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Congo Natty

On his upcoming 25-track opus ‘Ancestorz’ — which he describes as his life's work — long-serving jungle soldier Congo Natty unites many voices from across the diaspora, joining dots through the history of Black music and celebrating the new jungle generation. In a series of in-depth interviews for DJ Mag, he talks to Dave Jenkins about love, revolution, unity, and reclaiming his place in the history books

“This isn’t an interview, brother, this is an outerview!” Congo Natty declares. He draws on his spliff, holding DJ Mag’s gaze with intensity. Even through...

Phife Dawg Forever

A Tribe Called Quest have shared details of the posthumous album from founding member Phife Dawg. 


'Forever' will arrive on 22nd March, six years after...

New documentary on Don Letts, legendary punk and reggae filmmaker and DJ, to be released next month

A new documentary about British punk and reggae filmmaker, DJ and musician Don Letts is set to be released next month. Watch the trailer for...

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul helped give Black British music and UK club sounds a truly unique identity. Collective founder Jazzie B talks about their ground-breaking debut, ‘Fairplay’, and traces his journey from London soundsystem culture to global star with Ben Osborne

When, after a series of near misses, Jazzie B and DJ Mag finally connect, Jazzie’s in a taxi heading for a video shoot.


“I’m not...

Infusing his art with aspects of his Caribbean heritage, and stories and messages aimed to drive political and social change, London rapper KAM-BU is a...

In the contemporary hip-hop sphere — and indeed across time — a lot of rappers build their careers off hyperbolised narratives and cosplaying. In the...

Born in Jamaica around half a century ago, dancehall music has found fans, artists and chart-topping success all around the globe in the decades since...

Dancehall music has been the driving force in my career. As a DJ, I’ve played most if not all genres of music on radio and...

"I’ve wanted to work with the Late Night Tales crew from the get-go, we’re talking nearly two decades"

Don Letts, AKA The Rebel Dread, has mixed the next release in the acclaimed Late Night Tales series.

'Version Excursion selected by Don Letts' will...

Duppy White is the latest addition to the Duppy Share family 

UK rapper Kano has released his own rum in partnership with Duppy Share Caribbean Rums.

George Frost, founder of Duppy White, first connected with Kano...

 From the histories of global scenes, sounds and labels, to explorations of music’s power to alter the fabric of society and forge communities, here are...

The main man behind Toots & The Maytals passed away peacefully in Kingston, Jamaica 

Reggae pioneer Toots Hibbert has died, aged 77. 

The iconic musician, best known as frontman of reggae and ska band Toots & the Maytals, "passed...

The grime pioneer will play seven gigs in August

Wiley has announced a series of special drive-in gigs, taking place across the UK in August. 

The grim pioneer will play seven shows between 2nd...

As we enter a new decade, the ways in which we define electronic music styles are rapidly changing. Chal Ravens explores the etymological evolution of...

Bickering over genre definitions is a time-honoured tradition in dance music. One of the weirder etymological developments of recent years is the changing meaning of...

"I say the least racist is still racist"

Dave has called Boris Johnson a “real racist” during his BRIT Awards performance this week.

The South London rapper added a new verse to his...

Josey Rebelle is a reluctant cover star. The North London DJ's career has been a real slow burn, building a loyal UK fanbase through her Rinse...

In November 1994, London pirate station Kool FM celebrated its third birthday at the Astoria. The party caused havoc on Tottenham Court Road when thousands...

Dubfire, Doc Martin, Lee Burridge and Soul Clap are also heading to the Caribbean

Diplo, Nicole Moudaber, DJ Holographic and more are locked for the third edition of Vujaday festival, which returns to the Caribbean island of Barbados this...