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When Dax J made worldwide headlines last year for dropping an Islamic call to prayer sample during his set in Tunisia, it looked for a minute like his career could be over. As a result of the ensuing international furore he received all manner of online death threats, and was sentenced to a year in prison by a Tunisian court. But instead of wallowing in gloom, he channelled the experience into writing music, producing some of his best ever work that has made its way onto his new album. Appropriately titled ‘Offending Public Morality’, it finds the Berghain regular in uncompromising mood. DJ Mag joins him in Berlin to get the full scoop... 

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Recognise is DJ Mag's new monthly mix series, introducing artists we love that are bursting onto the global electronic music scene. This month, we speak to our favourite bent electro/warped jungle maniac, Textasy…

Cassettes are more popular than they’ve been for years, opening up countless doors for dance music fans, producers and DJs. DJ Mag finds out why the humble cassette tape is in the midst of one hell of a comeback...

The UK hero goes ambient... 

Some of the best tracks this year have, in fact, been fresh takes on old material. Not only offering a whole new way to enjoy a tune, plus that kinky little nostalgia hit from an instantly recognisable synth or vocal, remixes and edits bring the dance music scene closer together through collaboration, appreciation and breaking genre boundaries…

A slew of quality releases this year proved the compilation is still a vital format for taste-making selectors to present a snapshot of where we’re at with dance music. From seminal labels celebrating their back catalogue, collections of rare disco and sublime mixes of unreleased material, right through to electro icons enjoying being back in the limelight, here’s our top 10 compilations of 2017...

Each month we bring you nine acts popping off at the moment...

From the mean streets of Detroit to the warmer climes of Southern California, Claude VonStroke and his Dirtybird label have become one of dance music's most celebrated institutions. Here, we count down Claude VonStroke's 10 most memorable moments...

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