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RADIO 1 GOES DANCE FOR A WEEK!

BBC station devotes a week to dance in run-up to Ibiza Weekend

JOIN DJ MAG IN THE VIP AT GLOBALGATHERING

Secret headline sets planned after dark

THROWBACK THURSDAY: BICEP'S COVERMOUNT CD

Second edition of our weekly covermount mix throwback series featuring Bicep!

SVEN CONFIRMED FOR BERLIN FESTIVAL

Tempelhof Airport set to host epic 48-hour party

TWITCH COMMONWEALTH GAMES MIX REJECTED

Optimo DJ snubbed after submitting music for ceremony
POINT BLANK TUTORIAL

MIXING TUTORIAL IN ABLETON LIVE

Part one of Point Blank’s new tutorial

PIONEER LAUNCH VINYL TURNTABLE

PLX-1000 available from late August

PIONEER REKORDBOX 3 UPDATE

Pioneer launch new version of their RekordBox software...

DANCE MUSIC FROM THE BEGINNING: PART TWO

Disco Sucks and the birth of house music

REVIEW: WISH OUTDOOR FESTIVAL 2014

DJ Mag endures the Dutch EDM fest and makes it out alive

LET'S GO OUTSIDE

Diynamic announces alternative residency at Cova Santa
Freaks Back - Simon Beeston & Andi Numan - Thoughtless

Berlin-based Thoughtless Music is a house and techno label that isn’t afraid to flirt with a little bit of melody, and ‘Freaks Back’ is a tech house record that’s drenched with it; though its real charm comes from the mysterious, otherworldly vibe that Beeston and Numan manage to summon in the studio. While its stark percussion and electro bassline bring a certain harshness, it’s dominated by a haunting psychedelia that gives the record a certain dash of classic progressive house. Also check the turbo-charged remix from Emerson Todd. 

Ran Away - Da Tweekaz feat Ghost Wars - Dirty Workz

These guys keep on delivering vocal hardstyle anthems bordering on a commercial level, but that’s not a bad thing for the scene in general. Featuring a catchy male vocal and bleepy main melody, some clever pitch-bending sections give it that extra edge. This is one of those tracks that's made to be played at peak-time on the main stage at festivals of the harder styles this summer.

Fresh Tactics - Andy Whitby & Technikal - HARD

Andy Whitby’s HARD brand has been the leading new hard house brand in 2014, with events across the UK as well as albums and of course his ever-popular monthly HARDkast. This debut release on his HARD label sees Andy team up with UK No.1 producer Technikal for a high energy hard house monster, with great rap vocal, bouncy bassline and sharp UK percussive drive.

Cold As Ice - Joey Riot & J@MIE - Lethal Theory

Continuing on the “powerstomp” sound sweeping the UK hardcore scene at the moment, this collaboration is pure four-to-the-floor bouncy action. The hook of the track is a sample from the '70s power ballad from Foreigner! Despite already having been sampled many times within the rave scene, it’s been just long enough to make this a welcome return of a classic, especially with the new powerstomp twist.