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The movement is explored via Mattia Zoppellaro photos

   

A new book documents Europe's free party scene.

Taking in 1997 to 2005, Dirty Dancing is Italian photographer Mattia Zoppellaro's self-described "homage to the iconic faces...

Dirty Dancing is Italian photographer Mattia Zoppellaro's self-described homage to the scene

A new book documenting the European rave scene from 1997 to 2005 is available now.

Dirty Dancing, published via electronic label Klasse Wrecks and Berlin...

DJ Mag delves into the history of dance culture’s Woodstock...

In 1992 there was a festival in the UK that changed the course of dance music history. A culmination of the acid house explosion, it...

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The cofounder of UK rave soundsystem Spiral Tribe is writing a book about the '90s free party scene.


Written by visual artist Mark Angelo Harrison,...

Vintage '90s images taken from old free party events

In the summer of 1989, DiY collective — one of the first house sound systems in the UK — emerged onto the rave scene. In this excerpt taken from founding member Harry Harrison's book, Dreaming in Yellow, he discusses DiY's role within that movement, and the importance of free parties during the '90s rave scene

Much has been written and debated over the years about just why the concept of a ‘free’ party was so important. Much more than simply...

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...

Raves and Riots is an exhibition of Vinca Petersen’s work, currently showing at the Edel Assanti gallery in central London. Bringing together a collection of...

“I left home at 17 and moved into a squat in London,” Vinca Petersen tells DJ Mag during a private view of Raves and Riots...

DJ Mag heads to Ghana to explore a rapidly expanding, festival- driven scene that, while rooted on pop and traditional sounds, is beginning to open...

March is an important month in Ghana’s calendar; it’s when the West African country celebrates gaining independence from British colonial rule in 1957. The month...

Since the international rise of acts like Black Coffee and Culoe De Song, the spotlight is shining once again in the direction of the South...

A nation defined by its innate love of house music, the Rainbow Nation is going through a renaissance which has helped spur GQOM OH! —...

Drawing from dub, jazz and field recordings, the debut album from rRoxymore finds her upturning the orthodoxies of dance music to create something fresh

The cover art for rRoxymore’s debut album ‘Face To Phase’ depicts an earthly scene tinged with the surreal. Against a black backdrop, flamingos, tropical fauna and a...

Taster of forthcoming 'Eve' album

One look at the guest's on Booka Shade's firth album, 'Eve' - Fritz Helder from Azari & III, Fritz Kalkbrenner and Groove Armada’s Andy Cato – shows their towering stature in the dance scene.

Baile funk is a phenomena of Black Brazilian music. But despite a huge fanbase and cultural influence, funk is often criminalised in Brazil because of...

In the early hours of Sunday 1st December 2019, militarised police broke up a Brazilian funk street party called Baile da DZ7 in the São...

Nab a free download of ‘Day to Die’ from High Rankin’s new EP...

Groaning, grizzling dubstep sounds swamped with fast-paced gurgling synths and hi-hats is what High Rankin does best. And moustaches. And comedy spoofs, among other things...

2009's Bloc Weekend is bringing the eclecticism to Minehead on the 13th - 15th March.

Wait now. Stop the press. This year's most eclectic festival line up has just popped into the DJmag inbox. Bloc Weekend is held in the...

UK drill videos have played a crucial role in the sound's meteoric rise, with platforms like Mixtape Madness, Link Up TV, SBTV, and Pressplay Media...

A camera’s view taken from a drone rises above an London cityscape, revealing countless rows of suburban houses and greenery. Below, a ballied-up teenager starts...