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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...

Vangelis, Blade Runner composer and synth pioneer, dies, aged 79

Greek composer and synth pioneer Vangelis died this week at the age of 79.


A report by the Associated Press confirmed the news, though his...

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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...

Album of the Month: Rema ‘Rave & Roses’

Bangers are the order of the day on young Nigerian pop star Rema’s debut album, ‘Rave & Roses’

Rema has won the race for the perfect audio signature. Forget “Cardo got wings”, forget “I love Chris Rich”, forget “Mustard on the beat, hoe”...

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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...

Aluna George DJ Mag North America April 2022 cover

Aluna Francis’s life has been one of discovery — of uncovering truths about herself, about society, and about the fundamental ways in which the dance music industry fails people. The Wales-born, LA-based music maker, formerly of AlunaGeorge and now working as a solo artist, tells Bruce Tantum how she’s putting the knowledge she’s gained into practice via the new Noir Fever festival

"I perhaps could have been a bit more cautious,” Aluna Francis — sitting in her downtown LA home, sunglasses perched upon her braided blue coif...

Collage of artists included in DJ Mag emerging artists feature for march

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From tripped-out rap and laid-back house to rapid-fire breakbeats and more, here's April 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

London-based An Avrin might have failed his sixth-form music tech course, but he’s been on a successful run with music ever since, with releases on...

Mira Calix, award-winning Warp Records artist and composer, has died

Mira Calix, the award-winning multidisciplinary artist, composer and longtime Warp Records member has died. 


News of the artist born Chantal Passamonte’s passing was confirmed today...

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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...

After Astroworld, what is being done to stop crowd crushes from happening again?

After the tragic events of Astroworld Festival last year, Will Pritchard examines the science, politics and history of crowd crushes at mass gatherings, and asks experts how organisers can make future large music events safer

There are few gulfs like that between the throes of a party and the aftermath of a tragedy. It’s an abyss Keith Still is familiar...

Jamal Edwards

A vigil for Jamal Edwards took place yesterday (21st) in London.


Jamal Edwards, the founder of SBTV who was awarded an MBE in 2014 for...

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Jamal Edwards, the founder of SBTV who was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his work in music, has died, aged 31.  Edwards' company confirmed...

Mor Elian announces new album as Alloy Sea, ‘XOOMI’, on Paralaxe Editions

Mor Elian has announced a new cassette album under her Alloy Sea moniker, 'XOOMIN', which will be released via Paralaxe Editions on Tuesday 1st March...

Three decades of Trade: celebrating 30 years of boundary breaking LGBTQ+ raving

The fierce LGBTQ+ party Trade was the UK’s first legal after-hours club event, opening at 3am and closing at 9am. It laid the groundwork for a new on-and-on party culture, while its sexual and gender diversity was a forerunner for today’s queer club scene. As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, and prepares for its 24-hour birthday party at Egg London, Joe Roberts speaks to some of its regular DJs, designers and founder Laurence Malice about Trade's boundary-breaking legacy

It’s Sunday afternoon, 16th March 2008, and the dancefloor of Turnmills is packed with dancers in varying states of undress. Watching over them, grinning maniacally...

Björk’s new album “should probably come out in the summer”

Björk has revealed that her new album "should probably come out in the summer".


Speaking to LA Weekly, the Icelandic artist and actor said...