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Felix Buxton at Electric Peacock Festival, Sri Lanka

One half of British dancefloor dominators, Basement Jaxx, soaked up the spirit of Sri Lanka at Electric Peacock Festival last December. This is how...

<p>R3hab is all about the noise...</p>

A master of tectonic beats, surging drops and powerful melodies, the Dutch superstar of Moroccan/Algerian origin has dropped massive hits onto the biggest labels there...

Exclusive tour diary

Despite his history — a resident at Rex Club since '97, the boss of Bass Culture and a producer of the deep house elite in...

The one-the-road diary of the world's top DJs treading the globe

F**k Gary Barlow. If anyone in Britain deserves an OBE, it's Lars Sandberg, the great Scot who just keeps on giving. Silver-haired member of the British house and techno old guard, he's improved with age like the fine champagne of his Francois Dubois moniker, more so through his work as Funk D'Void on Slam's Soma Records and more recently Outpost Recordings.

The on-the-road diary of the world's top DJs treading the globe!

It's been a helluva year for No Artificial Colours. Following a busy summer of UK gigs, September saw them go next level with a brief US tour, a week in the Caribbean and a stopover in Greece. Doesn't get more jet-set than that...

The on-the-road diary of the world's top DJs treading the globe

What happens on tour doesn't always stay on tour. Aside from making his name as one of Europe's most wanted house talents worldwide over the past 12 months, the Diynamic boss is also known as being one of the most playful in the game. Laid back, cheerful and always up for a laugh, Hamburg's Bosnian-born boogie-loving selector is regarded as an affable gentle giant by those who know him, so we asked him to spill the beans...

Jesse Rose tells us about his favourite recent gigs

Jesse Rose has served as part of UK house music royalty for over a decade. He's initiated a handful of labels — Front Room, Made...

Read the Brazilian house don's tour diary

The life and soul behind Sao Paulo's internationally revered underground bastion D-Edge, he is not only the defining force of one of the city's finest...

From Amsterdam to the Amazon

The on-the-road diary of the world's top DJs treading the globe!

The one-the-road diary of the world's top DJs treading the globe

Dirtybird boss Barclay Crenshaw, known to clubbers as Claude VonStroke, is a walking clubs survey — we should probably ask him to list his Top 100 Clubs. Instead though, we've roped him in to write a DJ diary

Read the four-deck master's tour diary

Manchester-born stadium destroyer D.O.D is all about the drop. Layering baile funk techno beats into screeching EDM bangers and building samples, hooks and breakdowns to...

The on-the-road diary of the world's top DJs treading the globe

Showcasing fresh house cuts from Hot Since 82, Eats Everything and Shadow Child (among others), Jaymo and Andy George's 'Moda Black Vol. 1' revealed the duo's interest in darker, more demure sounds of the house spectrum when it landed last summer.

Touring around the world with Stefano Noferini


Italy's tech house stallion Stefano Noferini is an undisputed titan of his scene. Whether it's slamming mixes for Toolroom or huge collaborations with Mark Knight...

Read the future house don's tour diary

Making his name on Hot Waves back in 2010, Alexis Raphael has refused to be pinned down, dropping house, techno and everything in between onto labels such as Lower East, Hot Creations and Heidi's Jackathon Jams in recent years. Scoring a nomination for Breakthrough DJ at our Best Of British Awards last year, he's a dab hand on the decks too, as likely to be found spinning at the world's biggest rooms as he is the hidden basements of the globe's most cultured cities. With recent gigs in Mexico, Italy and Equador making up his schedule, as well as a set at the Gist tent at Brownstock Festival on Sunday 1st September, we asked him to tell it like it is...

The on-the-road diary of the world's top DJs treading the globe

For Mobilee boss Anja Schneider, recent gigs include Mexico, France and Romania, and then there is time required in the studio putting together robust tech funk numbers like her own 'Diagonal' (out now), as well as the marketing, promo-ing and mastering of label mates like Rodriguez Jnr and Sebo K and Ray Okpara. She's a very busy girl, indeed!