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Mixmag (magazine).jpg
EditorDuncan Dick
CategoriesMusic magazine
First issue1 February 1983; 37 years ago (1983-02-01)
CompanyWasted Talent Ltd
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

Mixmag is a British electronic dance and clubbing magazine published in London. Launched in 1983 as a print magazine, it has branched into dance events, including festivals and club nights.


The first issue of Mixmag 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.[1]

When house music began in the 1980s, editor and DJ Dave Seaman turned the magazine from a newsletter for DJs into a magazine covering all dance music and club culture.[2] 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[citation needed], was later sold to EMAP Ltd. in the mid-1990s.

After a fall in sales in 2003,[3] it was acquired by Development Hell, in 2005.[4] In 2007, Nick DeCosemo became editor.[4] Duncan Dick became editor in April 2015.[5] In 2012, The Guardian collaborated with Mixmag on a survey of British drug-taking habits.[6]

Mixmag is owned by Wasted Talent Ltd, a company which changed its name from Mixmag Media Ltd in May 2017.[7]


  1. ^ "Mixmag celebrates 25 years of clubbing". 18 April 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2018 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ "A history of dance music | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ Petridis, Alexis (3 October 2003). "The road to Wigan Pier". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b Walker, Tim (14 April 2008). "Mixmag – It's Not Just About Drugs and Bikini-Clad Women – How 'Mixmag' Turned the Tables on Its Doubters and Made Its 25th Birthday". The Independent. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  5. ^ "London Music Conference". www.londonmusicconference.org. London Music Conference Ltd. 11–13 October 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  6. ^ Topping, Alexandra (14 March 2012). "Guardian/Mixmag drug survey reveals a generation happy to chance it". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  7. ^ http://wastedtalent.com

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