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Inside the UK Afro house renaissance

The Afro house sound is an ever-growing presence in UK dance music, with new labels, club-nights and a dedicated radio station springing up. Alongside a mix from Mr Silk, Ria Hylton explores the sound’s history, and speaks to some of the scene’s key players about forging strong connections with their growing audiences, and their aim to nurture a unique UK Afro house identity

Afro house is steeped in the percussive materials of South Africa’s townships. For decades, its polyrhythms played out on traditional African instruments — bongos, congas...

Route 94’s ‘My Love’ makes it to the apex

The UK DJ world pays tribute to former Kiss FM stalwart 

It was reported over the weekend that pioneering UK DJ Colin Faver has died. 

Faver was a pioneering UK DJ who began his career in...

The book’s original soundtrack by A Guy Called Gerald will also be released on vinyl for the first time

A 1989 novel set in the London underground acid house scene, Trip City, is set to be republished this year by Velocity Press.

The cult...

Rock the Commons and Space Ibiza with Last Night a DJ Save My Life!

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, the charitable foundation run by Jonny Lee, has launched a House The House competition to uncover a...

Abode is the Sunday party at Studio 338 getting London clubbers out the house...

Launched in September with Dyed Soundorom, Audiofly and wAFF, Abode is Studio338's new party, bringing big-scale daytime raving back to London. Rather than bringing after-hours...

On the grounds of Sparkford Hall, a Georgian manor in Somerset, this 400 cap festival thrives in its third outing with a carefully curated line-up...

Plenty of festivals pride themselves on their laid-back atmosphere and sense of intimacy. Few, if any, pull it off quite like KALLIDA. Taking place on...

The Scottish DJ/producer was interviewed on Apple Music’s Beats 1 again last week...

Calvin Harris has admitted that he feels he is doing a “disservice” to himself by not allowing the influence of UK house music feed into...

12th Birthday Party @ UAE Norwich

Interviews with DJ Andy James, Lou Flava, Danny Burch, Paul-F, Anne Savage, Alex Kidd at this storming night

Released 20 years ago, Basement Jaxx's 'Rooty' is a paean to the adaptable power of house music, a ferocious mixture of musical styles kept in...

‘Rooty’, Basement Jaxx’s second album, was the moment when the London duo conquered pop in the name of UK house music; the apex of the...

Catz 'n Dogz 11 date North America tour

Part of the San Fransisco-based dirtybird records crew, and founders of their own Pets Recordings, Polish duo Catz 'n Dogz have been making steady...

New KCA Power Amps from Kam

The boys at Kam
are doing their bit to keep the price of power down with their new range of KCA amps. Available now, they...

Win tickets to Afrojack Jacked tour in Miami June 15 -16

Mansion in Miami continues it's quest to book every DJ who passes through the city with a June line-up that has already seen former Top...

Acid house as it happened

A new photobook capturing the rise of the UK rave scene has been published by IDEA.


Compiled by photographer and journalist Dave Swindells, Acid House...

Black Science Orchestra’s Trammps-sampling, Frankie Knuckles approved 1992 cut ‘Where Were You?’ marked a key moment in UK house music, and embodied a sound that...

Black Science Orchestra founder Ashley Beedle mulls over last year’s activity and bursts into laughter: “I went to the doctor to get my COVID jab...