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“Like other channels, but much louder”   This is the strapline for newly founded EDMTV: “the first global EDM Television Network”. You wonder why the idea hasn’t been broached before. A modern phenomenon, responsible for a multitude of sub cultures - gloving, caking, PLUR - it was only a matter of time before television laid claim on EDM.     One of EDMTV’s presenters, Johny Pa ...

Who are these characters and what do they have planned for our club?   There's a door deep in the bowels of Ministry of Sound HQ. It's a black door with flaking paint and a rusty handle. Embossed on that door - in neon pink lettering - are the words: "The Ting Tong Club". Recently notices started appearing around our office stating: "The Ting Tong Club Is Out Of Bounds" and tha ...

With sneaker themed artwork, our new compilation Old Skool holds the keys to your inner nostalgia freak     With tracks from the likes of Missy Elliott, Kenny Dope and Sky FX, it's three CD's of nutty anthems. With trainers at the forefront of its creative vision, we took a look at the creps that your favourite DJs have been wearing while they're playing your Old Skool anthems ...

Sometime it feels like everyday needs to be International Women's Day in dance music   The lack of women in prominent positions on DJ lists and festival lineups has been a source of building frustration in recent years. In the past year alone we've seen the DJ Mag Top 100 poll feature only two females, reddit users vote no women into their top 100 and Resident Advisor rank only ...

It's been a quiet six years for Kano.  As Kane Robinson he appeared in Top Boy, a Channel 4 drama where he flexed his acting ability after a third album that had failed to capitalise on the energy left by his sophomore, London Town, and debut, Home Sweet Home.  Back as Kano with a fourth record, Made In The Manor is already being touted as Robinson's best. A deeply personal rel ...

Sometimes online petitions can be more than just shouting into the wind   With threats of club closures, and worse, actual closures, we reported that the number of music venues in the UK has dropped by more than half in ten years. Noise complaints and the changing environment around legendary clubs have meant that every city is awash with empty dance halls. From The Arches in G ...

The US Presidential Election is the biggest reality TV show of all   There are auditions, a knock out round, and an eventual ill-fated winner. The amount of hype levelled at the contest is parallel to The X Factor, and like or loathe it, everybody’s got something to say. The Presidential race has certainly brought out the opinions of DJs who are usually trying to spend their ti ...

Having announced the official name of Crossrail will be ‘The Elizabeth Line’, Transport For London have released an image of what the tube network will look like in 2019   Behold.   It might be a shock to the system at first glance, but the new map shows that the tangle of veins that make up the underground network will stretch out to include places that have never had their o ...

Ahead of his set at the brand new ski festival Innovation In The Snow next month, Nicky Blackmarket presents the ten most iconic drum and bass classics from the 90's   Taking place from March 17th for three nights, Innovation in the Snow brings the best of drum and bass to the largest ski area in the Pyrenees. Nicky Blackmarket is one of the scene's most well known DJs and is h ...

Armand Van Helden gives us the lowdown on where to go and what to see in his adopted city