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The man also known as Gabriel Mustaqim, DeepHouseSociety and Jeneral Kai leaves a lasting legacy behind 

Kuala Lumpur dance music pioneer DJ Gabriel Chong has died, aged 48. 

According to an obituary in the Malaysian lifestyle publication UNRESERVED, Chong —...

DJ Mag visits Kuala Lumpur to find out how a growing infrastructure of venues and unlikely rave spaces is putting Malaysia on the map for...

It’s just gone midnight and in a Kuala Lumpur basement, a heaving, sweaty crowd are watching a DJ bang out techno in near-darkness. It’s easy...

Malaysia will host a huge dance festival in its capital city in August, an event that signals the beginnings of a Southeast Asian neo-club revolution.

Dance music is inexorably linked to the process of globalisation, and club culture has emerged in some form or other in almost every developing and...

With Miller Genuine Draft

Zouk has more history and heritage than most clubs in existence today. A destination venue for all serious clubbers, it's been in operation since 1991...

Premiere: Shelhiel ‘Star 星 (rEmPiT g0dDe$$ Remix)’

Kuala Lumpur’s Shelhiel has invited three artists from across East and South East Asia to remix his 2021 single, ‘Star 星’.


Set for release on...

Five others rushed to the hospital

As beats pounded through the systems of 16,000 people at the Sydney Olympic Park on the 7th of February, tragedy struck at A State of...

With Miller Genuine Draft

Earlier this month we put the spotlight on Latin America, and asked why only two DJs from the region made the 2014 Top 100 DJs...

Top 100 Clubs

Voting is now open for our annual Top 100 Clubs poll. Support your favourite clubs by voting here.


Top 100 Clubs is a celebration...

The drum & bass heavyweight remains light years ahead

“That’s amazing, thank you very much!” says Andy C when DJ Mag tracks him down to an Australian hotel room to congratulate him on winning...

DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs logo on a yellow and red background

Analysing the key trends from the voting in this year's DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll

It’s been almost 12 months since the results of our last Top 100 Clubs poll and it’s safe to say most clubs have had a...

Double Trouble in Singapore

After 12 years of throwing outdoor beach parties, Singapore’s Zoukout switched from a one-day event to a two-day extravaganza. DJ Mag went along for the ride…

Delving into the treasure trove of Red Rack'em

Berlin-based Red Rack'em, AKA Danny Berman, might have started his career in the UK as part of the pirate soul movement, creating new tracks...

One of Uganda's most vital talents, Kampire has been breaking onto the global scene thanks to her electrifying, rhythmic DJ sets and activism. Ahead of...

There is a unifying force at the heart of Kampire Bahana’s work. For several years now, the Ugandan DJ and writer has been at the...

The Sound Of: Eastern Margins

In the space of five years, the Eastern Margins collective has become a nexus for artists from East & South-East Asia and its diaspora, connecting the dots between regional electronic music genres that are often overlooked in the West. Alongside a mix from its catalogue recorded by Jex Wang, James Gui learns how the label continues to evolve

Eastern Margins is all about redlining. An Instagram caption for an upcoming show at Pitchfork London explains: “REDLINE IS HI-NRG, HI-OCTANE, LO-FI...EJECTING USB UNSAFELY...MIXING 2...

Overcoming Pakistan's conservative mindset and sometimes-dangerous political tensions, a small group of artists are building a future for electronic music in Karachi

Around the turn of the decade, there was something distinctly wanting in the Karachi electronic music space. Despite artists releasing tracks, there appeared to be...