When Will Saul set up a little off-shoot to his Simple label with Ninja Tune artist Fink way back in 2006, it’s doubtful either of them imagined it would become the hive of underground talent it is today. Beginning life with a roster of just two (Fink, under his Sideshow alias, and Lee Jones) the label scored key releases from the likes of Joy Orbison, George FitzGerald and Dusky before becoming a regular haunt for fast-rising talents such as Midland and Huxley.
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SOUNDS LIKE: RICHIE HAWTIN, MARCO CAROLA, DUBFIRE
If there’s one thing Japanese DJ Hito knows — it’s Sake. It was her love of the traditional rice wine that cemented her relationship with techno don Richie Hawtin, alongside her outstanding DJ skills and formidable record collection, and has seen her spin with Hawtin at his famed ENTER. parties since 2012.
If you've caught an andhim DJ set recently, you may have noticed the German duo are a man down — they've become "justhim". Well, if you were wondering why Tobias was all on his lonesome, we now have an answer: during the filming of the new video for their joyful house ditty 'Super', Simon managed to break his leg.
As Simon puts it, "maybe shooting a video on roller skates, without actually having ever been on roller skates before was not the best idea we've had." Maybe not.
London collective Rudimental have been revealed as the mysterious producers behind Ibiza smash hit 'Healing'.
Previously released as a white label before appearing under the alias Major Tom, 'Healing' was finally exposed as a Rudimental track by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show.
The track, which features vocals by Roc Nation-affliate J Angel, is available now via Rudimental's new label, Major Tom's, and Big Beat.
Sonny Fodera has announced 'Frequently Flying', his debut album for Defected Records, will drop on November 4th.
The Australian house star has shot up through the global DJ/producer rankings in recent years, dropping a flurry of releases for his dual homes of Cajual and Defected, while earning himself gigs at the world's biggest festivals and clubs.
Not only are brothers Danny and Kieran Clancy the minds behind London's hugely respected Krankbrother parties, a string of top-notch house and techno releases and a label of the same name; they've also got a hand in the restaurant business. We sat down for brunch at their very well-respected establishment, Beagle, to hear about their 10 years throwing parties in a rapidly gentrifying city and making amends in a competitive fine dining industry...
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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).
When DJ Mag dial up Lauren Lane, she’s relaxing under a tree on the White Isle, shading herself from the heat of the Mediterranean sun — it’s alright for some, eh? Her tone is leisurely to say the least, perhaps not what you’d expect of a DJ entering only her third Ibiza season, but Lane is just taking it all in her stride.
Rising star Alice Clark knows her way around Ibiza. She’s lived on the island since she was 17, spending her time in the studio during the winter and playing non-stop gigs throughout the warmer months.