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The reign of Flohio continues

An hour of radiant, high-energy club sounds from Manchester's Anz as part of our Recognise series

Recognise is DJ Mag's monthly mix series, introducing artists we love that are bursting onto the global electronic music circuit. This month, we catch up with Manchester’s purveyor of radiant club sounds, Anz, to discuss her frenetic process, playing Panorama bar, and her landmark EP, ‘Invitation 2 Dance’

Funk-infused, jazzy disco and balearic grooves from Ruf Dug as part of our On Cue series

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. Next up is Manchester-based DJ, producer, NTS Resident, and all round good guy, Ruf Dug, who drops in with just over an hour of funk-infused, jazzy disco and balearic grooves

Laurel Halo MODE series
Laurel Halo MODE series

DJ Bone, DEBONAIR, GAS and Beatrice Dillon are among the names locked for the experimental music series in September and October

Cassius Essential Mix
Cassius Essential Mix

It was recorded shortly before Philippe Zdar's death earlier this summer


Newly-founded label MELD launch their imprint with a V/A compilation later this month. Among the label's talent roster is newcomer, Willy, who provides a dynamic take on UK techno with 'First Ill'

From ambience and R&B to house and garage, Local Action's Tom Lea delivers a superb mix from the label's versatile catalogue

Our monthly label showcase, The Sound Of, puts the focus on the imprints we love; outlets that are championing new artists, dropping key releases and driving their respective scenes. This month, we catch up with one of the most exciting labels in underground club culture, Local Action, whose founder, Tom Lea, delivers a definitive mix from its versatile catalogue