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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...

Ron Trent releases new album, 'What Do The Stars Say To You'

Ron Trent has released his first new album in 11 years as part of his WARM project.


Out today (24th June), 'What Do The Stars...

Idle Hands

Bristol label and record store Idle Hands' final record "for the time being" is a four-tracker featuring Bruce, K-Lone, Rhythmic Theory and Glances.


“This is the...

Berlin's Rave The Planet Parade announces line-up and floats for 2022

Berlin's Rave the Planet Parade has announced the line-up and floats involved in this year's free event, which takes place on Saturday 9th July.


A...

Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki has announced the release of his new album, ‘HiROQUEST’, which arrives on 16th September.


Split across five chapters, the 26-track follow-up to 2020's...

Premiere: Ngoni Egan ‘Difaqane’

Ngoni Egan will debut on Carista’s United Identities label this month with the ‘Re Teng’ EP. Listen to ‘Difaqane’ below. 


The Dublin-raised, Rotterdam-based producer’s latest...

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?’”...

Octo Octa in a red cut out top against a blue background

From her first release as Octo Octa in 2011, there’s always been an element of rapturous freedom inherent to Maya Bouldry-Morrison’s music. But since coming out as a trans woman and meeting her life/work partner Eris Drew, that feeling is rendered in brighter shades than ever. Taking time out from a European tour, Bouldry-Morrison details her road to house music happiness

This feature originally appeared in print in the June issue of DJ Mag North America. It has been amended for online publication, due to two...

Keith McIvor and Jonnie Wilkes

Keith McIvor and Jonnie Wilkes, aka Optimo (Espacio), have helped define Glasgow’s musical landscape for over two decades with their eclectic and dynamic dancefloor selections. As 2022 marks Optimo’s milestone 25th anniversary, a tour of their home city reveals the ethos behind their inimitable sound

A love of dancing runs deep in Glasgow. And no one better embodies the city’s enduring passion for getting together on the dancefloor than Keith...

Lady Shaka

Global club beats, queer femme energy and Pacific Island identity come together in Lady Shaka’s joyful Recognise mix.  Ahead of her appearance at Sónar Festival this month, the DJ and interdisciplinary artist speaks to Anna Cafolla  about building connections around the world, uplifting her communities, and her Pasifika club sound

“Kia ora!” Lady Shaka greets New Zealand’s debut Boiler Room show. This is FILTH, a radical club community that centres QTBIPOC, and their first post-Covid...

DJ Leisureware standing in an alley looking at the sky, wearing a raincoat and alien print tshirt

Leisureware “puts the lairy in Balearic” in his blissed-out, two-hour Fresh Kicks mix, and chats to Eoin Murray about “low intervention” DJing and The Occasional Feel-Good party and Soho Radio show

“Much like makers of trendy natural wine, I’ve adopted the ‘low intervention’ principle,” says William Smith, more appropriately known as the London-based DJ Leisureware. “While...

Selections: Gabrielle Kwarteng

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Panorama Bar regular Gabrielle Kwarteng spotlights jacking and enchanting house tracks for the dancefloor

If you’ve been to Berghain’s Panorama Bar recently, there’s a good chance you’ve danced to a DJ set from Gabrielle Kwarteng. The New York-born, Berlin-based...

Premiere: DJ IC, DJ Jim Mastershine & Idd Aziz ‘Meremeta (Echo Deep Dub Mix)’

DJ IC, DJ Jim Mastershine and Idd Aziz will release their new collaborative single, ‘Meremeta’, this month via Sneja Recordings alongside a collection of remixes...

Selections: Bou

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, breakout d&b DJ and producer Bou spotlights recent favourites and highlights from the 'DNB 4 PEACE' compilation

To say Bou is in high demand right now would be an understatement. Recent years have seen the Manchester DJ and producer become one of...

Batu press shot surrounded by purple flowers

Timedance label boss, innovative producer and a boundary-pushing DJ, Batu was on an upward trajectory — but the pandemic made him question his motivations and examine his history. With his debut album ‘Opal’ marking a bold new chapter in his sound, he talks to Chal Ravens about burnout, reinvention, heritage and contributing to the Bristol scene that nurtured him

On a cool night in upstate New York in September 2019, the floorboards of a wooden hut at Camp Kennybrook are shuddering with bass.Somewhere in...