Rave futurism from Rotterdam-via-Belfast rising talent, Kessler
Rotterdam-via-Belfast rave futurist Kessler records a storming mix for the Fresh Kicks series, and speaks to Niamh O’Connor about finding inspiration during lockdown and in his hometown scene
An adventure into the raw, groove-driven sound of West Norwood Cassette Library's WNCL
Named after its founder, West Norwood Cassette Library, WNCL has spent the past decade delivering a steady stream of club weapons without getting pigeonholed or bowing to trends. For this month’s The Sound Of, Ben Murphy delves into the collection with boss, Bob Bhamra, who records a mix of cuts from the label’s catalogue
Some of the most important DJs in the development of the UK scene are children of the Windrush generation
Some of the most important DJs in the development of the UK scene are children of the Windrush generation. DJ Mag's editor-in-chief, Carl Loben, speaks to some of the Black and mixed-race foundation DJs about their parents, racism, culture, and being pioneers in our beloved scene
Chicago’s Smart Bar resident Ariel Zetina steps up on femme culture with an EP inspired by “the rhythms of putting on makeup”. Hear the acid-tinged happy hardcore cut, ‘Channel’ now
An hour of full-throttle rave energy from LazyTapes' Cera Khin
Recognise is DJ Mag's monthly mix series, introducing artists we love that are bursting onto the global electronic music circuit. This month, Tunis-born, Berlin-based Cera Khin steps up with an hour of peak-time rave energy, and chats to Eoin Murray about her LazyTapes label, abandoning her comfort zone, and playing whatever the fuck she wants
Warped, dusty drum & bass and hype 160 sonics from Cosmic Bridge boss, Om Unit...
On Cue is our flagship mix series, celebrating the pivotal DJs and producers whose influence has shaped the world of electronic music, both in their local scenes and beyond. This week, DJ Mag deputy editor Ben Hindle chats to Bristol-based Cosmic Bridge boss, Om Unit, who leads an 80-minute excursion through warped, dusty drum & bass and hype 160 sonics...
150 minutes of intense dark ambience, breakcore and experimental techno from the enigmatic innovator
Enigmatic breakcore and dark ambient innovator Christoph De Babalon delivers 150 minutes of engulfing atmospheres and harrowing rhythms in our first Podcast mix of 2019. We meet the revered cult figure to discuss critical resurgence, his forthcoming release on A L T E R, collaboration, fragility and being a reluctant prophet of doom
Born in the UK in the early ‘90s, during a period of explosive creativity, the freeform breakbeats of jungle became the soundtrack to many producers’ formative years before taking a backseat to more formulaic ideas. Recently, however, a new wave of talent has been on the rise, feeding their junglist sensibilities into all corners of the dance...
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...