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We take on the 'Homework' classic in our latest 60-Second Synth Sounds...

Daft Punk's 'Da Funk' is a true classic, its squelchy synth riff instantly recognisable since it was released in 1997. Our new '60-Second Sound' series...

Da Funk

Daft Punk have released a re-mastered version of their ‘Da Funk’ video.


"Still celebrating 'Homework' 25th anniversary," read a post on the duo's Instagram yesterday (8th...

Kanye West, De La Soul and Gang Starr also re-used his work... 

Edwin Birdsong, the revered funk musician sampled by Daft Punk, has died aged 77. The sad news was confirmed via social media by his son...

EDEN hits cinemas 24th July.

DJ Mag has nabbed an exclusive teaser from EDEN — a brand new film inspired by the french touch movement in Paris in the 1990s...

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...

Fresh as a daisy, Hype is the kind of underground label that makes us smile!

Not to be put off by the fact that Topshop are big fans, Hype. releases bold prints, jazzy patterns and currently has the full backing of young and stylish types.

Win Funkagenda's incredible live set up

Setting yourself up as a DJ and producer is an expensive business in the digital age, with a whole load of hardware and software needed...

Techno Producer Chriss Cowie is the latest sample provider

Loopmasters certainly live up to their name on their latest release. This time it's the turn of seasoned techno producer Chriss Cowie to provide a...

We speak to DāM-FunK on the phone from his digs in L.A. to talk Prince, Snoop Dogg, Shalamar and so much more...

When DāM-FunK, aka Damon G. Riddick, answers the phone from his LA home, the funk is soon clear. With a heavily-reclined voice not disimilar to that...

Just what is this bass-heavy funk sound?

The Ghetto Funk Allstars duo grew out of a blog and a label a few years ago, and they've been rocking festivals and parties ever...

One of Bristol's most successful monthly parties: 'house, techno and all things disco'

We've all thrown “shapes” on the dancefloor, but for Simon Day and his team the word has a different meaning. When they throw Shapes, rather than some solitary arms movements and a funky wiggle, they end up with a room full of groovy mentalists at it all night. Shapes is not a dance move, it's a dance movement.

No one represents drum & bass quite like DJs Fabio & Grooverider...

Sure, there are other obvious contenders, but Fab and Groove were there right at the beginning. They didn't just sit at the table — they...

SF artist chats to us about his debut album 'Mating Call'

Nick Monaco grew up just north of San Francisco in a town called Santa Rosa. “It's sort of a slow-going artsy alternative town in the...

We talk to DAM FUNK about musical evolution, how music can offer escape, and Los Angeles' distinctive sound...

 

Amen, hallelujah and you’re absolutely goddamned right: Damon G. Riddick AKA DAM FUNK is spot on in both his diagnosis and proposed curative to...

Southampton's reaction to the bass music explosion, every thursday

As rolling eyes clock the camouflage draped ceilings with bug-eyed ravers lining the leather clad walls the new soundtrack of future house and bass that fills the dancefloor marks the arrival of Junk's latest night Bang Bang. Arguably the South’s answer to Fabric and the proud nominees of DJ Mag’s Best Of British Best Small Club Award are excited to offer their latest take on the ever-evolving dance culture. As Junk director Louis Lawrence describes the new addition to the Junk family, “The music is slightly more underground/future-sounding. It spans more than just house music; we’ve coined it 'Future Beats & Bass'”.