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Get To Know: Kirollus

Get acquainted with Kirollus, the Brighton-based DJ, Defected broadcaster and vinyl seller bringing his love for rare funk, boogie and soul to the masses

In 2020, if you were maxing out on DJ mixes in the Covid pandemic’s first wave, it would have been hard to miss Kirollus. The...

DHL vinyl shipping costs

The cost of shipping vinyl from Germany to the rest of the world is set to significantly increase as a result of pricing amendments to...

New record store, Disk Frisk, to open in Bristol this month

Bristol is getting a new shop devoted to second-hand records.


Disk Frisk will open its doors on 14th May at 4 Sommerville Road, just off...

Discogs announces new directory of independent record stores around the world

Discogs is launching a directory of independent record shops around the world to coincide with next month's inaugural Independent Record Store Month.


Following in the...

DJ Bone Crate Diggin'

Pioneer DJ have selected their favourite episodes from DJ Mag Original’s Crate Diggin’ series to celebrate Record Store Day 2022.


 


In the series, in...

history-of-bassline

From its beginnings in Yorkshire clubs to becoming a nationwide dance music phenomenon and chart success, the bassline sound has survived and thrived, despite the efforts of the police and club licensing authorities. Matt Anniss charts its rise, fall, resurgence and influence on a new generation of DJs, producers and ravers

A quarter of a century ago, a record slipped out on Rumour Records that would change the course of UK dance music history. Created by...

Colleen Murphy

DJ Mag Tech catches up with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy at the Beat Hotel’s recent Ibiza takeover to discuss how she tries to offer an unrivalled listening experience as a music host 

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy is a self-confessed audiophile. She prefers to be known as a music host rather than just a DJ, and has the technical...

Vinyl Records

A new book is set to explore how Record Store Day has influenced the global vinyl resurgence.


Penned by journalist Larry Jaffee, the new book, titled ...

New 12-part series celebrates UK independent record stores

A new 12-part series celebrating independent record stores in the UK has launched online, with the trailer now available to view. 


Spearheaded by Record Store...

Julia Toppin selects 10 essential documentaries that paint a portrait of 30 years of jungle drum & bass, charting the stories of its origins to...

When compared to other UK dance music genres, the documentary coverage of jungle drum & bass is remarkably thin on the ground, largely limited to...

In this month’s Brand Focus, we speak to Chris Howell-Jones about DiscoTees — the clothing line inspired by the rich heritage and club culture of...

On his first trip to Ibiza in ’89, Chris Howell-Jones heard whispers of a once legendary after-party at a venue called Glory’s. The club had...

In 1997, Moodymann released his debut LP, ‘Silentintroduction’, via Carl Craig’s Planet E imprint. A compilation of some his best early tracks, the album captured...

In the mid-1990s, the very idea of a Moodymann record seemed almost impossibly exciting, arousing a stomach-churning feeling of nervous glee spurred on by the...

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...

In the early ‘90s, dubplates, exclusive early pressings of unreleased music, fuelled the buzz around DJs in the emergent jungle scene. In an excerpt from...

Exalted among the many musical innovations that Jamaica has given the world is the dubplate. An acetate pressing of unreleased music, produced especially for DJs...

After 32 years the shop, bar, and events space on Slater Street will not reopen due to disagreements with the landlord 

Treasured Liverpool record store 3b Records is to close at its current location, bringing its 32-year legacy on Slater Street to an end.

According to...