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Voting in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll is now open. You can cast your votes at vote.djmag.com.


Since its launch in 1993,Top 100...

Norma Jean Bell LP cover

Detroit saxophonist, producer, and vocalist Norma Jean Bell is responsible for some of house music’s most glorious moments, and has worked alongside the likes of Moodymann, K-Hand, Ron Trent and George Clinton. Her full-length opus, 'Come Into My Room', released in 2001, proved that she really is “the baddest bitch in this room”

If you look in the ‘about’ section on Norma Jean Bell’s Facebook page, it says, simply, “I’m the baddest bitch in this room...” It's a...

BBC admits to receiving complaints about DJ Tim Westwood

The BBC has admitted to receiving bullying and sexual misconduct complaints about its longtime presenter and DJ Tim Westwood.


A new report by BBC News...

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Sheffield's Gut Level has announced its imminent closure.

 

On July 1st, the queer-led DIY event space and collective shared the news on Instagram, citing...

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A new radio documentary series is set to explore the history of techno, from its origins in Detroit to its development around the world.


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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...

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Ivorian DJ, producer and visual artist Asna records a two-hour mix heart-racing percussion and global club rhythms for the Fresh Kicks series, and speaks to Kamila Rymajdo about collaboration and her limitless creative vision

For DJ/producer and visual artist Asna, music might not have been her first career, but when she was growing up, it was always playing at...

Tresor Records announces Drexciya catalogue special edition reissue

Tresor Records is preparing special editions of its Drexciya catalogue to mark the 20th anniversary of co-founder James Stinson's passing and the releases of the...

Moore Kismet releases debut album, ‘UNIVERSE’: Listen

Moore Kismet has released their long-awaited debut album, 'UNIVERSE'. Listen to it below. 


The producer, DJ and LGBTQIA+ rights activist's 17-track debut features a wide...

Kendrick Lamar Glastonbury

Kendrick Lamar closed his headline Glastonbury set with an emotionally charged chant for women's right, days after the US Supreme Court made the decision to...

Portishead Stüssy

Portishead have collaborated with streetwear brand Stüssy on a new t-shirt. 


The design features artwork from the outfit's influential 1994 album, 'Dummy', and is available...

Berlin club Tresor shares full line-up for two month-long anniversary festival

Tresor has unveiled more than 80 acts to complete the line-up for its upcoming two-month festival, Tresor31: Berlin und die große Freiheit.


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Michael Diamond shares cinematic video for ‘Third Culture’ album track, ‘Lamentations’: Watch

Michael Diamond has shared a new single from his forthcoming debut album, 'Third Culture'. A short film made to accompany the single, 'Lamentations', can be seen...

Lamin Fofana

Lamin Fofana has released a new album, ‘Ballad Air & Fire’, which is the first instalment in an upcoming album triptych. 


Recorded in 2021 during...