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Dance music prize draw Ukrainian

A dance music prize draw has been announced to raise money to help those feeling and trapped in Ukraine following the country's invasion by Russian...

If you’re telling people to “keep politics out of music”, you’re missing the point. Here, DJ Mag’s Harold Heath explains why politics are an integral...

We had an exclusive first listen to Avicii’s posthumous album ‘Tim’, which DJ Mag’s Harold Heath finds continues his musical journey to a more song-based approach...

The release of Tim Bergling’s posthumous ‘Tim’ album is inevitably bittersweet in the extreme. Whilst we’ve been gifted 12 tracks of pure, peak Avicii, the...

OnBuy analysed more than two million Reddit comments from the subreddits of 27 different music genres

Trance fans are among the happiest music listeners, a new study has found.

As part of an independently conducted survey, OnBuy online marketplace analysed more...

DJ Mag contributor Harold Heath’s debut book lands on Velocity Press in May

A new book telling the story of the  “99% of DJs who never make it big” is set to be released by Velocity Press.

Harold...

Festival crowd artwork

Most DJs love playing festivals, but what should you do when you’re asked to play one for free, and even cover certain costs yourself? Ria Hylton speaks to DJs Sheba Q, Harold Heath, Charlie Dark and others, along with festival organisers, to find out

Imagine this: you’ve been playing lowkey sets around your hometown for some years, run a small but well-loved party series and have landed a regular...

Uplifting melodies, massive breakdowns, a thousand arms raised aloft waiting for the drop — these tropes have ensured trance has remained popular for nearly 30...

Since its birth in the early ‘90s, trance has been a mainstay of clubland. DJs and clubbers alike have found its charms — the planet-sized...

UK clubbing institution BUGGEDOut! are celebrating their 25th year in the business. DJ Mag joined BULLDOG Gin for the birthday celebrations at London’s epic Printworks 

Marco Faraone

Ahead of his appearance at DJ Mag’s Miami pool party, we chatted with the Italian DJ and producer about his journey in dance music and his approach to DJing

It is a relaxed, happy and enthused Marco Faraone who chats to DJ Mag via Zoom from a sunny terrace at his parents' house in...

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...

Is dance music suffocating under a wave of beige productions or are we just jaded? Harold Heath argues that artists need to take more risks...

The kick-drum drops out, reach towards the ceiling, the air is filled with whoops and whistles. Then a long whoosh of white noise simultaneously builds the...

The results for 2019’s Top 100 DJs poll have been announced

Headhunterz has won the Highest Hard award in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. The Dutch DJ/producer landed the No. 29 spot overall...

The last decade has yielded some extraordinary innovations in dance and DJ culture. Below, we count down some of the most significant technological tools to...

It’s 2008. Armin Van Buuren has won the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll for the second year running. Gordon Brown has shakily taken the...

UK label Champion Records is celebrating its 35th year with a series of remixes of classic releases. The label's best-known hit is Robin S' ‘Show...

It starts with a cymbal crash, a bumpy house beat and a prominent, punchy snare. There’s a gnarly, low synth stab that plays a simple...

Brexit happens early next year, but its impact upon musicians working in the EU remains unclear. We delve into the potential effects of the UK’s...

NOTE: This article is over two years old and some information may be out of date. Please refer to this feature, written in January...