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During the early '90s the word 'rave' conjured up images of the era's legendary acid house parties. 30 years on — hijacked by the tabloid...

During the ‘90s, the term ‘rave’ became a buzzword in the tabloid press. And it’s happened again in 2020. So much so that they write...

Every era of British dance music has its myths and over-simplified narratives — hell, even little known local scenes have urban legends. Below, Matt Anniss...

We need to think about how we document dance music culture. It may seem odd saying this when there are so many magazines, podcasts, and...

Over the past 10 years, DJing has undergone seismic transformations in technology and process. New styles of DJing have emerged, and some have had huge...

In the last decade, trends came and went — thank you vaporwave, lo-fi house and hypnagogic pop — but some of the most profound and...

Artificial intelligence, the doom mongers say, will make many human jobs obsolete, and some believe it will destroy the music industry too. But the flipside...

Picture this... It’s 2030, and the DJ Mag Top 100 has just been topped, for the first time ever, by an artist created with artificial...

Ageism in the dance music industry is a subject that is being discussed more and more, particularly its impact on employment. But what about its...

A dark club, flashing lights, a crowd reaching for the roof as the DJ drops a huge track and a roar of jubilation as the beat kicks in after...

If you’re telling people to “keep politics out of music”, you’re missing the point. Here, DJ Mag’s Harold Heath explains why politics are an integral...

Brian Welsh's new film, Beats, captures the excitement of those early rave days, without resorting to cliche or over-the-top nostalgia

Beats, the new film from director Brian Welsh, tells the tale of two Scottish teenagers attending their first rave in 1994, just as the Conservative...

The state of the environment has never been worse, but could

dance music be contributing to the problem? DJ Mag regular

Martin Guttridge-Hewitt examines if...

From South East Asia to the Western US, North to South Africa, people can’t get enough of synths and syncopated rhythms. Electronic beats are officially...

Vinyl is more popular than it’s been in years, and wax-only labels are seen as some of the best in dance music. But is our...

We're still deep in the midst of a resurgence in vinyl culture. Vinyl sales continue to rise year on year, up 12% in 2018, and vinyl-only...

Greeted with both derision and delight from the outset, the cartoonish covers and soundtrack of happy hardcore’s defining, and to some damning, Bonkers series were...

“Bonkers, light in the head; slightly drunk. Perhaps from bonk, a blow or punch on the bonce or head.” It's a word whose origins come...

New Tottenham spot The Cause is highlighting the cultural benefits of clubs through charity fundraising, homegrown talent and a true community atmosphere. Simon Doherty asks...

Soon, you’ll be able to upload music directly to Spotify without a label or distributor – here’s what it means for the dance music world...

Yesterday Spotify announced a new feature that allows artists to upload music and releases directly to the streaming platform for free, without a label or...

Is dance music suffocating under a wave of beige productions or are we just jaded? Harold Heath argues that artists need to take more risks...

The kick-drum drops out, reach towards the ceiling, the air is filled with whoops and whistles. Then a long whoosh of white noise simultaneously builds the...

With the rise of Shazam, The Identification of Music Group and "Track ID?" culture, some DJs have become increasingly protective of the music they play...

Imagine it. You’re at a party in your mate’s back garden, all your friends are there, spirits are high, the sun’s just setting, your tins...

Don't get left with cake on your face

Over the past few years, what started off in illegal warehouses has blossomed into a multi billion dollar, worldwide phenomenon. However, it's no secret that...