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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...

NQ x Abbey Road Studios

Through its nurturing of new superstars like Aitch and other young local talent, Manchester’s NQ has become a veritable institution of modern UK rap, helping elevate regional artists across the UK. James Keith meets members of the crew during a recent takeover at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, and heads to NQ’s northern base to discover the secret to its success

NQ is reshaping Manchester’s musical identity one mega-hit at a time. An entertainment company consisting of a record label, management and publishing house based 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...

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A new book collecting classic UK rave and acid house membership cards is set to be published on 1st September by Velocity Press.


The deluxe...

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...

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...

The Lost Acid House Membership Cards

A new book collects the most prized of all rave memorabilia: the membership card. Filled with classic design work, it’s a window on a transformative era. Collector and compiler Rob Ford tells DJ Mag about how the project came together, while DJs and designers share their memories of the time

“It’s almost like drug dealing,” laughs Rob Ford, a 52-year-old author and music producer, who spends his evenings meeting strangers in car parks and exchanging...

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...

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...

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...

<p>A dance fest on every weekend this summer, we've picked the best of the bunch...</p>

Festival season is finally here! Meaning UK clubbers can enjoy a large-scale outdoor dance event without having to jet to Mexico, Miami or Goa —...