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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...

GALA Festival 2022: Everybody Loves The Sunshine  - Rob Jones

The fifth edition of London’s al fresco dance music festival took place in a sunny Peckham Rye Park this month. With a vast line-up celebrating local and international DJs and live acts, there was something for everyone on the bill. DJ Mag's Liam Smith reports back on festivities, and the sense that summer has well and truly arrived

It’s officially festival season, and on a long weekend at the beginning of June, London’s GALA returns to Peckham Rye Park for a successful fifth...

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...

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...

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...

Ireland nightclubs

A night-time economy pilot programme is being launched in Ireland, with specialist advisors representing pubs, bars, clubs and other venues set to be appointed in...

Keith McIvor and Jonnie Wilkes

Keith McIvor and Jonnie Wilkes, aka Optimo (Espacio), have helped define Glasgow’s musical landscape for over two decades with their eclectic and dynamic dancefloor selections. As 2022 marks Optimo’s milestone 25th anniversary, a tour of their home city reveals the ethos behind their inimitable sound

A love of dancing runs deep in Glasgow. And no one better embodies the city’s enduring passion for getting together on the dancefloor than Keith...

Premiere: Lighght ‘Scamming’

Turin’s early reflex label celebrates its second anniversary in June with the release of a new compilation. Hear Irish producer Lighght’s contribution, ‘Scamming’ below. 


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ZULI and Rama announce second compilation in irsh series

ZULI and Rama have expanded upon their pandemic project irsh with a new compilation.


'did you mean: irish vol. 2' builds upon the video project...

SHERELLE’s BEAUTIFUL label and AIAIAI partner on new initiative for Black and LGBTQI+ artists

SHERELLE's BEAUTIFUL label and the Danish audio firm AIAIAI are partnering on a new initiative aimed at supporting Black and LGBTQI+ artists, comprising free workshops...

Phil Kieran sitting in a cinema filled with red seats

Phil Kieran has produced the soundtrack to a new crime thriller film, Nightride. Listen to the track, ‘Troy Theme’ below. 


The Northern Irish techno stalwart...

Armin van Buuren Ushuaïa Hï Ibiza

Armin van Buuren has announced six Ibiza shows, with four at Ushuaïa and two set for Hï Ibiza. 


The Dutch trance legend will begin the...

Crowdfunding campaign for new Dublin club launched by Temporary Pleasure

Rave architecture collective Temporary Pleasure is fundraising to open a new pop-up venue in Dublin.


The project was initially announced back in December, but...

Carl Cox features in new BBC documentary, Music and Motorbikes

Carl Cox discusses his love of motorbikes and starting up a motorsport team with BBC Sounds for a new documentary called Music and Motorbikes.


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DJ Fresh Gold Dust

DJ Fresh has dropped a tenth anniversary 'Gold Dust' remix package, which is out now. You can listen to it below.


The third single to...