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A selection of 12 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag's July emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From funk-inflected electro and rapturous trance to bumping garage, batida and beyond, here’s July 2024’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Rising DJ, singer/songwriter and founder of the female-focused agency Madame Jazz, Ella Knight has the scene at her feet. With a Boiler Room set already...

A selection of 8 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag’s June emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From bass-driven electro and jagged club experiments, to ’90s-styled house, punchy prog and beyond, here’s June 2024’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Masaka Masaka’s new album ‘Barely Making Much’ is a woozy, dreamlike affair. Opening track ‘Mental Construct’ disrupts shoegaze guitars with scattered beats. ‘6pm Waiting On...

A selection of 8 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag’s May emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From bassy breaks and minimal techno to fizzing hyper-pop, experimental lo-fi and beyond, here’s May 2024’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Singer and musician ULTRA MIA’s new single ‘Thin Line’ is a marvel of gauzy synths, looming bass, subtle 2-step beats and expressive vocals. Only her...

A selection of 8 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag’s April emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From rowdy breaks and dreamy deep house to ambient electro and otherworldly techno, here’s April 2024’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

“I love music that just catches your attention from the get-go,” says JWY, describing the kinds of tracks you might hear in one of her...

A selection of 8 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag’s March emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From masterful footwork and radiant house, to striking Latin beats, eclectic electro, breaks and beyond, here’s March 2024’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

“I want to see the bodies riding soundwaves, sparkling sweat in the air, and infectious smiles,” says cay horiuchi, whose DJ sets seek to create...

A selection of 8 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag’s February emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From quaking dubstep and tripped-out rap, to healing house, R&B and beyond, here’s February 2024’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Danish-Honduran artist Julie Pavon has so far released just one EP, but is already rising swiftly. The vocalist and songwriter’s six-track debut ‘Watch Her Dance’...

A selection of 8 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag’s January emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From sizzling EBM and electro experiments to ballistic breaks, dubby bass and beyond, here’s January 2024’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Ballistic breaks firing wildly from all angles; gut-punching basslines that rumble and roar; celestial pads that paint otherworldly pictures — these are the sounds of...

A selection of 12 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag’s December emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From devilishly groovy deep house and electro, to future-facing hip-hop, bass and beyond, here’s December 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

When it comes to house music, South Africa is in a league of its own. Since the early ’90s, the country’s love affair with the...

A selection of 12 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag’s November emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From chunky tech house and shapeshifting garage to big-room amapiano, gqom and beyond, here’s November 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

On Bae Blade’s debut EP ‘Mixed Feelings’, for London label Mutual Pleasure, the Dortmund-born DJ and producer fused several genres — and feelings — across...

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The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From metal-infused batida and Aphexy electro into moody d&b, amapiano and beyond, here’s August 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Eight years since Normal Nada The Krakmaxter’s first EP — ‘Transmutação Cerebral’ on Lisbon label Príncipe — was released, the elusive artist returned in June...

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​Across the UK, open decks events are making DJing more accessible for people of all skill levels. Here, Joseph Francis speaks to organisers and community members about how creating safe spaces to practise and learn can help boost confidence, encourage members of marginalised groups, unearth new talent, and even change the narrative around what makes a good DJ

Every first Thursday of the month, Lion Vibes record store in Brixton, South London hosts an open decks night. It’s a lowkey thing; punters rock...

A selection of 8 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag's July emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From high-energy house and techno to new age juke, irresistible breaks and beyond, here's July 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

“I’m always thinking about pace, and creating opportunities to get lost in the rhythms and melodies,” says LORA, the London-based DJ whose increasingly busy gig...

A selection of 10 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag's June emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From amapiano, breaks and tripped-out house to tech-step, trance and beyond, here's June 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Though he has been releasing music and recording mixes since 2018, Pretoria-born producer/DJ Thuto Moloi, aka Thuto The Human, fully emerged earlier this year. His...

A selection of 12 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag's May emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From innovative Afro house and techno to hyperactive pop and saxaphone experiments, here's May 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Two talented artists are behind Awkward Moments: Mimi Xu heads up the music production and composition, while multi-instrumentalist MAGUIRE leads on the vocals. Inspired by...

A selection of 12 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag's April emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From sizzling breaks and snapping garage to shimmery techno, shapeshifting bass and beyond, here’s April 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Breaks, garage, techno and the occasional MC — Freshta melds it all, often veering from ceiling-shattering bass to ravey melodies in one swift blend. Born...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: February 2023

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From vibrant techno and futurist tech-step to classy house, lush field recordings and more, here’s February 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

WAAW are a London-based DJ duo — literal twins, best represented by a palindrome that screams “WOW!” — whose global club sound curation is both...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: January 2023

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From thumping house and techno through experimental electronics and beyond, here’s January 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Boo cites Burial as one of her influences, and listening to her track ‘Air Is My Element’ on Anetha’s label, Mama Told Ya, it’s no...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: December 2022

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From atmospheric techno and fast-paced breaks to melodic Afro house and beyond here's December 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Manchester is a city where artists don’t feel constrained by genre, moving with ease between different scenes. EVABEE is one of the best examples of...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: November 2022

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From crystalline house and propulsive techno to experimental ambient and club-tuned pop here's November 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

House music as shimmering and crystalline as a diamond, but suffused with endless warmth? That’s the domain of London DJ and producer Flaurese. His 2020...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: October 2022

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From soulful house and hammering techno to electropop, bass and beyond, here's October 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

The sound palette of London-based producer Tom Jarmey transcends several genres. Jungle, ambient, techno and cinematic soundscapes snake through his releases on Holding Hands, Dansu...