Fuck the algorithm: Can artists forge a career without the help of social media?
Some mainstream artists are quitting social media, but not everyone is so privileged. And what's the alternative anyway?
The Secret DJ: If you're serious about being a DJ, nothing will stop you
The Secret DJ on why persevering through the bad times is the making of an artist
Don’t Kill Live Music: New South Wales is rallying against its puritanical government
The latest attack on festivals in Australia is a reminder to be vigilant against these new puritans in government
Never mind nostalgia - we're living in a golden age of intergenerational partying
Rave veterans are mingling with newer recruits both on the dancefloor and behind the decks
"Silly music": Anti-establishment artists are reclaiming dance music's funny side
Artists are using humour to fight back against monotony in music and beyond
Are big-name, marathon sets pushing new DJs off line-ups?
All night long bookings are typically preserved for established acts who can bring punters in
Insta-gram: How British cocaine dealers got faster and better
In the UK, It's possible to get a gram of cocaine delivered quicker than it takes to order a pint in a busy pub. But how did coke become this available?
What is 2C-P, what does it do and where does it come from?
The death of Louella Fletcher-Michie at Bestival has been reported as the world's first fatality from 2C-P, a rare psychedelic drug
"I don't want it to end": Tony Pike's hedonistic lifestyle made him an Ibiza legend
Tony Pike has passed away but his legend – and the hotel that he founded – will live on for many years to come
Hey promoters! Throw parties, not club nights
Consumerism vs community is at the heart of a clubland chasm
Is it ever OK to rewind another DJ's track?
Rewinding a record can be a delicate art, as the scene has recently found out
Who is DJ Bigos? Meet the ID hunter liberating tracklists across the internet
DJ Bigos has supplied tracklists – or attempted to – for an astounding number of online mixes
All-woman collectives have instigated real, positive change in the music world
Now it’s time for industry heavyweights to put their money where their mouths are
The Fyre Festival films are a gloriously awful gulp of schadenfreude
Fyre Festival's vainglorious bastards implode in deliciously essential viewing on Netflix and Hulu
The Secret DJ: "New Year's Eve is amateur hour"
The Secret DJ on the most hectic and well-paid time of year
DJ exclusivity deals and domineering promoters are suffocating independent nightlife
Oppressive tactics are making it increasingly tough for smaller clubs and nights to survive
Door picking in the UK is a lost art that needs to come back
Door picking helps build community and offers inclusivity
The Secret DJ: “Beware other DJs. Some will say or do anything to get your slot”
Top tips from our secret selector
Why greater representation really is making dance music a better place
Sofie Mikhaylova uses her own journey through dance music to explain why representation is important for dance music
All hail the return of the internet music forum
Patten's 555-5555 and Facebook music groups are reigniting URL conversation
The Secret DJ: "The ritual of preparation helps to rebuild shattered confidence"
More words of wisdom from the mystery spinner
Old DJ sets resurfacing on the web reveal the true outlines of dance music history
Raiders of the lost art
Gangster’s Paradise: How Coolio’s masterpiece made hip hop history
The seminal track turns 23 this year
The Secret DJ: "Playing B2B separates the pro from the plastic"
It's all about creativity and flexibility
Dance music should be wary of posthumous releases
The ethics of posthumous releases is a contentious subject
An ode to the disco nap
From Berlin to Buenos Aires, breaking up a mammoth clubbing session with a siesta is the norm
The Secret DJ: "Sabotaging the next DJ is never OK"
It's all about the ravers on the dancefloor remember
Bottomless brunch and nightclubs have become an unappetising combination
No more please, we're full up
Don't believe the hype – Stormzy’s Cambridge scholarship is not racist
Grime’s superstar is giving back to his people, no matter what the haters think
The Burning Man dictionary: Playa vernacular that you need to know
Brush up on your Burning Man lingo
Aretha Franklin was the undisputed Queen of Soul
A tumultuous upbringing didn't stop Aretha Franklin becoming one of the greatest singers ever
GTA After Hours is the dance music playground where you become a nightclub kingpin
The future is here
Let DJs be DJs and stop telling them what to play
You're entitled to an opinion, but telling a DJ how to do their job isn't on
The Secret DJ on the problem with being off your tits when you perform
The mystery spinner will now be answering your DJ questions each month
Revolution Day united DJs and the LGBTQ+ community to rave against Trump
"Donald Trump, go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay"
The director of Netflix's Ibiza has never even been to Ibiza
We interviewed the director of Ibiza and it didn't go well...
DJs having assistants picking tracks for them is a dangerous move
It’s completely against the original ethics of being a working DJ
Weird times in the world means we need more oddball music
As the world threatens to spin off its axis, out-there music seems to gain more and more traction
The indisputable legacy of Marcus Intalex shines on
One year after the drum 'n' bass visionary passed away, his influence continues to inspire
GBL is the Toxic Paint-Stripper Bleeding on Clubland
“It tastes like you’re burning to death in a cellophane factory,”
How the music industry condones a culture of excessive substance use
Drugs, alcohol, and nightlife have a long and complicated relationship, but we need to be doing more to prevent substance abuse
The Secret DJ on how Glastonbury changed his life
"Everyone hated us because we were skint, energetic and pretty"