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Bloodworth's photography captured key moments from London's dubstep scene through collaborations with Rinse, FWD>> and more 

An archive of photography by the late Shaun Bloodworth is currently in the works.

The Shaun Bloodworth Archive, which will take in a website and...

Fear of failure, loneliness and financial instability were major contributors... 

73% of independent musicians suffer from mental illness, a new study by distribution company Record Union has found. 

The online survey was conducted between 21st...

In an interview with Annie Mac on Radio 1 last week, dubstep pioneer Benga discussed the inspiration behind his new track 'Psychosis' and opened up...

Benga debuted his first new music since 2016 last Wednesday 7th February on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show. Two days before DJ Mag gave the...

The dubstep original launches new label, Illuminate...

Benga has returned with his first track since 2016, a tough, paranoid electro cut called 'Psychosis'.

Built around a repetitive robotic vocal and simple-but-effective beat...

We're pulling no punches for our Birmingham birthday...

Following a massive party with Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, Chris Liebing and more, we're returning to The Rainbow Venues for part two of our Birmingham...

#RaveForShaun...

XOYO have revealed the line-up for their Rave For Shaun event, which is set to take place at the Shoreditch venue on Thursday 15th September...

The former Magnetic Man dropped a new track on SoundCloud last night...

Benga has shared a new track, ‘Power’, from his upcoming ‘Future Funk’ EP.

The track finds the former Magnetic Man co-producer exploring harsher, Underground Resistance-inspired...

The dubstep pioneer will return to DJing in the new year

Benga has announced that he is coming out of retirement next year. The Croydon DJ and producer, who makes up one third of Magnetic Man...

The dubstep producer reveals he has schizophrenia & bipolar disorder.

Despite affecting a huge number of people, discussions around mental health remain taboo in the entertainment industry. 

Unstable lifestyles and hectic touring schedules can severely...

Hotflush announce new compilation entitled 'Vol.2: Dub Pressure (2005-2008)'

Following 'The Formations Years', Hotflush have announced 'Vol.2: Dub Pressure', which continues the 12-year antiquity of Scuba’s own esteemed and diverse imprint.

The release will...

Stuart Patterson's 'Acid Thunder' mix

Stuart Patterson has been at the forefront of London's cutting-edge club scene for the last fifteen years. Through DJing, promoting club-nights, and programming the highly...

Listen back to Benga's covermount CD mix from 2008!

Every Thursday, we're uploading one of our favourite covermount CDs from the past. Last week we had Bicep, this week — Benga!

It's a classic...

Classic 2002 mix unearthed by Hatcha exclusively for DJ Mag readers!

Dubstep don Hatcha has kindly given us a piece of history with this classic dubstep set recorded all the way back in 2002, around the...

DJ Hatcha 'Dubstep Allstars Vol 1' (Tempa)


The Game Changer is taking a slightly different form this month. Usually it focuses on seminal tracks, but when it comes to the emergence of...

Download Dubstep don's Garage mix

Before dubstep in the UK, there was garage – a sound that's come back around in the last couple of years. Our pal Hatcha, dubstep...

Win tickets for Dismantle, Benga and Melé

Before Monday Comes is a documentary that follows Digital Soundboy's bass bad-ass Dismantle as he marauds from Stockholm to Beijing to Berlin to New York and eventually to our DJ Mag Basing Session in London.

Dubstep original will never turn his back on the sound that made him

As you’ve doubtless heard, dubstep is dead in the water. Cursed with a lethal mix of commercial success, mass popularity, a huge internet presence, countless sold out raves, the scene is, as any fool can tell, totally knackered. Somebody needs to pause and tell Skream this quick, because from where he’s standing, the world has never looked better. Currently on a short solo tour of the States, the man who describes himself as having “dubstep as my blood group” has been gleefully pushing the boundaries of the sound, chopping up half speed snare smashes and bully boy basslines with taut explosions of house, disco and techno, knowing full well that rather than destroying the scene he loves, he’s blowing it wide open.