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GLASTONBURY 2015 REVIEW

When millions tuned into the BBC to watch Mary J Blige cry her eyes out on the Pyramid Stage on the BBC last month — “no more dramaaaa!” — little did they know (or care) that, just a few hundred yards either side of her, there was enough dance debauchery to fill Fabric, SW4 and Secret Garden Party three times over — at least. Or that this jaded dance hack was also in the crowd wearing a poncho, also in tears, blaming it on the rain.

WORLD CLUB DOME REVIEW

From humble beginnings as a radio station, the BigCityBeats brand has grown to become something of a musical empire in Germany. In 10 years, the company has added many strings to its bow, including a television show, magazine, club nights and even a successful record label. And then, of course, there is World Club Dome, also known as the biggest club in the world. Sorry, that should probably be: THE BIGGEST CLUB IN THE WORLD. Much better.

JAMIE TRENCH: DIGGING IN

DJ, producer and enterprising label boss Jamie Trench has seen his vigorous blend of disco, house and deep underground jams — or how he would describe it, “Grooves to move ya” — rise to acclaim over a short, successful period of time. At the young age of 20, Jamie played his first show at the notorious Lightbox in London before becoming integrally involved in his local scene at the Loft Party in Milton Keynes.

AROUND THE WORLD

Groove Armada's Andy Cato looks back on the life behind his new 'Times & Places' album for R&S' Apollo imprint — a musical travelogue of his time touring the globe...

20 YEARS OF SUBCULTURE, SUB CLUB, GLASGOW

XOYO might boast about the return of the resident and Seth Troxler is declaring himself a regular at pretty much every top underground venue on the planet, but way before all that Harri and Domenic started their weekly Subculture nights at Sub Club, Glasgow — and guess what? They never went away.

Best of British Awards Party

Voting has now closed for our annual celebration of UK underground music - Best of British 2012, educated by Point Blank Music School.

You cannot have failed to notice the huge support the awards have had online, with the UK scene working hard to win your votes.

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