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Our monthly label showcase, The Sound Of, puts the focus on the imprints we love; outlets that are championing new artists, dropping key releases and...

 

It’s not your average label that can claim to have slick garage from DJ Q, Finn’s hyperspeed disco and the boundary-pushing R&B of singer-songwriter...

Since the international rise of acts like Black Coffee and Culoe De Song, the spotlight is shining once again in the direction of the South...

A nation defined by its innate love of house music, the Rainbow Nation is going through a renaissance which has helped spur GQOM OH! —...

It took decades and many mutations for dance music to develop into the genres we know today. Here's what happened before DJ Mag was born...

“In the beginning there was Jack... and Jack had a groove!” So the old Mr Fingers track goes, but of course music made for dancing...

DJ, producer, co-founder of the amazing Classic record label and A&R hit-maker for Defected, Luke Solomon is a true soldier of our scene...

 

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For our money, there's no more suitable Solider Of The Scene than Luke Solomon, a...

Baile funk is a phenomena of Black Brazilian music. But despite a huge fanbase and cultural influence, funk is often criminalised in Brazil because of...

In the early hours of Sunday 1st December 2019, militarised police broke up a Brazilian funk street party called Baile da DZ7 in the São...

The London brothers discuss their illustrious past, present and future...

“Over the years, one of the things we’ve thought a lot about is that dance music has got this way of bringing lots of people...

As artists including Skantia, Stompz and Nectax stand at the forefront of one of the most exciting regional scenes in the UK, Dave Jenkins investigates...

Something is bubbling in Newcastle Upon Tyne right now and it’s not just the famous brown ale. In fact, it’s a lot more intoxicating: a...

Collage of photos taken by Bill Bernstein

Bill Bernstein dedicated three years of his life to capturing the essence of the ‘70s New York disco scene. Here, Simon Doherty talks to him about some of his most iconic photographs, including images of Studio 54, Larry Levan, Odyssey Disco Club Dancefloor — made famous by Saturday Night Fever in 1977 — and more

The year was 1977. The disco scene was peaking, bringing with it unprecedented levels of euphoria. A specific set of sociological conditions (post-Stonewall riot, post-onset...

With Miller Genuine Draft

It is often said that electronic music is a universal language. Indeed, the beats, basslines and melodies that make up the music we lovingly call...

Berlin’s Cinthie is responsible for some of the most sought-after deep house records of the moment. In between her hectic schedule of label management, running...

Let’s put things into perspective — a lot can happen in 12 months. Try launching a new label, a vinyl store and building a new...

‘A Decade of Seoul Parties 2010-2020’ aims to raise awareness of Seoul’s under-threat scene

Seoul Community Radio has launched a new virtual gaming and exhibition platform, which aims to shine a light on the city’s underground club scene. 

The...

Dimitri Vegas stars in new action-comedy film, H4Z4RD

Dimitri Vegas is set to star in a new action-comedy film, 'H4Z4RD'.


Better known as one half of the duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike...

DJmag.com gathers a bunch of dance music industry bigwigs, DJs, and clubbers to discuss how the smoking ban will affect clubland from summer 2007.

MPs recently voted by a huge margin to ban smoking from all pubs and clubs in England.

Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt said the change, expected...

UK drill videos have played a crucial role in the sound's meteoric rise, with platforms like Mixtape Madness, Link Up TV, SBTV, and Pressplay Media...

A camera’s view taken from a drone rises above an London cityscape, revealing countless rows of suburban houses and greenery. Below, a ballied-up teenager starts...

Eden Samara announces debut album, 'Rough Night', on Local Action

Canadian singer and producer Eden Samara has shared details of her debut album, 'Rough Night'.


Set for release on Local Action on 4th November, the...