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Funk-dripped drum & bass head plays us his most inspiring tracks

Always that most steadfastly independent genre, today drum & bass is splintered into a panoply of micro camps. In one corner, the giant, fizzy-pop electro chords and high fructose rushes of labels like Hospital; in another, the clipped, dark minimalism and sub bass caverns of its most underground soldiers, the Critical crew.

On Cue is our flagship mix series, celebrating the pivotal DJs and producers whose influence has shaped the world of electronic music, both in their...

“My parents were really big record collectors and they were serious about it — so much so, that they had separate collections,” deep house innovator...

We catch a few minutes with Cobblestone Jazz...

Cobblestone Jazz are one of those prolific groups who've secured a place right in the pounding heart of the creative techno industry. Their '23 Seconds'...

Nina Kraviz talks about Italo-disco, the RBMA, Detroit, Dance Mania, and her new label трип, as we lift the lid on her remarkable rise top...

When thinking of Siberia you're imagination is more likely to turn to endless tundra than techno clubs, the Russian region, which covers 10 percent of...

Duo get busy for Bastard Jazz Records...

Bastard Jazz Recordings is back with the third edition of its acclaimed, beat-centric compilation series ‘Tempo Dreams’. For this issue the Brooklyn-based label have invited...

Scottish Soul Weekender expands for second edition

Conjured and curated by ex-DJ Mag contributor Yogi Haughton, SSW made its mark on the northern festival circuit last year. Stepping into the gap left...

Need2Soul @ The Big Chill review

While London's club land cries out for new homes to house its hungry clubbers, there's simply no shortage of superlative party collectives to fill the...

Fred P revives his Black Jazz Consortium project with a new album of lush house inspired by traditional Brazilian sounds. Hear ‘Another Path’ now

Fred P will release ‘Evolution of Light’, his first full-length Black Jazz Consortium LP since 2013, on 7th November. 

Across 12 tracks, the Queens-born, Berlin-based...

Ahead of Jaunt at Basing House

Chicago don Mark Farina is a DJ with two distinct sides. Although he is perhaps best known by clubbers for his jacking, upbeat, chicago house sound, he is equally adored in trip hop and downtempo circles for his epic collection of Mushroom Jazz compilations.

She's built a rock-solid unit that's celebrating a decade of electronic music brilliance this year...

It’s the 1st May. ‘May Day’ public holiday in Berlin, traditionally the time when the city transforms from the grey, oppressive bleakness of its...

Above & Beyond on Detroit

Home of Motown, techno and booty bass, the ravaged remains of Detroit, once the heart of America’s car building industry before its collapse, is an...

SSW is back for another year of underground house and soul...

Widely regarded as the 'new kid' on the weekender scene, the SSW goes from strength to strength, having moved to a new venue — the...

At Electric Brixton

Body & Soul returns to London on Sunday October 20th with Francios K, Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell, Danny Krivit and a LIVE PA from Jocelyn Brown.

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...

Something’s happening on the peripheries of jazz, but what do we call it? Alanna Henry delves in to find out

In the UK, new experimental sounds born from the jazz tradition are transforming the live experience. Fusing with mainstream genres like grime, hip-hop and reggae...