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The Black Madonna is the real deal. Raised in Kentucky but born in the DJ booth of Chicago's Smartbar, she's unleashed the true spirit of house back into the world. Fearlessly challenging the status quo both on and off the dancefloor, she’s spearheading a global revolution drawing its power from the founding principles of dance culture. In advance of playing our Miami pool party, we found out why The Black Madonna still believes...

DVS1 is a true icon. He may have reached the top of the techno tree by a somewhat circuitous route — involving time spent in prison on drugs charges and half a lifetime of ‘anti-star’ behaviour — but his rep is now second to none. DJ Mag joins him as he prepares for one of his immense Wall Of Sound shows, to find a highly-principled man fully in tune with his place in the world...

She talks to DJ Mag about finding her ‘Happy Place’ and how she hopes her music does the same for her fans...

Alison Wonderland is on the verge of releasing her sophomore studio album, ‘Awake’, after an incredible 2017 that saw her debut at No. 89 on our Top 100 DJ poll. She talks to DJ Mag about finding her ‘Happy Place’ and how she hopes her music does the same for her fans...

When it comes to San Proper, eccentric doesn’t quite cover it. Rush Hour’s most madcap selector, he’s known for raw, genre-defying productions, unpredictable sets and a whirlwind persona. But after a chase across Amsterdam, DJ Mag learns he’s really just all about the love... 

There were plenty of great artist albums released in our scene this year, more than ably demonstrating how the long-player format is still crucially important to our world. From emotive techno, razor-edged electro, abstract pop through garage-laden house, it's been another vintage year for electronic music. Here’s our top 50 albums of 2017...

Better than an office Christmas party...

Gideon Berger has co-created something amazing with Glastonbury Festival’s Block9 field, but it’s been somewhat to the detriment of his own DJ career. In recent years, though, he’s ramped up his own DJing activity — as Gideön — and now gets booked to spin his delicious dubbed-out deep house in places well beyond the LGBT and squat party zones in which he built his rep. DJ Mag meets the former traveller for whom music has to have a purpose... 

Londoner’s selections celebrate the UK’s rich musical history

The open-air club celebrates turning two years young in October... 

Deep, down and dirty at Worthy Farm’s sexy psychedelic playground...

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