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Congo Natty

On his upcoming 25-track opus ‘Ancestorz’ — which he describes as his life's work — long-serving jungle soldier Congo Natty unites many voices from across the diaspora, joining dots through the history of Black music and celebrating the new jungle generation. In a series of in-depth interviews for DJ Mag, he talks to Dave Jenkins about love, revolution, unity, and reclaiming his place in the history books

“This isn’t an interview, brother, this is an outerview!” Congo Natty declares. He draws on his spliff, holding DJ Mag’s gaze with intensity. Even through...

Calling all junglists!

The second wave of acts for Croatia's Outlook Festival has been announced, with original badboy Congo Natty topping the bill.

Also joining the line-up is...

A true jungle soldier

Congo Natty has a rich history of involvement in the music scene for the last 25 years. Formerly known as the Rebel MC, he had chart hits such as 'Just Keep Rockin'' and 'Street Tuff' in the late '80s with the Double Trouble production kru before hankering down into — and helping to pioneer — the early jungle scene.

Tube loaded recording strip and summing mixer

Home studios are changing fast. Many producers are ditching their traditional mixers and opting to mix 'in the box', while turning to the new wave...

Australian DJ and producer Francis Inferno Orchestra will feature on Paramida's upcoming Love On The Rocks compilation, entitled 'Supergau'. Listen to the swirling percussion and...

Berlin-based label Love On The Rocks will release a four-disc compilation to celebrate its fifth anniversary next month.

Releasing music from the likes of BUNKR...

DJ Mag’s latest monthly mix series puts the focus on the seminal labels we love; outlets that stay at the top of the game, breaking...

Mr Bongo is a rarity in independent music, having managed to remain at the forefront of its scene for almost 30 years.

The now Brighton-based...

And teams up with leading producers

The legendary front man of “Blur” and “The Gorillaz” Damon Albarn is leading a collection of producers into the Democratic Republic of Congo. The...

Billy Nasty shot by Carl Loben

A stalwart of the UK’s dance music community for over 30 years, DJ Billy Nasty was a pioneer of '90s progressive house before launching his techno and electro labels, Tortured and Electrix. A true vinyl devotee, he now runs the Vinyl Curtain record shop in Brighton. Harold Heath meets him in his home town to talk mix CDs, underground dance music history, running labels and the enduring importance of vinyl DJing

It’s fitting that DJ Mag meets acid house original, world-class DJ, UK techno trailblazer, mix-CD pioneer and vinyl-devotee Billy Nasty in his record shop The...

Bass music pioneer comes boomin back atcha

One of the most recognizable figures in bass music, Darin McFadyen – aka FreQ Nasty – has been out of the spotlight in Europe and...

Liam, Keith and Maxim return with a blistering new single

The Prodigy are back with a new single — 'Nasty'. It's the first offering from their new material, which will be bound together in their...

Dave Smith has one nasty new synth.

This little box is shaping up to be the bargain of the year for analogue synth addicts. The new MoPho monophonic synth from DSI (£249)...

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Last October, Point Blank hosted Dub specialist Mike Pelanconi, aka Prince Fatty, for a masterclass at their Orsman Road studio complex. As well as making...

The Marcus Nasty Show live at DJ Mag

The project nods to the rapper’s debut studio album released earlier this month

Rico Nasty has announced a new comic book to accompany her debut studio album, ‘Nightmare Vacation’, which was released earlier this month. 

Starring and written...

The Dirty Little Rave has also added Jayda G, Shed, Dr Rubinstein and more...

Field Maneuvers has revealed its full line-up, for the event which runs from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September.

The festival, dubbed the Dirty...