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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 


Dave 1 and P-Thugg, better known as the sapid duo Chromeo, are about to release their most zestfully slick album to date, ‘Head Over Heels’. Chromeo has now crossed coasts to sunny Los Angeles, where their sonic juice is flowing like never before. Here, the guys share their process with DJ Mag, and it’s unlike any other artist’s you’ve ever seen…

 

When Dax J made worldwide headlines last year for dropping an Islamic call to prayer sample during his set in Tunisia, it looked for a minute like his career could be over. As a result of the ensuing international furore he received all manner of online death threats, and was sentenced to a year in prison by a Tunisian court. But instead of wallowing in gloom, he channelled the experience into writing music, producing some of his best ever work that has made its way onto his new album. Appropriately titled ‘Offending Public Morality’, it finds the Berghain regular in uncompromising mood. DJ Mag joins him in Berlin to get the full scoop... 

Last year was an incredible year for party boys Solardo. Playing over 200 high-profile gigs, traversing the globe like a well-oiled machine, the Manc lads rapidly shot into the upper echelons of the scene — converting everyone they came into contact with via their fun-time positive vibes, rolling tech-house bangers and loud shirts. After scooping the Best Duo gong at our Best Of British awards in December, DJ Mag's editor Carl Loben meets up with the pair to find out more...

Techno rises in the heart of the Midwest and with it, a bold call to action.

His undying love for garage kept it alive during leaner times, and as his recent 24-hour set for Cancer Research on Boiler Room showed, his passion, talent and popularity is now greater than ever...

Charlotte de Witte
Charlotte de Witte

DJ Mag explores the gender gap in dance music's professional ranks...

We challenge Claptone with our list of straight shooter questions, and he takes them on with a unearthly ease...

We talk the top selectors we're rooting for this month.

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