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India Jordan: how Tipping the Velvet inspired a joyful dance explosion
The non-binary artist discovered their true identity with help from novelist Sarah Waters. Now, they’re spreading a mission of self-acceptance to a euphoric disco beat

Lauren Martin

25, May, 2020 @11:03 AM

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The month's best mixes: romantic grime, reverberant birdsong and more
Amid the bushfires, Ciel highlights Australian sounds, while Carista, Galcher Lustwerk and Anunaku are among the other selectors in our underground dance roundup

Lauren Martin

03, Mar, 2020 @9:17 AM

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The best underground dance music of 2019
Whether it was Conducta’s anti-nostalgic UK garage revival or the experimentalism of Shanghai’s SVBKVLT label, 2019 saw dancefloor boundaries staked out in exciting new territory

Tayyab Amin and Lauren Martin

23, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The month's best mixes: celestial acid and rave nuttiness
Afrodeutsche brings her dark electro live from Berlin’s Griessmuehle, UK techno elder statesman Luke Slater does an Essential Mix, and Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO goes back to back with Joy Orbison

Lauren Martin

27, Nov, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The month's best mixes: downbeat digi-dub and intergalactic ambient
Israel Vines spotlights the sci-fi sounds of techno legend Jeff Mills, while Via App is on creepy, confrontational form

Lauren Martin

02, Oct, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Aphex Twin review – wild lights, jungle buzzsaw and a boo for Boris
The electronic music legend melted genres at breakneck speed in this peerless ambient-to-hardcore festival outing – to the delight of a young crowd

Lauren Martin

15, Sep, 2019 @12:45 PM

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The month's best mixes: cosmic connections and oceanic electronics
ADAB brings Afrofuturism into the psychedelic mix, while Russell EL Butler taps into the African diaspora

Lauren Martin

31, Jul, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Mike Dunn: the funky freak still uniting rap and house
A thwarted deal with P Diddy left the Chicago house star ‘in a real dismal place’. But by reconnecting with the propulsive hip-house genre that he pioneered, he’s bounced back brighter

Lauren Martin

18, Jun, 2019 @1:00 PM

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'I had to honour him': the friends who finished Avicii's final album
After the EDM star died aged 28 last year, his family decided that his album Tim should be completed. How did the chosen collaborators handle such a sensitive task?

Lauren Martin

06, Jun, 2019 @2:00 PM

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The month's best mixes: steely funk, Lisbon tarraxo and hardcore psychedelia
Our May selection features Job Sifre’s bitter electro, TSVI’s polyrhythms, and a trip down memory lane with Tama Sumo

Lauren Martin

21, May, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Kemistry & Storm – the tragic story of the drum'n'bass originals
As a pioneering female DJ duo, the two best friends were integral to the rise of the 90s dance scene, before a car accident changed everything. Storm talks about the soul sister she lost

Lauren Martin

04, Apr, 2019 @3:10 PM

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The month's best mixes: dusty house, spooky techno and sparkling jungle
We select the best mixes in March, including recordings from Lena Willikens, MGUN and DJ Klaus

Lauren Martin

27, Mar, 2019 @11:28 AM

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