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ADE announces first names for 2022 event

The first names for Amsterdam Dance Event's 2022 festival and conference are in.


Running from 19th October through the 23rd, the city-wide industry event will...

Norma Jean Bell LP cover

Detroit saxophonist, producer, and vocalist Norma Jean Bell is responsible for some of house music’s most glorious moments, and has worked alongside the likes of Moodymann, K-Hand, Ron Trent and George Clinton. Her full-length opus, 'Come Into My Room', released in 2001, proved that she really is “the baddest bitch in this room”

If you look in the ‘about’ section on Norma Jean Bell’s Facebook page, it says, simply, “I’m the baddest bitch in this room...” It's a...

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Effy has released her debut EP, 'Not What It Seems'.


The UK DJ and producer's four-track EP features the singles 'Run It' with...

Suzi Analogue appointed as Professor of Music at UNC-Chapel Hill

Suzi Analogue has landed a professorship at the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus in the coming academic year.


The New York-based artist, aka...

UK drill music videos can now be used as evidence in court, CPS rules

UK drill artists' music videos can now be submitted as evidence in court, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.


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No Bounds Festival announces full line-up and programme for 2022 edition

Sheffield's No Bounds festival has added more artists and new venues to its 2022 programme.


Craig Richards and Calibre are confirmed for a back-to-back, as...

Portishead Stüssy

Portishead have collaborated with streetwear brand Stüssy on a new t-shirt. 


The design features artwork from the outfit's influential 1994 album, 'Dummy', and is available...

Get To Know: Kirollus

Get acquainted with Kirollus, the Brighton-based DJ, Defected broadcaster and vinyl seller bringing his love for rare funk, boogie and soul to the masses

In 2020, if you were maxing out on DJ mixes in the Covid pandemic’s first wave, it would have been hard to miss Kirollus. The...

GALA Festival 2022: Everybody Loves The Sunshine  - Rob Jones

The fifth edition of London’s al fresco dance music festival took place in a sunny Peckham Rye Park this month. With a vast line-up celebrating local and international DJs and live acts, there was something for everyone on the bill. DJ Mag's Liam Smith reports back on festivities, and the sense that summer has well and truly arrived

It’s officially festival season, and on a long weekend at the beginning of June, London’s GALA returns to Peckham Rye Park for a successful fifth...

Robin S and Big Freedia have reacted to Beyonce's comeback single, 'Break My Soul', which includes nods to both artists' work. 


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Premiere: Yaseen ‘Siteh ft. Dakn’

ZULI and Rama’s irsh project returns next month with the release of a new compilation, ‘did you mean: irish vol. 2’. Listen to Cairo-based producer...

On Cue: DJ IC

DJ IC demonstrates Afro house mastery for the On Cue mix series, and speaks to Tice Cin about his evolution through London’s club scene, growing up on the Aylesbury Estate, celebrating togetherness, and championing young talent

London artist DJ IC’s productions brim with lessons learned from his deep engagement with Black British music throughout his life and career. When you hear...

The Martinez Brothers: reaching new heights

As they kick off their Tuesday night headline residency at Hï Ibiza, New York natives The Martinez Brothers catch up with DJ Mag Ibiza's Mick Wilson about  their love for the White Isle and their big plans for the coming season

Straight outta the Bronx in New York City, The Martinez Brothers — and yes, they are actually siblings; Stevie is three years older than Chris...

How X-Press 2’s ‘Lazy’

Released in 2002, a dream collaboration between UK house heroes X-Press 2 and Talking Heads' David Byrne, ‘Lazy’ lit up clubs and the pop charts alike. Here, Dave Jenkins talks to the group’s Ashley Beedle, Rocky and Diesel about how the track transcended generations and genres to become a timeless hit

“Who even writes a bloody dance tune called ‘Lazy’?” laughs Ashley Beedle. Fellow X-Press 2 founders Rocky and Diesel chime in with the chuckles, as...

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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...