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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...

DJ Pierre interview ahead of 28th July London gig

The word 'legend' should be used sparingly, but there's no doubt that DJ Pierre's contribution to the world of electronic music places him in...

Defected’s Sondela imprint announces Ibiza’s first Afro house residency at Bora Bora

Ibiza is getting its first Afro house residency, helmed by Defected's Sondela label at beach club Bora Bora.


Label heads Sef Kombo and Louie Dunmore...

Hagan and Aymos link up on new Afro house single, ‘Sise Ntweni’: Listen

Hagan has teamed up with South African vocalist Aymos for a new single, ‘Sise Ntweni’. Check it out below. 


"'Sise Ntweni’ is a club-ready track...

The imprint kicks off with a track by Hyenah featuring DJ Tira and Luke Ntombela

Legendary London imprint Defected Records has launched a new afro house label.

Working closely with Defected founder Simon Dunmore, the outlet will be curated by...

Pioneer’s new XDJ-Aero Controller gives DJs Wi Fi capabilities, but will its hi-tech wizardry fly high or come crashing down to the earth?

Pioneer have just released one of the most intriguing and hyped pieces of DJ equipment — the Pioneer XDJ-Aero. It's not often that a product can live up to the expectations that this kind of hype generates, but Pioneer have outdone themselves and have managed to create something truly revolutionary with the XDJ-Aero.

Ikonika's back with a fresh electro-funk sound.

Far from retro, she's dragged us into a new digital dimension. We talk pop, reshaping history and optimistic futures with one of the world's most forward-thinking producers...

Revolutionary wireless controller up for grabs!

Pioneer’s XDJ Aero has gone down a storm since it was first released late last year, and to acknowledge this fine bit of DJ kit...

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...

Abode is the Sunday party at Studio 338 getting London clubbers out the house...

Launched in September with Dyed Soundorom, Audiofly and wAFF, Abode is Studio338's new party, bringing big-scale daytime raving back to London. Rather than bringing after-hours...

12th Birthday Party @ UAE Norwich

Interviews with DJ Andy James, Lou Flava, Danny Burch, Paul-F, Anne Savage, Alex Kidd at this storming night

New KCA Power Amps from Kam

The boys at Kam
are doing their bit to keep the price of power down with their new range of KCA amps. Available now, they...

Catz 'n Dogz 11 date North America tour

Part of the San Fransisco-based dirtybird records crew, and founders of their own Pets Recordings, Polish duo Catz 'n Dogz have been making steady...

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...

Six weeks of Italian inspired sounds on Hackney’s Regent’s Canal...

The House of Peroni has returned to London for six weeks this summer, taking to Regent’s Canal at Proud East in Haggerston, weekly from Wednesday...