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Vinyl is back, but the format comes with a serious environmental cost. As the dance music world attempts to go greener, some companies are working out ways...

From the travelling of punters and touring artists, to the plastic consumption in nightclubs and festivals, all the way to the production of equipment and physical music, it’s fair to...

Denver-based Illenium is the bass music star that sells out stadiums, but before he made music, he struggled with addiction. Around the release of his...

“The albums are a trilogy,” says Illenium. “That was my idea, which makes me wonder what I’m going to do next, but I’m not worrying...

Chronically underrated as an established British voice, Tricky’s outstanding new autobiography, Hell Is Round The Corner, readdresses his magnitude

Tricky wants to sit outside in Kings Cross, London. It’s blazing hot and he’s wearing a purple singlet, because he can. He trains a lot...

Progressive house champion Cristoph shows us round his Newcastle haunts, and tells us how his friends and family, and the patronage of Eric Prydz, have...

Cristoph is leaning on a railing overlooking Tynemouth Bay as the sun beats down. He often comes here to walk. At 25C and rising, though...

With an unrestrained take on disco, house and funk, Amsterdam’s Kamma is a star in the making. Ahead of several performances this year’s ADE, we...

It’s a glorious August afternoon in Amsterdam. Boiler Room is streaming live from Dekmantel Festival’s recognisable corrugated steel tunnel. Kamma has only just dropped the...

From: Vancouver, Canada via Kaifeng, China

For fans of: Yasuaki Shimizu, Ramzi, Bufiman

Three tunes: ‘Infi Love’, ‘Roll With the Punches’, ‘Watermelon Woman’

With mixes that overflow with colourful melodies, musical landscapes that usher in dreamlike mind-states, and productions that mirror those aesthetics, over the last three years...

TOKiMONSTA is the rare kind of artist who transcends genre — a producer who has worked with everyone from Flying Lotus to Skrillex and Anderson...

Jennifer Lee climbs up a set of stairs at Mack Sennett Studios in between a number of elaborate costume changes, during an all-day photo shoot...

The charming southern town of Charlotte, North Carolina is known for many things, among them its scenic beauty, “whole hog”-style barbeque and the NASCAR Hall...

Visiting Envy’d Lounge is a lot like living a lucid dream. On one side of the door exists a pumping, state-of-the-art nightclub equipped with a...

As Black Box re-release the original version of their 1989 mega-hit, DJ Mag talks to Daniele Davoli about the birth of Italo house, the dispute...

IT’S often said that behind every hit, there’s a lawsuit. Black Box’s ‘Ride On Time’ is no exception. Loleatta Holoway slammed it for ripping off her...

The tunes that ruled 2016...

Thank god for Shazam, eh? Gone are the days of hearing a killer tune and painstakingly searching for it. Singing a hook to a bemused-looking...

Kompakt's main man talks his top tunes...

Enamoured by electronic music culture at a young age, Michael moved to Cologne just as his teens came to an end and got a job...

We throw some quick-fire questions at Shadow Child...

Emerging from his anonymous beginnings on Dirtybird, Shadow Child has stepped into the light to become one of the UK’s biggest artists. Combining modern house...

With her contagious effervescence and imaginative foresight, Alison Wonderland is dance music's newest badass on the block. 

 

There is a fine line between trying and doing. Alex Scholler, aka Alison Wonderland, is undoubtedly doing … and on her own terms. Effortlessly cool...

Digitality digging in the crates

WhoSampled is the go-to website for dance nuts investigating the funk, soul and electronic music samples that underpin their modern day favourites. Growing from a...

The iconic Spaniards catch us up to speed about one of their best summers and their forthcoming first full-length artist album.

Chus & Ceballos are constantly on the run. Whether they are smashing dance-floors during marathon DJ sets in Ibiza, or braving the freezing Canadian cold...


We catch up with the hardest working man in dance to talk his rise to fame, his Revealed Recordings label and his bid for world...

“After I do a gig, if I’m in a party mood, it’s my tour manager’s job to remind me that this is my job,” says 25-year-old megastar DJ Hardwell. “Even though when I DJ and travel it doesn’t feel like a job. It feels like a dream come true.”

German producer Kris Menace — famed for his huge, filtered and electro-funkin' house — has collaborated with a string of singers for his latest album...

“I love listening to a cool techno DJ, in a club, but if you go and see Swedish House Mafia DJ, for example, there’s no artistry involved. They are just getting behind the decks, with a finished CD, and pressing play then putting their hands in the air. This is something that is so wrong, because they get paid so much money for that.”

DJ Mag join frontwoman Cata Pirata and the band in Amsterdam to find out what exactly spurs their voyages across the atlas...

From their Amsterdam base, Skip & Die roam the world looking for fresh sounds to inject into their raucous global bass 'n' beats. And with their debut album 'Riots In The Jungle', they're not afraid of stirring a little insurrection. DJ Mag join frontwoman Cata Pirata and the band in their home city to find out what exactly spurs their voyages across the atlas...

Fake Blood talks to the press for the first time about his new album

DJ Mag quizzed him about his hip-hop roots, graffiti, EDM and his burgeoning soundtrack work for a famous cult horror movie...

Charting the rise from DJing at seminal Nottingham outpost The Bomb to his current role as the musical polymath behind Leftroom Records.

The slow burn. That has always been Matt Tolfrey's modus operandi. He's more concerned with foundations, with building a family of likeminded house heads around him rather than surrounding himself with people who can advance his career.