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#iamDJ celebrates International Women’s Day with bumper All Dayer

March 2, 2017 |

Politically, economically, environmentally the world, as we Westerners know it, is in the middle of a giant black-and-white clusterfuck.  Huzzah!

Because as a result the zeitgeist is shifting, bystanders are mobilising, binary ideologies are crumbling, nasty women are marching … Read More

Preview: Gottwood 2017

February 3, 2017 |

On the 8th June Gottwood Festival returns to Anglesea for its 8th instalment. What started out as a small, boutique festival has quickly gained notoriety among punters for delivering some of the best electronic talent within its picturesque Welsh woodland.

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In Conversation With: Nhan Solo

January 9, 2017 |

Hailing from the Berlin underground, Nhan Solo is known for his unfailingly positive outlook and charming personality – as well as a penchant for up-front, feel good music. It’s a recipe that’s treated him well over the past few years, … Read More

In Conversation With: Prosumer

January 6, 2017 |

During a set at London’s Dance Tunnel (R.I.P.), a young man snaked his way through the sprawling mass to the front of the dancefloor to watch Prosumer work the decks. You could spot his game a mile off, … Read More

Craig Richards & Gottwood present Houghton

January 3, 2017 |

A new three-day festival for 2017, Houghton is the brainchild of fabric’s Craig Richards and the critically-acclaimed Gottwood team. Curated by the former and produced by the latter, the UK’s newest festival takes place mid-August on the picturesque Houghton estate … Read More

Review: Percolate presents Andromeda 54

November 12, 2016 |

Halloween; a chance to dress up and reveal the ghoulish savage in you. More importantly, it’s an opportunity for the capital’s top promoters to put on a dance fuelled extravaganza to fit the occasion and Percolate, having big boots to … Read More

Review: Dizzee Rascal ‘Boy in Da Corner’, Stratford

November 8, 2016 |

When Redbull announced that Dizzee Rascal would be performing the whole of his 2003 debut album Boy In Da Corner in a secret location, it was clear the gig would be more than just a concert. It was a homecoming … Read More

Roman Flügel makes All The Right Noises with new LP

November 7, 2016 |

Roman Flügel’s third studio album on Dial, All The Right Noises, represents a sound born more from his sanctuarial experience of “empty hotel beds” than the dancefloors associated with a DJ’s life on the road. A world away from the … Read More

Review: Blueprint 20 @ The Hydra

September 14, 2016 |

Once again on a sunny August Bank holiday, The Hydra invited Blueprint to return to Studio Spaces. However this year, beyond all doubt, it was a special occasion, marking the 20th anniversary of a very British Techno institution. Of course … Read More

Review: SuncéBeat 7

September 8, 2016 |

The local’s call it bonaca. It only happens at night.

When the wind dies down, after dark, the Adriatic sea settles into a shiny sheet of thick black oil and a hushed calm settles over the GardenRead More