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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.

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.

Gilles Peterson waxes lyrical...

Putting out a 'Havana Cultura' compilation in 2009, before curating Mala's 'In Cuba' project for his Brownswood label last year, Gilles Peterson's love affair with...

Four/fours have dominated dancefloors for over a decade now, Neil Landstrumm, however, is one producer uninterested in the stylistic trends that tend to dictate clubland.

 

Since dropping staple tunes like 'Sniff and Destroy' during the mid-'90s, Landstrumm has been more bothered about subverting convention than complying with it, taking...

Electro don answers our questions

He's placed at the forefront of the recent dance revolution, so his influence on the game globally shouldn't be underestimated.

The master answers our questions

When it comes to dancefloor experience, it doesn't get more heritable than François Kevorkian (aka François K)

A trance star in the making...

Jason Ross is one of the true rising stars in dance music. He’s been chosen by Above & Beyond for a collaboration on the club...

An Aussie expat relocated to the equally sunny climes of LA, we say 'Welcome to America, Anna Lunoe!' who topped off a fine 2013 with...

The talented triple threat – combining production and vocal chops with live DJ skills that saw her taking command of Fool's Gold's Day Off event...

We go back, way back

We go back, way back

The Diynamic don answers our questions

Raised in Hamburg under the guardianship of Solomun’s Diynamic imprint, after the bossman picked up a promo and couldn’t believe his luck, his precocious talent has been nurtured.

Guess who's back.... no, not Slim Shady! We're talking about Marshall Jefferson

Not that he went away, especially — it's not like he's ever stopped DJing and, like any other year, he played loads during 2014 (although...

Guess who's back.... no, not Slim Shady! We're talking about Marshall Jefferson — one of the few souls left in this world legitimately entrusted with...

Not that he went away, especially — it's not like he's ever stopped DJing and, like any other year, he played loads during 2014 (although...

<p><span style="font-size: small;">Making musical memories and sneaking into raves with Maarten Hoogstraten of the Bingo Players</span></p><div><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div>

It isn’t often that a couple of teenage buddies maintain a friendship past young adulthood, let alone a prolific career partnership. However, Maarten Hoogstraten and...