DJ Mag North America: 10 reasons to read our April stateside issue
Here’s some scoop on the life of us raver scribes. We calculate the arrival of springtime a bit differently than other folks. It goes something like this:
1. Like everyone else, even DJ Mag staffers turn back our clocks allowing for one extra hour of sunlight in the day.
2. A few hundred thousand of dance music’s cavalry jet to South Beach, FL, for Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week, where they rage for days and nights with an endurance that can be equated to superhuman levels.
3. We come home happily bleary-eyed, arms festooned with wristbands from a week of sun-filled debauchery to find no less than 300 emails waiting for answers, articles to write and file, bills to pay and invoices to chase.
4. After sleeping it off and running out of excuses to procrastinate life and work duties, we commence with the clearing of our inboxes.
And voila – spring has sprung!
This means the revealing of the Top 100 Clubs across the globe. It’s time to present the forerunners of nightlife, who work tirelessly to provide up-to-snuff sanctuaries for us rhythm junkies, with their turn in the sun. Find out who took this year’s top spot and reflect on the many exuberant experiences that came to fruition thanks to these havens of revelry.
Also in this issue, DJ Mag announces the second-ever Best of North America – shining a spotlight on the captains of the underground in our beloved scene. Stay tuned for the 2018 nominees on djmag.com. You can be sure cover stars Dave 1 and P-Thugg, aka Chromeo, will be one of them. With a new album, ‘Head Over Heels’, on the way, the Canadian duo is not only talent, they are some of the coolest, funkiest, likable cats in the game. For these reasons, The FUNKLORDZ are a prime pair to kick off this spring issue in style (quite literally, see their video for the lead single, ‘Juice’, off the LP), and in heels…
CHROMEO: IN THE FUNKLORDS WE TRUST
Chromeo are about to release their most zestfully slick album to date, ‘Head Over Heels’. Dave 1 and P-Thugg have moved to sunny L.A., where their sonic juice is flowing like never before. Here, the guys share their process with DJ Mag, and it’s unlike any other you’ve ever seen.
L.A.’S SURGE OF INCOGNITO WAREHOUSE PARTIES
The masterminds behind events brand Incognito are single-handedly making nightlife in L.A. more underground – good luck finding the door…
DO YOU REALLY NEED THAT $7K SYNTH?
Null + Void discusses how a proper producer can make music with no-frills hardware, but the appeal to splurge stays strong…
LARRY HEARD’S GOT FINGERS ON THE FUTURE
House pioneer Larry Heard returns after 25 years with a new album as Mr. Fingers. DJ Mag snags a moment of his time to discuss the aging process for a producer, and how the music of the past can inspire a beautiful future…
TOP 100 CLUBS 2018
The results and profiles for all of this year’s Top 100 Clubs are here…
BEST OF NORTH AMERICA RETURNS
Who are this year’s top underground DJs, producers, labels and more? DJ Mag has given you a place to help decide – vote for BoNA!
ENVISION IS SUSTAINING OUR VISION OF A PERFECT FEST
DJ Mag heads down to Costa Rica for our third Envision Festival, where Bob Moses, DJ Tennis, TroyBoi & Chaim all play, and finds out what goes into building a massive gathering in the jungle...
MAT ZO IS ZO UNIQUE
Following a year of genre-specific sets, Mat Zo returns with a performance wise beyond his years…
Check out our curated rundown of some of the best festivals and events happening this month…
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