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iFruit will feature special guests including Skepta and more

"You have NO BUSINESS DJing if you can’t match two beats together, plain and simple. But DJing is not just about matching two beats together"

"You have NO BUSINESS DJing if you can’t match two beats together, plain and simple. But DJing is not just about matching two beats together"

How the house hero's live approach, tech setup and philosophy led to him becoming one of the most in-demand performers around...

How the house hero's live approach, tech setup and philosophy led to him becoming one of the most in-demand performers in dance music...

Carl Cox PURE NYC
Carl Cox PURE NYC

The focus is on stripping things back to the basics...

Bristol's S.P.Y. looks back to jungle for inspiration on his latest album

Bristol-based Brazilian S.P.Y has just made the album of his career by looking back to early jungle. But as he explains, his recreation of the classic UK sound went far deeper than most...

Pics: SARAH KOURY @ KOLAB

Live Pics: JAKE DAVIS @ HUNGRY VISUALS

We meet disco legend and songwriting extraordinaire Nile Rodgers for our September UK cover...

Nile Rodgers is the man behind Chic and countless disco classics and mega hits. Always moving with the times and updating his classic guitar licks and grooves for new generations, he’s about to release a long- awaited new album filled with modern collaborators. DJ Mag met Nile to talk about staying current, the significance of the disco movement, and why he continues to do what he does so well...

WORDS: Declan McGlynn
PICS: Dan Reid 

Black Coffee DJ Mag party Leeds DJ Mag Presents
Black Coffee DJ Mag party Leeds DJ Mag Presents

Our UK August cover star will be bringing the vibes to Church, Leeds…

"Getting the money for records and gigs, hanging around with weirdos, embracing my unusualness...”

Fabulous and flamboyant as ever, Róisín Murphy is in the middle of releasing a series of four 12-inch singles that she’s worked on with house producer Maurice Fulton. “I wanted to work with him for more than 15 years,” she tells DJ Mag. “Even though it’s not all banging, it’s all about club music somehow.”Róisín has also directed the video for the penultimate release, ‘Plaything’, creating an enticing clubby vibe that perfectly matches the summery party track. Performance-wise, you can catch her and a full band doing live shows at festivals across the rest of the summer and beyond, and she also adds a personal touch to the visual aspect of the shows by utilising her own footage and photographs for the back projection. “We all feel connected on the stage, and we are connected, there’s a lovely atmosphere between us,” she says, before laying down her key records for DJ Mag...

Catching up with an artist who’s often struggled with his place in the spotlight...

The original DJ cover star, Sasha was the face of ’90s clubland success and excess. His new Refracted:LIVE show redefines his special talent, delivering a fresh take on his biggest hits and reinvigorating an artist who’s often struggled with his place in the spotlight...

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