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GALA Festival 2022: Everybody Loves The Sunshine  - Rob Jones

The fifth edition of London’s al fresco dance music festival took place in a sunny Peckham Rye Park this month. With a vast line-up celebrating local and international DJs and live acts, there was something for everyone on the bill. DJ Mag's Liam Smith reports back on festivities, and the sense that summer has well and truly arrived

It’s officially festival season, and on a long weekend at the beginning of June, London’s GALA returns to Peckham Rye Park for a successful fifth...

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...

John Peel collection

Rare items from John Peel’s archive are set to be auctioned next month.


Among the items are an annotated mono pressing of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Two Virgins’ LP...

Overmono's Ed and Tom photographed by Rollo Jackson 2

After years in the UK underground as solo artists, brothers Tom and Ed Russell, formerly known as Truss and Tessela, have made huge strides as a duo in recent years as Overmono. Lauren Martin learns how they’ve built a sound and A/V live show that taps into UK dance music legacies, all while staying true to themselves

When Tom and Ed Russell moved into their studio in 2018, they felt the weight of UK dance music history. Housed in the deep south-eastern...

Paradox: the numbers game

Three decades and nearly 200 records into his  career, jungle maverick Paradox is still breaking new ground, and earning new fans in the process. Ben Hindle speaks to him about using an old Amiga computer for his productions, keeping the funk in his breakbeat samples, and his dedication to performing live

“At the moment, I’m just trying to think of ways to bankrupt my distributor,” says Dev Pandya, his face plastered with a schoolboy grin. While...

Recognise: Ploy

Ploy demonstrates his percussive, pulse-racing and sub-bass-shaking sound for the Recognise mix series, and speaks to Katie Thomas about gradually finding his groove on imprints like L.I.E.S, Hessle Audio and Timedance, and his new label and party, Deaf Test

In February 2020, Ploy shared a bill with Batu and Loraine James, celebrating five years of Batu’s label, Timedance. Playing the closing hours of the...

Chrissy

San Fran-based DJ and producer Chrissy outlines his guide for ripping vinyl so they sound full, loud and powerful on a club system. With tips and tricks around needles, preamps, turntables, software and file formats, it's a go-to guide for anyone who wants to digitise their record collection

Recently I've had several people ask me about my process for ripping vinyl. As a DJ and record collector who LOVES vinyl but HATES carrying...

The Sound Of: Touching Bass

Encompassing parties, a record label and a beloved radio show, Errol and Alex Rita’s Touching Bass has created an open space to celebrate Black music in all its forms, from jazz to jungle and beyond. Alongside a woozy mix exploring the DNA of Touching Bass’ past, present and future by Sammseed, Ria Hylton documents the movement’s ethos and story so far 

“Touching Bass is a musical movement,” Errol Anderson tells DJ Mag. “And when I say movement, I’m thinking of forward movement — energy.” Alex Rita...

Layla Benitez

The Space Miami resident was first introduced to clubs as a child by her famous dad, but since then, Layla Benitez has made her own way in the industry and followed her own musical path. Ahead of playing our Miami Pool Party next week, she speaks to Niamh O'Connor about her rise as a touring DJ

Layla Benitez goes with the flow. Before landing her residency at Space Miami, she didn’t follow a clear-cut path in DJing and producing, despite her...

Four Tet Finsbury Park

Four Tet has announced an all-day event for London's Finsbury Park on Saturday 13th August. 


The UK DJ and producer is set to play for...

Frankie Knuckles DJ set from 1986 shared online for the first time: Listen

A rare Frankie Knuckles DJ set from Valentine's Day 1986 has been shared to SoundCloud by Chicago music luminary Braxton Holmes. 


The 80-minute recording was...

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Four Tet has explored legendary radio presenter John Peel's record collection for a new BBC Radio 6 show.


The London producer - real name Kieran...

11 emerging artists you need to hear this February

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From stomping techno and jazzy breaks to experimental reggaetón and melodic house, here's February 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

South-East London DJ and vocalist Ell Murphy has been making waves with her multi-genre mixes and releases. Behind the decks, she combines both disciplines to...

Artists to watch 2022

Introducing the artists set to make waves this year: From Jersey club, Afrotech, and hardcore to UK rap, Brazilian grime, Ghanain asakaa and beyond, these are the DJs, producers and MCs pushing tomorrow’s sounds today

The hyper-kinetic pulse of Jersey club is taking over the world, and one of its most prolific young talents is New Jersey polymath, SJAYY, whose...

"A place to explore, conserve and relive the historical dimensions and influences of Electronic Music"

A new museum dedicated to electronic music will open in Frankfurt next year.

The Museum of Modern Electronic Music (MOMEM) was originally planned to open...