We celebrate our silver anniversary in May with a very special bumper issue which we're launching at Work bar with an intimate live stream party on Thursday 28th April.
Tech pioneer James Zabiela and funky prog ledge Danny Howells will be joined by Shoom founder Danny Rampling for a sweaty 100-capacity dance off.
There will be free beer on offer for the first hour (from 7pm) and a copy of the magazine on entry, plus DJ support from the DJ Mag Allstars who'll be drop birthday beats until 1am.
In recent years the EDM wave has withdrawn slowly from Brazilian soil, as clubs struggled to sustain the extortionate fees demanded by Top 100 DJs in the face of economic constraints, revealing a strong local scene rife with house DJs. Turns out they preferred house music all along — hardly surprising when you consider it's the rhythm of samba — not the screech of EDM synths — that naturally pumps through the veins of its vibrant people.
While the biggest, most commercially facing set-ups in South America's super-nation, such as Green Valley and Anzu, are drawing upon Brazil's megastar names of accessible deep house/pop like Vintage Culture and Alok to bring in huge crowds, one club has been importing the crème de la crème of underground house and techno long before 120bpm four-fours were the sound du jour for this nation of obsessive clubbers. Since 2002 in fact.
Programmed by D-Edge owner and famed DJ, Renato Ratier, the likes of Dixon, The Martinez Brothers and Solomun are all regulars here, contributions to a music policy that's almost single-handedly cultivated the core essentials of any club scene worth its salt, all within a spectacular superclub setting.