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Mixmag, launched in 1982, is a British monthly electronic dance and clubbing magazine which covers dance events, and reviews music and club nights.

19 articles

Drug Culture As Pop Culture

Overview by David Toop, Mixmag, June 1992

WHEN PHUTURE'S 'Acid Tracks' hit the decks in 1987, the title of this minimalist techno-homage to the Roland TR-303 blinded most of us to the ...

Carleen Anderson, Brand New Heavies, DaYeene, M People, Joey Negro, Young Disciples: Girls on Song

Report and Interview by Lucy O'Brien, Mixmag, June 1992

"IT'S JUST tinkly pianos and wailing slags," was how 808 State once summed up the contribution of female vocalists to house music. If it wasn't ...

Kylie Minogue: My Top Tunes

Interview by Bill Brewster, Mixmag, September 1992

'Flowers' — Titiyo"I think she's Swedish [she is], but I really know nothing about this, so I don't know what to tell you. I was ...

Larry Levan Dies

Obituary by David Toop, Mixmag, January 1993

The legendary Paradise Garage DJ passed away in November. David Toop pays tribute. ...

Guru, Run DMC: Run DMC: Down With The Kings

Interview by Frank Broughton, Mixmag, May 1993

Ten years ago Run DMC's tough lyrical artillery and fat-laced B-boy stylings put the street firmly into hip-hop. They ripped the rhymes, rocked the set, ...

Barbara Tucker: Work It, Girlfriend

Report and Interview by Frank Broughton, Mixmag, December 1994

A clubland fixture, both on record and on the dancefloor, Miss Tucker proves that if you want to make it in New York you better ...

A Guy Called Gerald: Return of the Gerald

Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, February 1995

With 'Voodoo Ray' A Guy Called Gerald defined British acid house. With '28-Gun Bad Boy' he lit the fuse that became jungle. With his new ...

Josh Wink: the Acid Athlete

Interview by Frank Broughton, Mixmag, April 1995

You may have heard that deep trance track with the manic laughing. That's Josh Wink, the coolest, wildest, funkiest trance doctor in America. When Josh ...

Blake Baxter, Joey Beltram, System 01: Techno in Berlin: Down In The Bunker

Report and Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, May 1995

Berlin: Eastern techno axis, where hardened Detroit innovation collides with glam club babes in a former department store bunker. Tresor is the club and the ...

Temazepam: Monging Out

Report by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, July 1995

Jellies used to be heavy shit, for addicts and desperados. Then serious clubland hedonists started taking them to come down. Now, in the search for ...

LTJ Bukem: "Don't Miss Out on a Good Thing"

Profile and Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, September 1995

That's what everyone's saying about LTJ Bukem — the man whose pioneering, melodic take on breakbeats has catapulted him into the drum n' bass super ...

Trainspotters: Sad All Over

Report by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, December 1995

Trainspotting, eh? We all do it, to one extent or another. But there are people who go that little bit further. People who take it to extremes. Who let collecting, buying ...

4 Hero: The Sound of Unimaginable Dreams

Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, March 1996

Dego and Mark are 4 Hero. And Jason's Optical Stairway. And Tom & Jerry. And the brains behind Reinforced Records. They gave Goldie a break ...

Why does everyone ignore "Jump Up" jungle?

Interview by Bethan Cole, Mixmag, January 1997

Even Goldie has been dissing "jump up". But wasn't it the ragga stuff that put jungle back in the frame in the first place? ...

KRS-One: Here Comes Trouble!

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Mixmag, October 1997

Arriving in the UK, via the QEII, after a six year break, rap legend KRS-One certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons. If appearing on ...

Spring Heel Jack: Why Does Everybody Hate Spring Heel Jack?

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Mixmag, October 1997

Is it because they produced for Everything But The Girl? Toured with ambient rockers Spiritualized rather than Goldie? Or because they're seen as the epitome ...

What the Hell is Music?

Essay by Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton, Mixmag, 2002

NOTE: This is the extended "directors' cut" version of the piece originally published in Mixmag.                                                      * ...

Grumpy Old DJs

Interview by Bill Brewster, Mixmag, 2006

IS IT STILL financially viable to employ a butler to carry one's record valise? Why can't you get wooden slipmats any more? Is 45rpm a ...

Aphex Twin, Barrabas, Vashti Bunyan, Terry Callier, Prince, Labi Siffre, R. Dean Taylor, Underworld: The 40 Most Collectible Records

Guide by Bill Brewster, Mixmag, 2006

Okay, so it's not really the 40 most collectable records (if it was, it would contain nothing but doo-wop, northern soul and classical music). It's ...

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