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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...

Get To Know: Salamanda

Get acquainted with Salamanda, the Seoul duo whose new album for Human Pitch is a dreamworld built from ambient soundscapes and minimal beats

It’s fitting that the title of Salamanda’s new album, ‘ashbalkum’, derives from a Korean phrase for the realisation that ‘reality’ is in fact a dream...

AVA Festival shot from above

Last month, 16,000 ravers attended Belfast's AVA Festival at its new home on the Titanic Slipways. DJ Mag traveled to AVA to discover how the event is creating a sense of unity, community and a second wave of rave in the city

In 2015, Belfast’s first AVA Festival and conference found its home beneath the towering yellow Harland & Wolff cranes — affectionately named Samson and Goliath...

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...

Unsound announces first names and theme for 2022 festival

Unsound has revealed the theme for the 20th anniversary edition of its flagship Kraków festival this year.


The festival, which will run from 9th October...

Suzi Analogue appointed as Professor of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill

Suzi Analogue has landed a professorship at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus in the coming academic year.


The New York-based artist, aka...

Wordcolour

Wordcolour has released his debut album, 'The trees were buzzing, and the grass.', on Houndstooth. Check it out below. 


The album features contributions from percussionist...

Premiere: Rebekah ‘Dead To Me’

Rebekah's Elements label is putting out a new compilation featuring tracks made by a number of techno producers during lockdown. You can hear her own...

Lucrecia Dalt has announced a new album, ‘¡Ay!’, which arrives via RVNG Intl on 14th October.


The Berlin-based, Colombian musician, sound artist, performer, composer, and...

Premiere: Yaseen ‘Siteh ft. Dakn’

ZULI and Rama’s irsh project returns next month with the release of a new compilation, ‘did you mean: irish vol. 2’. Listen to Cairo-based producer...

NikNak Sankofa

NikNak has announced a new album, 'Sankofa',  which will be released on 1st July. 


Billed as an "immersive turntablism-produced" record, the Leeds-based artist's latest outing...

Balearic trance

Ibiza played a central role in spreading a new take on trance around the turn of the millennium — a more soothing vein of the sound that captures the mood of a Mediterranean sunset. As clubs in Ibiza are opening again for the first time since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DJ Mag dives into the roots of a genre that was inspired and shaped by the island’s unique appeal: Balearic trance

Long before turning into a global clubbing destination, Ibiza appealed to crowds looking for spiritual growth — with those from the hippie movement settling in...

12 emerging artists you need to hear this June

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From hard-hitting techno and soulful house anthems to ravey post-punk bangers, here's June 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Berlin-based DJ and producer Anna Kost’s debut EP ‘The Very End Of You’ on Hotflush-offshoot Who Whom is the ideal intro into her raw but...

Goldie

Goldie has revealed the full line-up for his fabric weekender next month.


Taking place at the London institution across 29-30th July, the Goldie Weekender will kickstart...

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...