassroots music venues

Music Venue Trust is launching a new endeavour to 'Own Our Venues' in an attempt to provide stability and longevity to live music...

SHERELLE’s BEAUTIFUL label and AIAIAI partner on new initiative for Black and LGBTQI+ artists

SHERELLE's BEAUTIFUL label and the Danish audio firm AIAIAI are partnering on a new initiative aimed at supporting Black and LGBTQI+ artists, comprising free workshops...

Morgan Hislop in a yellow t shirt infront of some balconies and cherry blossom

Morgan Hislop has announced his debut album, 'Ghostin' Me'.


The London-based artist, who recently collaborated with OhEm and Japanese rapper Nakamura Minami on two singles, has dropped brand...

A press shot of Flume in a striped jumper, holding a bunch of white flowers against an orange backdrop

Caught between the demands of being an internationally-renowned performer and his desire for a quiet life, Australian producer Flume found balance upon returning to his homeland. Amongst nature, and with a restored sense of wellbeing, he completed his most ambitious album to date, 'Palaces'. Megan Venzin learns its story

Flume fills arenas, smashes stage props with sledgehammers, and builds booming soundscapes with the high-tech gear that fills his ever-expanding studio. Harley Edward Streten, on...

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...

Stay True Sounds logo on a pink background

South Africa’s biggest independent label is taking house music to new heights and changing the lives of local artists in the process. Alongside a mix of tracks from its catalogue, founder Kid Fonque speaks to Kitty Amor about the rise and rise of Stay True Sounds

Over the past six years, three words have come to dominate any conversation about South African electronic music: Stay True Sounds. Recognised as the biggest...

Rebekah announces new compilation of lockdown production challenge tracks

Rebekah's Elements label is putting out a new compilation featuring tracks made by a number of techno producers during lockdown.


The 10-track 'X Compilation' has...

How the global boom of African music is resonating with electronic artists in the diaspora

It’s an exciting time to be both a new and old fan of African music, but how does it feel for African artists raised and working in the diaspora? As producers and consumers, these artists have a unique vantage point on this cultural shift. Jessica Kariisa speaks to Nazar, Hagan, Juba and Chief Boima and asks: what does music from “back home” mean today?

In the early 2000s, there was a small, unassuming stall on the second floor balcony of Kampala’s Bugolobi market. Stocked with computers, scanners and other...

Wasted Heroes

In our most recent Brand Focus, DJ Mag's fashion editor, Amy Fielding, speaks with Liverpool-based graphic designer Russell Reid, who turned his life-long love of designing rave artwork and club culture into a clothing brand

In 2010, graphic designer Russell Reid had made a name for himself designing flyers for legendary Liverpool parties, like Circus and Chibuku. A key player...