Summer’s practically here, and so our thoughts turn to festivals, holidays, excursions to music hotspots. The Ibiza summer season is still a hugely important part of the international scene, and this issue we preview all the comings and goings of DJs and events on the White Isle over the next few months (page 33 onwards). DJ Mag also produces two dedicated mags for Ibiza every summer, and one for Croatia, so look out for those if you’re intending to travel to either of those clubbing destinations over the summer.
Adam Beyer is someone who’s made Ibiza his home recently, and when we realised we’ve never had him on our UK cover we had to rectify that. Our interview with him on the island gives great insight into Adam’s background and how he’s built his label Drumcode into a worldwide phenomenon — and himself into a big-name techno DJ, up there with the likes of Eric Prydz (literally, when he does Cirez D b2bs), Hawtin, Carola and so on. Check it out from page 24 onwards.
Elsewhere this issue we chat with on-point DJ/producers Volvox (p53) and Mr. Mitch (p64); catch up with beatfreaks Stanton Warriors as they drop highly accessible new album ‘Rise’ (p68); and profile the ace Sónar festival in Barcelona as it celebrates its 25th anniversary (p73).
Finally, our feature on page 58 — ‘Is Ageism The Last Acceptable Dancefloor Prejudice?’ — looks at whether it’s acceptable to cuss people out on the dancefloor for being of a more mature age.
Shouldn’t our scene be all-inclusive for everyone?