It’s all gone right for Pete Tong as International Music Summit celebrates 10 years We caught up with the legendary DJ ahead of the IMS to chat about the success of number 1 album Classic House, 10 years of IMS and his summer residency at Blue Marlin in Ibiza in our exclusive video interview

PETE Tong MBE is a national treasure. He’s been the official start to the weekend with his radio show in Britain for over two decades and his achievements as ambassador for electronic dance music are insurmountable. 2017 is a special year for Pete, not only did he start the year with a number 1 album under his belt with Classic House, his opus with the Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley, but next month will see the International Music Summit celebrate its 10th anniversary in Ibiza. IMS, as it’s affectionately known, was created by Pete and four industry partners, Ben...

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The Social network with Nic Fanciulli The Grammy nominated DJ/Producer gives us the background to his festival The Social which takes place in Maidstone, Kent

THE Garden of England might not be the first place you think of when it comes to dance music but in the heart of Kent beats an electronic kick drum. The South East has given us some huge talent over the years with the likes of Pete Tong, John Digweed, Danny Howells, Mark Knight and Nic Fanciulli all growing up in the area before finding global fame. Grammy nominated Nic Fanciulli has never forgotten his roots in Maidstone. The globe trotting star has stayed loyal to the county town throughout his career. And he has returned the loyalty of...

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Patrick Topping: “Each day new things keep happening with my music and the last 3 years have been absolutely amazing” The Newcastle DJ/Producer on his meteoric rise, relationship with Jamie Jones, being signed to Hot Creations and working with Green Velvet

THE term ‘meteoric rise’ is a somewhat overused term in dance music, but the cliche really is the best way to describe the ascent of Patrick Topping. In only a few years he has gone from playing home town gigs in Newcastle to tirelessly touring the world’s biggest festivals, playing alongside some of the best in the business including the likes of Pete Tong, Eats Everything, Jamie Jones and Green Velvet. This summer sees him continue his residency at Jamie Jones’ Paradise at DC10 in Ibiza and release another EP on Jones’ Hot Creations imprint together with shows at Space Ibiza, Hideout...

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Richy Ahmed: “There’s so much good talent coming out of the UK” The Hot Creations stalwart on the UK scene, his 4thirtytwo parties and Paradise at DC10, Ibiza

HOT Creations is a melting pot of raw talent and one of the most consistent labels in dance music. The imprint, co-owned by Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, has over the last half decade become notorious for it’s quality house music output. Originally hailing from South Shields, Richy has become firmly established at the forefront of British house music in recent times, touring the world and playing a major role in the output of Hot Creations in an A&R capacity as well as releasing a slew of his own quality productions on a variety of other imprints such as Circus...

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Underworld: “We aim to make the album come alive in a way it never has before” Underworld's front-man Karl Hyde on the 20th anniversary of their game changing album 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman' in this interview published on October 9, 2014

Underworld celebrated the 20th anniversary of their game changer debut album ‘Dubnobasswithmyheadman’ with a very special live performance of the album at The Royal Festival Hall in London on October 11, 2014. The album was meticulously remastered by the band’s Rick Smith and was released to coincide with the performance. We caught up with front man Karl Hyde to find out more in this interview originally published on October 9, 2014. How does it feel when you reflect on the last two decades? Could you have imagined the impact the work would have on electronic music and where it would lead...

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Sandy Rivera on creating anthems time and time again We caught up with the US House artist and DJ to find out more about his new single and what it felt like to see 'Finally' bring Space Ibiza to tears at the closing of the iconic club

WHETHER under his own name or as Kings Of Tomorrow, Sandy Rivera is one of the most highly regarded house producers of his or any other generation. Kings Of Tomorrow’s magnum opus, ‘Finally’ featuring the vocal talents of Julie McKnight, played a huge role this week at Space Ibiza’s last ever closing party, making it’s way into many of the DJs playlists in a variety of guises during the 20 hour marathon, not least during the last hour of Nic Fanciulli and Carl Cox’s emotional set in the Discoteca on Monday morning. However, to only know ‘Finally’ is to merely scratch...

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John Digweed: “It really doesn’t get any better than that” The legendary DJ talks about epic sets, his Live In Montreal and Re:Structured albums in this video interview originally published on March 13, 2016

JOHN Digweed claimed his place in electronic music’s hall of fame a long time ago. In a career spanning three decades, his partnership with Sasha was the stuff of legend and he has gone on to become one of the most revered DJs in the world thanks to his unmatched style and ability to construct mesmeric, epic, dance floor soundscapes. The recent announcement that he will be back performing with Sasha for the first time in 6 years at The Social Festival in Maidstone has been met with huge excitement from all corners of the dance music community after...

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Dubfire and Oliver Huntemann interview each other as they release new collaborative album Retrospectivo The Techno giants go back to back asking each other 5 questions about what makes them tick in this unique interview

TWO of Techno’s most influential statesmen, Dubfire and Oliver Huntemann, have recently come together to deliver a comprehensive collaborative anthology called ‘Retrospectivo’ via Senso Sounds. Clubz are extremely pleased have the two legends take some time out of their busy touring schedules and provide a very special and exclusive ‘Back-2-Back’ style interview where they both interview each other. OLIVER HUNTEMANN ASKS DUBFIRE 5 QUESTIONS What is the story behind your artist name? I get asked this question a lot actually and many are surprised by the answer. In short, “Dub Fire” is the name of a song by Lee...

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Pig&Dan: “This was spur of the moment madness all the way” The Techno dons on their new album Modular Baptism, Elevate label, the influence of Drum and Bass and what the future holds for the duo in this interview first published in March 2016

TECHNO dons Pig&Dan have returned with their fourth album, Modular Baptism. Released on their Elevate label, the album as you would expect when it comes to a Pig&Dan long player, has been met with universal acclaim. We caught up with Igor and Dan to find out more in this interview first published back in March 2016. Your last album ‘Destination Unknown’ saw you experiment with more ambient sounds but this long player is a return to your roots. Dan: Oh yes we are definitely back with our Techno hats on again, and even though that last album was refreshing for us,...

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Luciano: “Electronic music is part of our culture and is everywhere” The Swiss Chilean maestro discusses his roots, early career, Cadenza label and juggling family life with his touring commitments in this interview originally published on November 24, 2015

LUCIANO is one of the most influential and ground breaking DJs in the world.  Switzerland born and Chilean raised he has been at the forefront of Techno and House for 2 decades. A forward thinking innovator, he continues to bring his own eclectic and truly unique blend of electronic music and passionate Latin grooves to crowds all over the planet, taking the stage at all the most renowned clubs from Ibiza to Berlin, Peru to Tokyo, via London, Frankfurt, Sao Paulo and everywhere in between. We caught up with him late last year ahead of his show at Electric Brixton to find out...

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