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“Manufactured Moments” Is There A Loss Of Authenticity On Dance Floors?

Is it too easy to bemoan the loss of authenticity? Or does it exist lurking beneath the piles of cash…

Does Hardware Still Shape Genres?

We’re inundated with hardware releases all the time and yet how much of it is actually shaping new music? Attack writer Adam Douglas charts the decline of hardware as a driving force of change in music.

The Best Things To Watch At Amsterdam Dance Event 2022

We take a closer look at some of the Conference and Lab sessions at this year’s ADE…

Better Days, Better Nights

The effects of the pandemic and the corresponding inadequate government support have put UK nightclubs and dance music culture under…

Double Drop: The Symbiotic Interdependence of Dance Music Duos

Harold Heath looks into the science of dance music duos……

Attack’s Favourite Music Of 2022 (So Far!)

The Attack Mag team have come together to decide on our favourite electronic music of the year so far – we…

Yousef: “Logic and Brexit don’t go hand in hand”

Last week DJ and producer Yousef (Crosstown Rebels, Hot Creations etc.) spoke to a UK government cross-party round table…

The Story of UK Bass in Seven Books

Bleep Techno, Jungle, Drum & Bass, UK Garage, Dubstep and Grime – some of the finest innovations in dance music over…

Six Things I Learned During My Time Building Pulselocker

Pulselocker was a music subscription and storage service created for DJs and electronic music fans. In this op-ed, Pulselocker…

What Happened To Progress In Dance Music?

Dance music used to be about pushing the envelope. Attack writer Adam Douglas wonders when that changed.

Promised Land(fill)

With over 40,000 pieces of music released every day, Harold Heath wonders how many jokes he can make at the expense of tech house.

Music Industry Suggests Sunak Retrains As A Decent Politician

Harold Heath examines multi-millionaire re-training advocate Rishi Sunak’s advice to the music industry to simply get another…

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Harold Heath looks at what’s been happening in the world of DJ promotional photos in the last few years…

What’s Your Favourite Sade Re-edit, Remix or Bootleg?

Sade and her eponymous band are one of the most sampled artists in house music and there are countless edits…

Summer In The Hamptons

Have we, with a little help from the Chainsmokers, a Goldman Sachs CEO and a plot to hawk hand sanitiser…

How Come “Downloading for…” Is Even Still A Thing?

Yes DJs are very busy, and yes they get sent lots of promos – but that doesn’t excuse DJs leaving…

Harold Heath ‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ To Smalltime DJ’

Harold Heath’s new book ‘Long Relationships: My Incredible Journey From Unknown DJ To Smalltime DJ’ is a funny, poignant…

Attack’s Favourite Music of 2021 – So Far

Despite the ravages of the pandemic, 2021 has served up some truly brilliant dance and electronic music. Here’s a…

Clubbing under Quarantine: Can Raving Go Digital?

What is dance culture without the clubs? To celebrate Pride Month, we take a look at a queer online dance…

Florian Schneider – Music Revolutionary

As a co-founder and key member of German electronic music group Kraftwerk, Florian Schneider changed the sound and the…

What Is The Role Of The DJ Today?

DJ and producer Funk Butcher (Kwame Safo) recently suggested on Twitter that you’re “Not really a DJ if you…

How Not To Do A DJ Handover!

Attack writer Harold Heath can’t stop thinking about this Craig Richards Boiler Room set……

Bohannon: Disco Disciple & House Precursor

Drummer and bandleader Hamilton Bohannon passed away last month. We take a look at his work and contribution to the…

Mike Huckaby: Ten Finest Musical Moments

Through the sadness of losing Mike Huckaby, we can take solace in the musical gifts he left for us.&nbsp…

Beyond Liverpool: Dance Music’s Accountability Problem

While the scenes from Liverpool’s ‘First Dance’ event were a joy to behold, writer Isobel Moloney looks at the…

Is It Time For A DJ Union?

We all hoped the pandemic would be a time for dance music and club culture to ‘re-set’ but a…

Dancing: Schrödinger’s Cliche

Harold Heath takes another look at the ‘people-don’t-dance-anymore-they-just-stand-watching-the DJ’ discourse.…

Book Smarts: We Pick Our Favourite Dance / Electronic Music Books

If you’ve got a bit of time at the moment there are some superb DJing and dance/electronic music…

So You’re Thinking About Attending A Plague Rave

Writer Ana Monroy Yglesias looks into Tulum, the dark side of dance music culture and why we need to wait…

2020 A Year In Dance Music. Pt. 2: Plague Raves – Watch Like Nobody’s Dancing

We continue our review of 2020 in dance music, with the second half of a year in which DJs tragically…

When is a polyphonic synth not a polyphonic synth?

Here’s a question for you: when is a polyphonic synth not a polyphonic synth? Answer: when it’s a…

Gregory Scott’s Kush Cafe: How to Hear Everything Differently, Instantly

Gregory Scott marvels at the moment of clarity that occurs when you play a track to someone for the first…

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