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Madchester hell raisers back in the capital this summer

Following their acclaimed two night residency at London's Roundhouse last December, the Happy Mondays have announced a return to the capital for a one off...

Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder dies, aged 58

Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder has died, aged 58.


A statement shared by the band confirmed the musician died on Friday morning (15th July). No...

Shaun Ryder was also in the crowd

The Happy Mondays' famed percussionist and 'freaky dancer' Bez, AKA Mark Berry, has debuted on the ITV show 'Dancing On Ice', partnering with professional skater...

‘Pills ’N’ Thrills And Bellyaches’ header

Manchester's Happy Mondays drew influence from funk, house, and psychedelia to pioneer the Madchester sound. Here, Ben Cardew explores the lasting legacy of their 1990 album, ‘Pills ’N’ Thrills And Bellyaches’, which dropped in the midst of the Baggy takeover, and defined an era

Baggy/Madchester (the terms are largely interchangeable) is one of the most globally under-appreciated musical genres to have ever emerged from the UK’s musical underground. And...

Panasonic celebrate 35 years of the Technics 1200 turntable

How does a huge electronics corporation celebrate the anniversary of the world's most successful turntable? By releasing a special limited edition of the classic, without...

Smile, it might never happen!

Fresh from their Miami excursion and a colaboration with MN2S, SeventySeven release these wicked yellow tees featuring our favourite icon, the smiley face.


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New York-based, Irish artist Orlando makes his First Second Label debut with the  ‘Happy Bossman’ EP. Hear the rattling, bass-driven title track now

Orlando will release his new EP, ‘Happy Bossman’, via Dublin’s First Second Label on November 30th.

The New York-based, Irish artist follows releases on Local...

MN2S's Birthday Blowout at London's The End

If anyone knows how to house the place, it's MN2S. At the forefront of the funky and deep house scenes for 13 years, they've released...

Propellerheads just can't stop improving their already popular Reason Production Suite

Reason 6 is the latest reincarnation of this very popular music production software, and comes with a host of new elements that edge it even...

With a series of brilliant singles and a starring role on the new Juan MacLean album, Nancy Whang is an accidental dance music star...

“We would have just looked at it as a free trip to someplace cool,” Nancy Whang says on a steamy summer afternoon in New York...

Acid Monday's tell us about their first gig

Our first-ever gig as Acid Mondays was at the Zoo Project in Ibiza. We'd played together before loads over the years at various parties, but that was our first official gig.

Win tickets for Dismantle, Benga and Melé

Before Monday Comes is a documentary that follows Digital Soundboy's bass bad-ass Dismantle as he marauds from Stockholm to Beijing to Berlin to New York and eventually to our DJ Mag Basing Session in London.

The psychedelic distorted electronics of The Cyclist represent techno at its weirdest.

Underground electronic music is cyclical by nature, so where does Andrew Morrison fit in? The Liverpool-based producer is originally from Derry, but his music sounds...

A music industry experiment

We've been big ol' Mike Monday fans since his Andre 3000 sampling 'That Shit Was.... ?', a sexy slice of dirty electronic dancefloor...

The Dutch star is reviving his AREA21 alias for the track...

Martin Garrix has shared the details of his brand new track, 'Happy', set to drop this Friday February 9th. The track will be released under...