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Sammy Virji Smiling

When Sammy Virji's DJ Mag HQ set went viral last year, it changed the course of his career — but this is no overnight success story. His early bassline explorations and vibrant UKG cuts had already laid the groundwork for his global takeover. Nathan Evans learns more

"It’s scary, to be honest,” says Sammy Virji. We’re in a quiet section of a particular peri-peri chicken eatery that the producer/DJ visits “three or...

Close-up shot of Channel Tres wearing a blue shirt

The California-raised producer Channel Tres is a natural born trailblazer. As the name behind Compton House, he’s found admirers for his self-coined genre within funk, hip-hop and pop audiences. In his forthcoming album ‘Head Rush’, he’s expanding upon that diverse aesthetic by tapping into his divine intuition to tell his life story and introduce the world to new depths of his musicality

Successful artists often point to intuition as their guiding force. But developing a positive relationship with an inner dialogue is something that takes practice, patience...

Indira Paganotto in a red, white and black jacket

Spanish DJ, producer and ARTCORE label founder Indira Paganotto’s irresistible hybrid of techno and psytrance has made her a huge star on festival stages and in superclubs, but her rise to the top has been beset with challenges. Niamh O’Connor speaks with her about sticking to her principles, her love of psytrance, the importance of the underground, and the balancing influence of family

Few artists have fused the worlds of bright psytrance and booming techno as smoothly as Indira Paganotto. The Spanish producer, DJ and founder of the...

Vintage Culture press shot in a yellow jacket

Vintage Culture has come a long way from a small town in Brazil to playing stadiums, topping dance charts and partying with football royalty. After suffering near-burnout from constant touring, he’s recharged and full of vitality, with a deeper sound he loves with all his heart, hundreds of tunes ready to go, Ibiza and Las Vegas residencies scheduled, and a set lined up at DJ Mag's Miami Pool Party

Lukas Ruiz grew up in Mundo Novo, a tiny municipality with under 20,000 inhabitants, right on Brazil’s border with Paraguay. His mum had always told...