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The making of a trance anthem

This is the story of how Chicane made one of the most iconic '90s trance tracks of all time — 'Saltwater'.

Chicane, real name Nick...

The making of a dance anthem

This is the story of how Faithless made one of the most iconic dance music tracks of all time — ‘Insomnia’.

Sister Bliss gives us...

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Since beatboxing first arrived on British shores from the US in the ’80s, the passion and innovation of UK acts have taken the art to unimaginable heights. Jak Hutchcraft charts the development of the scene, speaking to boundary breakers and educators, and finds it in ruder health than ever

DJ Mag is sat in Wembley Arena surrounded by thousands of singing children. We’re at a Young Voices event — the largest school choir in...

The godfathers of sequencing have a new box of tricks for budding producers.

Sequel is the name and it's equally at home in the studio performing the duties of a multi-track sequencer, or in the club for live...

The making of Sanchez's seminal club cut

This is the story of how Roger Sanchez made his seminal club cut  — 'Another Chance'.

Electronic music history is rich with unforgettable and timeless...

Daft Punk have taken on a robot form for so long that it's hard to remember a time that they didn't don their famous helmets...

No matter how many times they told it, the story of Daft Punk’s transformation into robots around the time of Discovery’s recording didn’t get any...

Dallas has long been a hub of razor sharp electro, but its history is lesser known than that of Chicago or Detroit. Here, Ben Murphy...

Dallas, Texas is an unlikely nerve centre of electro music. The city’s small but tight knit cabal of producers and DJs have been releasing essential...

“What if I told you, that the most ordinary things in life can hold mysteries you would never believe”...

Tomorrowland revealed its 2018 theme as The Story of Planaxis last October.

Now, those behind the Belgian mega festival have revealed further details of the...

Smith & Selway's hurricane of activity...

Batten down the hatches - there's a storm blowing in. Techno pair Christian Smith and John Selway are in rude health right now with massive...

How a legend was born...

When Darude created ‘Sandstorm’ in 2000 during the 90s trance vogue little did Toni-Ville Henrik Virtanen know he had stumbled upon one of the dance...

The making of a UK classic

This is the story of how Dizzee Rascal made 'Boy In Da Corner'. The East London MC won the inaugural Game Changer award at the...

The Story Of Raekwon is set to be published next year

Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon has announced a memoir.

Brooklyn-born rapper and Wu-Tang member, Raekwon, has revealed that he will be releasing his memoir in the form...

We talk to the head honcho from the seminal junglist label...

Comp of the month in the upcoming issue of DJ Mag is 'The History Of Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass: 1991-1997', the triple CD box-set...

For 20 years, Simon Dunmore's Defected has been dedicated to the finest in house music, from its label and numerous associated imprints, to its events...

“I’m a collector of labels. My ambition was for people to have a Defected rack in their collections in the same way they'd have a...

Few countries have been as devastated by Covid-19 as India, with recent studies estimating that the death toll has likely exceeded three million, more than...

As countries across the Global North vaccinate their populations against Covid-19 and exit pandemic-related restrictions, the dance music industry is entering a moral and ethical...