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Get in the zone for Snowbombing 2022 with this weekend’s virtual festival

Snowbombing festival has announced details of a live streamed, virtual event, taking place this weekend. 

In lieu of its regular, IRL festival in Mayrhofen, Austria...

Inspired by the flourishing West African rap scene and her time spent living in the United States, Ghanaian artist Amaarae has been crafting a sound...

Ghana’s capital, Accra, is often described as the country’s beating heart. Home to the buzzing Makola Market, postcard-perfect beaches and high-energy nightlife, it’s a hub...

Nova made history last year when she became the first grime artist to win Scottish Album of the Year. An MC who wears her heart...

From 2007 to 2012, London promoters Eat Your Own Ears hosted Underage Festival at Victoria Park. Open to young people aged between 13 and 17...

Meet the MC is DJ Mag's interview series, getting to know emerging MCs on the electronic music scene. This month, Felicity Martin catches up with...

“Shaybo, ya dun know”: the name might be new to casual listeners, but to early followers of UK road rap, Shaybo is no newcomer. There’s...

Tattooist-turned-rapper TRAPY speaks to Amy Fielding about his favourite Marvel characters, obscure samples, and his reason for anonymity

Framed by white curtains and stood against the red brick tower blocks of the city, West-London born, British-Serbian artist TRAPY looks down from a window...

Part of a collective of East London MCs pushing UK drill into new territory, V9 (pronounced Venom) speaks to DJ Mag's Rob McCallum about his...

It’s late on a Saturday evening in August and V9 is in the vocal booth at the Bermuda Music studio in North London. His engineer...

Bru-C in a beige coat, wearing a black hat against a grey wall

Having made his name as a key figure in the bassline and drum & bass collective CruCast, Bru-C is now pushing himself further with a signing to the UK wing of iconic hip-hop label Def Jam. He talks to DJ Mag about the importance of keeping it real

Realness: the rarest commodity in these filtered and manipulated times. Forever sought after, impossible to synthesise; realness can’t be controlled or counted or rated by...

Darri T

In this month’s Meet The MC, DJ Mag’s Amy Fielding speaks with rising Norwich rapper, Darri T, about his impressive debut album, the importance of honesty in songwriting, and his everlasting love for the UK’s rap scene

Norwich, near the east coast of England, might not be the first place that springs to mind when considering rap or MCs, but 23 year...

Meet the MC is DJ Mag's new monthly interview series, getting to know emerging MCs on the electronic music scene. This month, DJ Mag’s Amy...

Master Peace is settled into a booth at The Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch.  Nestled amongst bare bricks and leather seats, the South London MC oozes an infectious...

New book lays bare MC Flux’s lively life

Launching our Meet the MC video series — which you can watch below — is UK rap royalty, D Double E. Having also made the...

Ultimately, D Double E — real name Darren Dixon — is a child of soundsystem culture; rap, reggae, jungle, grime, bashment... the entire lineage of...

Meet the MC is DJ Mag's new monthly interview series, getting to know emerging MCs on the electronic music scene. This month, DJ Mag’s Amy...

Huddled in a circle on the dark, smoke-filled dancefloor at Corsica Studios, the four MCs that make up Bala Bala Boyz spit over syncopated bass-heavy...

Dapz by Andy Lowe

After well over a decade in the game, Birmingham rapper Dapz on the Map drops his debut album ‘Landed’ in October. He speaks to DJ Mag about how grime has matured and embracing the emotional vulnerability of his lyrics

“That’s why you’re a spitter and I’m an artist,” Birmingham’s Dapz on the Map declared on his chest-puffing SBTV debut way back in 2009, shelling...

Meet the MC is our latest DJ Mag Originals video series, combining a freestyle platform with in-depth fly-on-the-wall interviews, exploring the stories of these crucial...

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Meet the MC is our new DJ Mag Originals series, introducing the most vital artists in...

He co-founded the DU group back in the '90s

Digital Underground MC Shock G has died. 

Brooklyn-born musician, rapper and co-founder of hip-hop group Digital Underground, Shock G, real name Gregory Jacobs, has died aged 57. His...