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Norma Jean Bell LP cover

Detroit saxophonist, producer, and vocalist Norma Jean Bell is responsible for some of house music’s most glorious moments, and has worked alongside the likes of Moodymann, K-Hand, Ron Trent and George Clinton. Her full-length opus, 'Come Into My Room', released in 2001, proved that she really is “the baddest bitch in this room”

If you look in the ‘about’ section on Norma Jean Bell’s Facebook page, it says, simply, “I’m the baddest bitch in this room...” It's a...

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...

Nicolette 'Let No-One...' album cover

On 1996's ‘Let No-One Live Rent Free In Your Head’, Scottish singer, songwriter and producer Nicolette worked alongside 4Hero’s Dego, Plaid, Alec Empire and Felix to create an album that mixed jungle, trip-hop, industrial techno and avant-pop into a singular work full of sharp, incisive lyricism. Ben Cardew explores the legacy of the album, and its vision for the future of electronic music

In the modern world, it seems sadly inevitable that any female singer who experiments with dance beats will, at some point, be compared to Björk...

We've switched up our end-of-year coverage this year. Instead of ranked countdowns, we've asked 40 contributors to pick their favourite albums, tracks and compilations from...

This was the year many dance music scenes, industries and communities started to claw back everything that was lost in 2020. Elusive and secretive UK...

Guadalajara-based artist Skyshaker reimagines tracks from the SVBKVLT catalogue on their new album, ‘Novox 10’. Hear their thunderous reinterpretation of Osheyack’s ‘Parataxon’ now

Guadalajara-based artist Skyshaker will release a new album, ‘Novox 10’, via Shanghai’s SVBKVLT this month.

Across 10 tracks, Skyshaker, aka House of Vemanei founder Sky...

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections...

On her second album, ‘Fatigue’, Brooklyn experimental artist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist L’Rain (aka Taja Cheek) balances intimacy with abstraction. A release that explores the complex...

Nantes-based DJ, producer and Livity Sound affiliate Simo Cell jumps from bass-heavy club beats and breaks into rap, trap and back again in his hyperactive...

Snoop is also providing the voice of Cousin It in the animated sequel 

Snoop Dogg and Megan Thee Stallion have been confirmed for work on the soundtrack to 'The Addams Family 2'. 

The animated sequel to the 2019...

From the label of the same name, stock focuses on house, disco, avant-garde, minimalism, and punk 

A new record store, Ergot Records, has opened in Manhattan's East Village, New York, run by the label of the same name. 

The shop is...

Mexican juke pioneer Sonido Berzerk records an hour of blistering solo productions and collaborations for the Fresh Kicks mix series, and chats to Kamila Rymajdo...

Nine essential documentaries, focused on the classic '80s and '90s hip-hop that laid the foundation for rappers to build a world-conquering movement

Hip-hop has been with us for almost half a century. In that time it’s touched almost every aspect of society, influencing everything from fashion to...

The Pryda Presents label boss teased the track via Twitter last month

Eric Prydz has released a new single.

After teasing one of his long-awaited IDs via Twitter last month, the Pryda Presents label boss has...

The producer shared another long-awaited ID, 'Nopus', in October last year

Eric Prydz is teasing the release of another fan-favourite.

Following the drop of 'Nopus' — which had been doing the rounds in ID groups for...

With increasing appetites for old, ‘undiscovered’ music, reissue labels have seen a boom in recent years. Running a reissue label is a tender, laborious process...

In 2014, Matt Sullivan, founder of Light In The Attic Records, travelled to Canada on a wild goose chase. He was searching for Lewis, real...

In the U.S. music fans are eagerly awaiting the safe return of clubs and festivals, but there are risks to consider before going back to...

It’s been a heavy year — one many wish to shake off, preferably in an invigorating bath of strobe lights, lazers and amplified sound. Those...