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Building something beautiful: @Loraine James // Whatever The Weather is DJ Mag’s December 2022 cover star 💫 📸 Alex Lambert On stands, or available by subscription, now: dj-m.ag/3o2M2PE

After releasing two albums in 2022 — for @Ghostly and @Phantom Limb — and playing the @Southbank Centre with the @London Chamber Orchestra, @Loraine James // Whatever The Weather meets @Eoin Murray to discuss reimagining the works of Julius Eastman, expressing emotion through music, and staying true to her instincts
Loraine James sitting on a black leather chair in black trousers and grey t-shirt.
For 2022's end-of-year coverage, we've once again asked our contributors to write about their personal favourite tracks, albums and comps of the year, offering an unranked overview of the sounds that made the past 12 months so memorable for electronic music around the world
Selection of album artwork and artist photographs in a collage for DJ Mag's End Of Year coverage
Pop has infiltrated dance music in a way not heard for many years, with DJs playing Britney Spears edits in Panorama Bar, Spice Girls and Whigfield bootlegs doing the rounds, and megastars like Dua Lipa commissioning club-tuned remix albums. This month, @dj intercity disco asks: why now?
Multi-coloured abstract artwork featuring sillhouettes of Britney Spears, sound waves and DJ controls
After confronting cancer and embarking on a journey of self-discovery via therapy, Neil Barnes is back with an assured new @Leftfield album. This month, Joe Roberts meets him to talk about active listening, lazy stereotyping, and how music should have a “fuck-off quality”
Both members of Leftfield looking at the sky
After moving to Berlin, @Refuge Worldwide and @The Lot Radio resident and Panorama Bar regular Gabrielle Kwarteng found her musical tastes expanding. @Ria Hylton meets her to learn how eclectic radio shows, her hometown of New York, and life in Europe have influenced her DJing
Gabrielle Kwarteng standing in front of a window next to two green hedges
Last month, @AmsterdamDanceEvent returned for its annual industry takeover, showcasing more than 1,000 events at over 200 venues. @Amy, @Ben Hindle, @Carl Loben 💙 🇺🇦, @Ria Hylton and @Rob McCallum travelled to the Dutch capital to report back on its plethora of panels, parties and workshops
Photograph of the red DJ Mag light hanging over the dancefloor of Amsterdam's Lovelee club
After featuring on and writing a string of drum & bass and house hits, the singer, songwriter, producer and DJ @Camden Cox is stepping into the spotlight herself. At ADE, she tells @Carl Loben 💙 🇺🇦 how DJing and going solo was a logical next step in her journey
Camden Cox standing on a bridge over a canal in Amsterdam
Since his debut single ‘On Me’ in 2020, Nigerian-born, London-raised MC @SamRecks has been evolving his own relaxed, lo-fi take on UK drill. This month, he speaks to @Bobby K about mastering mixtapes at school, Drake’s ‘Comeback Season’, and breaking genre boundaries
Sam Recks sitting backwards on a wooden chair wearing green shorts and a sleeveless green top
Mark Bell and Gez Varley’s 1991 debut album as LFO, 'Frequencies' on @Warp Records, encapsulated dance music’s past, present and future, and became a benchmark for the bleep techno sound. This month, @Ben Cardew revisits the influential album
A black and white press shot of LFO from 1991
The album artwork for LFO's 'Frequencies'
From parties in an abandoned tube station to buy-on-sight vinyl labels, @Posthuman have been toiling away on the UK club scene for over two decades. @Harold Heath speaks to one-half of the duo about the good times and the bad, and the lessons learnt along the way
Both members of posthuman standing under a graffiti covered underpass
Decius have a vibe that evokes the wild abandon of early acid house. Comprising members of Medicine 8, @Paranoid London and @Fat White Family, the supergroup's tunes are all the better for not taking themselves too seriously. This month, Paul Clarke learns more
Artist shot of the members of Decius
Celebrating its sixth edition in October, in its spiritual home of @Hope Works during the club’s 10th anniversary year, @No Bounds Festival mixed cutting-edge rave NRG and art with a community-building ethos. With the help of founder @Lo Shea and others, @Eoin Murray reports back
Three potographs from No Bounds festival. The first of Amy Carter Gordon and Noemie Soula at Moor Street Substation. The second of Iceboy Violet, 96 Back, Liam O'Shea and another person. The third of Gracie T DJing
Two photos from the mythical living data exhibition at Moore Street Substation
Photo of the No Bounds opening concert at Sheffield Cathedral
Anime fanatics, rave veterans and generous gamers find their happy place at @porter robinson's @Second Sky Music Festival, an annual meet-up of subcultures powered by kindness and a singular line-up. @Wild Wordslinger heads to California’s Bay Area to feel the love and discover what makes it special
Outdoor crowd shot from Second Sky Festival
London-based collective @Eastern Margins has evolved into a nexus for artists from East & South-East Asia and its diaspora, connecting the dots between regional electronic music genres that are often overlooked in the West. For this month's Vital Label, James Gui learns more
Eastern Margins Logo
Members of the Eastern Margins collective sat on a bench
In this month's music section, @Ben Hindle dives into the horror, hardcore and filth-infused new album from Dutch breakbeat surgeon Deformer, while @Kitty Amor ends her monthly Afro-house column by speaking to South African electronic music star, @Da Capo
DJ Da Capo
The CD packaging for Deformer's 'See Hear Scream' album
We also review the latest singles, EPs, albums and compilations, including @Meekz, @Soweto Kinch, @Cioz, @0860, @Watergate Berlin, 3024, @Get Physical Music, @United Identities, @Wisdom Teeth, @Omnidisc, @Interplanetary Criminal, @Otik, @BLACK GIRL / WHITE GIRL, @Toumba and more
Selection of album artwork from DJ Mag's December reviews section
In December's fashion section, @Amy spotlights some of the brands we’ve featured since 2020, selects some last-minute gems for Christmas gifts, and chats to @Cuttin' Headz affiliate @Fleur Shore about Palm Angels, her growing sneaker collection, and baggy looks
Etha orange and black football jersey
Fleur Shore standing in front of a wooden door in a red coat, sunglasses and baggy trousers
Wavey Garms brand title on an orange and purple background with two doves
In this month’s tech section, @Mick Wilson delivers the latest news and reviews from the world of DJ and production kit, shines a light on the @Pete Tong mbe Academy's Future Talent Awards, and interviews Maya Shenfeld and Melawati, while @Jinku tests out @Ableton's new note app
Maya Shenfeld working on synths and controllers
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