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Mag of Mixes
Member Name: kaljao
Advantages: Dance Music
Disadvantages: Pricey (but it does come with a free CD)!
Mixmag is a monthly dance music and clubbing magazine that is available in most newsagents and supermarkets. It is currently priced at £4.20 and each issue comes with a free CD.
I have been buying this magazine for quite some time now and I can only say that it is improving all the time. However as with most magazines these days I feel that it has way too many adverts in it, but in this magazine many of them are for music events such as festivals or album launches, so it can actually be quite useful in planning your festival outings for the summer!
The magazine features a fashion section which showcases all the best fashion currenly out at the moment. There is also a technology section that shows us some of the new CDJ decks and new mixers. I find this quite interesting when it tells us things like what effects these pieces of equipment can do and you notice it out when in a club!
The magazine also features the usual such as competitions, short interviews with various DJs and letters.
One of my favourite sections of the magazine is the section towards the back titled "tunes." It is my favourite because it lets you know about all the new big dance albums coming out and then it splits down into various types of music such as techno (my personal favourite), electro and dubstep. On these pages it has some information about interesting things (such as Richie Hawtin bringing his Plastikman showcase to Creamfields this year) and also has a few new albums and tracks that are doing well at the moment.
There are reviews on events that have passed by too. This can be good or bad...if you went and it was good then it's good to relive the moment but if you didn't go and it says how amazing it was it leaves you feeling even more gutted that you weren't there!
There tends to be a large article on one DJ/music act in each month that gives you an insight into their life and what we can expect from them in the future. I like these articles as it lets you find out more about the person you see stood behind the decks and what they like, which can be quite interesting.
There are articles that touch on controversial issues too, for example there is an article in the May edition titled - Methedrone: The Truth. This article cuts through the hysteria to find the facts about "meow meow" or "mcat" as it is more commonly known.
I use this magazine when planning my nights out as there is a section that is a bit like TV listings but it is club listings. It tells you what nights are on and where in the country they are. This section is hosted by the company "Don't Stay In."
This is just a dance magazine, so if you are into indie then it most likely won't interest you. I can't get enough of it and as soon as I have read each issue I can't wait for the next one, I'm not even that bothered about the free CD so that's a bonus that it comes with one!
You can subscribe to this magazine for just £3 per issue and it comes with a free gift too (currently a crazy 2CD mix worth £14) and they will be delivered to your door.
Mixmag also have a website at:
Check it out dance lovers!!!
Summary: Great dance music and clubbing magazine