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With their 13-week XOYO residency in London now in full flow, we chat to Belfast-bred duo Bicep about starting trends, busting genre tags and curating...

From on-trend bloggers to trend-setting DJs, the Bicep duo are about as iconic as it gets in underground music. That bold muscular stamp has been...

Stepping away from EDM, musical foundations, why Ibiza still trounces Las Vegas, and more...

Kölsch is a man of taste. Well over six foot tall and wearing his signature black Panama hat, he exudes warmth and charisma when we...

Meet the Next Generation DJ Competition winners!

Our Next Generation DJ Competition, in association with Mixcloud, is all about putting DJ competitions back on the map. Each week we showcase an up...

We speak to Parisian DJ and producer D’Julz about celebrating four years of Bass Culture Records

What was it like putting together your new mix compilation?“Compared to all the other mix compilations I have done in the past, this was...

Second album 'Vapor City' is a hypnagogic masterpiece...

The idea of a footwork concept album might seem at odds with the stuttering functionality of its Chicago roots, but then Machinedrum, aka US-born Travis Stewart, has always used its 170bpm tempo as a template for more otherworldly experiments.

A chat with the new Dirtybird signings

With praise from Mary Anne Hobbs and a string of releases on pivotal imprints Numbers, Audio Culture and 877, Belgian double act GoldFFinch have wasted no time in establishing their name since they appeared on the scene back in 2011.

Retro futurist house master

Ever cooked Kerri Chandler a fish dinner? Us neither, but Citizen — AKA retro-futurist house producer Laurence Blake — has, and if his culinary skills are anything like his tunes, Chandler would have been in for a treat...

Dirtybird forefather and "booty-future house" DJ/producer Worthy has spent the last decade proving his eclectic-yet-groovy sound is synonymous with his name...

Raised in Washington, D.C, Worthy's primary inspiration stems from go-go music — a style that blends tribal drums, funk and hip-hop — but it wasn't...

Ahead of Oxjam set.

Obaro Ejimiwe better known as Ghostpoet hit the ground running with his debut album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’, released on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood...

Snake's alive!

Tensnake is going to be all over Ibiza this summer. DJ Mag Ibiza catches up with the ‘Coma Cat’ hit-maker…

Plus vinyl and artwork to be won

Lenzman aka Teije Van Vliet has come a long way since his first release on Nookie's Strictly Digital back in 2006. Since then the soulful d&b gent has released on Metalheadz, Soul:R, SGN LTD and many more. He is currently working on an album for Goldie's iconic label and is collaborating with graf artists to create a visual aspect to his work. We thought it was about time we got him in for a chat.

African rhythms and punk energy!

African rhythms and punk energy!

Dubstep original will never turn his back on the sound that made him

As you’ve doubtless heard, dubstep is dead in the water. Cursed with a lethal mix of commercial success, mass popularity, a huge internet presence, countless sold out raves, the scene is, as any fool can tell, totally knackered. Somebody needs to pause and tell Skream this quick, because from where he’s standing, the world has never looked better. Currently on a short solo tour of the States, the man who describes himself as having “dubstep as my blood group” has been gleefully pushing the boundaries of the sound, chopping up half speed snare smashes and bully boy basslines with taut explosions of house, disco and techno, knowing full well that rather than destroying the scene he loves, he’s blowing it wide open.

DJ Mag talks to Sam and Alessio about the pros and cons of not fitting in, how EDM has changed the musical landscape, and their...

As electro noiseniks Crystal Castles recently proved, a band’s life rarely ends well. Whether through in-fighting, complacency or just diminishing public enthusiasm, the end result...

Mixed up in The Hague

It's impossible to overstate The Hague's impact on dance music. In the early '90s, this small city in northern Holland crafted a bastardised version of the sounds bubbling out of Detroit, a ravey mash of jacking house and techno that, at the time, sounded almost impossibly futuristic.