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Should DJs who have never taken illegal drugs be banned from the decks?

Dance music used to be all about getting off your chops to some amazing futuristic electronic sounds. The DJs would get as fucked up as...

Replacing a cassette loop at Pushca

“My first-ever DJ gig was in 1979, but my first house gig was for Pushca — the rave thing in the ‘90s. It was somewhere in west London. I went to one of the raves and they had this chill-out room that was playing a cassette tape that was just going round and round and round.

The masked man speaks

A Sagittariun has been involved in the electronic music scene for the best part of 25 years — running labels, representing artists, producing under other names. He won’t tell DJ Mag who he is, hiding behind a silly mask, but we don’t mind because his new EP, ‘Across the Celestial Sphere’, and forthcoming ‘Dream Ritual’ album are so sublime.
“A Sagittariun is a very personal project, I’m making the music that comes most naturally to me, to be honest,” he tells DJ Mag, “and not really compromising or playing the industry game.”

Boogie nights and disco dayz

Boogie nights and disco dayz from Norway's Proviant Audio

 After Daft Punk's hook-up with Nile Rodgers from Chic produced ultimate ear worm 'Get Lucky', 2013 was hailed as the year of disco — but the tunes to back up that lofty claim have been a bit lacking. Daft Punk's subsequent album was disappointing, and the brand-new nu disco sounds to fill the void left by boring deep house haven't really materialised. Until now.

Soap bar, mosquitos and brillo pads...

“It was Ibiza, 1998, and I had spent several days ligging behind the decks with the world’s best DJs desperately trying to figure out how they did it, but no-one showed the least bit of interest in letting me have a bash on the wheels of steel until Edinburgh’s Voodoo Club offered me a gig out of the blue. I took a flight there.

This months most vital label

Kitsuné is the Japanese word for fox

AKA The Ride Committee

aka The Ride Committee

Hello? Repeat boss thinks back

We ask top DJs about their roots