DJ Mag’s Best Of British Awards 2015

DJ Mag’s Best Of British Awards 2015 DJ Mag’s Best Of British awards is where you’ll find the UK’s future dance music stars and the hottest electronic music talent of the moment. While the magazine’s famous Top 100 DJs Poll (the world’s biggest music poll) is the yardstick for the biggest international names, DJ Mag…

Ninja Tune celebrates 25 years with LA and London takeovers

Ninja Tune celebrates 25 years with LA and London takeovers For the last 25 years, Ninja Tune has ushered in some of the finest left-field electronic music around. Originally devised by Jon More and Matt Black of Coldcut as an outlet for independent artistry, the label has grown to be one of the defining tastemakers…

50 Best Albums of 2015

50 Best Albums of 2015 Cover photo illustration by Ryan Casey via Rolling Stone As 2015 comes to a close, music critics are releasing their lists of the best moments, artists and albums of the year. Yesterday, SPIN dropped their list of the Best Songs of 2015, which included tracks from Jamie xx, Major Lazer…

FROM BEING HOMELESS TO PRODUCING FOR BEYONCE

FROM BEING HOMELESS TO PRODUCING FOR BEYONCE Jordan Asher, aka BOOTS – you may not know his name, but you’ve almost certainly heard his music. I first encountered BOOTS on the second Run the Jewels album last year, featured on the tune Early. But I didn’t really know who he was until recently, after seeing…

Why our brains love music with bass

Why our brains love music with bass Give me that funky bassline, with a bit of two percent milk. That’s right, toddlers. You’re probably going to be throwing down your pacifier with a Bassnectar mixtape in one end of the crib. We were made to love bass music. The Verge dove head first into some…

QLIMAX: EQUILIBRIUM WAS A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

QLIMAX: EQUILIBRIUM WAS A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE Qlimax is an experience that every dedicated electronic music follower has to experience in their lifetime. Worldwide, the European-born hardstyle genre has been spreading faster and faster, with massive parties appearing in the Americas, Asia, and Australia. Qlimax is the yearly hardstyle showcase produced by Q-dance, which…