"They scare me to death": The Secret DJ on everyone you will meet at a music conference
From gunslingers to Patrick Bateman types, The Secret DJ prepares you for conference run-ins
The essence of club culture is at the heart of Human Traffic - and that's why it's still relevant today
Human Traffic is 20 years old. Mixmag’s Editor saw it in the cinema back in 1999. How does it hold up?
Cheap thrills: How to have an affordable Ibiza holiday in 2019
Top tips for enjoying a perfect holiday in Ibiza without breaking the bank
Prawn coke tale: Why Britain's 'drug problem' is mainstream media scaremongering
The reporting on Suffolk's coked-up crustaceans reflects the media's scaremongering tactics
Drum ‘n’ bass has a gender problem. Who’s going to fix it?
Women are grossly underrepresented in the drum 'n' bass scene — and that needs to change
Mental Health Awareness Week: How to balance yourself as an artist vs. a person
Find balance between your many roles
Mental Health Awareness Week: How to handle feelings of inadequacy and jealousy
Get yourself out of a negative headspace and move ahead
Mental Health Awareness Week: How to stay strong in the face of negative comments
Stay sane on social media
Mental Health Awareness Week: How to avoid becoming overwhelmed by loneliness
Learn how to turn alone time into a positive
Mental Health Awareness Week: How to handle FOMO, the fear of missing out
Don't let the fear of missing out derail you from achieving success
The Secret DJ: The DJ should be one part of the party, not the focus
Parties are never better than when you’re all in it together
‘Pay-to-play’ is not OK: Stop the dodgy promoter tactic exploiting young DJs
It's time to end the devious promotion practice that makes smaller DJs pay to fill their own gigs
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