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DJ IC and DJ Jim Mastershine blend elements of Afro-Tech, 3-Step, and deep house on their new collab for All Shades of The Drum

DJ IC & DJ Jim Mastershine have linked up on a new single, ‘The Convention’, landing later this week. Have an exclusive first listen below...

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London’s DJ IC returns with three cuts of emotive, soulful Afro House

DJ IC has a new EP on the way via his own All Shades of The Drum Recordings label. Listen to the title track, ‘My...

Black and white photo of DJ IC winking and pointing with two hands at the camera, standing in front of a selection of artwork from his Selections

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, London's DJ IC spotlights ten Afro house and tech essentials 

From his early years spent spinning jungle, garage and grime as part of the Aylesbury Allstars crew, to his legendary status in the UK Afro...

On Cue: DJ IC

DJ IC demonstrates Afro house mastery for the On Cue mix series, and speaks to Tice Cin about his evolution through London’s club scene, growing up on the Aylesbury Estate, celebrating togetherness, and championing young talent

London artist DJ IC’s productions brim with lessons learned from his deep engagement with Black British music throughout his life and career. When you hear...

Premiere: DJ IC, DJ Jim Mastershine & Idd Aziz ‘Meremeta (Echo Deep Dub Mix)’

Johannesburg's Echo Deep crafts a rolling, percussive remix of the forthcoming Afro house cut ‘Meremeta’

DJ IC, DJ Jim Mastershine and Idd Aziz will release their new collaborative single, ‘Meremeta’, this month via Sneja Recordings alongside a collection of remixes...

Inside the UK Afro house renaissance

The Afro house sound is an ever-growing presence in UK dance music, with new labels, club-nights and a dedicated radio station springing up. Alongside a mix from Mr Silk, Ria Hylton explores the sound’s history, and speaks to some of the scene’s key players about forging strong connections with their growing audiences, and their aim to nurture a unique UK Afro house identity

Afro house is steeped in the percussive materials of South Africa’s townships. For decades, its polyrhythms played out on traditional African instruments — bongos, congas...