• Q&A: ANDREA OLIVA

    Andrea Oliva was born and bred in Switzerland to Italian parents. And yes, he does often get confused for a member of the fairer sex. But it’s OK, because Oliva is completely tuned into his emotions and comes across as decidedly philosophical and grounded, despite holding one of the most enviable residencies at one of

  • MICHAEL MAYER TALKS KOMPAKT'S NEW COMPILATION 'TOTAL 15'

    Kompakt has done it again. A decade and a half after its first ‘TOTAL’ compilation hit record store shelves in 1999, the Cologne, Germany based label delivers a 15th installment that will delight the ears of electronic music lovers the world over. Curated by legendary label co-founder Michael Mayer, ‘TOTAL 15’ is not just a

  • CHECK OUT THE DJS ON OUR RADAR THIS MONTH

    Theo KottisTheo Theo Theo! If you haven’t seen Theo Kottis’ name about town yet, it won’t be long until you do. Picked for Groovefest Malta, Hideout, Lost Village, We Are FSTVL and SIDEXSIDE at Tobacco Dock — to name only a few — over the course of the next few months, he’s already laid down

  • BACK TO YOURS: MELÉ

    In our Apple Music playlist series, some of our favourite DJs guide us through a selection of their ultimate afterparty tunes. This week’s selector is Mele!  In celebration of his recent remix of Tiga’s ‘Planet E’ we asked the UK selector to put together a special ‘Back To Yours’ playlist. Here’s what he had to

  • BEST TRACK/EP: HONEY DIJON ‘HOUZE’ FEAT. SEVEN DAVIS JR.

    New York via Chicago artist Honey Dijon has long been a staple in house music. Originally influenced by her parents’ soul and R&B records as a child, she soon found her hands crate digging at legendary Chicago record stores like Imports Etc and Gramaphone. Over the years, she explored and discovered the sounds of Detroit

  • Best Of British Outstanding Contribution: Coldcut

      Coldcut are true innovators. To do justice to their history would take a whole book, but in a nutshell the world of electronic music would be a much less colourful, clever and creative place without their inspirational ideas. They met each other 30 years ago in Reckless Records in Soho. Matt had a background

  • Best Of British Innovation & Excellence: Block9

    With amazing post-apocalyptic constructions and great soundsystems, this audio-visual wonderland — which includes the NYC Downlow, the wild gay space — has been a fantastic addition to the UK’s music culture. DJ Mag has therefore decided to award the Block9 crew with our annual Innovation & Excellence award… From humble beginnings, building Glastonbury Festival’s first

  • STEVE AOKI: HAVING HIS CAKE AND EATING IT

    He’s built a musical empire on DiY ethics, hard work, punk rock drive and lots and lots of cakes. As he prepares to headline the DJ Mag Miami party this month, we investigate whether it’s possible for the Dim Mak man to please the public AND satisfy his deeper creative drive… He’s talking about his