Long Reads

Making A Synth From Scratch – Sonicware Liven 8bit warps

Creating a new synthesizer is a long journey full of challenges, deadlines and pressures. We talked with Japanese boutique instrument company Sonicware about the process behind the making of their new synthesizer, Liven 8bit warps.

Sound System Revolution

Marcus K. Dowling takes a look at the influence of West Indian sound system culture on the birth of the…

Do DAWs Really Have Their Own Sound?

We attempt to answer the question that has plagued music production for years: do DAWs sound the same or do they indeed imprint a sonic signature on your music?

Interviews

Robert Hood: “Give that machine a heart”

Robert Hood’s ‘Mirror Man’ album drops later this month on Rekids. We spoke with the Detroit techno legend about…

North Street Collective: “The Spirits In The Air”

From his role in X-Press 2, Black Science Orchestra and The Ballistic Brothers to his many solo projects, Gentleman…

Tatsuya Takahashi: “I just tried to design products to be the best I can imagine them”

Synth designer Tatsuya Takahashi spoke to us ahead of his talk at the music conference, Most Wanted.

My Studio

Kernel Existence

Maral Salmassi’s Konsequent Records are about to release a new album, ‘Kripascular’ from German producer Kernel Existence (Tobias Draeger…

Richard Devine

A real treat for gear heads this month as we take a look around the fabulously well-specc’ed studio…

Eelke Kleijn

This month’s My Studio feature is with Netherlands-based producer Eelke Kleijn, a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has…

Track By Track

Change Request – Theoretical Certainty LP

House producer and DJ Andrew Emil aka Change Request dropped his Theoretical Certainty LP, so we thought we’d get…

Eats Everything

Eats Everything is back with his biggest release to date – an 8 track EP for the eighth release for his…

DJ E-Clyps

DJ E-Clyps’ third album, ‘Vintage Future II’ drops today. We got him to talk us through it, Track By…

Show & Tell

Ooft

Glasgow’s Ali Herron (Rapture, Delusions of Grandeur and Wolf Music) has just dropped his excellent deep house and slo…

Kassian

With a new four track EP out on Heist, we spoke with UK production duo Kassian about their life outside…

Gene Farris

Leading Chicago producer Gene Farris (Relief, Toolroom, Defected, Soma) has just dropped his superb ‘Space Girl’ track on Dirtybird. We…

Top Tracks

Alinka

Alinka’s space-age techno EP ‘Control Transmission’ just dropped on Crosstown Rebels, so we got the DJ & producer…

Simina Grigoriu

With her ‘Confiscate / Elucidate’ EP dropping on her Kuukou imprint last month, we asked Simina Grigoriu about her Top Tracks…

Natasha Kitty Katt

Natasha Kitty Katt is a Scottish producer and DJ who specialises in disco flavoured house. She has put out tunes…

Q&A

Effy

2020 breakthrough artist Effy drops her fourth release of the year, her relentless tech-workout ‘Bodied. We caught up with…

Black Girl / White Girl

Black Girl / White Girl are a pair of D J/ producers from Amsterdam who’ve released on Relief, Minimal Kids…

Exos

Icelandic recording artist Arnvidur Snorrason – Exos – has just delivered his fourth studio album, ‘Indigo’, nearly 20 years after his last…

Columns

If Streaming Isn’t Going Away, Can We Make It Fairer?

We recently published a column about Spotify’s new pay-to-play initiative. This week we’re looking at what…

DJ Mag Top Oh My God Are We Really Doing This Again

The news this week has been full of illegal ballots, voter fraud, recounts and rigged counts – yes that’s right…

Swimming Against The Stream

Spotify announced their latest mad plan ‘Amplifying Artist Input in Your Personalized Recommendations’ this week. Harold Heath shares some fair…

Job Envy

Allan Siema

Allan Siema is an artist manager at Simple Complex Music, co-founder and publicist for music platform Fave Sounds and…

Robb McDaniels

For this month’s Job Envy feature, we spoke to the Robb McDaniels, CEO of the world’s largest online…

Ken Liu

Ken Liu is a graphic designer – “the creative department for small companies like record labels that don’t have a…

Introducing...

Sara Landry

Her ‘Sacrifice’ EP on Kraftek dropped a couple of months ago and she’s just put out a 5 track…

Raven

Raven is a DJ, producer, singer and songwriter who dropped her debut ‘Flames’ EP on Radio Slave’s Rekids label…

Rene Wise

He’s a techno producer whose releases pick up DJ support from DJs like DVS1 and Rødhåd. We…

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