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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 

A master of both audio and visual aesthetics, Max Cooper names the weird and wonderful tracks that inspired his musical vision...

Max Cooper is best known for emotive soundscapes that translate both on and off the dancefloor, and is defined as an artist consistently pushing the boundaries of sound and vision within his work. His third studio album, ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’, was inspired by a month of solitude in a secluded part of Wales far from the constraints of everyday life. The outcome is twelve pensive tracks with plenty of nostalgia; all intricately woven into visual art to elaborate the story. Aside from his recent trip to the idyllic countryside, we asked Max to reveal ten of his most influential tracks of all time...

DJ Mag talk to Carl Cox about Ibiza’s role in dance music, the importance of new talent and his plans for the rest of 2018...

What is there to say about Carl Cox? The man who came to define the sound of Ibiza, effortlessly appealing to dance music fans across genres, styles and borders. His Space residency and ultimate closing party gave hundreds of thousands of clubbers some of the best nights (and days) of their lives, and now he’s back on the island for six hand- picked dates across the season. We spoke to him about Ibiza’s role in dance music, the importance of new talent and his plans for the rest of 2018...

He’s the ultra-chic Parisian DJ with a long-standing penchant for disco, and now Dimitri From Paris is back in Ibiza once again to headline Defected’s Glitterbox residency at Hï Ibiza. DJ Mag meets the dapper Frenchman to find out what it really takes to remix a classic, his take on the great vinyl vs. digital debate, and how to be a legendary disco DJ in 2018...

We spoke to Giorgia Angiuliabout how the show evolved, the realities behind performing live in the club, and the Es Vedra performance...

Giorgia Angiuli is one of the most distinctive performers in electronic music, coupling quirky toys and powerful synths with her own voice and dynamic performance. We spoke to her about how the show evolved, the realities behind performing live in the club, and the Es Vedra performance...

After a chance meeting at Miami Winter Music Conference (WMC) in 2007, Blond:ish was born. But the seeds of their love of DJing and electronic music were sewn separately after unforgettable experiences of the White Isle. Now they’re island regulars, floating between clubbing, cultural and clean-up spots where the island’s sustainability is an on-going and important topic. We caught up with Vivie-Ann and Anstascia, aka Blond:ish, in the grounds of the remarkable La Granja farmhouse to find out about their Ibiza story, the island’s hidden gems and why this season will be “the best one ever”. Catch them at Black Coffee’s Hï residency on Saturday September 15th...

Berlin-based, Parisian DJ/producer La Fraîcheur steps up with an hour of blistering, incendiary techno with an atmospheric edge. We catch up with a musician for whom identity, art and politics are fundamentally linked...

The disco collective share their secrets to the White Isle...

We speak to the party collective about the best spots on the island to eat, sleep, rave and repeat...

 

Wellies at the ready, it’s time for a festival (or three)! The summer has returned, or at least as much as it ever does in the UK, and with it comes swathes of festivals across the nation, continent and, you guessed it, the world. As per, we’ve trawled through the listings and put together a definitive list of the ones you really need to know about. So biros at the ready, get circling or risk kicking yourself come October...

Dallas has long been a hub of razor sharp electro, but its history is lesser known than that of Chicago or Detroit. Here, Ben Murphy charts the evolution of the Texan city’s key artists, labels and venues, which have helped shape Dallas’ distinct and ever-evolving electro sound...

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