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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 what i ...

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 fa ...

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. While ...

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 pre ...

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. Francis ...

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 brought ...

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 fu ...

We think 2016 is the odds-on favourite for a Daft Punk reunion, here's why

How to get into Berghain is one of clubbing's most enduring mysteries   Berghain - like our own club - is one of the world's must visit clubbing institutions, the jewel in the techno crown and the stomping ground of some of the heaviest hitting DJs in the game. But actually getting into Berghain has become almost as infamous as the club itself. The door policy is renowned for b ...

In aid of Throwback Slowjamz, Ministry LIVE have put together a special Slowjamz Sunday Show   You get a taste of what's to come with the below Slowjamz classics and tune into the show this Sunday here. Throwback Slowjamz is out now, get your copy here.                       More Playlists: Bank Holiday Playlist: Friday Ministry of Sound's 24th Birthday 24 Hour Playlist ...