1001Tracklists Reveals Top Tracks of 2019 & One Artist Has the Top 2

1001Tracklists just put out its annual report, A State Dance Music 2019. As the go-to source for festival tracklists, the site keeps a running tally on artists, tracks, and their tracklists — down to the details including mashups, edits and IDs. In 2019, over 36,000 tracklists were added and over …

Johns Hopkins Is Investing $17 Million Into MDMA & Psychadelic Research

Johns Hopkins is getting involved with the vast and swiftly growing field  psychedelic research. The prestigious university is throwing down $17 million from a group private donors on its Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research. It’s the first its kind the United States and the largest in the world — intended to …

Glastonbury organsier Emily Eavis reveals she had death threats for booking Kanye West

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has revealed she received death threats for booking Kanye West (pictured). Kanye, who recently released his new album ‘Jesus Is King’, headlined Glasto in 2015, a booking that didn’t exactly go down well with a sizable amount of people as was evident in a petition saying …

Major Nightclub Under Fire After Ridiculously Insulting Response To Woman Having Her Drink Drugged

“Are you worth someone trying to spike your drink?” The owner Rapture Nightclub in Perth is under some serious heat for the way he responded to a young woman’s concerns about security at his club. Shantel Smith, 19, believes something was slipped in her drink at the establishment. She attended …

Karenn display 'Grapefruit Regret' on debut album

Karenn (the modular techno guise of Blawan and Pariah) are releasing their debut LP, ‘Grapefruit Regret’, in November. Blawan teased the project on September 25 Facebook, writing, “Don’t grapefruit regret, just taste yourself #voam #excited…………………..” Read this next: Blawan will unleash his debut album, ‘Wet Will Always Dry’, in June …

Coyu in The Lab NYC

The Lab NYC is Mixmag’s weekly live stream and post-work unwind, powered by Void Acoustics, where we showcase the finest DJs direct from our Brooklyn office. This Friday, September 20, Suara label boss Coyu comes through for session of deep and driving techno. After breaking through with his hit track …

Armin van Buuren Warns of the "Dark Side" of DJing, Stresses Importance of Mental Health

Armin van Buuren may be one the leading DJs in the world, but he has experienced firsthand the ups and downs the pression just as his peers have. In a recent interview, he warns the “dark side” DJing. “I’m really thankful for the life I lead…” he told talkshow Jinek. “But …

Shooting Scare Turns Lil Wayne Festival Into Chaotic Stampede – Many Injured

A crowd stampede at Lil Wayne‘s music festival in New Orleans has resulted in the injury several people. For unknown reasons, an estimated 15,000 people began running on Saturday night following Meek Mill‘s performance at the Lil WeezyAna Fest. It’s unclear what exactly started the panic, but it’s speculated that …

One of Dance Music’s Most Notorious #MeToo Allegations Finally Reaches A Legal Conclusion

Nearly two years ago, Chelsea Tadros accused Gaslamp Killer, real name William Bensussen, drugging her at a party in Hollywood and raping her back in his hotel room. As with most stories in the #MeToo era a couple years ago, Bensussen’s longtime residency with Low End Theory was terminated and …

Tomorrowland By The Numbers: Attendance, Arrests, Sexual Assaults & Drugs Seized

Tomorrowland’s two weekends came and went this year, with so many incredible acts… and a few disappointments. But for the hundreds thousands who descended upon Boom, Belgium the past two weekends, it will likely be a grand time to remember. That being said, not everyone came with the ideals PLUR …

Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge Speaks Out About Alleged Attack by Collaborator

Content warning: this article contains descriptions sexual violence, rape, and sexual assault. On an episode the BBC podcast the Next Episode, a series that focuses on #MeToo and people’s experiences in the music industry, Aluna Francis AlunaGeorge has come forward about her own experience with sexual assault. In her conversation …

​Video game addiction is now an official medical diagnosis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized “gaming disorder” or “video game addiction” as an official mental health disorder. Defined as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior” that “takes precedence over other interests and daily activities,” the affliction was recently added to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases …

CHVRCHES Increase Security After Death Threats Over Chris Brown, Marshmello Callout

CHVRCHES have reportedly been forced to ramp up security following death threats from outraged Chris Brown fans. There’s now police at their shows and advance security when they step outside. The hip hop/pop singer’s following went absolutely berserk after the band spoke out against Marshmello‘s decision to collaborate with him and Tyga. …

CHVRCHES Receiving Death Threats from Chris Brown Fans After Condemning Mello Collab

Last week, CHVRCHES made posts on social media condemning Marshmello for working with abusers Chris Brown and Tyga. In their post, they wrote: “We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behavior. That is …

The Black Madonna and Nastia react against Vakula's misogynistic EP artwork

Ukranian DJ-producer Vakula has faced heavy criticism for the artwork of his ‘Per Aspera Ad Astra’ EP, which depicts four former Mixmag cover stars – The Black Madonna, Nastia, Peggy Gou and Nina Kraviz – operating a phallic spaceship. The EP was released on the Croatian label Barba Records under …

New research means that MDMA customers have better empathy

A new study performed by the Psychopharmacology and Addiction Research Centre (PARC) has discovered that MDMA customers have extra emotional empathy than different drug customers who primarily use substances similar to cocaine, hashish and ketamine. Over the previous couple of years, scientists have made quite a few breakthroughs which have …

Ruby Rushton to launch new album 'Ironside' in April

A brand new album from Tenderlonious’ Ruby Rushton quartet is touchdown in April. Flautist, saxophonist, keys participant, producer, DJ and 22a label founder Tenderlonious, aka Ed Cawthorne, made the announcement earlier this week. Titled ‘Ironside’, the brand new album from the ‘junglist-jazz’ four-piece was recorded at Abbey Road’s Studio three …