• BEST PRODUCER: 12TH PLANET

    For all its Hollywood glitz and glamour and bottle service bullshit, Los Angeles still lays claim to a thriving underground bass scene today. You can thank 12th Planet for that. As LA’s native son, 12th Planet, née John Dadzie, is undoubtedly the city’s supreme global bass ambassador. For over a decade now, he’s been slaying

  • Q&A: KERRI CHANDLER ON HIS NEW LABEL KAOZ THEORY

    Kerri Chandler — the man behind Madhouse and its spin-off Madtech — launched his latest label, Kaoz Theory, back in June, treating us to debut release ‘Kerri Chandler presents Kaoz Theory’. It’s an impeccable introduction to the label’s intended focus that includes a who’s who of house music today — Seth Troxler, Matthias Tanzmann, Rick

  • WE CATCH UP WITH CEDRIC GERVAIS

    Actor. Producer. Label Manager. Miami. Big room house. Google any of these words and a few clicks down the rabbit hole you will eventually cyber-stumble upon Cedric Gervais. The Miami by way of Marseille, France multi-threat’s sound is as big as his real-life personality.   Thus, it comes as no surprise the 36-year-old calls colorful Miami home. The Grammy winner is buddies with blockbuster

  • GREG WILSON'S DISCOTHEQUE ARCHIVES #7

    We’ve drafted in Greg Wilson, the former electro-funk pioneer, nowadays a leading figure in the global disco/re-edits movement and respected commentator on dance music and popular culture, to bring us four random nuggets of history; highlighting a classic DJ, label, venue and record each month. Francis Grasso was a New York innovator, a pioneer of

  • BEST LIVE ACT: PORTER ROBINSON

    24-year-old Porter Robinson doesn’t jump off tables during live performances, or run from one end of the stage to the other yelling buzzwords into a mic. For the most part he stands, bobbing demurely, in front of a contained setup that includes, among other things, a Roland Gaia synth and an Akai controller. Robinson doesn’t

  • GREG WILSON'S DISCOTHEQUE ARCHIVES #19

    We’ve drafted in Greg Wilson, the former electro-funk pioneer, nowadays a leading figure in the global disco/re-edits movement and respected commentator on dance music and popular culture, to bring us four random nuggets of history; highlighting a classic DJ, label, venue and record each month. Whether it be introducing The Twist into London nightlife as

  • 10 TRACKS THAT INFLUENCED JOSH BUTLER

    Fast-rising producer/DJ Josh Butler is one of DJ Mag’s current favourite house music producers, with recent tracks like ‘Rebirth’ and ‘Miss You Less’ nestling in as staples for warm-up sets by various DJ Mag Allstars over the past few months. He’s released on labels such as Lost, Viva Music, Ultra and Madtech in the past

  • 10 WOMEN CRASHING INTO 2016

    The charge for women in EDM went from token news story to a full-blown movement in 2015. While the likes of Nicole Moudaber, Anna Lunoe and Maya Jane Coles have become stalwart DJ and production icons, constant interviews and diatribes still beg the question: “Where are all the women producers?”  Don’t worry, we have that covered. While 2016 promises continued success for the aforementioned artists, their success also allows the underground-to-mainstream floodgates to open. Here are 10 women

  • BEST DJ: GREEN VELVET

    It’s hard to overstate the impact Curtis Jones, aka Green Velvet (also aka Cajmere, Geo Vogt, Curan Stone, et al) has had in dance music over the course of his career. A Chicago native, Jones was exposed to house music in college, falling so in love with it he eventually left grad school in order

  • INTO THE MIND OF PACO OSUNA

    Club4 has been going for a decade now. What do you think has been the key to its longevity?Originally Club4 was conceived by Marco Carola, Adam Beyer, Christian Smith and myself in order to create a club made by DJs where artists enjoy playing without any pressure, building a more friendly and informal atmosphere allowing