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Richie Blacker

​​DJ Mag heads to Belfast to take a tour around the hometown of rising DJ/producer Richie Blacker, whose music has appeared on labels like Skream's Of Unsound Mind and Anjunadeep

White Dragon Tattoo sits on Botanic Avenue in south Belfast, home to the renowned tattoo artist Chris Crooks, and where Richie Blacker has a studio...

AVA Festival shot from above

Last month, 16,000 ravers attended Belfast's AVA Festival at its new home on the Titanic Slipways. DJ Mag traveled to AVA to discover how the event is creating a sense of unity, community and a second wave of rave in the city

In 2015, Belfast’s first AVA Festival and conference found its home beneath the towering yellow Harland & Wolff cranes — affectionately named Samson and Goliath...

Orbital’s 1990 classic ‘Belfast’ remixed by Yotto: Listen

Orbital have released another taster of their upcoming 30th anniversary package, and you can listen to Yotto’s remix of ‘Belfast’ below.


The Finnish producer's main...

AVA Festival shot from 2021 event

AVA has announced the day splits, opening event and afterparties for this year's flagship festival.


Taking place on 3rd and 4th June, this year's edition...

Ava Festival 2021. Credit: The Hype Factory, Lewis McClay

AVA Festival has announced the full line-up for its 2022 event.


Taking place from on 3rd and 4th June, this year's festival will see AVA...

A Carl Cox Virtual Q&A, Black Artist Database, Jaguar & Jamz Supernova and more have confirmed for the event

AVA London has revealed the full programme for its 2022 conference.

Taking place at South London venue Printworks on 18th March, the team behind Belfast's...

In this week’s Fresh Kicks mix, Belfast’s very own Carlton Doom delivers a 60-minute archive of his own productions, in the form of intoxicating breaks...

A four-four, Belgian Nu Beat influenced response to the original broken rave anthem

Orbital have dropped a reworked version of their classic 1991 track, 'Satan', marking three decades since the original landed. 

Dubbed the '30-Something' version, the new...

The EP marks Jordan’s first release following the Edits Series

Jordan Nocturne has dropped a new EP.

Out today via Dance System's System Records, the 'Hands Up' EP from the Belfast-born DJ and producer is...

A programme of high-profile events is now promised, alongside investment to improve and expand existing infrastructure

Belfast has been awarded the title UNESCO City of Music, making the Northern Irish capital the third UK location to be honoured with the accolade...

The remixes are to celebrate the classic track’s 30th anniversary

Brazilian DJ and producer ANNA has shared new techno and ambient remixes of Orbital's seminal track, 'Belfast', which are being released through London Records.

The...

DJ and producer Marion Hawkes is behind the shop, which specialises in "sounds that fuel club culture" and more

A new record store, Sound Advice, has opened in Belfast. 

The brainchild of DJ and producer Marion Hawkes, the shop is located at Banana Block...

Over 40 DJs are set to perform across the weekend

AVA festival has announced the set times for this week's event.

After missing its 2020 edition due to the coronavirus pandemic, Belfast's beloved AVA will...

The full programme, day splits and night time parties have been revealed

AVA Festival has announced its full line-up and day splits for this year's event.

After missing its 2020 edition due to the coronavirus pandemic, Belfast's...

'Visions Vol. 1' is a globetrotting, genre-hopping affair

A new compilation is coming out on Duality Trax.

Founded by Belfast-based DJ and producer Holly Lester, the label will release 'Visions Vol. 1'...

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections...

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their Bandcamp collections...

Rotterdam-via-Belfast rave futurist Kessler records a storming mix for the Fresh Kicks series, and speaks to Niamh O’Connor about finding inspiration during lockdown and in...

Annie Mac, Holly Lester and Max Cooper are among the artists scheduled for performances and workshops

AVA Festival has announced the details for an online conference and music event taking place later this month.

Belfast's AVA, which returns with its flagship festival...

Belfast's Ejeca records a mix of uplifting house edits, recent tracks and unreleased productions for the On Cue series, and speaks to Amy Fielding about...

Belfast’s Son Zept dismantles and rearranges contemporary electronic styles on his second mini-album of 2020, ‘B’. Hear the fluttering breakbeats and gentle melodies of ‘Windowatching’...

Belfast’s Son Zept will release a new mini-album, ‘B’, via Resist-AV on 28th August. 

Marking his second release of the year, the producer and live...