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A rare look inside the elusive, musical minds of Italojohnson

ItaloJohnson are real party starters. That is basically all we know about the mysterious Berlin based trio, but it’s all we need to know.

Whether...

A catch up with DJ EASE...

Master beatsmith George Evelyn, aka DJ EASE, is a modern day production whiz. Like a latter day Quincy Jones, he's seen more musical...

Law is a junglist to his very core, and as such, his vinyl collection goes deep, making him the perfect candidate for our Wax On...

Dutch duo SHMLSS serve up a joyous all-vinyl mix of balearic groove, Italo-disco and deep house ahead of their set in Mick’s Garage this Saturday...

Dutch duo SHMLSS will play Mick’s Garage in Hackney Wick, London this Saturday 19th May for Cadillac Soundsystem’s fourth birthday party. Regulars in Amsterdam and...

UK veteran waves goodbye to Ibiza for another year...

Leftfield specialist Nightmares On Wax has announced a killer line-up for the grand finale of his much-loved Ibiza party, Wax Da Jam.

On Thursday 8th...

2CD Mixed by Nightmares on Wax

Leeds born DJ E.A.S.E aka George Evelyn aka Nightmares on Wax has out together a compilation fuelled solely by the soothing slow jam sounds of...

Nixwax returns to Plan B to celebrate 6th vinyl release

Formed in 2011 to focus more on timeless dance music than passing flash-in-the-pan fads, Nixwax takes inspiration from the various avenues – disco, techno, house – currently explored within UK bass music today.

Geordie rave promoters Wax:On have pulled off a real coup and launched their very own boutique festival.

On Saturday 31st May, in the palatial confines of Lotherton Hall, Leeds, the first Wax:On Live takes place, and they've secured some top-notch talent to...

Rob Insinna is a man steeped in disco knowledge.

First cropping up on Munk's Gomma imprint, Headman served as a familiar face of the electroclash movement during the mid-'00s, continuing to craft “nu” forms of disco, riffing on Italo, acid house and techno influences on Relish, the label he set up in 2001, and he's refused to go away — thankfully.

Australian music journalist Andrew Wowk shares the story behind the New South Wales government’s recent festival crackdown, and explains why music venues are currently in the firing...

It's been five years since the New South Wales government, under the leadership of Barry O’Farrell, introduced the controversial lockout laws. These laws were a...

"I can't lie, it's one of my produest moments," he said at the wax figure's unveiling

Madame Tussauds London has officially unveiled its wax figure of Stormzy.

The London MC has been working with the museum's artists on getting the figure...

Wax Lyrical With Claptone...

Swooping in with the pinpoint accuracy of a hawk, dance music fans have quickly fallen prey to the siren sound of Claptone. It was a...

Jazzie's early days

Starting out as a 13-year-old in London with a reggae soundsystem called Jah Rico in 1987, Jazzie B, presented with an OBE in 2008, celebrates his 25th year in the industry next year, but not before he brings the Soul II Soul live show to SW4 on Saturday 25th August.

Dance music icon looks back

Whether as Lionrock, The Prankster, Revtone or most recently The Deadstock 33s ('Underneath The Pines' out this month), Justin Robertson has been making his mark on dance music since his Manchester uni years. The man behind Most Excellent at The Haçienda during the early '90s and a Bugged Out! resident since the beginning — and still now — these days you'll catch him sporting sailor stripes, a twisted moustache and a tweed jacket at any number of trendy jaunts across the capital most weekends, either in the booth or in the thick of the dancefloor.

Plus Crookers, FCL & more...

The second announcement for Defected's brand-new Croatia festival is here, and features names including Crookers, DJ Spen, Karizma, Atjazz, FCL, Nightmares On Wax and Honey...