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​Across the UK, open decks events are making DJing more accessible for people of all skill levels. Here, Joseph Francis speaks to organisers and community members about how creating safe spaces to practise and learn can help boost confidence, encourage members of marginalised groups, unearth new talent, and even change the narrative around what makes a good DJ

Every first Thursday of the month, Lion Vibes record store in Brixton, South London hosts an open decks night. It’s a lowkey thing; punters rock...

A selection of 8 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag's July emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From high-energy house and techno to new age juke, irresistible breaks and beyond, here's July 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

“I’m always thinking about pace, and creating opportunities to get lost in the rhythms and melodies,” says LORA, the London-based DJ whose increasingly busy gig...

A selection of 10 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag's June emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From amapiano, breaks and tripped-out house to tech-step, trance and beyond, here's June 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Though he has been releasing music and recording mixes since 2018, Pretoria-born producer/DJ Thuto Moloi, aka Thuto The Human, fully emerged earlier this year. His...

A selection of 12 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag's May emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From innovative Afro house and techno to hyperactive pop and saxaphone experiments, here's May 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Two talented artists are behind Awkward Moments: Mimi Xu heads up the music production and composition, while multi-instrumentalist MAGUIRE leads on the vocals. Inspired by...

A selection of 12 press shots of artists featured in DJ Mag's April emerging artists feature

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From sizzling breaks and snapping garage to shimmery techno, shapeshifting bass and beyond, here’s April 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Breaks, garage, techno and the occasional MC — Freshta melds it all, often veering from ceiling-shattering bass to ravey melodies in one swift blend. Born...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: February 2023

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From vibrant techno and futurist tech-step to classy house, lush field recordings and more, here’s February 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

WAAW are a London-based DJ duo — literal twins, best represented by a palindrome that screams “WOW!” — whose global club sound curation is both...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: January 2023

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From thumping house and techno through experimental electronics and beyond, here’s January 2023’s list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Boo cites Burial as one of her influences, and listening to her track ‘Air Is My Element’ on Anetha’s label, Mama Told Ya, it’s no...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: December 2022

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From atmospheric techno and fast-paced breaks to melodic Afro house and beyond here's December 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Manchester is a city where artists don’t feel constrained by genre, moving with ease between different scenes. EVABEE is one of the best examples of...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: November 2022

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From crystalline house and propulsive techno to experimental ambient and club-tuned pop here's November 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

House music as shimmering and crystalline as a diamond, but suffused with endless warmth? That’s the domain of London DJ and producer Flaurese. His 2020...

12 emerging artists you need to hear: October 2022

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From soulful house and hammering techno to electropop, bass and beyond, here's October 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

The sound palette of London-based producer Tom Jarmey transcends several genres. Jungle, ambient, techno and cinematic soundscapes snake through his releases on Holding Hands, Dansu...

12 emerging artists you need to hear this September

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From bass-heavy techno and understated deep house to transportive ambient music and drum & bass here's September 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

DJ N.E.GIRL (Esther Wanyama) is not just a lethal weapon behind the decks, but a community-builder behind the scenes. Represented in sets for Keep Hush...

12 emerging artists you need to hear this August

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From jungle and Afro house to experimental dub and techno here's August 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

With his face hidden to keep the focus firmly on the music, South London’s Anti Traxx channels his Jamaican heritage — “growing up around soundsystems...

12 emerging artists you need to hear this July

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From blissed-out breaks, twisted bass and techno into metal-inspired d&b, trance and more, here's July 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Amaliah’s Borne Fruits imprint is just as vibrant as her eponymous radio show on Rinse FM, every Monday from 6-7pm. The label, party and radio...

12 emerging artists you need to hear this June

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From hard-hitting techno and soulful house anthems to ravey post-punk bangers, here's June 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Berlin-based DJ and producer Anna Kost’s debut EP ‘The Very End Of You’ on Hotflush-offshoot Who Whom is the ideal intro into her raw but...

12 emerging artists you need to hear this May

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From deep Afro-house and trance-infused techno to atmospheric jungle and beyond, here's May 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

A rising star among deep and Afro-house lovers, vocalist and producer Miči’s Instagram feed reads like a blow-by-blow account of her story so far. The...

Collage of artists included in DJ Mag emerging artists feature for march

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From tripped-out rap and laid-back house to rapid-fire breakbeats and more, here's April 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

London-based An Avrin might have failed his sixth-form music tech course, but he’s been on a successful run with music ever since, with releases on...

12 emerging artists you need to hear this

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From UK rap fusions and politically charged electronic experiments to lush vocal house and colourful bass, here’s here's March 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

Scottish rap DJ and producer K4CIE has been carving out a lane for herself that’s distinctly female-focused. Setting up the women-celebrating club nights PEACH and...

11 emerging artists you need to hear this February

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From stomping techno and jazzy breaks to experimental reggaetón and melodic house, here's February 2022's list of upcoming talent you should be keeping track of

South-East London DJ and vocalist Ell Murphy has been making waves with her multi-genre mixes and releases. Behind the decks, she combines both disciplines to...

Artists to watch 2022

Introducing the artists set to make waves this year: From Jersey club, Afrotech, and hardcore to UK rap, Brazilian grime, Ghanain asakaa and beyond, these are the DJs, producers and MCs pushing tomorrow’s sounds today

The hyper-kinetic pulse of Jersey club is taking over the world, and one of its most prolific young talents is New Jersey polymath, SJAYY, whose...

The latest and greatest DJs and producers rising to the top this month. From hyperactive gabber and intricate breakbeat science to thundering techno and gentle...

Irresistible nu-rave energy, hyperpop hooks and experimental electronics form an unstoppable force in the hands of Lady Neptune, the gabber goblin queen alter-ego of Moema...