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Staff

Our Team

UK

Carl Loben

Editor-in-Chief

Carl has been a music journo since the dawn of time. He started writing about electronic dance music in the early ‘90s, and fell in with the DJ Mag family about 20 years ago. As well as being the current editor of the flagship UK mag, Carl is also a DJ and has had a go at being an artist manager, producer, promoter, radio presenter and lecturer too.

Favourite beverage? Coffee

Adam Saville

Deputy Editor / Head of Events

After growing up in Essex and cutting his clubbing teeth in Glasgow as a student at Optimo (Sub Club) then training as a journalist, Adam scored a job in London writing about insurance and hedge funds until soon realising he was making a huge mistake. Writing on the side as Reviews Editor of Dummy Magazine (in exchange for guestlists) allowed him to land the job as Clubs Editor for DJ Mag in June 2010 before becoming Deputy Editor in July 2015. He loves a good “sesh”, DJs all over the world and books DJs for DJ Mag Sessions.

Favourite drink: Gin & Tonic

Martin Brown

Art editor/ Head of colouring-in

Been knockin round discos for donkey’s years...

Favourite drink: Cheap Spanish Brandy

Chris Royle

Graphic Design

When I’m not busy laying out the magazine or doing flyers, you can usually find me down in South East London doing husband duties around the house or in the studio producing all sorts of noises as ‘Dexta’. I run a small record label called ‘Diffrent Music’, focusing on experimental Bass music around 170bpm, commonly referred to as D&B. Since working at DJ Mag, other than my usual duties, I’ve reorganized the Library and co-founded & launched a monthly event called DJ Mag Bunker, keep an eye out if you’re into underground Bass music!

Favourite drink: Too many to mention.

Clubs Editor

Despite scoffing when his school teachers told him he should be a journalist, Ben joined the DJ Mag team as a staff writer in summer 2016. Now running the live reviews section (otherwise known as On The Floor), he spends his time enjoying jungle and techno, long raves in the dark and incoherently mumbling about nightclubs. 26/M/London, GSOH, etc. 

Favourite beverage: White Russian/Double IPA/Tea (pref. not mixed)

Tech Editor

‘The’ Mick Wilson Tech Editor of DJ Mag was originally one half of the successful DJ duo 'Parks & Wilson' and has enjoyed a successful career in the dance music industry, with over twenty-five years under his belt. He has been lucky to play at some of the scene’s most iconic clubs and venues as well as producing some very good records, he also knows a thing or two about music technology…

Favourite Drink: Pina Colada

Chris Blackhall

Sales Manager

Geordie born and bread. Migrated down to London in November 2010 and started DJ Mag a month later.

Part of DJ duo Blackhall & Bookless mainly playing and producing music on a more techno based tip. He also run a club night called Jaunt which hosts events in Newcastle and London as well as the label Jaunt Records.

Favourite drink: Newcastle Brown Ale

Heath Holmes

Sales and Marketing Director.

Heath joined DJ Mag in 1999 as a sales executive. He has worked with four different owners of the magazine and all four editors. He now heads up the commercial team.

Favourite drink: A nice single malt on ice.

Advertising Manager

Iain received his dance music education in Bristol before moving to join the DJ Mag team in London five years ago. He now manages advertising and media partnerships and occasionally finds the time to embarrass himself on dance floors around the world.

Favourite drink: Irn-Bru

Credit Control

Patricia started work at DJ Mag in 2008 dealing with the accounts, since then she has taken on other roles as well, she also looks after our subscribers.

Favourite drink: Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream

Rasa Sadauskaite

Bookings Manager

After freelancing as a music journalist and launching her own music column in a fashion magazine, Rasa moved to London and joined DJ Mag as a booking/project manager where she oversees the recently-created series of interview, DJ Mag Panels. She is also a singer-songwriter and producer at music project ‘Rasa’.

Favourite drink: different mood - different drink!

Digital

Charlotte Cijffers

Digital and Ibiza editor

Moving to London five years ago from Brisbane, Australia, Charlotte started her career as a fashion journalist before joining DJ Mag as digital editor in early 2015. Alongside generating content for djmag.com, she also edits DJ Mag’s seasonal print magazine in Ibiza, alongside running disco-focused event brand Chase The Compass and throwing parties in New York, Sydney, Barcelona, Dublin and beyond.

Favourite drink: Pisco Sour

Deputy Digital Editor

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Head of Digital

Simon joined DJ Mag in 2008, miraculously being employed after turning up at the wrong office for his interview. These days, he looks after digital and brand partnerships at the mag, while juggling the twin responsibilities of being a new father and following Arsenal FC.

Favourite drink(s):  Pale Ale & Scotch Whisky

Euan

Digital Media Executive

Jon

Digital Media Executive

Coming from the outskirts of London Jon dropped out of school to come and work for DJ Mag in the Digital Media department. Jon works alongside the other members of the digital team to run the DJ Mag social platforms and also runs the live streams from around the world.

Favourite drink: Rum & Coke

North America

Sarah

US Editor

Native New Yorker and raver scribe, Sarah heads up the US arm of DJ Mag, and travels the globe bringing awareness to brands across multi-cultural landscapes. She cut her teeth as a reporter for the NY Post, BlackBlook, Billboard and countless other media outlets. Notably, launching grassroots electronic music publication, Elektro, she also single-handedly integrated dance into the legendary hip-hop/urban focused, VIBE before becoming the DJ Mag fam’s adopted token Yankee.

Favourite drink: Single Malt Neat

Erin Sharoni

US Deputy Editor

Born and bred in New York City, Erin grew up in the golden rave days of the late ‘90s, sneaking into clubs like Twilo, Tunnel and Limelight, and any illegal warehouse that would have her. Yes, there are photographs of UFO pants and pacifiers. No, she will not be running for public office. A classically trained clarinetist in her youth, she promptly ditched woodwinds for a set of Technics and began DJing in her teens. She has played in NYC, Berlin, WMC Miami and at Burning Man. Erin’s career path eventually landed her on US national television, where she was a sports & entertainment presenter on SHOWTIME, NBC Sports, CBS Sports and CNBC, and covered the 2014 FIFA World Cup. When she’s not crying over Arsenal’s horrible choices, she edits and writes DJ Mag’s US edition.

Favourite drink: Moscow Mule

Reviewers

Electro / Progressive Editor

Angus Paterson is a freelance journalist, copywriter and electronic music obsessive, originally from Australia and now based in Berlin
Ben Arnold

House Editor

Ben has been a devotee of house music since first hearing Playing. With Knives on Stu Allen's Key 103 radio show in Manchester, before he was old enough to be found legally on licensed premises. He once went on a road trip with Pete Tong and David Guetta, and he's interviewed everyone from Masters at Work to Nina Kraviz, Sasha to Derrick May. And he's only been turned away from Berghain once.

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Albums and Grime Editor

Born and bred Londoner Felicity originally joined DJ Mag as a staff writer - unintentionally sparking some beef between DJ Sneak and Jackmaster on her first day in the office. She has since started editing the albums/compilations section in print as a freelancer, as well as the grime reviews page - tending to favour anything that runs along at 140 beats per minute.

Favourite drink: Rubicon lychee

Hard Editor

Kutski is one of the true pioneers of the harder styles of dance music, showcasing the full spectrum of hard beats at clubs and festivals the world over. Along with this he has produced for all the major labels within hard scene and remixed mainstream artists for commercial labels. His dedication to spread the sound also includes his chart topping podcasts, BBC Radio 1 shows, and monthly review page for DJ Mag for over a decade!
Neil Kulkarni

Hip Hop & Trap Editor

Neil has been writing about hip hop music for a quarter of a century, is the author of 'The Periodic Table Of Hip Hop', 'Eastern Spring' and 'Bring The Noise: The Stories Behind Hip Hop's Biggest Songs' and is constantly being told by his kids to turn his music down. He lives in his hometown Coventry and should really have grown up by now.

Bass Editor

Freelancers

Mark Hume

Digital Designer / Developer

As a designer Mark has worked for clients ranging from Tate, Serpentine Galleries and Imperial War Museums through to Lovebox, HMV and Daniel Avery.  As a DJ he’s spent the last 18 years obsessively building a music collection that centres around disco and house. He DJs regularly across London and hosts 2 radio shows.