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GO HARDWELL OR GO HOME

Hardwell

“After I do a gig, if I’m in a party mood, it’s my tour manager’s job to remind me that this is my job,” says 25-year-old megastar DJ Hardwell. “Even though when I DJ and travel it doesn’t feel like a job. It feels like a dream come true.”

FINE FEATURES: KRIS MENACE

Kris Menace

“I love listening to a cool techno DJ, in a club, but if you go and see Swedish House Mafia DJ, for example, there’s no artistry involved. They are just getting behind the decks, with a finished CD, and pressing play then putting their hands in the air. This is something that is so wrong, because they get paid so much money for that.”

WE SPEAK TO WHOSAMPLED.COM

WhoSampled is the go-to website for dance nuts investigating the funk, soul and electronic music samples that underpin their modern day favourites. Growing from a niche concern into a huge database with 10,000 contributors, it's become a vital music research site. We spoke to founder Nadav Poraz to find out more...

RIOT ACT: SKIP & DIE

Riot Act

From their Amsterdam base, Skip & Die roam the world looking for fresh sounds to inject into their raucous global bass 'n' beats. And with their debut album 'Riots In The Jungle', they're not afraid of stirring a little insurrection. DJ Mag join frontwoman Cata Pirata and the band in their home city to find out what exactly spurs their voyages across the atlas...

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS

Fake Blood

DJ Mag quizzed him about his hip-hop roots, graffiti, EDM and his burgeoning soundtrack work for a famous cult horror movie...

Matt Tolfrey - In it for the Long Run

Matt Tolfrey

The slow burn. That has always been Matt Tolfrey's modus operandi. He's more concerned with foundations, with building a family of likeminded house heads around him rather than surrounding himself with people who can advance his career.

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