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We meet Orbital to talk their new LP, live performance and what it's like to be 30 years deep in the dance music biz...

After almost 30 years — minus a couple of splits — operating as Orbital, Paul and Phil Hartnoll are back with their first studio album in six years (and ninth in total), ‘Monsters Exist’. DJ Mag tracks the brothers down in their beloved Brighton to chat their new LP, sibling bickering and sending a message through music...

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EBM has been having a major influence on techno recently, but many of the DJs playing/producing the sound still utilise the genre’s classic tracks in their sets. Below, 10 DJs who play electronic body music choose their favourite classic EBM tracks...

The Firehouse boss digs deep, revealing the inspiration behind her new band project, Pleasure Planet...

Kim Ann Foxman’s Firehouse Records is all about the house music; a label that celebrates all the great things going on in New York and has built solid foundations since 2014. But right now there’s an exciting twist in Kim’s discography, in the form of her latest project Pleasure Planet, alongside Andrew Potter and Brian Hersey. The trio have been working together for the best part of five years with their first collaboration heard on NY imprint Throne Of Blood. Harking back to the synth sounds of the ‘80s with hints of Italo disco, their latest ‘Pleasure Planet’ EP has come via Foxman and Potter’s colourful new imprint self: timer. We catch up with Foxman to reminisce about the essential records that inspired the Pleasure Planet sound — from Nu Groove classics to New Order...

EBM has been simmering on the underground in recent years, and now DJs including Nina Kraviz and Helena Hauff are utilising the sound – alongside other music prefacing techno like electro – in their sets. Subsequently, the '80s movement largely swept away by acid house at the turn of the '90s is now back in full force. DJ Mag investigates the industrial dancefloor clatter...

The Black Madonna is the real deal. Raised in Kentucky but born in the DJ booth of Chicago's Smartbar, she's unleashed the true spirit of house back into the world. Fearlessly challenging the status quo both on and off the dancefloor, she’s spearheading a global revolution drawing its power from the founding principles of dance culture. In advance of playing our Miami pool party, we found out why The Black Madonna still believes...

Draws inspiration from industrial and post-punk acts…