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UK cities' influence on rave culture explored in new book, Out Of Space

A new book exploring the influence of various UK towns and cities on club and rave culture through the '90s and beyond is to be...

How X-Press 2’s ‘Lazy’

Released in 2002, a dream collaboration between UK house heroes X-Press 2 and Talking Heads' David Byrne, ‘Lazy’ lit up clubs and the pop charts alike. Here, Dave Jenkins talks to the group’s Ashley Beedle, Rocky and Diesel about how the track transcended generations and genres to become a timeless hit

“Who even writes a bloody dance tune called ‘Lazy’?” laughs Ashley Beedle. Fellow X-Press 2 founders Rocky and Diesel chime in with the chuckles, as...

Defected’s Sondela imprint announces Ibiza’s first Afro house residency at Bora Bora

Ibiza is getting its first Afro house residency, helmed by Defected's Sondela label at beach club Bora Bora.


Label heads Sef Kombo and Louie Dunmore...

Balearic trance

Ibiza played a central role in spreading a new take on trance around the turn of the millennium — a more soothing vein of the sound that captures the mood of a Mediterranean sunset. As clubs in Ibiza are opening again for the first time since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DJ Mag dives into the roots of a genre that was inspired and shaped by the island’s unique appeal: Balearic trance

Long before turning into a global clubbing destination, Ibiza appealed to crowds looking for spiritual growth — with those from the hippie movement settling in...

Alok performing against a purple background

DJ Mag spends some time with the Brazilian DJ sensation while he’s over in London for a show at Ministry Of Sound, and learns about his journey from hardships to huge success — and how being in a plane crash changed his perspective on life for the better

Purple and pink hues stretch across the London skyline as the first stars tattoo themselves above the landscape. Outside the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, South...

Lady of the House launches record label with production competition

Lady of the House has launched a new record label.


Announced by the platform’s co-founder, Laila Mckenzie, at this year’s Brighton Music Conference, A&R for...

Lil Silva

Lil Silva has announced his debut album, 'Yesterday Is Heavy', which will arrive on 15th July via Nowhere Music.


The video to opening track 'Another...

Four Tet, aka KH, releases 3LW-sampling 'Looking At Your Pager' on Ministry of Sound: Listen

Four Tet has released a new track under his KH alias. Check it out below. 


Out today, the release of 'Looking At Your Pager' was...

Ferry Corsten knighted

Trance legend Ferry Corsten has been knighted by the Dutch King for his contribution to the country’s music industry.


"I’m extremely honoured to have been...

ALOK wearing a glove

ALOK has announced his debut Ibiza residency at Hï Ibiza.


The Brazilian DJ and producer, who recently made his debut at London’s Ministry of Sound...

Kerri Chandler announces new album, 'Spaces And Places'

Kerri Chandler is releasing a new album, 'Spaces And Places', later this year.


Spanning 24 tracks, it's the legendary house music DJ and producer's first...

Inside the UK Afro house renaissance

The Afro house sound is an ever-growing presence in UK dance music, with new labels, club-nights and a dedicated radio station springing up. Alongside a mix from Mr Silk, Ria Hylton explores the sound’s history, and speaks to some of the scene’s key players about forging strong connections with their growing audiences, and their aim to nurture a unique UK Afro house identity

Afro house is steeped in the percussive materials of South Africa’s townships. For decades, its polyrhythms played out on traditional African instruments — bongos, congas...

Joy Orbison drops new track, 'Pinky Ring'

Joy Orbison has unveiled a brand new track, called 'pinky ring'.


The track sees the UK producer nod back towards the dancefloor following last year's...

Dance music prize draw Ukrainian

A dance music prize draw has been announced to raise money to help those feeling and trapped in Ukraine following the country's invasion by Russian...

Ferry Corsten What the F

Ferry Corsten has announced a new live trance project, 'What the F', which begins with a live show at Ministry of Sound, London, on 6th...