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We meet disco legend and songwriting extraordinaire Nile Rodgers for our September UK cover...

Nile Rodgers is the man behind Chic and countless disco classics and mega hits. Always moving with the times and updating his classic guitar licks and grooves for new generations, he’s about to release a long- awaited new album filled with modern collaborators. DJ Mag met Nile to talk about staying current, the significance of the disco movement, and why he continues to do what he does so well...

WORDS: Declan McGlynn
PICS: Dan Reid 

TT's ambient upstart Lucaufer steps up with a cinematic selection of lush soundscapes... 

London ambient upstart Lucaufer steps up with a captivating selection of lush electronic soundscapes, hectic rhythms and cinematic classical motifs, tailor-made to soundtrack the approaching autumn. We catch up with the emerging artist to talk musical identity, ambience and the quest to sound like Debussy and Swedish House Mafia at the same time...

Detroit drum & bass aficionado steps up with a killer hour of ecstatic footwork, jungle and jolting, bassy rhythms...

Detroit drum & bass aficionado Sinistarr steps up with a killer hour of ecstatic footwork, jungle and jolting, bassy rhythms. We catch up with a singular talent to talk origins, making d&b in Detroit and dreams of yachts...

He's worked with Green Velvet and Lee Foss, but Mason Maynard is only just getting started...

He's worked with Green Velvet and Lee Foss, but Mason Maynard is only just getting started. We catch up with Manchester's tech house upstart to get the low-down

FROM: Manchester, UK

SOUNDS LIKE: Jamie Jones, Solardo, Green Velvet

THREE TUNES: 'Puffy', 'Auto Mate', 'Tear It Up'

77 minutes of raw power for the Brooklyn DJ...

Formidable DJ/producer/promoter Katie Rex steps up with a fierce mix of hammering electro and techno. We catch up with the Brooklyn mainstay to discuss her origins in the Philadelphia rave scene, founding the peerless BOUND event series, and her favourite artists in the scene...

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Simon Baker was a successful DJ/producer who had releases on labels such as Kompakt, Cocoon and Last Night On Earth. But then he developed tinnitus, and his life changed. However, rather than wallowing in misery, he started to find out all about how to treat the condition before re-training as a craniosacral therapist in order to help others experiencing tinnitus. Here’s his story...

Words: Simon Baker

DJ Mag spends an evening with veteran house producer and maverick DJ Kerri Chandler. The force behind labels Madhouse, MadTech and Kaoz Theory’s home studio is bursting with music tools fit for an audiophile king. After a three-decade career producing instant classics for the dancefloor and touring the world he shows no sign of slowing down...

The original DJ cover star, Sasha was the face of ’90s clubland success and excess. His new Refracted:LIVE show redefines his special talent, delivering a fresh take on his biggest hits and reinvigorating an artist who’s often struggled with his place in the spotlight...

Luciano is an Ibiza icon. Witnessing the rise and fall of genres, nights, clubs and careers, his own resident sets at DC-10 and Vagabundos parties at Pacha — to name but two— soundtracked some of the island’s most memorable moments. Now he’s spearheading a new concept at Ushuaïa, where nothing is quite as it seems. We spoke to him about his recent sobriety, where the island is headed and his vision for DYSTOPIA...

With a punk attitude, impressive live shows, and an ever-shifting psychedelic yet dancefloor-friendly sound, Red Axes have brought a breath of fresh air to the electronic music scene in recent years, all while avoiding the typical indietronica clichés...

With a punk attitude, impressive live shows, and an ever-shifting psychedelic yet dancefloor-friendly sound, Red Axes have brought a breath of fresh air to the electronic music scene in recent years, all while avoiding the typical indietronica clichés...

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