CLUBBING IN BEIRUT: DANCING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY
Jul17

CLUBBING IN BEIRUT: DANCING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY

When DJ Mag first mentions to our nearest and dearest that we’re headed off to Beirut, the majority of responses are that of concern. Lebanon has had a rocky history, with civil war, political assassinations, and conflict with Israel dominating headlines in the UK for much of the last 40 years. Most recently, the catastrophic war in neighbouring Syria has threatened to disturb the peace once again. Yet it’s during times of strife that...

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15 massive tracks that ruled Kappa Futur Festival 2018
Jul17

15 massive tracks that ruled Kappa Futur Festival 2018

The jewel in the crown of Movement Torino’s Kappa Futur Festival is its evocative industrial location, the Parco Dora. The former home of a steel and sheet metal workshop — which was abandoned in the 1980s — it now makes for an incredible and sprawling techno playground. This weekend’s offering (Friday 6th July to Sunday 8th July) is the biggest Kappa Futur to date, with over 5000 Brits alone making the pilgrimage to Turin for two...

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15 massive tracks from Farr Festival 2018
Jul17

15 massive tracks from Farr Festival 2018

Farr Festival took place in Hertforshire’s Bygrave Woods last weekend (5th to 8th July). Check out 15 massive tracks from the event below. One of the UK’s greatest annual celebrations of underground house and techno, this year’s Farr saw standout sets from Hunee, Antal, Gerd Janson, Job Jobse, Lena Willikens, DJ Stingray, Debonair, Eclair Fifi and O’Flynn. Growing in size once again, Farr has continued to reposition...

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Classic rave artwork: 18 awesome images from an amazing archive
Jul17

Classic rave artwork: 18 awesome images from an amazing archive

From cardboard flyers on bedroom walls, to posters on city centre fences, artwork has long been a key part of the global electronic music scene. Now an online archive of classic rave posters and flyers has emerged, ensuring some of this creative output will be preserved for all time.  Hosted on Are.na, and compiled by a man named Martin Murphy, the extensive collection of imagery features some iconic parties from the 1990s, such as...

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How to survive as an independent record label in 2018
Jul17

How to survive as an independent record label in 2018

If there’s any sector in dance music that has had to be genuinely run ‘for the love’ and ferociously adapt to survive the music industry’s turbulent climate, it’s independent record labels. Since the digital switch in the mid-2000s, indie labels have faced more challenges than you can shake a limited edition 10” hand- numbered picture disc at. Few make a profit for the first few years of business, even fewer will reach their 10th...

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In my record bag: Dana Ruh
Jul17

In my record bag: Dana Ruh

DJ Healer ‘Planet Lonely Mix’ (2018)“OK, so this one is technically more a mix than it is an album, but regardless, it’s absolutely perfect for being in Ibiza. Full of brilliant unreleased material, DJ Healer is an alias of Traumprinz from the Giegling crew. It’s full of uplifting vibes throughout and is the perfect accompaniment to a day exploring the beaches and hills of Ibiza. I read online before that someone called this mix ‘an...

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