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Stihia Festival Feruz Rustamov

Claire Francis travels to Stihia festival to find an event that serves as a vital platform for emerging DJs from within Uzbekistan, as well as supporting local sustainable development

In the desert in a remote corner of Uzbekistan, where rain is infrequent and water is scarce, an unexpected and ferocious downpour is unfolding. It’s...

DJ Mag Tech reviews the AIAIAI TMA-2 Wireless+, which sees the headphone giant team up with Richie Hawtin to deliver the “world’s first” dedicated wireless...

AIAIAI has been at the forefront of headphone design since 2010. They first came to prominence with their modular approach, where the user can spec...

Last weekend, AVA festival returned to Belfast. Despite venue closures and ongoing restrictions across Northern Ireland, the event went ahead outdoors in a brand new...

Last weekend, after almost 18 months without a show, Belfast’s mighty AVA returned to the city in a brand new location, taking over the Boucher...

Apple's new M1 chip has promised a lot with some eyebrow-raising early performance reviews. But how does it fare for the DJ / producer? DJ...

Last year, Apple announced they were phasing out Intel chips in their computers, in favour of their own M1 processing chips, which the tech giant...

Native Instruments’ Maschine+ is an ambitious project; remodelling the popular hardware and software groovebox combo to operate as a standalone production unit. DJ Mag's Digital...

When Native Instruments first released Maschine, it was attempting to fill a gap. Computers had become powerful enough to supersede hardware-packed studios that came before...

Defected's Where Love Lives documentary is a moving journey through self-acceptance, expression and the power of community

Apple’s new AirPods Max aren’t cheap —but do they justify their price tag?

Apple’s AirPods division is so popular that they make more money for Apple than Spotify's entire business is worth. What started as a natural complement...

The latest version of the popular DJ software makes bold claims around stem separation. But does it actually work?

We had an exclusive first listen to Avicii’s posthumous album ‘Tim’, which DJ Mag’s Harold Heath finds continues his musical journey to a more song-based approach...

The release of Tim Bergling’s posthumous ‘Tim’ album is inevitably bittersweet in the extreme. Whilst we’ve been gifted 12 tracks of pure, peak Avicii, the...

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...

We review the sequel to the cult classic...

Coming out of the Cineworld IMAX on London’s Leicester Square after the first UK showing of T2: Trainspotting, the critical mutterings are about ‘a nostalgia-fest’...

Getting down to techno and psy-trance in deepest Leicestershire

Continuously growing since its successful debut in 2012, Noisily Festival’s fourth year compelled 3000 free-spirited festival goers to gather in the woods of Noseley Hall...

DJ Mag spends seven blissed out days at at the last ever instalment of The Garden Festival, but is it really the end?

Seven days of festival can seem like a lot to even the most hardened clubber. Even Craig David took Sunday's off. But that's exactly what...

We travel to Ecuador for a DJ Mag party at Lost Beach in Montañita, and find that — like with the Lost TV series after which...

After a long KLM flight from Amsterdam, we arrive at Guayaquil Airport and immediately catch up with Mr C and his partner Xo Chic. It...

AIAIAI drop a novel way for DJs and producers to get the modular sound and look with their new TMA-2 Modular headphones...

 

Modular seems to be the buzzword of the moment within the dance music fraternity — everywhere we look we are encircled by the new modular...

We review Manchester's Parklife Festival

Manchester’s Parklife festival exists in an alternative dimension where EDM doesn’t exist. You won’t find any cake throwing DJs or the latest celebrity selectors throwing...

FL Studio 12 has a brand-new user interface that will leave a sweet taste for all that use it...

The big news from Image-Line the makers of FL Studio (or Fruity Loops as some of the older readers still call it) is that a...

Rane's new rotary mixer the MP2015 is a rotary work of art...

If there is any downside to writing the Tech Section of DJ Mag it certainly isn't getting to see all of the latest equipment from...

From grave to rave! Bloc rose to return to its spiritual home for its first festival since its infamously ill-fated attempt in 2012. So how...

It’s the wee small hours of a Monday morning in March. As most of Britain sleeps in preparation for what will probably be another mundane...

DJ Mag heads to Sweden for their take on Sonar...

Swedish people are cool. It’s no secret that the Swedes have a certain “je ne sais quoi”, a magic that’s spawned everything from furniture empire...