DJ Mag's Best Of British poll has officially closed, and while the votes are being counted and verified, we have the pleasure of dropping our first wave of acts for the B.O.B. awards party next week!
Taking over EGG London in Kings Cross from 8pm on Thursday 15th December, we've recruited a host of nominees to show off their stuff. First up, Southampton's Alan Fitzpatrick (nominated in Best Track for his break-driven slammer 'We Do What We Want') brings his heavyweight techno to proceedings.
Following a massive party with Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, Chris Liebing and more, we're returning to The Rainbow Venues for part two of our Birmingham 25 Years of DJ Mag celebrations.
This time round we're bringing the very best in underground UK dance with none other than DJ EZ heading up the bill. The veteran selector is a legend of the UK garage scene, and has become a something of a national treasure for his skills in behind the decks.
As this year’s festival season begins, Shindig Weekender is set to take place from Friday 27th to Saturday 29th May in a secret location near Bath.
Artists performing at the event include Dub Pistols, Andrew Weatherall, Stanton Warriors, DJ Yoda, Terry Farley, Beardyman, LTJ Bukem and Marshall Jefferson, as well as DJ Mag’s editor Carl Loben.
If you don’t already have a ticket to the Shindig Weekender, we’re giving you the chance to go for free as we have a pair for the festival to give away!
The Punks revolution continues at pace as Stanton Warriors' acclaimed imprint moves further away from traditional 'Breaks' territory and into exciting new vistas of bass music cross-pollination.
Sly-One are a London/Bristol based trio who have released on Black Butter and 887 Records: their 'Six Four EP' is a grimy, slow burning shockout of a four tracker, that shows a passion for blazing broken beat rhythms, intense dystopian atmospherics and dubby urban vox.
After 14 years in the game, Stanton Warriors know how to have fun. The UK duo have released a slew of bass house gems over their long and varied career, the latest of which sees them switch up their regular style in favour of future house, with new single 'Loving Me Wrong' from their forthcoming LP, 'Rebel Bass'.
With the original track appearing on Stanton Warriors' recently released 'Bones EP', this Skapes remix of 'Beat Goes On' adds a layer of ringing synths, building vocals and a mean garage bass to give the original track an even heavier vibe.
Mr C has declared that he is now boycotting Israel, due to the persistent shelling of Gaza by Israeli government forces. Over the weekend, Israel struck a school in Gaza for the third time — over 400 Palestinian children have now been killed in the conflict.
Mark Yardley and Dominic Butler, aka the Stanton Warriors, met at the Fifty First State garage label/studio complex in London in the mid-1990s, although they subsequently worked out that they’d been to some of the same parties in the West Country — where they were both from initially — back in the day.
“A lot of Junior Boys Own stuff was made at Fifty First State, Tuff Jam had a label down there, I was the A&R and Mark was the in-house engineer,” Dominic Butler remembers.
German DJ/producer Marten Hørger triumphed at the Breakspoll Awards at the weekend (Friday 2nd May). He walked away with the awards for Best Track and Best Producer, while Lady Waks from Russia won the award for Best DJ.
DJ Deekline, the breakbeat stalwart and collaboration king, won the awards for Best Remix and Outstanding Contribution, while Stanton Warriors were voted top of the poll for best Album for their 'Stanton Sessions Vol 4'.