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12 emerging artists you need to hear this June

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From hard-hitting techno and soulful house anthems to ravey post-punk bangers, here's June 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Berlin-based DJ and producer Anna Kost’s debut EP ‘The Very End Of You’ on Hotflush-offshoot Who Whom is the ideal intro into her raw but...

Fresh Kicks 169: DART

Dublin’s Jordan Rafferty AKA DART steps up for the Fresh Kicks series with an eclectic mix of dreamy techno, vocal-heavy cuts and progressive club sounds, and speaks with DJ Mag’s Amy Fielding about emotive breakdowns, early inspirations, and AVA Festival

Dublin-born Jordan Rafferty has been connected to Ireland’s electronic underground since before he can remember. With both of his parents immersed in Dublin’s ‘90s rave...

Derry-born DJ, producer and Céad label boss Or:la has had a remarkable journey so far, from throwing raves in abandoned buildings to playing the world's...

Becoming a DJ came to Orlagh Dooley in a dream. No, really. During her first year of university, Dooley had an epiphany, in the form...

In this week’s Fresh Kicks mix, Belfast’s very own Carlton Doom delivers a 60-minute archive of his own productions, in the form of intoxicating breaks...

Manufacturing delays and rising costs are straining small, independent vinyl labels. Paired with environmental concerns and a reassessment of what physical releases can entail, the...

The word “shitshow” comes up a lot when you talk to independent label owners about producing vinyl. Emily Moxon, managing director at Brownswood, says that...

Starting life as a way of supporting the artists and labels impacted through the coronavirus pandemic, as well as releases supporting other causes and initiatives...

The pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has had a devastating impact on our scene, leading to the cancellation of countless club nights and festivals...

In our new regular feature, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share recent additions to their...

Record stores and clubs around the world are shut, and opportunities to find new music out in the wild have been ripped from under our...

Belfast-born DJ and producer Hammer will drop a four-track EP via Percolate next month. Listen to the skewed synths and dizzying rhythm of the title...

Hammer will release a new EP next month.

Incoming via London party promoter Percolate's recently launched label of the same name, Belfast-born, London-based Hammer's 'Marble...

Joy Orbison's debut, 'Hyph Mngo', is 10 years old. DJ Mag reflects on a track that signalled a seismic shift in UK dance music

“Big, big, big.” It’s June 25th 2009, and one hour into his still-pirate Rinse FM show, Blackdown is jittery. An unmastered new track is drifting...

“There are no rules,’ says Brighton genre manipulator Etch as he tells DJ Mag about his debut album, 'Ups & Downs' on Sneaker Social Club...

There are plenty of artists who proclaim the influence of hardcore, but there are very few whose birth was possibly induced by it. “She used...

Brought up near São Paulo, Brazil, the daughter of a club owner, ANNA has made her own destiny through a combination of perseverance and talent...

It was supposed to be her moment. After two decades of work, ANNA had caught the attention of Ibiza’s biggest names. She’d released her 2016...

“It takes up to 12 weeks until we get finished product”...

Labels are reporting major vinyl production delays. R&S stating the current delay at French vinyl manufacturing facility MPO is the “worst they’ve ever seen”.

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The Belfast-born producer's new album 'Blinded By The Sun' is out today...

Phil Kieran is set to release his fourth album, titled 'Blinded By The Sun', via Hot Creations today. To celebrate the release, DJ Mag has...

DJ Mag hits Zrće Beach for five days in house and techno paradise...

Sonus Festival returned for its fourth edition on Zrće Beach on Croatia’s Pag Island this year, for five days of music that features some of...

The Drumcode stalwart’s mix will feature unreleased material

Alan Fitzpatrick has announced the release of his upcoming fabric mix: fabric 87.

The one-take 76-minute mix features tracks from the likes of Mike Dehnert...