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Akala's Natives: Race And Class In The Ruins Of Empire is a fiercely honest appraisal of growing up poor and mixed race in broken Britain. This heartfelt polemic fights every excuse of racial ignorance and serves as a two-fingered salute of threatening intellect. DJ Mag catch up with the MC, writer, poet and political commentator...

With the rise of Shazam, The Identification of Music Group and "Track ID?" culture, some DJs have become increasingly protective of the music they play. But is secrecy the solution when the whole point of DJing is to share?

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

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...