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The Sound Of:  boxout.fm Recordings

Showcasing the diversity of sounds on offer in the Indian electronic music scene and inspiring a new generation of artists to get creative, boxout.fm Recordings has evolved from radio station to club night to vital label. Alongside a mix from its catalogue recorded by Mutable Mercury, founder DJ MoCity tells Safi Bugel about the platform’s journey so far

“People think musicians in India only make music that sounds ‘Indian’,” Mohammed Abood, founder of boxout.fm Recordings, explains to DJ Mag. “In reality, there’s a...

Norma Jean Bell LP cover

Detroit saxophonist, producer, and vocalist Norma Jean Bell is responsible for some of house music’s most glorious moments, and has worked alongside the likes of Moodymann, K-Hand, Ron Trent and George Clinton. Her full-length opus, 'Come Into My Room', released in 2001, proved that she really is “the baddest bitch in this room”

If you look in the ‘about’ section on Norma Jean Bell’s Facebook page, it says, simply, “I’m the baddest bitch in this room...” It's a...

Premiere: Sines ‘Key 2 Mine’

Sines will release a new EP, ‘All Things Heal’, via his MAJÍA label’s AMOR imprint this month. Listen to ‘Key 2 Mine’ below. 


Across three...

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A new radio documentary series is set to explore the history of techno, from its origins in Detroit to its development around the world.


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Get To Know: Salamanda

Get acquainted with Salamanda, the Seoul duo whose new album for Human Pitch is a dreamworld built from ambient soundscapes and minimal beats

It’s fitting that the title of Salamanda’s new album, ‘ashbalkum’, derives from a Korean phrase for the realisation that ‘reality’ is in fact a dream...

AVA Festival shot from above

Last month, 16,000 ravers attended Belfast's AVA Festival at its new home on the Titanic Slipways. DJ Mag traveled to AVA to discover how the event is creating a sense of unity, community and a second wave of rave in the city

In 2015, Belfast’s first AVA Festival and conference found its home beneath the towering yellow Harland & Wolff cranes — affectionately named Samson and Goliath...

Kate Bush breaks three Guinness World Records with 'Running Up That Hill'

With Kate Bush's 1985 hit 'Running Up That Hill' currently enjoying a resurgence thanks to its use in the latest season of Stranger Things, she...

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...

LP Giobbi shares new single, ‘All In A Dream’, on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records: Listen

Ninja Tune's newest signing is US artist LP Giobbi, founder of non-profit FEMME HOUSE. Listen to her new single called 'All in A Dream,'...

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Ivorian DJ, producer and visual artist Asna records a two-hour mix heart-racing percussion and global club rhythms for the Fresh Kicks series, and speaks to Kamila Rymajdo about collaboration and her limitless creative vision

For DJ/producer and visual artist Asna, music might not have been her first career, but when she was growing up, it was always playing at...

DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs logo on a yellow and red background

Analysing the key trends from the voting in this year's DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll

It’s been almost 12 months since the results of our last Top 100 Clubs poll and it’s safe to say most clubs have had a...

A crowd facing the DJ booth in Hï Ibiza's main room

Hï Ibiza has been voted the World’s No.1 Club in this year’s Top 100 Clubs poll.


Top 100 Clubs is a celebration of the world’s...

Berghain outlines harm reduction and welfare protocols amid spiking reports

Berghain has shared resources for harm-reduction practices and guidelines for clubgoers in response to reports of drug and needle spiking at the venue and others...

GALA Festival 2022: Everybody Loves The Sunshine  - Rob Jones

The fifth edition of London’s al fresco dance music festival took place in a sunny Peckham Rye Park this month. With a vast line-up celebrating local and international DJs and live acts, there was something for everyone on the bill. DJ Mag's Liam Smith reports back on festivities, and the sense that summer has well and truly arrived

It’s officially festival season, and on a long weekend at the beginning of June, London’s GALA returns to Peckham Rye Park for a successful fifth...

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Chalo co-founder Jitwam has shared a video for his new album track, slow-burning groover ‘Hey Papi’.


The new single is taken from 'Third', the forthcoming...