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Ben Cardew revisits the rich sampling and undiluted fun of the Beasties’ cult classic second album

'Paul's Boutique', Beastie Boys’ second album, is the sound of unrestrained musical joy; an adventure playground bouncy castle fart-joke of a record where boundary-pushing, world-building...

With support from the likes of Ben UFO and Joy Orbison, Warlock AKA Hooverian Blur’s ‘Old Gold’ on Sneaker Social Club is a triptych of...

Warlock returns for his third outing as Hooverian Blur this month on Sneaker Social Club. 

The London-based, Rag & Bone Records founder steps up with...

DJ Mag's new Solid Gold series revisists and examines the ongoing significance and influence of electronic albums throughout history. In this first edition, Ben Cardew...

Motorbass were the gently beating heart of French dance music in the 1990s, the duo’s octopus arms encircling everything positive that would come to pass...

Breaking industry news from the US

According to the New York Times, dance music download store Beatport has been bought by SFX Entertainment.

The figure has not been publicly revealed...

Ben Cardew revisits Richie Hawtin’s acidic masterpiece, 1993's ‘Sheet One’, perhaps the most definitive example of Roland’s TB-303 synthesizer ever released in the album format

The TB-303 is one of the most iconic sounds in electronic music; a kind of acidic, alien howl that immediately places the listener in the...

DJ Mag’s Solid Gold series revisits and examines the ongoing significance and influence of inspiring electronic albums throughout history. This month, we examine the impact...

DJ Mag’s Solid Gold series revisits and examines the ongoing influence of seminal albums throughout history. Here, DJ Mag's Digital Tech Editor Declan McGlynn examines how Prince's...

As the chorus for ‘Purple Rain’ rang out of First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis on a humid August evening in 1983, no one sang along...

DJ Mag's Solid Gold series revisits and examines the ongoing significance and influence of electronic albums throughout history. In this edition, Ben Cardew discusses how Leftfield's...

Bastardisation has long been at the heart of the British musical soul. The Beatles had it, tying up US R&B into wonderful new forms in...

Last remaining Sunday tickets

Clapham Common based dance festival SW4 have announced that all Saturday tickets have sold out.

When it was released in 1995, ‘Boulevard’ consummated the union between house music and jazz, whilst clearing the path for a wave of French house...

‘Boulevard’, the 1995 debut album from Parisian producer Ludovic Navarre — aka St Germain — was by no means the first time jazz had mixed with house. Larry...

Ben Cardew revisits Björk’s ‘Debut’ album which encompasses elements of rave, jazz, pop and so much more to explore how it laid the groundwork for...

If the world Björk inhabits on ‘Debut’ sounds a little every-day for such an extraordinary star, its because Björk made it so. Of course, the concept...

Its been sold by the private equity investment firm that bought it in 2015

Pioneer DJ has been sold by owners KKR equity firm to Japanese company Noritsu for $606 million. The sale comes off the back of a...

Assets include club, Destino resort and a restaurant...

Pacha Group has officially been sold for €350 million to private equity firm, Trilantic Capital Partners.

The future of the Ibiza company has been uncertain since...

DJ Mag's weekly Solid Gold series examines the ongoing significance and influence of electronic albums throughout history. In our latest edition, Ben Cardew revisits Daft Punk's...

It is not too much of an exaggeration to say that dance music entered a brave new world on February 26, 2001, when Daft Punk...

DJ Mag’s Solid Gold series revisits and examines the ongoing significance and influence of inspiring electronic albums throughout history