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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...

Neopop announces Amelie Lens, Jeff Mills, Honey Dijon, more for 2022 festival

Portugal's Neopop festival has announced the full line-up for its Neo and Anti stages at this year's edition of the event.


Returning for the first...

Pangaea returns to Hessle Audio with new EP, ‘Fuzzy Logic / Still Flowing Water’

Pangaea is releasing his first new EP in two years this September via Hessle Audio, the label he co-founded with Ben UFO and Pearson Sound...

Compilation of the Month: Various Artists ‘Nervous Horizon Vol. 4’

East London’s Nervous Horizon label crystallises its sonic signature on its fourth compilation, mutating dancehall rhythms into a post-industrial, experimental space

The name Nervous Horizon has begun to chime with contemporary life, implying a sense of foreboding for something that’s currently just out of view. Look...

How the global boom of African music is resonating with electronic artists in the diaspora

It’s an exciting time to be both a new and old fan of African music, but how does it feel for African artists raised and working in the diaspora? As producers and consumers, these artists have a unique vantage point on this cultural shift. Jessica Kariisa speaks to Nazar, Hagan, Juba and Chief Boima and asks: what does music from “back home” mean today?

In the early 2000s, there was a small, unassuming stall on the second floor balcony of Kampala’s Bugolobi market. Stocked with computers, scanners and other...

AVA Festival shot from 2021 event

AVA has announced the day splits, opening event and afterparties for this year's flagship festival.


Taking place on 3rd and 4th June, this year's edition...

Fresh Kicks 175: Thea HD

NTS resident and The Leaf Label A&R Thea HD records mix of glitchy minimal techno, abstract beats and percussive deep house for the Fresh Kicks series, and chats to Eoin Murray about the importance of variety and her lifelong love of percussion

Listen to Leeds-based DJ and The Leaf Label A&R Thea HD’s monthly show on NTS, and you’ll hear everything from country to krautrock: ‘70s...

Theremin

Moog Music is rolling out a new version of its Etherwave Theremin.


The new instrument is based on the original circuitry and aesthetic of Bob...

Selections: Elisa Bee

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Milan’s Elisa Bee spotlights slamming house, techno, acid and electro

Elisa Bee first appeared in DJ Mag back in 2017, when she delivered an entrancing blend of chunky house and rumbling techno for our Fresh...

Cholmondeley

Outlook have added over 100 names to its inaugural UK line-up.


Set to take over Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire from 30th June to 3rd July...

Recognise: Ploy

Ploy demonstrates his percussive, pulse-racing and sub-bass-shaking sound for the Recognise mix series, and speaks to Katie Thomas about gradually finding his groove on imprints like L.I.E.S, Hessle Audio and Timedance, and his new label and party, Deaf Test

In February 2020, Ploy shared a bill with Batu and Loraine James, celebrating five years of Batu’s label, Timedance. Playing the closing hours of the...

GGI 끼 East and Southeast Asian queer club night returns to London’s Yard club next month

GGI 끼, the east London club night centering queer, trans and non-binary East and South East Asian (ESEA) folks, is coming back to Hackney Wick...

Batu announces debut album, 'Opal', on Timedance

Batu will release his debut album next month.


Titled 'Opal', it spans 11 tracks and sees the Timedance label head continue to explore the percussion-heavy...

Compilation of the Month: Andrew Weatherall ‘Heavenly Remixes 3 & 4’ [Heavenly Recordings]

Andrew Weatherall's remixes for Heavenly Recordings are spread across two glorious volumes, and demonstrate his magic touch for turning live bands into dancefloor gold

Such was Weatherall’s production influence on Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’, their 1991 album that distilled the Balearic spirit of acid house, he’s indelibly linked to Creation...

Masters At Work, Channel One, SHERELLE, Shanti Celeste, more added to We Out Here line-up 2022

Gilles Peterson's We Out Here festival has revealed more acts set to join its third edition in Cambridgeshire later this year.


Joining the 80 artists...