Here’s some scoop on the life of us raver scribes. We calculate the arrival of springtime a bit differently than other folks. It goes something like this:
1. Like everyone else, even DJ Mag staffers turn back our clocks allowing for one extra hour of sunlight in the day.
CHROMEO: IN THE FUNKLORDS WE TRUST
Chromeo are about to release their most zestfully slick album to date, ‘Head Over Heels’. Dave 1 and P-Thugg have moved to sunny L.A., where their sonic juice is flowing like never before. Here, the guys share their process with DJ Mag, and it’s unlike any other you’ve ever seen.
DO YOU REALLY NEED THAT $7K SYNTH?
Null + Void discusses how a proper producer can make music with no-frills hardware, but the appeal to splurge stays strong…
LARRY HEARD’S GOT FINGERS ON THE FUTURE
House pioneer Larry Heard returns after 25 years with a new album as Mr. Fingers. DJ Mag snags a moment of his time to discuss the aging process for a producer, and how the music of the past can inspire a beautiful future…
TOP 100 CLUBS 2018
The results and profiles for all of this year’s Top 100 Clubs are here…
BEST OF NORTH AMERICA RETURNS
Who are this year’s top underground DJs, producers, labels and more? DJ Mag has given you a place to help decide – vote for BoNA!
MAT ZO IS ZO UNIQUE
Following a year of genre-specific sets, Mat Zo returns with a performance wise beyond his years…
Check out our curated rundown of some of the best festivals and events happening this month…
Fan of yoga? Like to rave? Ever dreamt of combining the two? Then Central American music-meets-wellness event Envision Festival is for you!
Set in the blissful forest surrounds of Uvita in Costa Rica, Envision is kicking off next year from 23rd - 26th February, and is set to feature soothing music alongside high-energy DJ sets, yoga classes and a kickass speaker line-up over its whopping four-day programme.
Some three hours south of San Jose and a bit north of Costa Rica’s famed Corcovado rainforest lies the whale tail-shaped Osa peninsula. Keep going though… you’re still not there. Go a little further south and you’ll come across Uvita.
San Francisco based DJ Random Rab makes music for the sunrise. It wasn’t really ever his intention, it sort of just happened since his chilled out, psychedelic and transcendental grooves are the perfect soundscape to the morning sun after a night spent dancing. His albums have also caught on the trend...he’s released five total, some with titles like 2009’s 'aRose' and his last 2015 release 'Awoke'. He also plans on releasing another new LP later this year.
Words: Charley Rogulewski || Photos: Adam Straughn and Diana Bartos