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Influences

From electro-clash to 80s ballads...

Gorillaz’s 2D has dropped a new mix featuring artists that have been a key influence on him. You can listen to it below.

Titled the...

The influences that have made the Circus man into the artist he is today...

01. RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN 'Ain't Nobody'

“A record I first heard as part of the soundtrack to Breakdance: The Movie (Breakin'). I was...

EBM has been simmering on the underground in recent years, and now DJs including Nina Kraviz and Helena Hauff are utilising the sound – alongside...

Dance music has been alive with talk of the return of electro in recent months. And while long-time advocates of the scene including DJ Stingray...

On the heels of their ‘FABRICLIVE 87’ compilation, Groove Armada shares their treasured records

Groove Armada are good together and they are good apart. The longstanding duo of Tom Findlay and Andy Cato are looking at over two productive ...

The songs that speak to the vinyl-loving purist’s heart 

After his colossal ‘Hanns Trippy’ smashed Ibiza’s Do Not Sleep parties all summer, why shouldn’t the song’s architect and party’s...

Josh Butler tells us the 10 songs which have influenced him to become who he is today...

Fast-rising producer/DJ Josh Butler is one of DJ Mag's current favourite house music producers, with recent tracks like 'Rebirth' and 'Miss You Less' nestling in...

Cars and music have worked in tandem for a long time. With genres such as Miami bass and trap, cars have inspired the growth of scenes...

"Being in South Florida where the weather’s warm and the public transportation is not reliable, you had to have a car to get around,” author...

Every track played was pre-2000...

Known as a purveyor of big room EDM and commercial pop, David Guetta is the latest DJ to spin on BBC Radio 1's much coveted...

The bangers that still get techno stalward Marco Bailey excited...

Marco Bailey is a techno pioneer with a musical career spanning almost three decades. His over 300-strong and counting oeuvre ranges from...

Tiga, DJ Hell, Boy George, Danny Howells and Soulwax talk about Bowie's impact...

It was Bowie’s ability to experiment, trend-spot, paint lyrical images and create new personas — chameleon-like — in the '70s that gave him such a cult following.

The revered duo take us deep inside the inspiration for their latest album, ‘Murmurations’, out this month on Wichita...

James Ford and Jas Shaw, the brainboxes behind Simian Mobile Disco, are no strangers to being... well, strange. Always ones to push the envelope production-wise...

DJ Mag reflects on the legendary singer's impact on dance music...

George Michael, who passed away at the tail end of last year, started off in the clubs before making it big with Wham! As a...

Two of Nottingham’ disco powerhouse pick the tracks that have inspired them... 

Crazy P were originally called Crazy Penis when they formed in Nottingham two decades ago, but they lopped off the ‘enis’ after a few years...

Vinyl Records

A new book is set to explore how Record Store Day has influenced the global vinyl resurgence.


Penned by journalist Larry Jaffee, the new book, titled ...

Even the top DJs had to learn from someone. In the Top 100 set questions in the preceding pages, we asked all the DJs voted...

This month we’ve learnt who the public have voted as their favourite DJs, but who are the DJs’ favourite DJs? Who inspired them and put them...