10 moments that defined Ben Klock
Apr24

10 moments that defined Ben Klock

A true Berlin legend and an exceptional ambassador for the music he holds dear, Ben Klock has played a pivotal role in shaping the modern-day techno scene. As a resident at Berghain, Klock’s career has grown in tandem with the club’s reputation, to the point that both club and DJ practically define one another. DJ duties aside, Klock is also a prolific producer and label owner of some repute, while his various mixes and releases are...

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Rhapsody In Blue: Blocks & Escher
Apr23

Rhapsody In Blue: Blocks & Escher

Bust ups. Car park fist fights. Prison sentences. Vicious acrimonious splits resulting in major High Court settlements. Six-day self-finding mushroom binges in the Highlands. Tabloid scandals, legal wrangles, studio strangles, love triangles… absolutely none of this happened during the making of Blocks & Escher’s long, long, long awaited debut album ‘Something Blue’. But it really feels like it ought to have done. Or at...

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Avicii remembered: how the late legend shaped EDM
Apr21

Avicii remembered: how the late legend shaped EDM

Yesterday, the news that Avicii had died rocked the dance music world. The Swedish DJ, producer and songwriter passed away on Friday 20th April in Muscat, Oman. He was 28 years old.    Shooting to stardom just shy of his teens, Avicii was the very first DIY hero of the EDM generation. Rocketed from bedroom producer to headline act practically overnight, the young Swede’s career would act as a blueprint for young EDM DJs to come,...

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DJ Mag Podcast 89: Paramida
Apr20

DJ Mag Podcast 89: Paramida

For a person who once referred to herself as “Berlin’s most hated”, Paramida seems to be getting on just fine. As head honcho at the consistently excellent Love on the Rocks label, and as a selector with impeccable taste that persists in making people grin like happy fools on dancefloors the world over, she has crafted a musical identity that resolutely flips off the all-too-often self-absorbed and overbearingly “serious” dance music...

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Arcadia has touched down in London: 12 insanely amazing photos
Apr19

Arcadia has touched down in London: 12 insanely amazing photos

Arcadia hits the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on May bank holiday weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May) weekend, as the world’s most-celebrated pyrotechnic party mark 10 years of high-voltage, fire-breathing action. Sven Vath, Leftfield, Rudimental, Boys Noize, Paul Woolford, Eats Everything, Noisia, Norman Jay, Coki and Mala are all on the bill. The party hit the UK capital this week to prepare for the party, and...

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10 moments that defined Fatboy Slim
Apr18

10 moments that defined Fatboy Slim

Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim is, quite simply, a British instition. A dizzyingly eclectic individual, he takes his inspiration from a number of different sounds and vibes, with everything from Motown numbers to obscure Northern Soul tracks playing a pivotal role in his musical make up. Since first emerging in 1983 as part of The Housemartins project, Norm has embarked on a rollercoaster ride of sound and vision — taking is loyal fans...

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