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UK Funky

Over a decade since UK funky's initial peak, the growing popularity of percussive styles like gqom, kuduro and amapiano has sparked the interest of those...

Funky was that most intangible of British microscenes, built from a mesh of influences combining...

Three Festival Appearance + One Club Show

Bringing his Prince-inspired electro-funk that sounds like it came from the version of 2015 presented in Back to the Future II, Dam-Funk will...

Attacca Pesante drop latest for Shy FX’s label

The ever-mutating sound of UK dance music has a funny effect on some people. Type ‘hardcore continuum’ into Google and you’ll find all manner of...

Gomma Records’ boss Munk has hooked up with some of the world’s hottest underground female vocalists for his new production album. DJmag finds out more...

“I like my jeans to be dirty and I like my music to be dirty too,” says Munk, aka Mathais Modica, co-owner of experimental dance...

Fresh as a daisy, Hype is the kind of underground label that makes us smile!

Not to be put off by the fact that Topshop are big fans, Hype. releases bold prints, jazzy patterns and currently has the full backing of young and stylish types.

One of Bristol's most successful monthly parties: 'house, techno and all things disco'

We've all thrown “shapes” on the dancefloor, but for Simon Day and his team the word has a different meaning. When they throw Shapes, rather than some solitary arms movements and a funky wiggle, they end up with a room full of groovy mentalists at it all night. Shapes is not a dance move, it's a dance movement.

Sheffield trio drop techno, bass, breaks and more...

Coming straight outta Sheffield, Denham Audio traverse the UK bass landscape on the latest edition to our Fresh Kicks mix series.

Opening scoring last year...

We speak to DāM-FunK on the phone from his digs in L.A. to talk Prince, Snoop Dogg, Shalamar and so much more...

When DāM-FunK, aka Damon G. Riddick, answers the phone from his LA home, the funk is soon clear. With a heavily-reclined voice not disimilar to that...

LA beat scientist unleashes his psychedelic funk in London

Despite having Lapalux and Thundercat in support, the snaking queues outside the Troxy in East London when we arrive half an hour before Flying Lotus' advertised set time show that most people are only here for one thing.

Wellies at the ready, it’s time for a festival (or three)! The summer has returned, or at least as much as it ever does in...

SULTA SELECTS FLY OPEN AIR

WHILE his penchant for dropping the odd cheesy banger has divided fans online, Denis Sulta is unarguably a top DJ...

The United Kingdom of rave returns

House is still topping the UK charts; the EDM beast is mutating and consuming every thing in its path. Never before has there been so...

Ice Cube and Lil Wayne will also feature as part of the 'Funko Gold Line' series

The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac are among the latest artists set to become Funko collectibles.

The rappers, whose East Coast-West Coast rivalry dominated hip-hop in...

Entitled "Business Casual"

Fresh off the heels of having backed up their claim to the title “The Hall & Oates of electro-funk” by actually performing with Daryl Hall...

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...

In a few short years, UK drill has changed significantly. After a small number of producers that pioneered the sound left indelible marks on its...

Depending on who you ask, UK drill has two birthdays — when drill came to the UK, and when UK drill began. The first was...