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Defected is one of the great success stories of British dance music...

For 20 years, Simon Dunmore's Defected has been dedicated to the finest in house music, from its label and numerous associated imprints, to its events and festivals. Still, it hasn’t all been plain sailing — Defected has traversed choppy waters to become the super-brand it is today. DJ Mag talks to Dunmore about his house history, adaptability and his approach to business... 

Looking into the history of the 909 drum machine 35 years on from its launch...

Roland’s 909 drum machine is responsible for the rhythm of house and techno, and countless classics of dance and pop. Exactly 35 years after its launch, we delve deep into the device, learning how it laid the foundations of modern club music, and how it still exerts a strong influence now...

Words: DAVE JENKINS 

Prince's 'Purple Rain' was a landmark record for the late great musician...

DJ Mag’s Solid Gold series revisits and examines the ongoing influence of seminal albums throughout history. Here, DJ Mag's Digital Tech Editor Declan McGlynn examines how Prince's most famous LP, 'Purple Rain', inspired DJs, producers and music-makers, and turned Prince into a global star...

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Fatboy outstanding contribution DJ Mag Best of british

Best Of British powered by Relentless Energy Drink is our chance to shine a spotlight on the homegrown stars who fill the pages of our UK magazine each month...

One of Detroit's most ambitious DJs steps up with an hour of energised, soulful house...

One of Detroit's most ambitious selectors, DJ Holographic has had the biggest year of her musical career in 2018. As it draws to a close, we catch up with her to reflect on its highlights and to look to the future. She also delivers a pristine hour of soulful and energised house as part of our Fresh Kicks series...

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Lenco have made a world first that may become available to buy...

This new 96-page book, Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers From 1983-1989, documents the rise of Chicago house...

This new 96-page book, Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers From 1983-1989, documents the rise of Chicago house using classic posters and artwork from the pioneering parties that paved the way for the scene we know and love today...

WORDS: Kirsty Allison

Daley Padley talks Ibiza memories, his Pacha residency and forthcoming LP...

Hot Since 82’s Pacha party is a throwback to Daley Padley’s own Ibiza history — one where line-ups were secondary, the vibe was right and the music was perfect. We caught up with him to find out about his love for extended sets, the Labyrinth philosophy, and how a tragic event led to his most creative period yet...

"When I land in Ibiza, there’s a sense of being home"

From Paradise Garage to the Space Terrace, David Morales has played it all. His DJ sets and releases dominated dancefloors across the world for more than two decades. Ahead of his set with Hot Since 82’s Labyrinth night at Pacha on September 7th, we grabbed him to discuss his past, present and future...

The veteran Chicago funk/soul aficionado tells us about ten favourite tunes, crucial to his musical journey...

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