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10 tunes that inspired Codes

Cracking the proverbial cypher of sound isn’t as simple as say, remembering the code to your gym locker. Making it look stress-free is New York’s...

The Electro enigma Larry Tee gives us his Take 10

Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Lee started hanging out with drag queens like RuPaul and Lady Bunny in the '80s before a whole gaggle of...

Acid house don Eddie Richards takes 10...

Eddie Richards is one of acid house's principal pioneers. A hugely important figure, he started out DJing in the early 1980s when he and a...

We’ve got dance music royalty giving us their Take 10 this month...

Andy Cato (the taller, fair-haired one) and Tom Findlay, who together comprise Groove Armada, have been one of the most successful dance music duos of...

Ten influential records from the mighty Twitch

This Take 10 feature could almost have been invented to showcase the Optimo duo's magnificently eclectic influences. Renowned for their legendary Sunday night sessions at the Sub Club in Glasgow in the nineties and noughties.

Dub Pistols front man plays us his favourite records

The Dub Pistols are back with a new single, 'Gunshot' — featuring Rodney P and Darrison. It's the third single from their acclaimed fifth artist album 'Worshipping The Dollar', and they're gearing up to drop their sixth album in the autumn.

Simon Baker's influences

Simon Baker – TaSimon Baker studied classical guitar and musical theory as a kid, a grounding that undoubtedly put him in good stead once he...

We asked Cypress Hill’s founding member, DJ Muggs, his top 10 tracks

The 46-year-old, born Lawrence Muggerud, has been carving out his unique name as a pioneer of West Coast rap, hard-hop, rap metal and, more recently...

The Detroit techno/house DJ/producer gives us the ten records that defined him...

Not many 12-year-olds grow up listening to Plastikman, or list hardcore metal heads Pantera – authors of the anthemic “Fucking Hostile” - alongside Jeff Mills...

Listen to T-Power's most inspirational tracks

He started off making hardcore and jungle before concocting groundbreaking tracks like the dystopian 'Police State' and the seductive 'Mutant Jazz', and then going super-ambient.

Acid techno don's most influential records

Poland-born Babicz moved to Germany when he was seven, and began making acid-inspired techno music under the name Rob Acid in the early '90s.

Pedro Winter plays us his landmark Ed Banger cuts

It’s a very special version of Take 10 this issue. Usually we ask people to talk about the 10 tracks that have influenced them over the course of their lives, but seeing as pioneering French electro label Ed Banger is 10-years-old this month — and releasing a big comp to celebrate — we thought we’d get Ed Banger boss Pedro Winter, aka Busy P, to talk about 10 landmark Ed Banger releases.

Bass icon plays ten inspiring records

Drew Lustman, aka FaltyDL, grew up in Connecticut and after flunking out of college by doing too many drugs, was lucky enough to have his early music signed by Mike Paradinas, aka µ-Ziq, for Planet Mu Records in the UK. He moved to New York and began making mutated garage-influenced stuff, bringing in grime, dubstep, house and broken beat influences into his sound as it progressed and he became a favourite of the blogosphere and won supporters such as Thom Yorke from Radiohead and Flying Lotus.

Shit Robot tells us his 10 most influential records of all-time...

This just happens to coincide with the release of the Dublin-based DJ/producer's 'We Got A Love' album on DFA, the follow-up to his 'From the...

Listen to the German dance duo's most inspiring records

They've become one of the biggest live dance acts on the planet, and these are the tracks they picked out for DJ Mag as having had a profound influence on them over the years...