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S'Express 'Theme From S'Express' (Rhythm King)

Mark Moore grew up in London and got into music at a young age. After his mother, who uprooted from South Korea after the Korean...

The seminal tracks that altered dance forever

‘Killer’ started life as an instrumental, and it was only ever going to be one until I met Seal,” Adamski tells DJ Mag. “He came to [big rave] Sunrise 5000 at Santa Pod, although I didn’t meet him there. He walked in when I was playing and he had an epiphany.” Seal wanted to record with Adamski immediately, and Adamski — real name Adam Tinley — liked the sound of Seal’s voice from a demo of ‘Crazy’ that he’d heard.

Jungle Brothers 'I'll House You' – produced by Todd Terry (Idlers, 1988)
 The JBs essentially added a rap to Todd's early house classic 'Can You...

Todd Terry started DJing around his home city of New York in the mid-'80s. “When I started — around '84, '85 — I was just...

DJ Hatcha 'Dubstep Allstars Vol 1' (Tempa)


The Game Changer is taking a slightly different form this month. Usually it focuses on seminal tracks, but when it comes to the emergence of...

One of the most innovative, groundbreaking producers in electronic music, Squarepusher pushed the jazz/jungle fusion envelope into outer space in the mid-'90s with his 'Squarepusher...

It could have been his junglist garage pastiche ‘My Red Hot Car’. Or it could have been the burning 303 d&b of ‘Vic Acid’. In...

Game Changer 006: Sasha/Emerson ‘Scorchio’ (DeConstruction, 2000)

Fatboy Slim talks us through his classic record, 'Praise You'...

By the mid-'90s, Norman Cook had been involved in three UK No.1 records. First there was the acapella 'Caravan of Love' in 1986 with Hull-based...

The seminal tracks that changed dance forever

Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May were high school pals with Juan Atkins in Belleville, just outside of Detroit. It was Juan who started making other-worldly...

Ahead of a new tour and album, the visionary Manchester crew recall the making and impact of their acid house classic...

Graham Massey and Andy Barker take their places at a table in the first floor restaurant at Manchester arts institution HOME, just a stone’s throw away...

As Black Box re-release the original version of their 1989 mega-hit, DJ Mag talks to Daniele Davoli about the birth of Italo house, the dispute...

IT’S often said that behind every hit, there’s a lawsuit. Black Box’s ‘Ride On Time’ is no exception. Loleatta Holoway slammed it for ripping off her...

We chat to infamous breakbeat duo Stanton Warriors about their seminal mix/comp, 'Stanton Sessions Vol 1'

Mark Yardley and Dominic Butler, aka the Stanton Warriors, met at the Fifty First State garage label/studio complex in London in the mid-1990s, although they...

The Norwegian duo talk us through their million-selling debut LP for Wall Of Sound

How a largely instrumental album by an unknown Norwegian duo became a word-of-mouth million-selling sensation at the start of the decade, thanks to some unique...

Coinciding with the release of a major Tangerine Dream retrospective, DJ Mag catches up with Peter Baumann, one third of the band’s classic line-up, to...

One of the curiosities of psychedelia is that, until 1967, American “happenings” had been mostly sound-tracked by electronic music. Then, as soon as acid trips...

Buzzin' hardcore classic 'Bus It' by Blapps Posse was a riotous, sampladelic mish-mash of hip-house and rave. DJ Mag talks to its key originators, Aston...

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Tidal, the streaming service started by JAY Z and company, recently introduced the “Track Edit” feature for its iOS and Android apps that allows users...