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Ireland's Planet Love festival is go!

On Saturday 8th September, Ireland will shake to the sounds of the biggest dance event ever to grace both Northern and Southern Ireland. Two festivals...

Clip is a part of new Deconstructed series...

Spotify has released a new animated short called How EDM Changed the World, as a part of its 12-week Deconstructed video series.

The two-minute clip...

Every era of British dance music has its myths and over-simplified narratives — hell, even little known local scenes have urban legends. Below, Matt Anniss...

We need to think about how we document dance music culture. It may seem odd saying this when there are so many magazines, podcasts, and...

Hï Ibiza, HRBR Project NYC and Paul Oakenfold are early partners...

Dance For One Meter (D41M) launched today (8th August) with the noble goal of being “the biggest environmental initiative in dance music history”. Early partners...

The original instrument from 'Don't You Want Me' is up for grabs

Want to own a piece of dance music history? You can nab yourself the ORIGINAL keyboard that Felix wrote the riff of house classic 'Don't...

The four-part series features Or:la, Bicep and more revealing the stories behind their biggest tracks

A new radio documentary series explores the history of Irish dance music.

Across four 50-minute episodes, The Breakdown delves into three decades of electronic dance...

For 20 years, Simon Dunmore's Defected has been dedicated to the finest in house music, from its label and numerous associated imprints, to its events...

“I’m a collector of labels. My ambition was for people to have a Defected rack in their collections in the same way they'd have a...

Ever since the revelations in Hollywood about film producer Harvey Weinstein, and the subsequent #MeToo stories of sexual misconduct, the dance music world has been...

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“To be honest, it’s easier to come up with a time something sexist DIDN’T happen. There are so many instances I don’t know...

Oh no! Sun Block, the dance crew that put a house beat to the Baywatch theme, are to release another single. Are they ruining dance...

Cover your ears: Sun Block, the hideous Swedish 'dance' outfit who put a house beat to the theme tune from Baywatch, have decided to release...

Tragic passing of Peter Harris

Peter Harris – the man behind seminal rave/house music label Kickin' Music - has tragically died after a long battle with cancer. He passed away...

With the second summer of love’s thirtieth anniversary fast approaching, it’s perhaps no surprise to learn that some of electronic music’s early groups are reaching...

The musical icon died yesterday at his home in Minnesota

The electronic music world is mourning the loss of Prince, who died yesterday aged 57.

Tributes to the Purple One, who left a huge mark...

You cannot beat a classic! Especially if played by a live orchestra...

It’s music that stirs the soul, brings a lump to the throat and a tremble to even the stiffest upper lip. For a whole generation...

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A new online archive compiling resources about Black music history has launched.

The Black Music History Library was created by journalist Jenzia Burgos and aims...

Dance Can't Nice is running at London's Horniman Museum

A free exhibition exploring South London's Black music scene has opened at the Horniman Museum.

Curated by Adem Holness, 'Dance Can't Nice: Exploring London's Black...