3 forgotten trance love songs from the late-1990s

We roll back the years to a time when stuff was less cynical, far faster, and focussed on matters of the heart, with Johnny Shaker, Jan Johnston, and Lustral.

In our world, in their world: When style outranks substance, take the rubbish out

We continue our series looking at what’s wrong with the dance music scene with a look at style over substance events, and why these are destined to disappoint.

Groove Odyssey Sessions Volume 2 Launch Party w/Joey Negro

Celebrating the release of Groove Odyssey Sessions Volume 2 – mixed by Mr V – Groove Odyssey returns to the capitol with a scorching summer Album Launch party. Taking place at the illustrious Pacha nightclub on Bank Holiday Saturday 23rd of August, they’ll be cranking the main room heat with a set from UK legend, […]

An Interview With Noisily Festival Mastermind – Mr Charles Audley

With just over a month until Noisily Festival opens her luscious Leiceshire arms to the public, vibes at base camp are ramping up to exploding point. Curious to meet the masterminds behind the operation we hunted down Mr Charles Audley – one of the FIVE  – for a quick pow wow. Q. Firstly thanks for […]

Toolroom Knights Mixed By Doorly

Producer, DJ, Radio Presenter, Promoter, ‘Musical Polymath’; Doorly seems to have already ticked off a lot of the things on any DJ’s Bucket List. Setting his place firmly within the House music scene, Doorly’s dedication to the craft of production and DJing remains paramount, with his live sets including samplers and FX units to emphasise […]

In our world, in their world: 5 things DJs should stop doing

We open the scoring on a new series that will see Plain & Simple take on the club scene’s world’s worst evils, beginning with arrogant, drunk and absent DJs.

Visited – Die Antwoord – FATTY BOOM BOOM

Described as ‘a bright and colorful African adventure’, the video for Die Antwoord’s 2012 FATTY BOOM BOOM is a flippin’ CRACKER – gasps of confused wonderment guaranteed. Making blatant digs at the music industry – particularly ex record label and label mate, Interscope and Lady Gaga – harsh lyrics take a stone cold stab at todays […]

5 reasons we can’t wait for Bugged Out Weekender 2014

With just over a month to go we cast an eye forward to The Bugged Out Weekender 2014, AKA Britain’s first significant dance festival of the year.

Bright Start To 2014 For Ministry Of Sound

Following months of grim uncertainty surrounding Ministry Of Sounds future came the answer everyone was hoping for: the london icon will continue to operate, business as usual. The club came within a whisker of closure due to a planned housing development. Worries about noise levels aggravating residents meant that crippling sound restrictions may come into […]

13 albums to hear from 2013

We run through a fitting number of LPs that have resonated this year, including Ellen Allien, Gary Beck, Daniel Avery, A Sagittariun and Danny Howells.