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Mixmag (magazine).jpg
August 2009 cover of Mixmag
Editor Nick Decosemo
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 20,053 (1 January 2011 – 31 December 2011)[1][not in citation given]
Year founded 1983; 32 years ago (1983)
First issue 1 February 1983; 32 years ago (1983-02-01)
Company Development Hell Ltd (since 2005)
Based in 90-92 Pentonville Road
London, England, United Kingdom
Language English
Website mixmag.net
OCLC number 780074556

Mixmag is a British electronic dance and clubbing magazine, published in London, England. Launched in 1982, the magazine covers dance events, and reviews music and club nights.


The first issue was printed on 1 February 1983 as a 16-page black-and-white magazine published by Disco Mix Club, a DJ mailout service. The first cover featured American music group Shalamar, the first editor was Tony Prince and the first advertiser was Technics Panasonic.[citation needed]

When house music began,[when?] editor and DJ Dave Seaman turned the magazine from a newsletter for DJs to a magazine covering all dance music and club culture.[citation needed] It covered acid house, the subsequent rave era, the rise of superstar DJs and Ibiza.[clarification needed] Mixmag, in association with its original publishing company, DMC Publishing, released a series of CDs under the "Mixmag Live" heading.

The magazine, which reached a circulation of up to 70,000 copies during the height of the popularity of acid house, was later sold to EMAP Ltd. in the mid-1990s, and then bought by Development Hell, the company that also owned The Word music magazine, in 2005.[2] Development Hell relaunched the magazine in May 2006 with a revamped design. Editor Andrew Harrison told the Press Gazette[citation needed] that staff had previously "focused the magazine very tightly on a young clubber, a very committed hardcore nutter clubber and we thought that wasn't necessarily the right way to go. This idea that dance music is a kind of minority interest, a bit like ska, is wrong." In 2007, Nick DeCosemo became editor.[2]

In 2001, the magazine teamed up with Virgin Records to release a double album titled B!g Tunes. The album included forty-two dance songs selected "the best" by the magazine.[citation needed]


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