The Secret DJ: "‘Paying to play’ is a genuine threat to dance music culture"
"It’s pernicious, and it’s widespread," says our mystery spinner
Why farting on the dancefloor should be banned in clubs
An attack on the senses, a violation of personal space, an unwarranted crime
It's OK to be a rogue at a festival, as long as you're lovable
Being moronic with your mates is fine. Being a dick to others is a no-no
God Save Our Gracious Scene: Music is the UK’s lasting point of pride
Even donk has a certain charm to it
It's about time we got our holiday camp weekenders back
The rowdy multi-day raves have slowly disappeared in the last few years
Spiders on the ceiling: What is sleep paralysis and how can you avoid it?
This is the last thing you need after a festival
We talked to the people who went to the greatest festival of all time
Memories of Tribal Gathering 96
The UK festival scene is one of the richest in the world even without Glastonbury
Fallow year, what fallow year?
Eli from Soul Clap: “The dinner table is a powerful place to cross cultural boundaries”
Can you feed it?
Another day, another dickhead: Dealing with bigots in dance music
Sirin Kale explores the uneasy relationship between dance music and problematic DJs
The Secret DJ on walking the fine line between cool and commercial
"The thing is, cool doesn't entertain you"
Forgetting about vocal house anthems is a betrayal of club music's roots
The appetite for hands-in-the-air belters remains strong
Social media is dangerously affecting DJs' mental health
The internet can be a be troubling landscape to navigate
'I Created Disco' by Calvin Harris is a conceptual masterpiece
Revisiting his debut album reveals a haunting satire of the noughties dance music industry
Andy C at XOYO was the drum ‘n’ bass event of the decade
Andy C's three-month residency was the stunning symbol of a reunited scene
Ambient music has become a soothing soundtrack to turbulent times
Away from sweaty dancefloors, music fans turned to more calming sounds this year
Meet the promoters fighting Ireland's archaic abortion laws
Room For Rebellion and SKIRT get straight to the point through partying
Please stop calling music 'content'
In the internet age content is king. But music means so much more.
Take five: Clubland needs to bring back chill-out rooms
Club chill-out rooms have all but disappeared, but they could be useful in the fight against harm
No heritage acts: Dance music allows its veterans to remain creatively free
Brand new or 40 years old, a banger is a banger
Ecstasy-related deaths are at a record high – but what can be done about it?
We know more about the drug than ever before, but 63 people died from it in 2016
The Secret DJ: "A proper DJ selects well and mixes well"
Our mystery spinner continues his guide to DJ success...
DJ Zinc: "I love technology but I wonder if we've lost something along the way"
The revered DJ on the importance of community
Oppose the developers: London is fighting to protect its LGBTQ+ clubs
The capital has lost 58 per cent of LGBTQ+ venues in the last decade and the community they serve has had enough
Nightclubs need to be way more accessible for disabled clubbers
"Disability and clubbing still causes trouble in paradise"
An accommodation crisis in Ibiza is pricing out dance music workers and locals
The rise of Airbnb and a proliferation of fraudsters means its harder than ever to find a room in Ibiza
It's 2017 but your favourite clubs are still way too overcrowded
Overcrowding in clubs is annoying and dangerous. So why does it happen so often?
Highs and lows: A successful career in dance music isn't as easy as you think
DJs tell us what happens when the hype dies or becomes too overwhelming
Organised fun: Are advance ticket sales ruining clubbing?
The most spine-tingling nights normally come off the cuff
The Secret DJ: "You'll die of a heart attack if you stress about your place in the game"
Our mystery spinner flags up some rookie errors best avoided
In the shadow of Grenfell, we asked locals what Carnival means to them this year
The celebration goes on, but the streets of West London will definitely feel different
Why the fuck are people waving their shoes at DJs?!
This new ritual has been seen during sets by Harvey Sutherland, MCDE and Peggy Gou
The Secret DJ details how their first ever night in Ibiza was almost their last
"I started screaming for him to stay where he was"
We spoke to the artists with the worst names in dance music
Just what inspires an individual to call themselves 'Maximum Bellend'?
Memory sticks: Club keepsakes have a very particular power
DC10 fans, Pacha whistles and Space lighters can pack a great punch of emotion
Steve Lawler: "Being an A&R is the best route to becoming a great DJ"
The VIVa boss says there's more to a DJ than just playing the Top 10 tech-house tunes