2016 the year in… clubland
From Fabric to free parties, Night Czars to night tubes, this was all the history – good and bad – that was made at night this year.
2016 was the year that... grime lost one of its founding fathers
2016 was the year grime hit the mainstream, but it was also the year it lost one of its earliest patrons in Darren Platt, founder of Channel U. Here we salute the legacy of one of the genre’s unsung heroes.
from disco to diy: the history of iran's electronic underground
Before the Islamic Revolution in the 1979, Iran was a musical hotbed that mixed east and west. Now a new generation of young electronic producers are rising up and carrying the torch.
where love saved the day: in memory of david mancuso
As 2016 loses another cultural icon, we celebrate the godfather of disco’s LGBT legacy at The Loft, the private club in Mancuso’s house that became home to a movement.
made to swing: 25 years of nervous records
Nervous Records’ founder Michael Weiss and iconic DJ Louie Vega and give us the inside story of the record label that made house history in NYC.
living the highlife: dance music in ghana
As DJ Katapila and Ata Kak begin their tour across Europe, we look into the fractious, fractured, and frenetic history of dance music in Ghana.
how ministry of sound took british dance culture to the next level
As Ministry of Sound celebrates its 25th birthday, we speak to some of the people who built the club that changed raving in Britain.
why are london’s police still disproportionately targeting grime?
Despite middle-class love for a genre born in London estates, grime still sees the most targeted discriminatory procedures placed upon it than any other genre. Here, artists, promoters, venue owners and label bosses discuss how they're being targeted...