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Selections: Nosaj Thing

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Nosaj Thing spotlights Detroit house and techno stompers, shoegaze slow burners and hypnotic electronics

Nosaj Thing cuts a singular figure in the electronic music landscape. Since releasing his debut EP in 2006 he’s produced tracks with stars including Kendrick...

Selections: Hodge

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Hodge spotlights high-speed dembow, hybridised club music and percussive, bassy techno

Hodge is one of those artists who can make any sound his own. For over a decade now, the Bristolian DJ and producer has been...

Selections: Peach

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Peach spotlights recent staples in her genre-hopping DJ sets

Canada-born, London-based DJ and producer Peach has built her reputation with DJ sets that traverse all manner of genres, from twilit Chicago house to full-pelt...

Selections: Murder He Wrote

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Murder He Wrote spotlights future-facing funky, breaks, grime and bass

If you’ve had your ear to the ground in the past few years, you’ll have felt the pulse of Murder He Wrote’s music. The Manchester-based...

Selections: Mor Elian

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Mor Elian spotlights off-kilter bangers to shake up the dancefloor

As a DJ, producer and co-founder of the Fever AM label, Berlin-based Mor Elian thrives in the stranger, trippier corners of club music. For close...

Selections: KMRU

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, KMRU spotlights blissful synths, tactile guitars, streetscape sound design, indie rock and more

For Berlin-based Kenyan artist KMRU, the art of listening is a crucial facet of music-making. “I feel like the things around us have something to...

Selections: Lucrecia Dalt

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Lucrecia Dalt spotlights ‘70s salsa, early 20th century Armenian folk music, abstract dembow, pioneering electronic minimalism and more

The mercurial, experimental music of Berlin-based, Colombian artist Lucrecia Dalt assumes another form in her new album for RVNG Intl., ‘¡Ay!’. While recent solo, collaborative...

Selections: FOQL

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Pointless Geometry's FOQL spotlights experimental electronic sounds from the Polish underground

“I am not really a DJ in a club way, more of a plunderphonist!” says Justyna Banaszczyk, aka FOQL, whose Selections feature a fascinating assemblage...

Selections: Manni Dee

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Manni Dee spotlights forward-thinking rave rhythms from across the globe

As a DJ and producer, Manni Dee’s approach to music balances brutality with rhythmic experimentation, trippy melodies and leftfield musicality. His 2021 album for Perc...

Selections: SPFDJ

In this series, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, SPFDJ spotlights hard, fast and hallucinatory techno

SPFDJ’S ascent in the years prior to the Covid pandemic was as hard and fast as the music she plays. From becoming a Herrensauna resident...

Selections: Ciel

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Ciel picks boundary-pushing techno, electro and trance, spaced-out jungle and sun-baked garage

Ciel is an open-format DJ in the fullest sense of the term. Her 2019 mix for DJ Mag’s Recognise series was a near-90 minute ceremony...

Selections: NIKS

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, NIKS spotlights ‘90s techno, vocal house and percussive club bangers

NIKS is the co-founder of the Black Artist Database — a website and initiative that promotes Black musicians around the world in all genres, and...

Selections: Gene On Earth

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Gene on Earth spotlights breakbeat trance, bouncing house, “bullfrog techno” and more

Last year, California-born, Berlin-based DJ and producer Gene On Earth released the definitive ‘The Sound Of Limo’ comp, a 14-track collection that represented the lush...

Selections: Wordcolour

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Wordcolour spotlights polyrhythmic club music, microtonal synths, rave edits and more

"In one sense the album is quite cinematic,” wrote Wordcolour in the press notes for ‘The trees were buzzing, and the grass.’, his LP released...

Selections: The Maghreban

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, The Maghreban spotlights dark, punchy techno, febrile drums and classic post-punk edits

As The Maghreban, Ayman Rostom crafts club-geared tracks that draw from multiple UK dance genres, while also tapping into astral jazz and the SWANA musical...

Selections: Hagan

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Hagan spotlights percussive gems, from futuristic UK funky, gqom and amapiano to house, drill and highlife

Much like this energising DJ sets, British-Ghanaian artist Hagan’s debut album, ‘Textures’, is a masterclass in percussion and soul. Set for release in October via...

Selections: Shannen SP

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Shannen SP spotlights amapiano, footwork, Asakaa drill and more

Shannen SP’s sets collate music from the vanguard of African and Afro-diasporic electronic music. From amapiano and gqom to kuduro, footwork, UK funky and rap...

Selections: NikNak

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, NikNak spotlights ambient sound designs, jazz-infused hip-hop and high-def club experiments

NikNak is an award-winning turntablist, producer and presenter based in Leeds, who is just at home mixing funk and hip-hop as she is dubstep and...

Selections: BFTT

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Mutualism and YCO's BFTT spotlights cutting edge club music, playful sound design and Celine Dion-sampling ambience

BFTT described his 2020 mix for DJ mag as “super fun but fucked up”. The same could be said for his contribution to the Selections...

Selections: Aquarian

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Aquarian spotlights broken techno, fluorescent rave sounds, electro, juke and more

Like a fine wine, Berlin-based Canadian Aquarian’s music is only improving with time. While his early ‘10s productions for UNO were nothing to sniff at...