Category: FEATURES

MAURO PICOTTO: YOU GOTTA HAVE HEART

Mauro Picotto is like his native Italy’s finest desert, tiramisu. His nature is sweet and easy to indulge in. You know what you’re getting when it comes to the 48-year-old producer, DJ, Alchemy label boss and now-author — no substitutes or false layers need apply. After a five-year hiatus from the dance music…

GREG WILSON'S DISCOTHEQUE ARCHIVES #2

We’ve drafted in Greg Wilson, the former electro-funk pioneer, nowadays a leading figure in the global disco/re-edits movement and respected commentator on dance music and popular culture, to bring us four random nuggets of history; highlighting a classic DJ, label,…

BACK TO YOURS: B.TRAITS

In our new Apple Music playlist series, some of our favourite DJs guide us through a selection of their ultimate afterparty tunes. This week’s selector is B.Traits.  On her ‘Back To Yours’ selection, B.Traits has said: ‘Sometimes for me, an…

THESE ARE THE TUNES OF 2016

Thank god for Shazam, eh? Gone are the days of hearing a killer tune and painstakingly searching for it. Singing a hook to a bemused-looking bloke in a flat-cap in your local record store, or rudely interrupting a DJ during…

GREG WILSON'S DISCOTHEQUE ARCHIVES #8

We’ve drafted in Greg Wilson, the former electro-funk pioneer, nowadays a leading figure in the global disco/re-edits movement and respected commentator on dance music and popular culture, to bring us four random nuggets of history; highlighting a classic DJ, label,…

DISCLOSURE: IT’S ALL RELATIVE

Howard and Guy Lawrence, the Disclosure brothers, show up for their promotional appearances the way you would for a job interview: professional and prepared. Fresh-faced and well groomed, at 21 and 24, respectively, the two’s experienced demeanor is similar to a career…

WIN VIP! CLAPTONE HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE

A FEW WORDS FROM CLAPTONE… “What time is it and where am I?” These are questions I find myself asking repeatedly lately. Yesterday, I flew into Toulouse after playing a string of cities including Guadalajara, Mexico City, El Paso, New…

BACK TO YOURS: BRETT JOHNSON

In our new Apple Music playlist series, some of our favourite DJs guide us through a selection of their ultimate afterparty tunes. This week’s selector is Brett Johnson, who, with over 100 records to his name, including tracks on Crosstown…