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Gang Starr

The hip-hop legends shared their classics as part of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland‘s Verzuz series

Gang Starr's DJ Premier and Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth make appearances

The sixteen-track album follows singles 'Family and Loyalty' and 'Bad Name'

Gang Starr new album
Gang Starr new album

The announcement comes backed by new track, 'Bad Name'

Gang Starr first new music in 16 years
Gang Starr first new music in 16 years

“We have so much unused footage [of Gang Starr] together, and with Guru’s lyrics I visualized him in the video as a picture book,” DJ Premier says

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... 

Edwin Birdsong, funk musician sampled by Daft Punk, dies age 77
Edwin Birdsong, funk musician sampled by Daft Punk, dies age 77

Kanye West, De La Soul and Gang Starr also re-used his work... 

Motorbass were the gently beating heart of French dance music in the 1990s, the duo’s octopus arms encircling everything positive that would come to pass in the scene’s French touch pomp...

DJ Mag's new Solid Gold series revisists and examines the ongoing significance and influence of electronic albums throughout history. In this first edition, Ben Cardew explores the enduring relevance of Motorbass' (Étienne de Crécy and Philippe Zdar) pivotal French touch record, 'Pansoul', one of the most inspiring electronic records to ever come out of the country...

Last year was an incredible year for party boys Solardo. Playing over 200 high-profile gigs, traversing the globe like a well-oiled machine, the Manc lads rapidly shot into the upper echelons of the scene — converting everyone they came into contact with via their fun-time positive vibes, rolling tech-house bangers and loud shirts. After scooping the Best Duo gong at our Best Of British awards in December, DJ Mag's editor Carl Loben meets up with the pair to find out more...