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Clubbing for clubbers by clubbers
Member Name: jeff2000
Date: 22/06/01, updated on 22/06/01 (67 review reads)
Advantages: Lots of information, club listings, record reviews
Disadvantages: Too many adverts
Mixmag is a monthly clubbing magazine that comes out on the third Thursday in the month. It is a magazine for clubbers about clubbing and if you're not into dance music then you may find it a litle boring.
The magazine is divided into six basic sections. The first you come to when you open the glossy cover is the tranzmiter section. This section covers what's happening in clubland and is made up of lots of little news stories. This section also includes Pete Tong's column where he gives inside info on what's going to be big and his top tunes of the moment. The next section is the features section where they have lengthier articles on such subjects as popular dance acts such as Fatboy Slim and Faithless or popular clubbing destinations, for example Ibiza and Ayia Napa. These articles generally consist of an interview with the artist and are usually well researched and written. The next section you come across is the fashion section which is basically a lot of pictures of people wearing different clothes. I think this section is not very good and a waste of space as most of the clothes are expensive and do not really seem the type that people would wear out clubbing. The next section is the club listings section that can give you a good idea of what's going on all over the country, though I often find that it is rather out of date. For example, a club in Leeds was listed for a year after it closed down! Generally it is quite accurate though. The penultimate section is the music reviews. These include both single and album reviews and are fairly comprehensive and reliable. Included here are their top tune chart and Judge Jules' reviews, both of which give you a good idea of the music blowing up in the clubs. The final section is the chill section, this is made up of amusing articles, often made up, to make you chuckle on a depressing day. Usually this section has me in stitches and is often the first place I turn to.
think that Mixmag is great, it is an amazing source of information for any clubber or DJ and they don't take themselves too seriously. They often run their own club nights and know what the punters want, and with over 10 years experience they really should. The only bad things about it are the amount of adverts and often the cover cd's are tud, but apart from that I love it. It is far superior to any other clubbing magazine on the market, both in writing style and content, though DJ magazine is better for record reviews, but as it is a speciality magazine this is to be expected.
If you're into clubbing go get it now.