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DJ and multi-instrumentalist GRiZ reflects on the personal journey that has led up to his sixth album...

Outspoken and self-reflective, GRiZ is back with his sixth studio LP, ‘Ride Waves’. DJ Mag met the Detroit star recently to talk life's highs and lows, and the somber moments and kick-ass party anthems of his best work to date...

Lead pic: Jason Siegel

A new crop of charity record labels has sprung up in the UK and France, donating their entire profitshare to worthy causes, and fighting poverty and inequality in the process...

A new crop of charity record labels has sprung up in the UK and France, donating their entire profitshare to worthy causes, and fighting poverty and inequality in the process. DJ Mag talks to the label owners, and asks whether dance music is doing enough to help those less fortunate...

Words: Matt Anniss

DJ Mag investigates if vinyl-only is good for the dance music industry...

Vinyl is more popular than it’s been in years, and wax-only labels are seen as some of the best in dance music. But is our obsession with records all it’s cracked up to be — or is it just an exclusive club? We talk to DJs and label owners to find out more...

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... 

As exam boards start to include DJing as part of their music GCSE, DJ Mag sent some legends of the artform back to school...

As exam boards start to include DJing as part of their music GCSE, DJ Mag sent some legends of the artform back to school, and put them through the exam to test their skills...

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...

Above & Beyond reveal full details of all-inclusive trance festival
Above & Beyond reveal full details of all-inclusive trance festival

Anjunabeach Riviera Maya takes place in Mexico’s Riviera Maya January 2019…

Above & Beyond reveals new all-inclusive trance festival is in the works
Above & Beyond reveals new all-inclusive trance festival is in the works

“What we’re talking about here is an all-inclusive weekend in a beach paradise…”

Some of the most important DJs in the development of the UK scene are children of the ‘Windrush Generation’. With the Windrush Scandal in the news lately, and the 70th anniversary of the Windrush ship arriving in the UK occurring this June, DJ Mag talks to some of the black and mixed-race foundation DJs about their parents, racism, culture, and being pioneers in our beloved scene...

 

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The trio are back in the trance zone!!

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