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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...

Helena Star

This Friday (8th July) we welcome Heléna Star to DJ Mag HQ for a 60-minute livestream.


One of the most exciting names on the UK circuit...

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...

Premiere: Zombies In Miami ‘The City Of Love’

Zombies in Miami will release a new EP, ‘The City Of Love’, on Parisian label Motordiscs next month. Listen to the title track below. 


The...

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...

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris has announced the release date and collaborators for his forthcoming new album, ‘Funk Wav Bounces Volume 2’.


The Grammy award-winning Scottish DJ and...

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,'...

New exhibition documents the evolution of music photography

A new exhibition exploring the evolution of music photography is coming to New York City this summer.


Studio Stage takes over the Pace Gallery in...

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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...

Abacusynth

A university student has designed a new synthesiser for their thesis, inspired by the mathematical abacus. 


Dubbed Abacusynth, the project is the work of Elias...

Premiere: Maya Q ‘beno (soft)’

The next release on London label all centre is a two-track split EP from Endless Mow and Maya Q. Listen to the latter’s ‘beno (soft)’...

Kendrick Lamar Glastonbury

Kendrick Lamar closed his headline Glastonbury set with an emotionally charged chant for women's right, days after the US Supreme Court made the decision to...

Get To Know: Kirollus

Get acquainted with Kirollus, the Brighton-based DJ, Defected broadcaster and vinyl seller bringing his love for rare funk, boogie and soul to the masses

In 2020, if you were maxing out on DJ mixes in the Covid pandemic’s first wave, it would have been hard to miss Kirollus. The...

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...

Jitwam

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...