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Get To Know: Kirollus

Get acquainted with Kirollus, the Brighton-based DJ, Defected broadcaster and vinyl seller bringing his love for rare funk, boogie and soul to the masses

In 2020, if you were maxing out on DJ mixes in the Covid pandemic’s first wave, it would have been hard to miss Kirollus. The...

How X-Press 2’s ‘Lazy’

Released in 2002, a dream collaboration between UK house heroes X-Press 2 and Talking Heads' David Byrne, ‘Lazy’ lit up clubs and the pop charts alike. Here, Dave Jenkins talks to the group’s Ashley Beedle, Rocky and Diesel about how the track transcended generations and genres to become a timeless hit

“Who even writes a bloody dance tune called ‘Lazy’?” laughs Ashley Beedle. Fellow X-Press 2 founders Rocky and Diesel chime in with the chuckles, as...

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...

Iceboy Violet press shot

Get acquainted with Iceboy Violet, the Manchester-based artist infusing their take on hip-hop with emotional realness

“I was really into J Dilla and Madlib — like, really, really into them,” says Iceboy Violet. “I want to make something as special as...

Album of the Month: Dance System ‘In Your System’

Dance System pens a club-ready love letter to Daft Punk’s filter house and the Chicago sounds that inspired it on his new album, ‘In Your System’

As one of the founders of Night Slugs, James Connolly — formerly known as L-Vis 1990 — helped usher in the post-dubstep era of deconstructed...

After Astroworld, what is being done to stop crowd crushes from happening again?

After the tragic events of Astroworld Festival last year, Will Pritchard examines the science, politics and history of crowd crushes at mass gatherings, and asks experts how organisers can make future large music events safer

There are few gulfs like that between the throes of a party and the aftermath of a tragedy. It’s an abyss Keith Still is familiar...

SNO_by Matome “The Balladman” Rampedi

As likely to play South African hip-hop as she is Congolese rumba, Egyptian jazz or Brazilian boogie, Gauteng-born, Manchester-based SNO is spreading the word about music often overlooked by the Western industry. Alongside her genre-spanning Recognise mix, she speaks to Kamila Rymajdo about familial influence, her chance start in DJing and sharing the music she loves

As a child, SNO — whose DJ name is the acronym of her government name — would spend Sundays listening to records with her uncle...

Ol' Dirty Bastard's widow sues Wu-Tang Clan over alleged unpaid royalties

Ol' Dirty Bastard's widow and the sole executor of his estate, Icelene Jones, is suing Wu-Tang Productions for years of unpaid royalties.


Jones claims a...

Kings Of Tomorrow

A soulful house classic, Kings Of Tomorrow’s ‘Finally’ appealed across the board thanks to its universal lyric and hopeful message. Kristan J Caryl talks to vocalist Julie McKnight, co-producer Jay Sealee, Defected’s Simon Dunmore and Bushwacka about its evergreen appeal

“I was visiting my cousin Jay,” remembers Julie McKnight of one special night in a New Jersey living room 20 years ago. “Sandy, the other...

Turntablist and producer Jon1st delivers his annual end of year megamix via the On Cue series: a tempo-shifting set of hyped-up breaks, turbo-charged drum &...

 

When the pandemic hit, Hyperdub-signed Canadian musician and vocalist Jessy Lanza packed up and moved to the sunny West Coast, where she began a...

On a sunny, autumnal afternoon, sitting on a bench in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, producer and vocalist Jessy Lanza is running down the history...

New Year's Eve cancelled in major blow to the sector's recovery

Clubs in France will shut for at least four weeks in a bid to curb rising Covid-19 infections and slow the spread of the new...

With inventive production and animated lyrics in Spanish and English giving unique takes on violence and, of course, weed, Cypress Hill's 1991 debut introduced them...

Sen Dog hated driving all the way to Gardena. But as B-Real was buying the weed, Sen begrudgingly agreed to drive him home after every...

I-Boat, Macadam, La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Rex Club, Le Petit Salon, and Le Sucre are all involved in the campaign

French nightclubs have launched an initiative aimed at securing cultural status, in an attempt to mirror Berlin's decision to recognise venues in a similar way. ...

Lamar's first live performance of 2021 saw him mark 10 years since the release of his debut album

Kendrick Lamar returned to the live stage for his only performance of the year over the weekend.

The rapper headlined the Day N Vegas festival...