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Lady of the House launches record label with production competition

Lady of the House has launched a new record label.


Announced by the platform’s co-founder, Laila Mckenzie, at this year’s Brighton Music Conference, A&R for...

Youth Music announces third round of NextGen Fund for aspiring creatives

UK organisation Youth Music has launched the third round of its NextGen Fund.


Launched last year with the help of Butterz co-founder and DJ Elijah...

Perel looks off camera in a leather coat on faded red background

Perel has announced a new album, 'Jesus Was An Alien', which will be released via Kompakt on 13th May. 


You can listen to the title...

Premiere: DJ Narciso & Endgame ‘Nightbreed’

DJ Narciso and Endgame will release a new collaborative EP, ‘NXE’, via Shanghai's SVBKVLT this month. 


It’s the debut collab from the duo, who are...

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Tiffany Calver is redefining the role of the rap DJ. As well as helming the influential Rap Show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, she hosts club nights, runs her own label, and DJs for superstars. But, as she reveals to Christine Ochefu, her journey to the top hasn’t always been easy

When Tiffany Calver was a child, her mother made sure she knew exactly who she was. “It was a standard in my house; my mum...

During the pandemic, music tech thrived as the wider music industry fell to its knees. Declan McGlynn explores the possibilities and implications that stemmed the...

2020’s unprecedented upheaval brought with it fundamental changes to the creative industries. Theatres, clubs, studios, venues and festivals all closed their doors and with it...

The event will make its return to Amsterdam in two weeks

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) has announced its full daytime programme for this month's event.

Following a pause last year in over two decades of annual...

It's part of the label's gender equality initiative, which launched in 2019

Hospital Records is putting on a Women In Drum & Bass event this Friday, 17th September.

Taking place as part of the record label's gender...

After first breaking through over a decade ago with bassline hit ‘Manny Man’, Manchester MC Murkz has returned revitalised with a new sound. Ahead of a...

Although Manchester has a long, proud history in music, growing up in the North West as an aspiring MC is not without its barriers. The...

The Tidy Boys and their label Tidy Trax epitomised the early ‘00s hard house scene, at one point selling a million records a year. As...

“From 1998 to 2005 we had seven years of glory, then nobody wanted to be a DJ in hard house,” admits Amadeus Mozart, one half...

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Butterz boss Elijah is leading the UK charity's latest project 

UK charity Youth Music has launched the NextGen Fund, offering financial support to young creatives at the start of their music careers. 


Butterz co-founder, Elijah...

The Avalanches’ debut ‘Since I Left You’ is one of electronic music’s all-time classics, a sample-heavy travelogue which charmed the globe in 2000-01. Then they...

There’s a phenomenon which takes place when you ride the Shinkansen between Tokyo and Kyōto. Bulleting past Mount Fuji at 199 miles per hour opens...

Jun Kamoda returns to his hip-hop roots with a new, tape recorded second album. Hear the chopped-up rhythm and sizzling melodies of ‘Post Utopia’ now

Jun Kamoda will release his second full-length album, ‘II’, next month.

Set for release on the Nagano, Japan-based artist’s own JUN RECORDS, the 12-track release...

Our new DJ Mag Originals video series, Meet the MC, launches today (4th March). As well as telling the stories of this crucial new wave...

Paradoxically, in 2021, starting out as a rap producer is both easier and harder than ever before. Easier, because young beatmakers have more tools at...

Across Africa, a new generation of rappers is emerging. Drawing on the explosion of UK drill and contemporary hip-hop sonics, and creating new flows and...

From hip-hop and house, to techno and jungle, and more recent genres like grime and drill, Africa is the wellspring from which all contemporary Black...