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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 ...

Armand Van Helden gives us the lowdown on where to go and what to see in his adopted city   This week sees the 30th edition of the celebrated Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida. Over the years Miami has become the un-official starting pistol for the summer festival season and the conference has morphed into a huge week-long celebration of dance music that also includes ...

When was the last time you truly lost yourself on the dance floor?   Few clubs risk hosting nights where punters are provided with experiences that venture out further than what’s come to be expected from a Friday night out. It’s why we’re proud to be hosting the inaugural presentation of The Ting Tong Club: a party that’s fuelled by risk. Allow yourself to be taken to place ...

Ah, the joy of the nightclub dancefloor   Scenes of unbridled self expression, passion and hedonism. Magical spaces of joy, acceptance and transcendence, where you can express the true inner beauty of your soul by shaking what your maker gave you. The dancefloor is a special place, where the normal rules of society don’t apply. However, just because the boundaries around wha ...

Yesterday we nailed our colours to the mast with our predictions for the four dance music categories, but were we right?   The 58th Grammy Awards have been and gone. While dance music continues to be relatively sidelined in the bigger categories, the nominations in the dance-focused categories were some of the most on-point selections yet. Last year we tried (and pretty much ...

Valentine's weekend is upon us and everyone who's single is looking to pull   If you're determined not to spend another Valentine's weeping into a Basics lasagne and a West Coast Cooler, then you've only got two nights left to go out and bag yourself a date. Luckily those nights are Friday and Saturday, so all the clubs will be packed full of singletons looking to score. Whi ...

Aly & Fila have long been Friday night favourites at The Gallery   The Egyptian duo are two of the nicest guys in trance, and we’re thrilled to learn they’re stepping up to the plate on February 13th to be the first trance act to provide a BBC Radio One Essential mix in two years. The last effort came in February 2014 from Jordan Suckley. A previous In New DJ's We Trust ...

Dillon Francis is a kind of weird, but totally charitable, guy   I was perusing Reddit when I came across a guy wondering whether he could book any big names for private events with a $20-35,000 budget and u/Ulyceez replied with this: I thought ‘huh, that’s cool’ but brushed it off as a one-off thing. However, after digging a little deeper, it just so happens that Mr. Fran ...

Once again Valentine’s Day rears its ugly head, ready to snare your confidence in its chocolate claws   For the rest of the year you're the Beyonce Knowles of the party, oozing sass and dancing with reckless abandon. However, February 14th can make even the most self assured singleton feel a bit on the Michelle Williams side of life, sidelined by smug faced couples and brough ...

It’s 2016 and Kygo exists just as readily as the periodic table   The pan flute tooting commander of the good ship tropical house has become unavoidable; from raising the heart rates of housewives on American talk shows to infiltrating last year’s shit show of an X Factor, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll is as likely to appear on drive time radio as he is on a comedown playlist. Who the ...