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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...

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...

10-year-old DJ Michelle shares entry to DMC World Championship

10-year-old DJ Michelle has shared her entry to the the DMC World Portablist DJ Championships. It is the second consecutive year she has entered.


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Audio-Technica has designed a new set of wireless headphones that are intended for professional studio use.


Inspired by the Japanese company's well-known M Series headphones, the...

Morgan Hislop in a yellow t shirt infront of some balconies and cherry blossom

Morgan Hislop has announced his debut album, 'Ghostin' Me'.


The London-based artist, who recently collaborated with OhEm and Japanese rapper Nakamura Minami on two singles, has dropped brand...

Premiere: Yokubari ‘Buki Vs Buki’

New York City-based producer and percussionist Yokubari will release a new EP, ‘Sakai’, via CHINABOT in May. Listen to ‘Buki Vs Buki’ below. 


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Two Susumu Yokota albums as Stevia get first-ever vinyl reissue

Late Japanese composer, producer and DJ Susumu Yokota's two albums under his Stevia alias are being released on vinyl for the first time. Listen to...

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¥ØU$UK€ ¥UK1MAT$U has curated a new mix album, ‘Midnight Is Comin'’, which is out on 27th May via Midnight Shift.


The Japanese DJ has rounded...

Selections: Roska

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections. This week, UK Funky don Roska spotlights bright percussion and breaks, Carnival bangers, minimal sub-shakers and more

Roska’s name is synonymous with dedication. For over a decade, the South London DJ and producer has been a champion of the UK funky sound...

Album covers from electronic music film soundtracks

Exploring the history of cinema, Martin Guttridge-Hewitt compiles 11 landmark electronic music movie soundtracks, arranged in chronological order, each of which earned its place on sonic merit, and significance in the canon of music and movies

When Bebe and Louis Barron presented their music for Forbidden Planet, Fred Wilcox's 1956 adaptation of The Tempest, the sounds were so alien...

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 14 reviews, with a weighted average of 8.5/10...

'City Stars' is out next month

Hyperdub is preparing the release of a new EP from footwork producer DJ Hank.

Spanning six tracks, 'City Stars' sees the Chicago-based artist channel R&B...

It’s the Japanese producer’s sixth album on Demdike Stare’s label

Shinichi Atobe has released his sixth album, ‘Love Of Plastic’ on DDS (Distort Decay Sustain). You can listen to ‘Love Of Plastic 5’ below. 

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The long-running Japanese electronics brand appears to be back in the synth game

Casio has been teasing a new product on its social media for a few weeks, and the final teaser shows what looks like a new...