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Weak MCs are ruining DJ sets. Respect the music, says our resident ranter...

Best days of our lives. Truly the internet age has made more music accessible to more of us than ever before. With infa-red agility we...

Soul Jazz to release killer UK MC retrospective

Hold the phone, hip-hop heads! Soul Jazz Records has just announced the April release of An England Story: The Culture of the MC in the...

University lecture calls for schools to start teaching techno and grime...

School music lessons have always been an important aspect of a healthy school curriculum — but Pete Dale, Senior Popular Music lecture at Manchester University...

Shure SM58-Beta Series Microphone

“Whether it’s performing on a big stage with Major Look or MCing in a small underground club, my instrument has always been my voice. The reliability and honesty of the SM58 is acknowledged across the industry.

It's out today...

In case you didn't already know, Shaq (yep, the NBA legend) is also a DJ. He spun at Tomorrowworld this year, dropping buckets of trap...

The DJ-707M features sounds from Roland's drum machines as well as features for loudspeaker management

Roland have announced a new controller for Serato that features some unique additions specifically aimed at mobile DJs. The DJ-707M features everything you'd expect from...

It is everything...

So many good things come out of Burning Man each and every year — and this Major Lazer set is the icing on the cake...

Drum & bass MC eases out 'Mid Mic Crisis' on Marcus Intalex's label

MC DRS first got into MCing when he rocked up to a rave where Marcus Intalex was playing near Manchester, and asked for a go...

New additions for Birmingham dance fest

With little over two weeks to go until Circoloco In The Arena Festival, further additions to the line up have come with the announcement of...

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Flume will headline Red Rocks alongside fellow DJ/producer Baauer and Future Classic label mate Touch Sensitive on Wednesday 5th July 2017.

Fresh off the...

New book lays bare MC Flux’s lively life

Tapesh

DJ Weekly podcast from Get Physical artist Tapesh.

MCs were often maligned in the early days of drum & bass, but nowadays it's pretty much universally accepted that a renegade mic-spitter is a...

“There is no other music in the world where an MC stands on the stage for an hour and continuously sprays lyrics with such clarity and power over so many frequencies,” Eksman, one of the d&b scene's foremost MCs, tells DJ Mag. “The life and evolution of the drum & bass MC has grown from strength to strength over the years, and I have no doubt that down the line many more great things are in store for the future generation of MCs in our music.” 
Undoubtedly so. The role of the drum and bass MC has steadily progressed simultaneously with the scene it resides in, although in the early days MCs experienced negativity from some DJs. But the MC has fought for its corner, and now overwhelmingly basks in the same golden glory as the DJ.

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...

Huddled in a circle on the dark, smoke-filled dancefloor at Corsica Studios, the four MCs that make up Bala Bala Boyz spit over syncopated bass-heavy...

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Like the harshly angular yet brutally beautiful architecture of the Barbican itself, there is an element of compelling juxtaposition about chatting with Flowdan, one of...