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#Justice4Windrush video protected on White Cliffs of Dover ahead of UK election

“We arrived as British citizens, yet we are now treated as illegal immigrants"

A #Justice4Windrush video was projected onto the iconic White Cliffs of Dover ahead of next week’s UK general election. It was produced by the campaign...

Mia Koden shares 100% solo productions mix

Fans can vote on their favourite tracks to appear in her forthcoming EP that lands later this month

Mia Koden has dropped her second 100% self-produced mix, and is asking fans to vote on which tracks should appear in her next EP. The...

UK dance music industry pens open letter urging young people to vote

Over six million young people did not vote in the last election

Numerous figures from across the UK dance music industry have signed an open letter urging young Brits to vote. The letter comes in the wake...

Warning issued over fake, dangerously strong benzos now circulating in the UK

Pill Report and The Loop are urging people to take caution as the UK's "high risk" drug market could have a "fentanyl-style epidemic"

The current UK drug market is in "crisis" and could escalate to a "fentanyl-style epidemic", according to new warnings from UK harm reduction and drug-checking...

Shaé Universe Love's Letters

"Love people, love life, love love but also ensure you love yourself enough"

Shaé Universe has announced a new project, ‘Love’s Letter’. You can listen to one of the tracks from the release, ‘What’s Luv?', below. Slated to...

Idris Elba launches campaign tackling youth violence, shares single, ‘Knives Down’: Watch

"We need to give young people more of a reason not to carry a weapon in the first place. That means investing in the services that address the root causes of violent crime", Elba said in a new interview with the Guardian 

Idris Elba's latest musical project is imploring the UK government and private technology companies to step up in preventing youth violence. The Don’t Stop Your...

Jeshi shares video for ‘Inside Out’

The video was filmed in Tokyo during the London-based rapper’s inaugural performance in the city

Jeshi has dropped a new video for his track ‘Inside Out’. Check it out below. The single, lifted from Jeshi’s latest EP, ‘The Great Stink’...

Laughing gas ban UK

New laws come into effect despite experts recommending a more nuanced approach 

Recreational use and possession of nitrous oxide has been banned in the UK, with up to 24 months in prison for those caught breaking the...

DJ Break outside wearing sunglasses in a black hoodie against a blurred grey building

Drum & bass DJ and producer Break is an analogue soul in a digital world. Shunning social media, he’s nonetheless built a huge fan base with his mix of soulful elements, heavy low-end and tough breakbeats. Ben Hindle meets him ahead of his new album to learn about his love of sub-bass, why he feels vocal tracks have more impact, and why his friend and collaborator, the late, great MC Fats, is an irreplaceable loss to the d&b scene

It’s been 21 years since Charlie Bierman made his debut as Break. The appropriately titled ‘Cocktail’, released via A Sides’ Eastside Records, was a fizzy...

press shot of Leftfield

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

Ejeca's Trance Wax, Bradley Zero and Mafalda are also confirmed

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...

Fracture 0860

Album, mixtape, radio station, artwork and more, with input from Bryan Gee, Om Unit, Naina, Eddie Peake, and Mantra

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

DJ Mag are teaming up with APE-X for a one-off show with the April cover stars

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

The Kerala-born, Oxford-based producer's debut LP is out this week

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...

Over 100 UK festivals join campaign to tackle sexual violence

Boomtown Fair, Parklife, Reading & Leeds, and many more have backed the initiative 

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

Award-winning organisation The Loop is partnering with the local authority, Bristol Drugs Project, and People's Republic of Stokes Croft in a huge step forward for harm reduction in Britain 

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...