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Selections: Wordcolour

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Wordcolour spotlights polyrhythmic club music, microtonal synths, rave edits and more

"In one sense the album is quite cinematic,” wrote Wordcolour in the press notes for ‘The trees were buzzing, and the grass.’, his LP released...

Selections: The Maghreban

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, The Maghreban spotlights dark, punchy techno, febrile drums and classic post-punk edits

As The Maghreban, Ayman Rostom crafts club-geared tracks that draw from multiple UK dance genres, while also tapping into astral jazz and the SWANA musical...

Selections: Hagan

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Hagan spotlights percussive gems, from futuristic UK funky, gqom and amapiano to house, drill and highlife

Much like this energising DJ sets, British-Ghanaian artist Hagan’s debut album, ‘Textures’, is a masterclass in percussion and soul. Set for release in October via...

Selections: Shannen SP

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Shannen SP spotlights amapiano, footwork, Asakaa drill and more

Shannen SP’s sets collate music from the vanguard of African and Afro-diasporic electronic music. From amapiano and gqom to kuduro, footwork, UK funky and rap...

Selections: NikNak

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, NikNak spotlights ambient sound designs, jazz-infused hip-hop and high-def club experiments

NikNak is an award-winning turntablist, producer and presenter based in Leeds, who is just at home mixing funk and hip-hop as she is dubstep and...

Selections: BFTT

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Mutualism and YCO's BFTT spotlights cutting edge club music, playful sound design and Celine Dion-sampling ambience

BFTT described his 2020 mix for DJ mag as “super fun but fucked up”. The same could be said for his contribution to the Selections...

Selections: Aquarian

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Aquarian spotlights broken techno, fluorescent rave sounds, electro, juke and more

Like a fine wine, Berlin-based Canadian Aquarian’s music is only improving with time. While his early ‘10s productions for UNO were nothing to sniff at...

Selections: Gabrielle Kwarteng

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Panorama Bar regular Gabrielle Kwarteng spotlights jacking and enchanting house tracks for the dancefloor

If you’ve been to Berghain’s Panorama Bar recently, there’s a good chance you’ve danced to a DJ set from Gabrielle Kwarteng. The New York-born, Berlin-based...

Selections: Bou

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, breakout d&b DJ and producer Bou spotlights recent favourites and highlights from the 'DNB 4 PEACE' compilation

To say Bou is in high demand right now would be an understatement. Recent years have seen the Manchester DJ and producer become one of...

GLOR1A stands in a blue suit in front of the album artworks of releases she has chosen

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, GLOR1A picks futurist rhythms, amapiano/funky fusions, heart-touching beats, hard dance and more

GLOR1A is a multidisciplinary artist with multifaceted tastes. In her music, she explores theories and concepts surrounding Black futurism, sci-fi and technology with a striking...

Selections: Elisa Bee

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Milan’s Elisa Bee spotlights slamming house, techno, acid and electro

Elisa Bee first appeared in DJ Mag back in 2017, when she delivered an entrancing blend of chunky house and rumbling techno for our Fresh...

Selections: Gracie T

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, ahead of Dialled In festival, Daytimers’ Gracie T spotlights breakthrough sounds from the new South Asian underground

This Saturday, 9th April, marks the return of Dialled In, a London festival celebrating South Asian music, arts and culture. Having launched in September 2021...

On a background of 10 album covers, François X looks off camera

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Paris’ François X spotlights techno gems with a trippy, deep and emotional edge

In his years at the forefront of Paris’ techno underground, François X has always left room for experimentation and emotion. On over a decades worth...

Selections: Jimi Jules

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, as he releases his new album on Innervisions, Jimi Jules spotlights thumping melodic house and techno

For his new album on Dixon’s Innervisions, titled ‘+’ Zurich producer, DJ and vocalist Jimi Jules invites a cast of collaborators into his creative orbit...

Selections: Carmen Villain 2

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. This week, Carmen Villain spotlights lush dub experiments, expressive club beats, intimate ambient music and more

There’s a tiptoe dynamism to Mexican-Norwegian artist Carmen Villain’s fourth album, ‘Only Love From Now On’ on Smalltown Supersound. An alchemical fusion of dub sonics...

Selections: Roska

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. This week, UK Funky don Roska spotlights bright percussion and breaks, Carnival bangers, minimal sub-shakers and more

Roska’s name is synonymous with dedication. For over a decade, the South London DJ and producer has been a champion of the UK funky sound...

Selections: DJ Neptune

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Nigeria’s DJ Neptune spotlights his recent favourite Afrobeats, Afropop and amapiano tracks

Lagos’ DJ Neptune has been at the forefront of Nigeria’s music scene for over a decade. The award winning artist rose to prominence as backing...

Selections: Wayward

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. This week, Wayward spotlight cutting edge electronic and club sounds from around the world

Wayward have their finger on the pulse. The UK duo, who’ve made their name over the past decade with their luminous club productions, DJ sets...

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...

Otik occupies a unique space in the UK techno sphere. In a scene that so often flourishes in the depths, where dubstep pressure and the...

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...

The Untouchables have returned to Presha’s Samurai Music powerhouse with their second album for the label, ‘Grassroots’. The LP — which evolved naturally from a...