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Managing Director

Martin Carvell has been the Managing Director of DJ Mag worldwide since 2006.

A fan of electronic music since his teenage years, he promoted events when he was a student before securing work with Blonde Media and then well-respected directory the Music Industry Manual (M.I.M) in the UK.

He took over as MD of DJ Mag when he was 25 and has seen the publication, along with the Top 100 DJs and Top 100 Clubs polls, grow exponentially with the rise of dance music internationally over the last decade. He's been at the helm of the publishing company as it has branched out into producing franchised magazines in France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, USA, Latin America, Brazil, China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Austrailia, India as well as for Ibiza and Croatia, which has helped secure DJ Mag's position as the global voice of dance music.

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, label boss, radio presenter and lecturer too.

Favourite beverage? Coffee

Martin Brown

Art editor/ Head of colouring-in

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

Favourite drink: Cheap Spanish Brandy

Deputy 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 the deputy editor an co-running the DJ Mag Bunker live streams, he spends his time enjoying jungle and techno, long raves in the dark and incoherently mumbling about nightclubs. 27/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 fruitful career in the dance music industry, with over 25 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

Production Coordinator

Having left her career in fashion to return to uni to study music, Becca now works at DJ Mag as office manager, live-streamer, resident belcher and general noise-maker. As well as this, Becca is 'drum & bass's leading lady' (Wall, A. DJ Mag, 2018) and can be found singing/songwriting/warbling under the name Becca Jane Grey.

Chris Blackhall

Sales Manager

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

Part of DJ duo Blackhall & Bookless mainly playing and producing music on a more techno-based tip. He also runs 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

Commercial 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 dancefloors around the world.

Favourite drink: Irn-Bru

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 DJ Mag Insight. 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

Industrial ghetto funk only please.

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

Live Broadcast Manager

Jon

Digital & Video Producer

Coming from the outskirts of London, Jon dropped out of school to come and work for DJ Mag in the digital media team. He creates dynamic video content for DJ Mag's social media platforms and also runs live streams from around the world.

Favourite drink: Rum & Coke

Video Production Assistant

Liam joined the team on a short placement at the start of the year, but like a bad smell he wouldn’t leave so we gave him a job. He likes to travel and sometimes he films stuff.

Favourite Drink: Beer. Obviously.

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!

Tech House Editor

Work to the rhythm, live to the rhythm, love to the rhythm, slave to the rhythm. There's not much in life that beats a rolling bassline groove. Give it some welly and let's have a party. 

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.