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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...

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...

It’s taken from the Ed Banger affiliate’s forthcoming ‘All Night Vol. 1’...

Ed Banger affiliate Fulgeance returns as Claude later this week (28th July) with ‘All Night Vol. 1’ on his own Musique Large label. We’ve got...

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...

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...

Yes indeedy, hats are on!

WIN SKUNK FUNK HAT… Life is fine, life is sweet and we've got hats to giveaway! Send us a postie or drop us a line...

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.

Attacca Pesante drop latest for Shy FX’s label

The ever-mutating sound of UK dance music has a funny effect on some people. Type ‘hardcore continuum’ into Google and you’ll find all manner of...

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.

Ice Cube and Lil Wayne will also feature as part of the 'Funko Gold Line' series

The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac are among the latest artists set to become Funko collectibles.

The rappers, whose East Coast-West Coast rivalry dominated hip-hop in...

Listen to “In and Out” before its release on Toolroom Records

Toolroom Records boss Mark Knight is gearing up for the release of his latest ‘Bullets Vol. 3’ EP. Knight’s productions perfectly capture retro futuristic tendencies...

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'”.