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After the murder of George Floyd in America reignited the Black Lives Matter movement worldwide, questions started to be asked about the lack of diversity...

The Manchester-based DJ spoke candidly with Anz about her experiences in the industry in our July issue. How has she fared since?

The ‘Dance...

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...

Gobstopper Records head, Mr. Mitch, discusses Black experiences, the white gaze and his decisions as a label boss

My name is Mr. Mitch, I am Black, I am an artist, and for the past 10 years I have also been running the label...

Is wealth and privilege damaging British dance music, and if so, what should we do about it?

WORDS: Matt AnnissPICS: Nicola Nodland & Jillian Edelstein

Since acid house swept the UK 30 years ago and united a generation, British dance has proudly proclaimed its egalitarian credentials. Many believe that the loved up, misty-eyed utopianism...

The state of the environment has never been worse, but could

dance music be contributing to the problem? DJ Mag regular

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt examines if...

From South East Asia to the Western US, North to South Africa, people can’t get enough of synths and syncopated rhythms. Electronic beats are officially...

We take a look back at the news of 2015 through the prism of the international dance music scene. It's been quite a year!

January is a notoriously slow month in clubland — a time when gym memberships take priority over all-nighters and pennies are scraped together. Many top...

Dance music has a mental health problem. Sirin Kale speaks to artists such as Luciano, Courtesy and Marie Davidson, as well as some PRs and...

March 2017. Luciano, real name Lucien Nicolet, is in Frankfurt airport, and he’s bent double with heart palpitations. He knows something isn’t right: things are very wrong, in...

A new crop of charity record labels has sprung up in the UK and France, donating their entire profitshare to worthy causes, and fighting poverty and inequality in...

Despite austerity hitting all but the most affluent, charity giving continues to rise. According to the Charities Aid Foundation’s annualUK Giving Study, British people donated a whopping £10.3bn to charity in 2017...

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...

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...

Is dance music suffocating under a wave of beige productions or are we just jaded? Harold Heath argues that artists need to take more risks...

The kick-drum drops out, reach towards the ceiling, the air is filled with whoops and whistles. Then a long whoosh of white noise simultaneously builds the...

For 20 years, DJmag has been in amongst it, at the vanguard of dance and electronic music culture, commentating, conversing and partying within the scene...

By the middle of 1991, the UK had experienced the biggest youth revolution since punk. Acid house had swept the nation in the late '80s...

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...

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...