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Themba

South African house DJ and producer Themba has become a global star in recent years. Alongside a mix of thumping and emotive house for the On Cue series, Kristan J Caryl chats to him about his childhood obsession with collecting music, his ambitious 2021 album ‘Modern Africa Volume 1 (Ekhaya)’, and uplifting African artists around him

“Because of our history, we sing and we dance,” says Themba. “It’s our getaway from everything.”


Music has been the renowned South African DJ and...

On Cue: Chrissy

San Francisco’s Chrissy sprints from house, Hi-NRG and EBM into UKG and breakbeat hardcore in his ecstatic On Cue mix, and speaks to Marke Bieschke about reviving rave’s original mission on his Hooversound album, ‘Physical Release’

Does rave need a do-over? Three decades on, some of the movement’s most ardent believers have become its fiercest critics. 
“Our scene has failed to...

Turntablist and producer Jon1st delivers his annual end of year megamix via the On Cue series: a tempo-shifting set of hyped-up breaks, turbo-charged drum &...

Bumako Recordings' Jenifa Mayanja records an hour of smooth deep house and funk-fuelled grooves for the On Cue series and, in the midst of a...

Whether he’s making garage, bassline, tech-house or grime, DJ and producer Preditah’s sound is unmistakable. With his new tunes ‘Glucose’ and ‘Don’t Cry’ making waves...

Sully celebrates the infinite potential of the breakbeat in his thrilling On Cue mix, and chats to Oskar Jeff about his new release on 2...

Having trained as a classical pianist as a child in Turkey, before becoming a successful techno artist in Berlin, Nene H has been on a...

Chicago-born, New York-based footwork artist DJ Manny channels the hyper-personal, R&B-influenced sound of his new Planet Mu album ‘Signals In My Head’ in his masterful...

Manni Dee channels the industrial techno experimentalism of his new Perc Trax LP in his high-octane On Cue mix, and speaks to Niamh O’Connor about...

São Paulo's Cashu sprints through mutant dancehall, d&b, techno and more in her shapeshifting On Cue mix, and speaks to April Clare Welsh about the...

Detroit’s Waajeed records a thumping house mix for the On Cue series, and speaks to Tajh Morris about The Underground Music Academy, an ongoing project...

Leon Vynehall sculpts a mix of experimental sounds, smoky house and peak-time techno for the On Cue series, and speaks to Ray Philp about finding...

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...

Chicago’s Jana Rush records an hour of high-energy footwork and head-spinning rhythms for the On Cue mix series, and speaks to Ray Philp about balancing...

Tim Reaper records a whirlwind trip into contemporary jungle for the On Cue mix series, and speaks to Gabriel Szatan about his Future Retro label...

Chicago's Hieroglyphic Being records one hour of fuzzy-and-jazzy live techno for the On Cue mix series, and speaks to Lauren Martin about surviving as an...

CC:DISCO! steps up with an hour of uplifting and soulful dancefloor heat and chats to DJ Mag's Amy Fielding about her beginnings in rock cover...

djmag · On Cue: CC:DISCO!

“I couldn’t have had a better year in 2019 to be honest, and one good thing about isolation is reflecting...

On Cue is our flagship mix series, celebrating the pivotal DJs and producers whose influence has shaped the world of electronic music, both in their...

Nina Las Vegas has cultivated a fierce reputation for herself as Australia’s queen of club music. Hard work is something she’s always risen to, but...

From luxurious house and chilled grooves to mellow ambient and hypnotic d&b, let these mixes from the DJ Mag archive soundtrack your isolation lounging and...

These strange times have called for a slight switch-up in our home soundtracking habits. It’s safe to admit we’ve been feeling drawn to albums, mixes...

 On Cue is our flagship mix series, celebrating the pivotal DJs and producers whose influence has shaped the world of electronic music, both in their...

Speaking to Sicaria Sound, aka Ndeko and Imbratura, you sense the camaraderie that unites them as friends and as a DJ duo, pushing the sounds...