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South Africa’s biggest independent label is taking house music to new heights and changing the lives of local artists in the process. Alongside a mix of tracks from its catalogue, founder Kid Fonque speaks to Kitty Amor about the rise and rise of Stay True Sounds

Over the past six years, three words have come to dominate any conversation about South African electronic music: Stay True Sounds. Recognised as the biggest...

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...

Born from the now-defunct Parisian label Institubes, Sound Pellegrino is the brainchild of Teki Latex and Orgasmic, two DJs known for their wildly varied tastes...

The Sound Of Trick

Hosting its first residency in Ibiza at the legendary DC-10, Patrick Topping's Trick imprint has seen a release break through to the UK charts, and grown from an imprint to an empire. With Australian DJ/producer Airwolf Paradise on mix duties with an hour of club-ready label cuts, DJ Mag sits down with Patrick Topping to talk about his vision to share the versatility and imagination of electronic mainstays, and giving breaks to the undiscovered underground

Nine years ago, Newcastle-born DJ and producer Patrick Topping played his first ever sets within the deep red-painted walls of Ibiza’s DC-10. Then a fast-rising...

The team behind Parisian label Zone — The Hacker, Alexandre Reynaud and David Rimokh — discuss the friendship and artistic ethos behind their techno and...

 

Named after its founder, West Norwood Cassette Library, WNCL has spent the past decade delivering a steady stream of club weapons without getting pigeonholed...

In this month's label focus, The Sound Of, Ben Murphy catches up with Peter Adarkwah, founder of BBE Music, a longstanding haven for hidden gems...

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 impossible to talk about the modern jungle scene without bringing up Repertoire. Founded back in 2009 by Ricky Law (also the brains behind the...

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...

“We’ve always liked the term ‘mutant’,” write Daniele Guerrini and Francesco Birsa Alessandri when asked to describe the abstract sounds of their label, Haunter Records...

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...

Like so many stories in dance music, it all started with a record shop: Delirium, in Frankfurt. A “mecca for house and techno heads” as...

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...

Launched in 2010 while he was working at A1 Records in NYC, Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. — or Long Island Electrical Systems — label has proven itself...

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

Astrophonica could be referred to as a happy accident. The label, set up by drum & bass duo Fracture & Neptune in 2009, actually came...

DJ Mag's latest monthly mix series puts the focus on the labels we love; outlets that are championing new artists, dropping key releases and driving...

Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant label has, in its relatively short seven-year lifespan, already developed something of an aspirational authority on the European circuit and beyond. With...

DJ Mag’s latest monthly mix series puts the focus on the seminal labels we love; outlets that stay at the top of the game, breaking...

There are few drum & bass labels that can boast a legacy as concrete as that of Metalheadz. There are bigger ones, sure — with...

The raw street beats of Flosstradamus to hit London’s SW4 fest...

It all started for the duo when they put on their own parties in their native Chicago under the Get Outta The Hood banner.

Delving into the treasure trove of Red Rack'em

Berlin-based Red Rack'em, AKA Danny Berman, might have started his career in the UK as part of the pirate soul movement, creating new tracks...