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In just a few short years, twin sisters Coco & Breezy have found their sound and hit their stride as DJs and producers, spinning sets that appeal to lovers of pure house while producing the kind of pop-kissed tunes that rack up millions of streams. Getting to where they are has been a winding progression that’s taken them from middle school dance groups to MySpace minifame, and from eyewear design to the doorstep of dance music superstardom — and they’re not done yet

Most DJs and musicians, at least those who hope to make any semblance of a living off of their art, are in a sense entrepreneurs...

Chris Lake

Lots of artists come and go, burning out before leaving a mark with their sound. Others hit a stride and never stop growing — like Chris Lake, who’s spent more than two decades cultivating a career in house music on his own terms. DJ Mag caught up with the UK-born, LA-based producer to learn about his history, and how he’s bestowing life’s biggest lessons on the new artists of Black Book Records 

What’s the secret to igniting a lasting career in dance music? Some artists harp on the necessity of evolution — one must be malleable to...

Dom Dolla

When Dominic Matheson started throwing parties for fun with his friends in Melbourne, he never imagined he’d become the house sensation that he is today. DJ Mag sits down with the artist better known as Dom Dolla ahead of his headlining appearance at DJ Mag’s Miami Music Week party to learn more about his songwriting aspirations and the moments on the road that inspire his dancefloor-filling repertoire

Every kid thinks they know what they want to be when they grow up. A young Dominic Matheson planned to follow in his father’s footsteps...

Waajeed

Coming up in Detroit, Waajeed’s never been afraid to take the necessary steps in order to evolve and thrive as an artist. It’s been a career defined by constant change, pushing against expectations, and seemingly having no fear of what’s next. Bruce Tantum catches up with the veteran Motor City DJ and producer to find out more about his search for musical perfection, the Underground Music Academy, and finding peace in chaos

For Waajeed, it began with a high school talent contest. “I was in ninth or tenth grade, and I was really hellbent on winning,” the...

CloZee

In 2021, the French producer Chloé Herry set her sights on Denver as the new home for her vibrant global bass sound. Now, with the launch of her Odyzey Music imprint, CloZee has nurtured a family of artists who embody the notion that mindful music and positive energy have the power to move mountains

There’s a festival happening outside, but, for the moment anyway, CloZee’s RV is the place to be. Vibes are high and spirits are flowing as...

Close up shot of Wreckno with fishnet gloves and colourful butterflies in their hair

Brandon Wisniski has refused to let anyone stifle their “batshit crazy dream” of becoming a pop culture icon. Now, as Megan Venzin discovers, the queer rapper and producer known as Wreckno is breaking boundaries and fostering inclusive spaces so others like them can reach the stars

What can’t Barbie do? Since hitting shelves in 1959, the polymer-based, pop culture icon has donned the uniforms of a pilot, astronaut, presidential candidate, and...

Reinier Zonneveld: live and direct

Before headlining international festivals with his immense live techno sets, Reinier Zonneveld cut his teeth on the Dutch underground rave circuit. Megan Venzin catches up with the artist to learn about his approach to performance, and why his fans can always expect the unexpected

It’s been a while since Reinier Zonneveld had to outsmart the cops. Nowadays, when the Dutch producer arrives at an event, it’s because he’s guaranteed...

Lauren Flax: intention is everything

After years of devotion to New York's club scene, Detroit-born Lauren Flax is more passionate than ever, with acid techno tracks to be perfected, causes to be fought, and lives to be saved through her harm reduction initiative. This month, she shares her journey with Bruce Tantum

It’s a Friday night at Brooklyn’s Public Records, and Lauren Flax is in her element. The dancefloor is packed, the room is dark, the fog...

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During a long stint at home, ODESZA revisited their past to better understand how they arrived at the present. DJ Mag chatted with the Seattle-based duo to learn about the profound discoveries they made and the implications for their art, which they chronicle in their forthcoming studio album, ‘The Last Goodbye’

Every human on Earth possesses a history. The version of you who lived yesterday informed the one who breathes today, and the one to emerge...

Carl Cox in a crown

After more than three decades of DJing all over the world, Carl Cox remains one of dance music’s most beloved figures. With a new album on the way, and a fresh emphasis on live performance, Bruce Tantum speaks with the king about his incredible journey so far, and his determination to keep challenging himself

When his bespectacled face pops up in a Zoom call, Carl Cox is sitting within a well-appointed studio space, in front of all manner of...

Octo Octa in a red cut out top against a blue background

From her first release as Octo Octa in 2011, there’s always been an element of rapturous freedom inherent to Maya Bouldry-Morrison’s music. But since coming out as a trans woman and meeting her life/work partner Eris Drew, that feeling is rendered in brighter shades than ever. Taking time out from a European tour, Bouldry-Morrison details her road to house music happiness

This feature originally appeared in print in the June issue of DJ Mag North America. It has been amended for online publication, due to two...

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Caught between the demands of being an internationally-renowned performer and his desire for a quiet life, Australian producer Flume found balance upon returning to his homeland. Amongst nature, and with a restored sense of wellbeing, he completed his most ambitious album to date, 'Palaces'. Megan Venzin learns its story

Flume fills arenas, smashes stage props with sledgehammers, and builds booming soundscapes with the high-tech gear that fills his ever-expanding studio. Harley Edward Streten, on...

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The secret to John Summit's success lies in his work-hard, play-hard mentality, which has led to the former Certified Public Accountant to become one of the most in-demand DJs around. Ahead of his set at DJ Mag's Miami Pool Party this month, Megan Venzin hears his story so far

It’s 6:25am and John Summit is still spinning fire. He’s in peak form as he delivers a dark and drilling after-hours set on the sports...

Known for his work with RÜFÜS DU SOL, Broods, Hayden James and others, Grammy-nominated producer, mixer, and DJ Cassian is proof that if you build...

In Australia, there’s a phrase commonly used to describe people who “cut down” the overachievers in their midst due to their own insecurities. Those who...

Detroit's DJ Minx has been championing the electronic sounds of her hometown since day one, but has flown under the radar for much of her...

If anybody’s paid their dues, it’s Jennifer Witcher, aka DJ Minx, Detroit’s “First Lady of Wax”. She’s been here all along, representing the future sounds...

DJ Mag visits French producer Madeon in his LA home to learn about his meticulous process, and why he’s happiest when he’s working

Standing in Madeon’s living room, it feels like his entire home is floating. The Hollywood Hills house is located at the top of a steep...

Whether you love it, hate it or (be honest) pretend to hate it, there’s no denying the colossal impact David Guetta’s music has had on...

David Guetta is on a deadline. Posted up at his Ibiza estate, the French producer is busy at work. He doesn’t seem to be enjoying...

Dave 1 and P-Thugg, better known as the sapid duo Chromeo, are about to release their most zestfully slick album to date, ‘Head Over Heels’...

Experiencing Chromeo is like taking a step back in time—but with all the luxuries and comforts of today. It’s in the duo’s music, which takes...

DJ Mag's annual celebration of the North America scene...

The nominations have been announced for DJ Mag's Best of North America poll.

DJ Mag’s sister awards to our revered Best of British Awards across...

Here’s some scoop on the life of us raver scribes. We calculate the arrival of springtime a bit differently than other folks. It goes something...