DJ Magazine will publish their 25th anniversary issue on 28th April 2016, the special edition will focus on 25 electronic music pioneers from the past 25 years, alongside retrospectives on the technology, clubs, and music genres.
The 25th anniversary issue of DJ Mag will also feature 25 pioneers on the cover.The anniversary is a key moment in the history of the magazine. What began in 1991 as a print title for DJs and dance music fans in the UK is now an internationally-recognised media brand, with global platforms spanning print, digital media, video, awards (Top 100 DJs Poll, Top 100 Clubs, DJ Mag Tech Awards), tours, events, and live music streaming.
To celebrate this significant achievement, DJ Mag has also announced a series of 25th anniversary events across the UK and in Ibiza running into summer 2016. So as well as buying the special edition you can also come out and party with DJ Mag.
The first 25th anniversary party will take place on 27th April at Phonox, London in association with Fabio & Grooverider (the d&b duo will also be celebrating their 25 year career that evening). Tickets are available here.
Space, Ibiza will then host the biggest DJ Mag 25th birthday event to date on 30th June. The line-up will be announced soon.
CARL COX “DJ Mag has followed the scene completely, they’ve been there through it all. The mad thing is in the beginning the magazine was just about DJ gear, what DJs did for day jobs, but then the rave scene happened and that’s when DJ Mag happened, as there was more to talk about. The scene is still going strong, and DJ Mag are still here. It’s a bible for DJs, especially with the Top 100, and it’s stood the test of time.”
FATBOY SLIM “Pre-internet, DJ Mag was at the heart of all communication about the scene. Aside from two hours of Jeff Young or Pete Tong on a Friday night on Radio 1 there was no way of finding out about new tunes, fashions or DJs except by word of mouth — or pirate radio if you lived in London. People like me would read it cover to cover religiously to keep abreast. Over the years it has been the barometer of what was going on and helped shape and build the industry.”
MAYA JANE COLES “DJ Mag has been important in bringing electronic music and DJing to a wider audience; I’ve personally been very blessed and humbled with support from covers to awards, which have definitely played a part in my journey.”