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The past, present & future of the most important festival in the Balkans...

Exit isn't a festival, it's a movement. Held each year in a gargantuan fortress that sits atop Serbia’s second capital of Novi Sad, Exit is...

Popular DAW goes mobile

Steinberg’s most famous product Cubase hardly needs an introduction with many of the best tracks of the dance scene having being written and produced using this incredibly popular piece of software. The release of Cubasis for the iPad is going to make an awful lot of people in the world of music very happy indeed.

A Basement, a Red Light District and a Feeling

DJ Mag hit the Amsterdam Dance Event where the Dutch spirit of libertarianism has helped turn it's DJs, producers and clubs into a world beating force...

The sun was scorching, the crowd was screaming and the music was blasting. The scene was set for 2009's Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park.

The two-day extravaganza featured some of the biggest names in dance music and hip-hop. Saturday's dance driven line-up had over 35,000 attendees while Sunday's hip-hop...

Movement’s 2105 edition underlined all that is unique and alluring about Detroit, while pointing to the potential pitfalls of the festival straying too far from...

 

There’s something about Detroit that gets under your skin.

A mystery wrapped inside an enigma, to borrow a saying, it’s both what you expect...

Showtek turn a Punta Del Este mansion into a headline party

Despite forecasts of rain, we are welcomed to the Cosmopolitan city of Punta Del Este with blue skies. As a key Latin American tourist centre...

'Gold Dust Disco' at The Shacklewell Arms, London

Fleetmac Wood is a popular London party series and re-edit project inspired by the music of, you’ve guessed it, Fleetwood Mac. Thankfully, you wont find...

Numark claim that their NS7II is the best DJ controller ever built — is this a boast too far?

Given the amazing reputation that the original NS7 has rightfully gained, the release of the next generation NS7II has had many tongues wagging in the...

Head in the clouds

One of the most important aspects of being a professional DJ is promotion and unless you are already a superstar DJ with a team working...

A pint-sized analogue monster...

When it comes to soft-synths, there are few names as highly esteemed in the world of production as Arturia’s. This is largely because of their incredibly faithful reproductions of classic synthesisers that are used daily by the biggest names in the game. In recent times, Arturia have taken the bold move of going beyond the virtual world by creating their range of hybrid Spark drum machines and the full-blown DSP monster Origin, which have proven to be extremely popular with the recording community — and for good reason too.

The knob-free touch controller from Livid

It's impossible to review any kind of DJ or studio controller without chucking in a few ‘Inbetweeners’-style knob-gags, so you can imagine my distress when this reviewer first unwrapped Livid's Base, an entirely touch-sensitive USB MIDI controller. Were they so desperate to be taken seriously that they'd deprive a lonely studio soul of his one puerile release? Actually no, there's a very good reason to go knob-free. Join me on a session of tender touching to find out...

Massive Sandsystem!

DJ Mag finds itself in a desert, 200km from the nearest city and surrounded by enormous soundsystems for Monegros Festival, but is the music as far out as the location?

Maidstone party massive are out in force

Maidstone's party massive are out in force for Random at Source Bar, where hyped houser Huxley is holding court. We join the fray and get random...

Actress, Lone and Untold at Them, Corsica Studios

There’s a charming lack of pretension to Corsica Studios. It’s a maze of corridors, a pair of dark rooms filled with little more than speakers, smoke and sweaty bodies, a bar that’s never less than nine-deep and a chilly smoking area. And it’s all tucked under a railway arch, in Elephant & Castle – a place that makes south Detroit look like a Babylonian garden.

Our jaws gaping in a Frankfurt football stadium at World Club Dome, we ask: have BigCityBeats really created the biggest club in the world?

From humble beginnings as a radio station, the BigCityBeats brand has grown to become something of a musical empire in Germany. In 10 years, the...