Norway may only have a population of 5 million, but within its icy borders, a rich culture of dance music has prospered. Now a new film, Northern Disco Lights: The Rise and Rise of Norweigan Dance Music, documenting this amazing story is set to premiere in London — and you can attend!
Produced by the team behind Paper Recordings and the 2012 documentary Last Shop Standing, Northern Disco Lights tells the tale of how Norwegian disco grew from isolated communities in the cities of Bergen and Tromsø to re-shape the modern global scene.
After a short break, we're back with the September edition of DJ Mag Radio! Hosted by Frank McQueeny (pictured above) of global radio show French Toast, plus a rotating door of DJ Mag staffers, it's our chance to let you know all the latest goss from inside our London HQ.
We're hosting our very own disco-themed issue launch party at Work Bar this Thursday (29th September) featuring The Reflex and Kiwi b2b Rory Phillips — and we need you to help us celebrate (guestlist sign up here).
We can now reveal full details of our DJ Mag Live Disco Special, which is set to take place at Work bar on Thursday 29th September.
The Reflex, Kiwi b2b Rory Phillips, Cadillac Soundsystem and DJ Mag Allstars will all spin at the event where we invite DJ Mag readers, friends and family to celebrate the launch of our October issue.
Inside the magazine we run down The 100 Most Important Disco Tracks of all time, so we’re teaming up with Slide for a Disco Special before they welcome feature contributor Dimitri From Paris to Prince Of Wales on Saturday 1st October.
Des McAnuff (the mind behind the Jersey Boys musical) is reportedly making a musical on the life of Disco icon Donna Summer.
According to an article published in the New York Post, the Tony Award-winning director held a rehearshal for the show earlier this week.
Romare has announced his sophomore album 'Love Songs: Part Two' will drop 11th November via Ninja Tune, with a 2-track 12" proceeding it on 28th October.
The new album reportedly takes a slight turn from his jazzy debut effort 'Projections', instead looking to psychedelia, disco and even traditional Irish folk music for inspiration.
“I’ve tried to cover different areas,” Romare says of the 10-track LP, “from sexual urges to tender first encounters, from affairs to the questioning of one’s love.”
Disco don Kon delivers today's DJ Mag Weekly Podcast, and it's an epic selection of deep disco classics, boogie anthems and old school rarities — the weekend starts right here!
It’s glorious midday Sunday sunshine when your DJ Mag hack arrives at the festie. The site — which attendees have been informed about by email a little while before the event — is easy to find, thanks to the wonders of Google Maps, and we immediately run into Barry Ashworth from the Dub Pistols. A tireless supporter of independent festivals and the like, Barry’s a part of the furniture at Shindig Weekender already — so much so that they’ve named a stage after him (and he’s co-curated the stage).
We’ve been keeping both eyes firmly fixed on Brisbane's Young Franco, who we recently pinned down for a Fresh Kicks mix and Q&A, and the DJ/producer has just cooked up a thumping new remix of Jean Tonique’s huge tune ‘Guest.
Out on Yuksek’s Partyfine as part of the ‘Guest Remix EP’, the Franco flip is well worth a play.
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From soot-soaked techno to day-glo grime — jackin' house grooves to colourful drum & bass jams — the future is looking bright for dance music in 2016. These are just some of a litany of names out there ready to blow up!