Mobile phones are fucking amazing these days, aren't they? Want to order some food? You can do it with a few taps of your screen. Want to book a train? Just do it in 30 seconds on the blower. But without doubt, one of the most impressive apps and most popular with music fans around the world is Shazam. The music identifier can pick up millions of songs once you hit that circling 'S' in the middle of your screen, unearthing gems that you've wanted in your collection for ages.
As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Dutch brand Awakenings took over Amsterdam venue Gashouder for four nights on Easter weekend.
Dance music having an image problem is nothing new; it’s long been stigmatised for an array of reasons. But for the most part we like to think this is an outsider view from outmoded eyes that are leering in. Figures with conservative attitudes have dismissed the value of the scene because they find the idea of staying out all night dancing distasteful. From their point of view, it’s all illegal raves and police clashes, excessive intoxication and addiction.
We're celebrating the last 10 years of dance and electronic music with the Label Of The Decade poll. Here, Harrison Williams charts the most influential house imprints of 2007-2017