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The Sound Of:  boxout.fm Recordings

Showcasing the diversity of sounds on offer in the Indian electronic music scene and inspiring a new generation of artists to get creative, boxout.fm Recordings has evolved from radio station to club night to vital label. Alongside a mix from its catalogue recorded by Mutable Mercury, founder DJ MoCity tells Safi Bugel about the platform’s journey so far

“People think musicians in India only make music that sounds ‘Indian’,” Mohammed Abood, founder of boxout.fm Recordings, explains to DJ Mag. “In reality, there’s a...

Premiere: Lighght ‘Scamming’

Turin’s early reflex label celebrates its second anniversary in June with the release of a new compilation. Hear Irish producer Lighght’s contribution, ‘Scamming’ below. 


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Selections: Gabrielle Kwarteng

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, Panorama Bar regular Gabrielle Kwarteng spotlights jacking and enchanting house tracks for the dancefloor

If you’ve been to Berghain’s Panorama Bar recently, there’s a good chance you’ve danced to a DJ set from Gabrielle Kwarteng. The New York-born, Berlin-based...

Premiere: FILM ‘I’ve Always Liked Trance’

New Delhi-based DJ and producer FILM will release his self-titled debut album via Qilla Records this month. Listen to ‘I’ve Always Liked Trance’ below. 


Inspired...

Mason 'Exceeder' album cover featuring a wrestler in a mask and cape

When Mason first released ‘Exceeder’ in 2005 it was a B-side. But its fuzzy bassline and gated trancey notes garnered a legion of fans, and it became a key building block in the pre-EDM electro-house scene. 17 years later, he shares its story

“You might go to the same restaurant many times, but do you always order the same dish?” grins Iason Chronis, the artist most commonly known...

Overmono's Ed and Tom photographed by Rollo Jackson 2

After years in the UK underground as solo artists, brothers Tom and Ed Russell, formerly known as Truss and Tessela, have made huge strides as a duo in recent years as Overmono. Lauren Martin learns how they’ve built a sound and A/V live show that taps into UK dance music legacies, all while staying true to themselves

When Tom and Ed Russell moved into their studio in 2018, they felt the weight of UK dance music history. Housed in the deep south-eastern...

London’s controversial MSG Sphere gets planning approval

A controversial new venue is one step closer to being built in east London despite pushback from thousands of local residents.


The MSG Sphere, a...

The Sound Of: Touching Bass

Encompassing parties, a record label and a beloved radio show, Errol and Alex Rita’s Touching Bass has created an open space to celebrate Black music in all its forms, from jazz to jungle and beyond. Alongside a woozy mix exploring the DNA of Touching Bass’ past, present and future by Sammseed, Ria Hylton documents the movement’s ethos and story so far 

“Touching Bass is a musical movement,” Errol Anderson tells DJ Mag. “And when I say movement, I’m thinking of forward movement — energy.” Alex Rita...

Premiere: Alec Pace ‘Lanes’

Turin’s early reflex founder Alec Pace returns this month with his first solo outing since 2020. ‘Future Now?’ will be released on 25th March. You...

Sobolik_Aubrey Jowers

Brooklyn’s Sobolik records a whirlwind mix of leftfield techno, breaks and bass for the Fresh Kicks series, and chats to Eoin Murray about participating in Martyn’s mentoring programme, building IRL and online music communities and more

“Things really accelerated way quicker than I could have ever imagined,” says Sobolik, who made a splash in 2021 with their colourful club productions. Speaking...

12 emerging artists you need to hear this

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From UK rap fusions and politically charged electronic experiments to lush vocal house and colourful bass, here’s here's March 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Scottish rap DJ and producer K4CIE has been carving out a lane for herself that’s distinctly female-focused. Setting up the women-celebrating club nights PEACH and...

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul helped give Black British music and UK club sounds a truly unique identity. Collective founder Jazzie B talks about their ground-breaking debut, ‘Fairplay’, and traces his journey from London soundsystem culture to global star with Ben Osborne

When, after a series of near misses, Jazzie B and DJ Mag finally connect, Jazzie’s in a taxi heading for a video shoot.


“I’m not...

Nia Archives Fresh Kicks mix

Jungle and drum & bass’ breakout star Nia Archives demonstrates her electrifying sound for the Fresh Kicks mix series, and chats to Ria Hylton about her new EP, making “pres and afters” music, and inspiring young Black women to come to the rave

The lilting toplines and lo-fi-inflected sheen in Nia Archives’ ‘Headz Gone West’ began making waves in the Spring of 2020. The debut EP, which lasted...

Premiere: Despina ‘Alexa In Despair’

Despina will release a new EP, ‘Limb Slip’, via the prolific All Centre label this month. 


The Brooklyn-based DJ and producer follows their 2021 EP...

Solid Gold - Chemical Brothers 'Come With Us'

‘Come With Us’ was the birth point of The Chemical Brothers 2.0, and it came at a vital time, with the dance music slump of the early '00s leaving many big electronic groups looking vulnerable. Here, on the 20th anniversary of the release of the album, Ben Cardew looks back at how 'Come With Us' reinvigorated their career

The Chemical Brothers entered the new millennium looking tired. Their third album, 1999’s ‘Surrender’, featured massive hits in ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ and ‘Let Forever...