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Lady Shaka

Global club beats, queer femme energy and Pacific Island identity come together in Lady Shaka’s joyful Recognise mix.  Ahead of her appearance at Sónar Festival this month, the DJ and interdisciplinary artist speaks to Anna Cafolla  about building connections around the world, uplifting her communities, and her Pasifika club sound

“Kia ora!” Lady Shaka greets New Zealand’s debut Boiler Room show. This is FILTH, a radical club community that centres QTBIPOC, and their first post-Covid...

Len Faki’s Figure label celebrates its 15th birthday with its 100th release. Lady Starlight’s ‘d5-12’ is a scorching techno banger in a compilation stacked with...

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Len Faki’s revered techno label, Figure. To mark the occasion, and the label’s 100th release, there is a...

House innovator Lady Blacktronika readies her 11-track collection ‘Wax Cylinder Only’ on Meda Fury. ‘How I Learned’ is a crisp, deep cut of classic Chicago...

Lady Blacktronika will release her ‘Wax Cylinder Only’ collection on 19th October via Meda Fury.

The longstanding San Jose-born, Berlin-based house innovator follows up last...

Detroit's DJ Minx has been championing the electronic sounds of her hometown since day one, but has flown under the radar for much of her...

If anybody’s paid their dues, it’s Jennifer Witcher, aka DJ Minx, Detroit’s “First Lady of Wax”. She’s been here all along, representing the future sounds...

sbk shot by Sam Singer

In this month’s Meet the MC, Amy Fielding speaks with London-based artist sbk about coming up through the capital’s grime scene, his debut mixtape, and a new creative direction

At just 13-years-old, an MC going by the name of sbk sent an email to Lewisham artist and XL Recordings affiliate, Kwadwo Quentin Kankam, better...

The second artist in our new Meet the MC DJ Mag Originals video series is West Londoner, Br3nya. In her episode, she takes DJ Mag...

Of the raft of female MCs coming through in the UK right now, West London’s Br3nya is a legit standout, coupling her dexterous flow with...

Tributes pour in for garage MC from Flex FM

One of the best-loved MCs in UK club-land, MC Sparks, died at the weekend. He was known as one of the main MCs on the...

Leeds-based rapper ATO uses music to reflect on his life and show an alternative side to the London-centric perception of Black Britishness. Ahead of his...

It all began with Pokémon. A digital world of endless exploration, it’s a common place for kids to lose themselves entirely; a fantasy of bright...

Inspired by the flourishing West African rap scene and her time spent living in the United States, Ghanaian artist Amaarae has been crafting a sound...

Ghana’s capital, Accra, is often described as the country’s beating heart. Home to the buzzing Makola Market, postcard-perfect beaches and high-energy nightlife, it’s a hub...

Bru-C in a beige coat, wearing a black hat against a grey wall

Having made his name as a key figure in the bassline and drum & bass collective CruCast, Bru-C is now pushing himself further with a signing to the UK wing of iconic hip-hop label Def Jam. He talks to DJ Mag about the importance of keeping it real

Realness: the rarest commodity in these filtered and manipulated times. Forever sought after, impossible to synthesise; realness can’t be controlled or counted or rated by...

Darri T

In this month’s Meet The MC, DJ Mag’s Amy Fielding speaks with rising Norwich rapper, Darri T, about his impressive debut album, the importance of honesty in songwriting, and his everlasting love for the UK’s rap scene

Norwich, near the east coast of England, might not be the first place that springs to mind when considering rap or MCs, but 23 year...

After dropping his third mixtape in summer 2020 — full of honest bars about mental health and working towards goals — and collaborating with Loraine...

It’s the mid-2010s, and the MC now known as Le3 bLACK is holed up in his halls at Westminster University. Surrounded by Indomie noodles and...

Meet the MC is DJ Mag's new monthly interview series, getting to know emerging MCs on the electronic music scene. This month, DJ Mag’s Amy...

Master Peace is settled into a booth at The Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch.  Nestled amongst bare bricks and leather seats, the South London MC oozes an infectious...

Nova made history last year when she became the first grime artist to win Scottish Album of the Year. An MC who wears her heart...

From 2007 to 2012, London promoters Eat Your Own Ears hosted Underage Festival at Victoria Park. Open to young people aged between 13 and 17...

Meet the MC is DJ Mag's new monthly interview series, getting to know emerging MCs on the electronic music scene. This month, DJ Mag’s Amy...