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Laurent Garnier, Francois X and more talk all things French techno...

Wondering what you're going to watch this Sunday whilst nursing your hangover? Forget Stranger Things, we're excited to check out this new 30-minute documentary by...

Judge & Jury are coming on strong...

Fusing classic, refined menswear designs with fresh streetwear sensibilities is the general rule of thumb for Manchester based brand Judge & Jury

When the scene was new...

A new book compiled by Mike Pendegast features the rave posters he collected while attending UK events in the late 1980s and early ‘90s. While...

The rapper also discussed the forthcoming U.S. election

Public Enemy’s Chuck D has said that fighting systemic racism “is a long hike and you got to continually go at it”.

Speaking in a...

Brian Welsh's new film, Beats, captures the excitement of those early rave days, without resorting to cliche or over-the-top nostalgia

Beats, the new film from director Brian Welsh, tells the tale of two Scottish teenagers attending their first rave in 1994, just as the Conservative...

DiY sound system

Throughout the ’90s, the DiY Sound System put on countless free events, ran a recording studio and two record labels, and took their hedonistic parties around the world. Here, Harold Heath speaks to co-founder Harry Harrison about his new book, Dreaming in Yellow: The Story of the DiY Sound System, and the collective's trailblazing legacy in the free party movement

The origins of DiY Sound System date back to a mid-‘80s England that was a very different place to how it is in 2022. In...

On Cue is our newly relaunched flagship mix series, celebrating the pivotal DJs and producers whose influence has shaped the world of electronic music, both...

Opening her On Cue mix with a Planningtorock remix of The Knife's ‘Let's Talk About Gender Baby’ seems like a more than appropriate start for...

This evergreen breakbeat hardcore missive influenced the likes of The Prodigy and the whole of the early UK rave scene. Ben Murphy charts its story...

“I saw that record go from street level and get bigger and bigger, and there was no video for it, no promotion, nothing,” says Renegade Soundwave’s Danny...

Straight outta Braintree, Essex, we chart a few highlights from the awe-inspiring history of a true UK rave phenomenon...

The Prodigy— AKA Keith Flint, Liam Howlett and Maxim— need no introduction.

From courting controversy through music videos and associations with the anti-establishment origins of...

With happy hardcore, animated club sounds, enchanting melodies and improvised acid, Montreal electro-punks, Pelada, ignites the Fresh Kicks mix series

A few months ago, Tobias Rochman went raving in a Montreal sewer. The “guerilla style” gathering saw hundreds of ravers climbing into the city’s underground...

A true jungle soldier

Congo Natty has a rich history of involvement in the music scene for the last 25 years. Formerly known as the Rebel MC, he had chart hits such as 'Just Keep Rockin'' and 'Street Tuff' in the late '80s with the Double Trouble production kru before hankering down into — and helping to pioneer — the early jungle scene.

Morgan Geist returns to his original house music inspiration.

Best known as one half of nu disco/deep house duo Metro Area, Morgan Geist's new moniker — Storm Queen — is about to have a bona-fide chart hit with the previously released 'Look Right Through'. The track has had a long gestation period: produced with singer Damon C. Scott, who shot to prominence for being filmed singing on the NYC subway, it was signed to Defected at the end of last year and the MK dub became an anthem in Ibiza and at many festivals over the summer just gone.

As healthier lifestyles have become more prevalent in the dance music industry, some have turned to the legal compound CBD for its benefits. But who uses it...

It’s Monday morning, and the painful cocktail of a weekend club life and weekday deadlines hits hard. Focus seems impossible and every platform is bleeping with requests; email...

In a rare interview, the Music On don talks candidly to DJ Mag...

Marco Carola is an enigma. In a rare interview, the Italian techno DJ/producer and Music On promoter talks to DJ Mag about record shopping in...

The relationship between dance music and British politics has often been fraught and confrontational. But in the last five years, promoters and politicians have started...

Ever since the late 1980s, UK dance music’s interactions with politicians, police officers and mainstream public opinion have been defined by suspicion, misunderstanding or outright...