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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...

ANNA has made her own destiny through a combination of perseverance and talent...

Brought up near São Paulo, Brazil, the daughter of a club owner, ANNA has made her own destiny through a combination of perseverance and talent. She’s faced health scares and industry pitfalls, but, she tells DJ Mag, with gigs all over and releases on the best dance labels, she’s never been in a better place than she is now...

Ben Cardew puts arguably Daft Punk's most influential album under the microscope...

DJ Mag's weekly Solid Gold series examines the ongoing significance and influence of electronic albums throughout history. In our latest edition, Ben Cardew revisits Daft Punk's 'Discovery' to discuss how the Parisian duo’s classic album anticipated the yacht rock revival, EDM, online fan-bases and the digital revolution...

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  

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 

Black Coffee fronts DJ Mag UK's August cover...

Without bluster or overblown hype, Black Coffee has doggedly worked himself into the position of being not just South Africa’s foremost electronic music artist, but one of the biggest playas on the planet. DJ Mag meets the mild-mannered gentleman in Ibiza — the location of his high-profile weekly residency at Hï — to talk philanthropy, overcoming adversity, and working with megastars such as Drake and David Guetta...

 

He’s the ultra-chic Parisian DJ with a long-standing penchant for disco, and now Dimitri From Paris is back in Ibiza once again to headline Defected’s Glitterbox residency at Hï Ibiza. DJ Mag meets the dapper Frenchman to find out what it really takes to remix a classic, his take on the great vinyl vs. digital debate, and how to be a legendary disco DJ in 2018...

Italian DJ/producer Silvie Loto steps up with an hour of hypnotic, minimal techno and percussive heft. We chat to the DC10 regular about her production technique and her new EP on Rhythm Cult...

Akala's Natives: Race And Class In The Ruins Of Empire is a fiercely honest appraisal of growing up poor and mixed race in broken Britain. This heartfelt polemic fights every excuse of racial ignorance and serves as a two-fingered salute of threatening intellect. DJ Mag catch up with the MC, writer, poet and political commentator...

 

Dutch DJ, producer and Myor label don Coco Bryce steps up with a supercharged hour of hypnotic jungle, atmospheric rhythms and “piano infused blue mitsubishi gurnage”...

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