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Congo Natty

On his upcoming 25-track opus ‘Ancestorz’ — which he describes as his life's work — long-serving jungle soldier Congo Natty unites many voices from across the diaspora, joining dots through the history of Black music and celebrating the new jungle generation. In a series of in-depth interviews for DJ Mag, he talks to Dave Jenkins about love, revolution, unity, and reclaiming his place in the history books

“This isn’t an interview, brother, this is an outerview!” Congo Natty declares. He draws on his spliff, holding DJ Mag’s gaze with intensity. Even through...

Portishead Stüssy

Portishead have collaborated with streetwear brand Stüssy on a new t-shirt. 


The design features artwork from the outfit's influential 1994 album, 'Dummy', and is available...

jaymie_silk

Jaymie Silk has released the first track in a new, bi-weekly single series.


Off the back of his recent album, 'The Rise & Fall...

Festival crowd artwork

Most DJs love playing festivals, but what should you do when you’re asked to play one for free, and even cover certain costs yourself? Ria Hylton speaks to DJs Sheba Q, Harold Heath, Charlie Dark and others, along with festival organisers, to find out

Imagine this: you’ve been playing lowkey sets around your hometown for some years, run a small but well-loved party series and have landed a regular...

A press shot of Flume in a striped jumper, holding a bunch of white flowers against an orange backdrop

Caught between the demands of being an internationally-renowned performer and his desire for a quiet life, Australian producer Flume found balance upon returning to his homeland. Amongst nature, and with a restored sense of wellbeing, he completed his most ambitious album to date, 'Palaces'. Megan Venzin learns its story

Flume fills arenas, smashes stage props with sledgehammers, and builds booming soundscapes with the high-tech gear that fills his ever-expanding studio. Harley Edward Streten, on...

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SBTV founder Jamal Edwards is set to be honoured with a posthumous award.


The Luton-born and Acton-raised entrepreneur, director, DJ, author and designer, who died...

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Above & Beyond have launched a new ambient and downtempo record label.


Marking the third imprint under their Anjuna umbrella – the company founded by...

Neurodiversity in electronic music industry explored in new AFEM survey

The Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) wants to help make the electronic music industry a healthier place for people with neurodiverse conditions.


The results of...

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Even as pandemic restrictions have lifted, and clubs and festivals have returned, the spectre of coronavirus lingers for many due to the debilitating impact of long Covid. Here, Dhruva Balram speaks to people in the dance music industry about how the effects of long Covid, and a lack of understanding around it, have impacted them, and asks whether it should be recognised as a disability

“My energy levels have never returned to what they were,” says London-based DJ and broadcaster DEBONAIR. “I don’t have the muscle strength and energy that...

Dennis Ferrer press shot

The New York house stalwart got into fishing during lockdown, a new hobby that brought more serenity and balance to his life while his studio was out of action for a year and a half. Now, he's ready to hit South Beach for our Miami Pool Party

The idiom ‘gone fishing’ means to take a break from the everyday or be totally unaware of what is going on around you. Both of...

Vintage Culture press shot in a yellow jacket

Vintage Culture has come a long way from a small town in Brazil to playing stadiums, topping dance charts and partying with football royalty. After suffering near-burnout from constant touring, he’s recharged and full of vitality, with a deeper sound he loves with all his heart, hundreds of tunes ready to go, Ibiza and Las Vegas residencies scheduled, and a set lined up at DJ Mag's Miami Pool Party

Lukas Ruiz grew up in Mundo Novo, a tiny municipality with under 20,000 inhabitants, right on Brazil’s border with Paraguay. His mum had always told...

Travis Scott pledges almost $5million to event safety initiative following Astroworld crisis

Travis Scott has announced a new initiative, Project HEAL, following last November's Astroworld crowd crush tragedy.


Described as a "multi-tier, longterm series of community-focused philanthropy...

Keith Flint black & white press shot

The Prodigy have paid tribute to Keith Flint on the third anniversary of his death.


The iconic singer and performer with the legendary rave trio...

Logic1000 Can’t Stop Thinking About

Berlin-based Australian DJ and producer Logic1000 has dropped a new single, 'Can't Stop Thinking About', with visualiser by Sarah Banks. The release lands ahead of the...

Avicii

The Avicii Experience exhibition is set to open its doors this weekend.


Located at Space Stockholm, the immersive and interactive journey through the life and...