Premiere: Blossom Hill ‘Darkest Hour’

Blossom Hill will release his debut EP, ‘Home Colours’, later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to the lead track below. Having spent the last eight years working behind the scenes as a label manager and A&R for Seb Wildblood’s all my thoughts label, alongside running his own Loose Fit …

Premiere: Nectax ‘Body Talk’

DJ Flight has announced the re-launch of her label play:musik with a four-track EP from Nectax. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Body Talk’ below. Founded by the d&b trailblazer in 2005, play:musik helped launch the careers of Martyn, Heist and more, before going on hiatus in 2014. Now, DJ Flight is rebooting the …

Recognise: Matisa

When, ten years ago, a student named Isabella was asked to store a couple of boxes in her flat by a friend on her university futsal team, she didn’t think anything of it; she never thought the contents of those containers might come to alter the trajectory of her life. …

Premiere: [kevinindafield] ‘Golta Shino’

[kevinindafield] will release their debut single, ‘Golta Shino’, later this week via Future Bounce. Have an exclusive first listen below. Described as an “energetic, dark and twisted ode to [their] childhood”, the track is the first taste of the Sudanese DJ, producer and sound engineer’s forthcoming debut EP of the same name. …

Deezy Baby 971: From Inspired Fan to Label Founder

Hip-hop has a new voice, and it’s coming from Guadeloupe. Deezy Baby 971, influenced by icons like 2Pac and Lil Wayne, is making waves with his latest single, “Tell Me.” Deezy‘s musical journey began early, fueled by his admiration for rap greats. He’s channeled this inspiration into a sound that …

Selections: Om Unit & James Bangura

In this series, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, following the release of their transatlantic collaborative EP on Local Action, Bristol’s Om Unit and Washington D.C.’s James Bangura highlight hometown favourites old and new

Fresh Kicks 211: Pizza Hotline

Pizza Hotline’s 2022 album ‘Level Select’ is a joy to explore. Built from the kind of jungle/drum & bass beats that might once have earned the (now generally derided) “intelligent” tag, but are much better served by adjectives such as ambient or atmospheric, it’s full of bright melodies and easy-rolling breaks. …

Berlin venue Loophole shuts down

Berlin venue Loophole has been forced to close. The Neukölln art and music space was shut down and banned from hosting events at its Boddinstraße 60 home of 15 years on 4th July, following a police and Ordnungsamt Berlin raid the previous evening, the Loophole collective said in a press …

Basement Jaxx release full acapella sample collection from their catalogue on XL

Basement Jaxx have released a collection of acapellas from their back catalogue on XL Recordings. Appearing in fully remastered form, the acapellas cover classic singles such as ‘Red Alert’, ‘Romeo’, ‘Where’s Your Head At’, ‘Good Luck’ and ‘Jump ‘N Shout’. The 16-track collection is available to purchase via all major …

Watch Zhu’s set from UNTOLD Romania

Watch Zhu’s DJ set from the newly voted 6th best festival in the world, UNTOLD.  Taking place from 8th to 11th August in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, this year’s edition of UNTOLD will feature sets from Swedish House Mafia, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Timmy Trumpet, Lost Frequencies, Purple Disco Machine, Timmy Trumpet, Black Coffee, Solomun, FISHER, Carl Cox and many, many more.  This …

Selections: Kiss Nuka

Very few boast a creative résumé quite as stacked as Anushka Manchanda, the award-winning editor and filmmaker, former pop star, playback singer and actress now making waves in the electronic music arena as Kiss Nuka. This latest incarnation – which stands for ‘Nature’s Universal Kinectic Attention’ – is one the Mumbai …

How The Prodigy’s ‘Music For The Jilted Generation’ turned rave outsiders into defiant festival headliners

Released on 4th July 1994, The Prodigy’s second album reintroduced the Braintree outfit as a defiant voice against authority. Whether you interpret it as a rallying call against the anti-rave Criminal Justice Bill, or against issues within the rave scene itself, ‘Music For The Jilted Generation’ set the group on …

Premiere: Gallegos ‘Furious Glory’

Gallegos will release a new EP on Rhythm Section later this week, ‘Memories You’ve Memorised’. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Furious Glory’ below. Spurred by his love of ’90s rave euphoria, and talent for channelling it into bumper-sized productions for labels including Permanent Vacation and Semi Delicious, Gallegos (first name Oliver) has been …

Premiere: Facta ‘Brain Drain’

Facta will return to his Wisdom Teeth label later this week with a new EP, ‘So is the sun’. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Brain Drain’ below. On his first solo outing in over a year, following 2023’s ‘Emeline’ EP for Incienso, the London-based producer and DJ continues to shrug off rhythmic expectations in favour …

Regal86 releases new album, ‘Stereographs’: Listen

Regal86 has dropped a new album.  Comprising “hard drums, mistime kicks, mental chords,” ‘Stereographs’ is the follow-up to the Monterrey, Mexico club producer and DJ’s March ‘Grand National’ EP and February’s ‘Delusional’ EP. Back in January, he dropped a 100 track-collection called ‘Unearthed Vol. II’, which took in everything from hip-hop, house, UKG, jungle, …

Ibiza’s Club Chinois announces full summer schedule with Kerri Chandler, Honey Dijon, Franky Wah, more

Ibiza’s Club Chinois has revealed its full summer schedule. On Sundays, Franky Wah’s progressive house and techno residency ‘SHÈN’ will host the likes of Joris Voorn, Sasha & John Digweed, as well as Afro-house from Themba and Francis Mercier. Thursdays will see a monthly residency from Honey Dijon’s ‘Cozy’ and Kerri Chandler’s …

Premiere: Christian AB ‘Nu Life’

Christian AB will release his debut album, ‘The Nu Life’, next month on Ryan Elliott’s Faith Beat imprint. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track below. Described as encompassing “the sounds [he has] been passionate about for the past decade and a half”, along with some “happy accidents”, the LP distils elements …

Ivy Lab announce new album, ‘Infinite Falling Ground Pt.2’, share ‘Left With You’: Listen

Ivy Lab have announced a new album and shared the first single. ‘Infinite Falling Ground Pt.2’ comprises 14 tracks focussing on “melancholy, hip-hop inspired, ambient electronica”. Check out first single ‘Left With You’ via Bandcamp below. The LP is accompanied by a visual production helmed by LA-based artist Lake Hills, which follows on …

The Sound Of: Love On The Rocks

As with the rest of the label, things just sort of happened. After Covid, when Paramida ascended to the highest pantheon of Berlin DJs as a Panorama Bar resident, the club’s management asked if she wanted to throw a party. The first one was held in 2022 and, as she …

LSDXOXO announces debut album, ‘DOGMA’, shares ‘4LUVN’ video: Watch

LSDXOXO has announced his debut album ‘DOGMA’ and shared its first single, ‘4LUVN’. Watch the video below.  The 11-track album follows the Berlin-based artist’s ‘D.O.G’ EP, which landed last year and marked the inaugural release on his Fantasy Audio Group (F.A.G.) label. Scheduled for release on 13th September 13th, ‘DOGMA’ is …

Julian Cross Sets the EDM World Ablaze with His Electrifying New Track “Do 4 Love”

Julian Cross, a rising star in the EDM world, has made waves with his latest release, “Do 4 Love”. Originally from the Netherlands and raised in Belgium, Julian‘s path from local bar performances to headlining major festivals like Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival has been extraordinary. His new track signifies …

Wata Igarashi shares new EP, ‘WIP09’: Listen

Wata Igarashi has self-released a new EP, ‘WIP09’. Made available via his Bandcamp page, the two-tracker is the ninth instalment in the Japanese techno producer’s ongoing ‘WIP’ series, which has previously included club and ambient cuts by the artist. ‘WIP09”s two tracks, ‘Collision’ and ‘Wanderlust’, explore the hypnotic, deeply melodic …

Premiere: Sensu ‘Switch Up’

Sensu will release the second single from her upcoming ‘Pieces’ EP later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Switch Up’ below. On the follow-up to May’s ‘Freeze’, the Swiss DJ, producer and live artist pairs bold, bouncing breakbeats with pulsating rhythms and intense vocal chops for an emotive dancefloor slammer. …

On Cue: Francis Mercier’s Afro house impact

This is not your typical club night, but rather a full-blown family affair. Colourfully clothed dancers add vibrance to the stage, and soon, Bronx-based musician Curtis Watts adds a layer of live percussion, fervently banging a hand drum that slings loose from his shoulders. TikTok sensation and Afrobeats artist Yung …

Premiere: Cristina Lazic ‘L’Amour’

Cristina Lazic will release a new EP, ‘L’Amour’, later this week on her La Zic label. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track below. The four-tracker – out Friday, 21st June – marks the third EP this year from the prolific Italian DJ and producer, and subsumes her trademark blend …

Jamie xx and Robyn share single, ‘Life’: Listen

Jamie xx’s newest single off his upcoming second album, ‘In Waves‘, features Swedish pop star Robyn. Listen to ‘Life’ below. ‘Life’ marks the second preview of the London producer’s long-awaited follow-up to his 2015 solo debut LP, ‘In Colour‘, after lead single ‘Treat Each Other Right‘ was released alongside the …

Ableton launches new podcast, Doing Music

Ableton has launched a new podcast aimed at music makers, producers and artists called Doing Music. Hosted by author, broadcaster and radio producer, Craig Schuftan, the podcast aims to explore themes around creative processes and practices as well as breaking down how music is made. The first three guests, whose …

Kneecap: for the culture

Whether you lean towards viewing it more as a fictionalised, or semi-fictionalised, account, the film opens with a scene that underscores the fact that sometimes truth is much wilder than fiction: Móglaí Bap’s christening at a hallowed Catholic site, Colin Glen Mass Rock, situated in a woodland south of Belfast. …

Premiere: Ziyiz ‘Asemia’

early reflex will mark its fourth anniversary next week with the release of a new compilation, ‘Flex005’. Have an exclusive first listen to Ziyiz’s contribution, ‘Asemia’, below. Commemorating another year at the bleeding edge of the techno and experimental club circuit, the Turin-based imprint delivers the fourth instalment of their coveted annual …

Selections: Mogwaa

A quick peruse through Seoul-based DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mogwaa’s Bandcamp profile reveals a lot about his relationship with music. Since 2017, the prolific artist has established himself as something of an electronic all-rounder, releasing everything from breezy Balearic house and Music From Memory-style ambient to buoyant house and techno …

Carlita shares new single, ‘Planet Blue’: Listen

Carlita has dropped her latest single, ‘Planet Blue.’ Watch its video below. This new track from the Turkish-Italian DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist features the London-based singer-songwriter Cleo Simone. ‘Planet Blue’ comes two months after she debuted on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint with ‘Time’. Speaking of being signed to Counter …

Charli XCX announces Amnesia Ibiza takeover with Boiler Room

Amnesia announced its full Presents programme for this summer last month. The Terrace will see the return of Sonny Fodera and Danny Howard with their specially curated house parties, complemented by a lineup of special guests throughout the season including Arielle Free, LF System, Chris Lorenzo, D.O.D, Dombresky, Jazzy, Miguel Bastida, and Oden & Fatzo (Live). New for 2024, the Club …

Premiere: Fireground ‘Love Letter’

Fireground will release a new EP, ‘Love Letter’, later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to the title track below. On their fourth EP for Tresor Records, the Italy-born, Germany-based duo harness the Mediterranean warmth and energy of their live sets into four sun-licked house and techno groovers. Crafted from filtered synths, blissful …

Premiere: Daisy Moon ‘Tonyo’

Daisy Moon will release a new EP, ‘System Creak’, later this week on Shanti Celeste and Gramrcy’s Peach Discs label. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Tonyo’ below. On her first release since 2022’s head-twisting single ‘No Xylem’ for Rhythm Section, the Bristol-based producer and DJ taps into the bubbling …

Indira Paganotto and Joseph Capriati announce collaborative EP, ‘Mantra’, share track: Listen

Indira Paganotto and Joseph Capriati will release a new collaborative two-tracker, ‘Mantra’, later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to ‘Ananda’ below.  Fresh from the cover of DJ Mag’s May print issue, Spanish ‘Psy-Mama’ Indira Paganotto teams up with current DJ Mag North America cover star Joseph Capriati for the star-studded …

Premiere: Shake Daddy ‘Feeling So’

AK Sports’ CLUB MADHOUSE label will release its debut V/A compilation next week. Have an exclusive first listen to Shake Daddy’s contribution ‘Feeling So’ below. The 14-track collection – out 13th June – features a cast of eminent international exports and breakthrough Aussie talents innovating across the club music spectrum, …

Kaytranada shares new album, ‘TIMELESS’, featuring Channel Tres, PinkPantheress, more: Listen

Kaytranada has unveiled his new album, ‘TIMELESS’. You can listen to it below. Out today via RCA Records, ‘TIMELESS’ features a number of guest spots, including Channel Tres (‘Drip Sweat’), PinkPantheress (‘Snap My Finger’), Childish Gambino (‘Witchy’), Tinashe (‘More Than a Little Bit’), Thundercat (‘Wasted Words’), Dawn Richard (‘Hold On’), …

Premiere: DJ Delish ‘KEEP THE CHANGE’

A new compilation championing underground dance music from a cast of femme and non-binary talent is landing later this week via New York label Air Texture. Have an exclusive first listen to DJ Delish’s contribution ‘KEEP THE CHANGE’ below. Curated by VARSHA and 4AM NYC, ‘IYKYK ~If You Know You Know~’ showcases 17 …

Adiel | How I DJ

Adiel is the latest artist in our How I DJ series, giving DJ Mag an exclusive insight into how she approaches her all-vinyl DJ sets. The Danza Tribale label boss shares techniques for creating long blends and quick mixing while using vinyl, along with tips for packing your record bag …

Premiere: Posthuman ‘Three Oh’

Tripalium Corp will release the 30th edition of its Acid Avengers EP series later this week. Have an exclusive first listen to Posthuman’s ‘Three Oh’ below. To celebrate the milestone occasion, the French imprint has called on three duos that share the same “passion for the groove” for a split 12” of breakneck …