Howdy! We’ve got another jam-packed issue this month, put together diligently by the DJ Mag team despite a fortnight off for festive activity over Christmas and New Year. Bosh! Saoirse is on the cover, a DJ who’s grown from strength to strength over the past few years. Her Body Movements festival has united various strands of the LGBTQ+ tribes under one banner, with the Irishwoman’s radio shows and trUst events brand and label pushing her influence way further. Anna Cafolla expertly tells Saoirse’s story from page 20 onwards. Elsewhere this issue, we explore the growth of assorted Africa derived electronic music strands in the Netherlands (p36); report from the Gauteng region in South Africa about the early growth of house music when the abominable, racist Apartheid regime was dismantled (p51); catch up with one of the most important live electronic acts ever, Orbital, on the eve of the release of their 10th album (p65); meet exhilarating jackin’ techno act Black Girl / White Girl in Amsterdam, just as they launch their own label after a decade in the game (p81); and a helluva lot more besides.
Hope you enjoy this issue, and that you’ve had a good start to 2023 on the whole. It’s going to be a huge year, I feel.