Disco Halal’s latest offering comes from London-based DJ/producer Alex Warren. ‘Mountains of Dew’, set for release on 12” vinyl this Friday 13th April, is the producer’s ode to his childhood spent living in the Scottish Highlands, his formative years spent in clubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow and the idea of “Cha deoch-slàint, i gun a tràghadh” or “It’s no health if the glass is not emptied”.
Erol Alkan has compiled an ongoing Spotify playlist of classic tunes from much-loved London clubnight Trash, the party he was resident DJ at from '97 to 2007.
The playlist includes tracks from Brian Eno, Sisters of Mercy, LCD Soundsystem and many more — the music has been compiled by Erol this time round, but will hopefully see selections from fellow Trash residents Rory Phillips and The Lovely Jonjo as its updated.
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 a crucial moment and causing him to clang a mix.
And this year more than ever, clubbers all over were spotted on dancefloors eagerly holding their phones up — like professional ramblers checking the direction of the wind — to find out what tune was playing at that particular moment.
Mad Decent have dropped ‘A Very Decent Christmas 4’, which includes a brand new Major Lazer song entitled ‘Christmas Trees’. You can listen to the full album below.
The Christmas album series from Diplo’s Mad Decent started in 2013 and invites guests to reimagine classic dance tracks as festive music. This year’s album features additional contributions from KiWi, Bad Royale and Nonsens.
Major Lazer’s forthcoming album, ‘Music Is The Weapon’, is slated for release in January next year through Diplo’s Mad Decent Records.
We're hosting our very own disco-themed issue launch party at Work Bar this Thursday (29th September) featuring The Reflex and Kiwi b2b Rory Phillips — and we need you to help us celebrate (guestlist sign up here).
We can now reveal full details of our DJ Mag Live Disco Special, which is set to take place at Work bar on Thursday 29th September.
The Reflex, Kiwi b2b Rory Phillips, Cadillac Soundsystem and DJ Mag Allstars will all spin at the event where we invite DJ Mag readers, friends and family to celebrate the launch of our October issue.
Inside the magazine we run down The 100 Most Important Disco Tracks of all time, so we’re teaming up with Slide for a Disco Special before they welcome feature contributor Dimitri From Paris to Prince Of Wales on Saturday 1st October.
We’ve got the exclusive first play of Kiwi’s new track ‘Cormorant’, which is taken from Correspondant’s Compilation 4.
Label owner Jennifer Cardini has assembled an all-star cast of artists for the fourth compilation from the label including Man Power, Red Axes, Javi Redondo, Axel Bowman and Borusiade.
Having released tracks for the likes of Duke Dumont’s Blasé Boys Club and Jack Savidge’s Deep Shit, Kiwi’s rise to the top has been unstoppable during the last couple of years.
Making it as a successful DJ is a tough gig. It takes commitment, passion and most of all, persistence. No one knows this better than London-based DJ/producer Kiwi (aka Alex Warren), he's gone from booth sideliner to international selector in just two short years.
It's thanks to his dogged determination that he's managed to break away from the pack, coupled with a knack for crafting cuts that have usurped many of his more experienced contemporaries.