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Pioneering queer Black women-led sound system, Sistermatic, returns for Brixton street party next month

Sistermatic, the pioneering queer Black woman-led sound system crew, are set to return for their first party in almost 30 years next month.


On Friday...

Two pictures side by side. On the left, the Eldorado Auto Skooter sound system. On the right, some of its bumper cars

An iconic 1970s soundsystem lives on inside a Coney Island attraction. Vivian Host catches up with sound engineer Dan Prosseda about the magical speaker stacks of the Eldorado Auto Skooter bumper cars

Most of New York’s revered club soundsystems of the ‘70s and ‘80s are long gone, as are many of the men who built them. Richard...

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul helped give Black British music and UK club sounds a truly unique identity. Collective founder Jazzie B talks about their ground-breaking debut, ‘Fairplay’, and traces his journey from London soundsystem culture to global star with Ben Osborne

When, after a series of near misses, Jazzie B and DJ Mag finally connect, Jazzie’s in a taxi heading for a video shoot.


“I’m not...

New Dublin label, Woozy, lays out its UK soundsystem indebted ethos with a bass-heavy debut comp. Hear the psychedelic d&b of Glimmerman’s ‘Chainlink’ now

Dublin party Woozy has launched its label with seven cuts of dub-inspired bass weight and percussive heat, set for release on 4th September. 

Drawing on...

He was 88 years old

British sound system culture pioneer Count Shelly has died.

Count Shelly, real name Ephraim Barrett, has passed away aged 88, a relative confirmed. 

Barrett moved...

Because: why not?

Fixtures company Kohler have debuted an all-new showerhead, fitted with a wireless speaker.

Entitled the Moxie 2.0 and Moxie 2.5, the new models of...

This weekend's party will be the final one using the system

Mister Saturday Night have placed the soundsystem they use for Mister Sunday parties up for sale on eBay.

It's been placed online with a starting...

Joe Muggs and Brian David Stevens' Bass, Mids, Tops is out on 13th December

The release date for a new book that delves into the history of UK soundsystem culture has been announced.

Written by dance music writer Joe...

Deal or no deal...

This Saturday, numerous DJs — including Artwork, Horse Meat Disco and Gideön — will be performing on a mobile soundsystem to protest against Brexit. 

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It’s part of a new exhibition in the gallery’s vast main hall...

Steve Goodman, otherwise known as Hyperdub label boss Kode9, has been tapped up to provide sound design for a new exhibition at the Tate Modern’s...

The iconic Club Heaven was vital to Detroit's LGBT scene as well as in the growth of house and techno...

A Detroit-based non-profit is seeking to rebuild one of the city's most famous  sound systems from the ‘80s.

The Detroit Sound Conservatory, a non-profit...

DJ Mag Live Presents Magic Door w/ Maxxi Soundsystem & More

Half the money will go towards Amanda Moss' cancer treatment...

Fabric has sold its legendary Room Two soundsystem on eBay for £11,700, it has been announced today.

The unnamed new owner beat out 95...

Current bidding is at £9,700...

Fabric is selling its Room Two soundsystem on eBay with half the proceeds being donated to Corsica co-founder Amana Moss, who is raising funds for...

To celebrate 25 years of the DiY collective, here are some memories from the early 90s

The late 1980s, early '90s were a halcyon time for music. Free parties, electronic music, protest and what later became known as the “second summer...

Pioneer's new club speakers the GS-Wave and XY series

Pioneer continues to march forward

The audiophile speaks out

DJ Harvey is one of the UK originators of the dance music scene. From his beginnings in Cambridge punk band Ersatz, he discovered hip-hop and DJing on a fateful trip to New York City, and later alighted upon an eclectic mishmash DJ style inspired by the B-Boy everything-in-the-pot approach of the NYC scene's first DJs. 
Later becoming a leading light for house music in the UK, his night Moist at London's Gardening Club cemented his reputation as a true original, where his mammoth sets became the stuff of legend, and where he also invited the legendary likes of Larry Levan as guests.

Zombie Soundsystem hit London's Fire

Taking place at London's Fire, Vauxhall on Saturday 9th February, the annual Bloody Valentine event is the only place to be at the soppiest...

Exquisite post-dubstep riddims from Moody Boyz man

Tony Thorpe is an enigma. A colossus. An under-appreciated underground dance music legend, he now runs the Studio Rockers dubstep label and is about to release his latest raft of productions — the Globe Stepping project.