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The first dBridge album in 10 years pushes the boundaries of what drum & bass can be...

The first dBridge album in 10 years pushes the boundaries of what drum & bass can be to the limit, but as we find out when we meet him at Sun And Bass festival in Sardinia, it comes from a deep passion for the music, his family and friends…

Words:DAVE JENKINS 
Pics: KHALI ACKFORD, DOGGER

DJ Mag meets Eric Estornel in Spain to find out about his upbringing in Miami and Dallas, his new album for R&S, and how the US affection for grittier beats is at the heart of his sound...

Under the name Maceo Plex, Cuban-American DJ/producer and label founder Eric Estornel is among the biggest players in electronic music. So why has he resurrected his more cerebral electro project, Mariel Ito, which has lain dormant for years? DJ Mag meets Estornel in Spain to find out about his upbringing in Miami and Dallas, his new album for R&S, and how the US affection for grittier beats is at the heart of his sound...

We delve into the potential effects of the UK’s departure from the European Union on DJs...

Brexit happens early next year, but its impact upon musicians working in the EU remains unclear. We delve into the potential effects of the UK’s departure from the European Union on DJs, and what new laws might mitigate against them...

WORDS: Harold Heath

This new 96-page book, Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers From 1983-1989, documents the rise of Chicago house...

This new 96-page book, Beyond Heaven: Chicago House Party Flyers From 1983-1989, documents the rise of Chicago house using classic posters and artwork from the pioneering parties that paved the way for the scene we know and love today...

WORDS: Kirsty Allison

We Have Voice Collective, female:pressure and others are working tirelessly to end sexual discrimination and harassment in dance music...

Sexual harassment is a widespread problem that remains prevalent in our supposedly progressive dance music scene. A number of new initiatives have proposed a solution: a Code Of Conduct to combat abusive behaviour on the dancefloor and in the workplace. DJ Mag spoke to key figures from the project and a number of other companies taking steps towards positive change...

Words: CHANDLER SHORTLIDGE
Pics: HEATHER STEN, SARAH KOURY, BARRON, CLAIBORNE & MICHEAL BREYER

New Tottenham spot The Cause is highlighting the cultural benefits of clubs through charity fundraising, homegrown talent and a true community atmosphere. DJ Mag asks whether this challenging of negative clubbing stereotypes could turn the tide of venue closures...

New Tottenham spot The Cause is highlighting the cultural benefits of clubs through charity fundraising, homegrown talent and a true community atmosphere. Simon Doherty asks whether this challenging of negative clubbing stereotypes could turn the tide of venue closures...

WORDS:  Simon Doherty

DJ Mag North America's September cover star, the one and only David Guetta, talks success, pop and being a workaholic...

Whether you love it, hate it or (be honest) pretend to hate it, there’s no denying the colossal impact David Guetta’s music has had on the world. The 50-year-old’s global fame, riches and sound has reached levels only few dare dream about, let alone actually achieve. This is neither hyperbole nor speculation, it’s in the numbers – and his Grammys, countless hits, homes, jets and bank accounts don’t lie. At home in Ibiza, DJ Mag finds the Frenchman is less interested in cozying up in all that revelry and cash, but rather, working like a madman to release his latest, near-overdue album, ‘7’...

 Words: KATIE BAIN
Pics: ELLEN VON UNWERTH  

Investigating the benefit of the humble cassette tape's triumphant comeback...

Cassettes are more popular than they’ve been for years, opening up countless doors for dance music fans, producers and DJs. DJ Mag finds out why the humble cassette tape is in the midst of one hell of a comeback...

We meet disco legend and songwriting extraordinaire Nile Rodgers for our September UK cover...

Nile Rodgers is the man behind Chic and countless disco classics and mega hits. Always moving with the times and updating his classic guitar licks and grooves for new generations, he’s about to release a long- awaited new album filled with modern collaborators. DJ Mag met Nile to talk about staying current, the significance of the disco movement, and why he continues to do what he does so well...

WORDS: Declan McGlynn
PICS: Dan Reid 

Harold Heath asks if dance music has plateaued or if we're just jaded...

WORDS: Harold Heath

Is dance music suffocating under a wave of beige productions or are we just jaded? Harold Heath argues that artists need to take more risks to produce truly great art...

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