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Joining a stacked cast of iconic artists...

The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender has announced its second wave of artists to include Gilles Peterson, Soul II Soul, Greg Wilson, Werkha and more...

'A Happy Face, A Thumpin' Bass, For A Lovin' Race' takes its name from the London artist's longtime motto

Jazzie B, founding member of Soul II Soul, is releasing an autobiography.

The book, titled 'A Happy Face, A Thumpin' Bass, For A Lovin' Race'...

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul helped give Black British music and UK club sounds a truly unique identity. Collective founder Jazzie B talks about their ground-breaking debut, ‘Fairplay’, and traces his journey from London soundsystem culture to global star with Ben Osborne

When, after a series of near misses, Jazzie B and DJ Mag finally connect, Jazzie’s in a taxi heading for a video shoot.


“I’m not...

The veteran Chicago funk/soul aficionado tells us about ten favourite tunes, crucial to his musical journey...

Sadar Bahar recently played a set for our DJ Mag HQ live stream and it was a journey into rare feel-good funk and disco 7-...

Ben Cardew looks back at how Louie Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez’s rapturous 1997 homage to their musical roots

Two decades before Daft Punk rolled back the technological years on ‘Random Access Memories’, another iconic house duo went back to their roots. Kenny “Dope”...

DJ/producer honoured

Jazzie B – Soul II Soul head honcho and sound system selecta extraordinaire, has been awarded an OBE.


On 16th May, he was bestowed with...

Londoners, it’s time to get soulful!

We catch up with the Funki Dred himself...

Soundman Jazzie B is a living legend. The DJ behind the pioneering Soul II Soul Soundsystem, which in the early '80s patented a blend of...

Subliminal boss tops latest announcement

The South West Four line up announcements continue this morning with the news that Erick Morillo will play at the festival, which is held on London's Clapham Common on 24th-25th August 2013.

Masters At Work genius announces solo album

One half of the house music legends Masters At Work, Louie Vega has announced he’ll be releasing a solo album.

The record, titled ‘Louie Vega...

Broken English Club returns to L.I.E.S. Records with the second of his ‘White Rats’ LP trilogy. Hear the caustic, noisy techno cut ‘Wildlife’ now...

Broken English Club will release the second instalment of his ‘Wild Rats’ LP trilogy on Brooklyn’s L.I.E.S. Records on 21st June.

Following 2018’s first edition...

'Unfinished Sympathy' by Massive Attack also made an appearance

And now for something completely different. Tracks by Aphex Twin, Burial, Kraftwerk and Massive Attack have cropped up in a round of University Challenge.

The popular...

Legendary selector to launch book with four-date tour...

David Rodigan has announced a forthcoming autobiography titled My Life In Reggae, detailing his four decades working in the scene.

Nothing short of a legend...

Check out clips of the four-tracker below

Lisbon-based DJ and producer Violet and UK production trio Denham Audio are teaming up for a split 12" release via New York label Friendzone.

They've...

Taking place at Coronation Park, Jersey...

Reasons Festival returns for its second year on Saturday 30th July with a huge line-up and a location that is to die for, Jersey’s stunningly...