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After confronting cancer, and embarking on a journey of self-discovery via therapy, Neil Barnes is back with a weighty and assured new Leftfield album. Joe Roberts meets him to talk about active listening, lazy stereotyping, and how music should have a “fuck-off quality”

‘Open Up’, a voice in our head is urging us to joke as Leftfield founder member Neil Barnes comes to the door of his West...

Posthuman

From parties in abandoned tube stations to buy-on-sight vinyl labels, Posthuman have been toiling away as true soldiers of the UK underground for over two decades. Harold Heath speaks to one-half of the duo about the good times and the bad, alongside a two-hour mix of full-throttle acid techno, electro and more

Josh Doherty, the half of Posthuman who does press, is in fine form for our phone interview, having just made the 36-hour return journey from...

Gonzo's

Gonzo's Two Room has completed the line-ups for its winter programme, with Todd Edwards set to take over the East Anglia club on 17th December...

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Drum & bass and jungle stalwart Fracture has unveiled a new multi-platform project which pays homage to, and is inspired by, UK pirate radio culture...

Loyle Carner

Though never afraid to show vulnerability before, Loyle Carner opens himself up more than ever on new album ‘hugo’, shedding the image of UK hip-hop’s perfect ‘nice guy’ to explore his reconnection with his estranged father and his Black heritage, and what it means to become a dad himself

In the summer of 2014, as resurgent grime anthems like ‘German Whip’, ‘Take Time’ and ‘That’s Not Me’ soundtracked a new generation’s joyful block parties...

S Dog

A key name in the new wave of bassline MCs taking the UK by storm, Bradford’s S Dog speaks to DJ Mag about finding the balance between serious rap and bassline fun, and his plans to uplift his fellow Yorkshire artists

“The music that I make is what you probably listen to in a stolen car,” Bradford emcee S Dog tells DJ Mag with a broad...

Overmono's Ed and Tom photographed by Rollo Jackson

Overmono are set to headline a one-off party in Newcastle later this year with DJ Mag Presents and APE-X. 


After teaming up with APE-X on...

Gonzo's

With its on-the-pulse line-ups, great sound and inclusive atmosphere, Gonzo's Two Room is making Norwich a dance music destination. Here Ben Murphy heads to the club, and chats to its team, to learn what makes it so special

It’s one in the morning and a capacity club crowd is bristling with excitement. The rammed dancefloor is a diverse mix of ethnicities, genders and...

Michael Diamond shares cinematic video for ‘Third Culture’ album track, ‘Lamentations’: Watch

Michael Diamond has shared a new single from his forthcoming debut album, 'Third Culture'. A short film made to accompany the single, 'Lamentations', can be seen...

Over 100 UK festivals join campaign to tackle sexual violence

Over 100 UK festivals have united for a campaign to tackle sexual violence.


First launched in 2017, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has updated...

UK’s first regular drug checking service set to launch this month in Bristol

The UK's first regular drug checking service is launching in Bristol this month, delivered by non-profit harm reduction specialists The Loop in a new partnership...

Wasted Heroes

In our most recent Brand Focus, DJ Mag's fashion editor, Amy Fielding, speaks with Liverpool-based graphic designer Russell Reid, who turned his life-long love of designing rave artwork and club culture into a clothing brand

In 2010, graphic designer Russell Reid had made a name for himself designing flyers for legendary Liverpool parties, like Circus and Chibuku. A key player...

U K, G?: the electronic music collectives opening up conversations around mental health

Sticky Tapes, eott and Don’t Keep Hush tell Jack Ramage how they’re helping to shift perceptions around wellbeing in dance music

The stigma surrounding mental health has drastically changed over the last decade, with people beginning to realise how important it is to talk about their...

New 12-part series celebrates UK independent record stores

A new 12-part series celebrating independent record stores in the UK has launched online, with the trailer now available to view. 


Spearheaded by Record Store...

1989 acid house rave VR experience planned for Coventry City of Culture

An acid house rave VR experience with a 1989-theme has been unveiled as part of the City of Culture programme for Coventry, England, this year. ...

Jungle pioneer M-Beat made some of the genre’s biggest chart hits, but disappeared from the industry in 1996. Having gone through hardships and been widely...

Some folk just exude music as if it’s pouring out of their skin. Their eyes spark up when they chat about beats. They can’t be...

The Facebook event was created by DJ Jon Mancini

1.2 million people have signed up for a “Christmas Rave” event at 10 Downing Street.

The Facebook event, created by DJ Jon Mancini, was set...

"May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honour to your nation by your words, by your actions"

Rihanna has been named a National Hero in Barbados, as the Caribbean nation became the world's newest republic on 30th November 2021, 55 years after...

The country is among the biggest foreign markets for British touring musicians

UK DJs and musicians will be able to tour Spain without a visa under a new deal hailed as "a big victory". 

Throughout 2020 and...

Our weekly office party returns!

David Morales is set to relaunch our DJ Mag HQ live streams later this month.

After putting our in-person streams on hold for 18 months...