We were launched in 2000 by Future Publishing, as the successor to their short lived X-Fade magazine. iDJ became an independent title in 2001 and was published in paper form by Hedrush Media (later Create Publishing) until late 2011. We re-launched in December 2015 under new ownership. The original iDJ values remain at the forefront of all that we do. Not least because Russell Deeks - editor from 2001-2006, and associate editor until the mag's closure - is back at the helm, ably assisted by several other members of the original iDJ team.
What we're about...
First and foremost, we're about dance music and the art of DJing. We aim to cover both the underground and the mainsteam, and we're far more interested in what's good than what's hip and cool this week. So our musical remit ranges from vintage funk and disco to today's most hi-octane EDM via, of course, what we call the four pillars - house, garage, techno and D&B.
The music itself is only half the story, though, so we bring you regular interviews with the people that make and play it, and cover lots of DJ and studio equipment. We'll also be carrying plenty of advice for those just starting out, and for those who want to up their game. iDJ's original strapline was "the DJ's DJ magazine" - we're determined that should still be the case.
Finally, what we're not is simply the latest venture by some big international company. Instead, iDJ is brought to you by a small team of individuals who are truly passionate about dance music. Same as it ever was...
Publisher: Kaplan Gatimaan
Editor: Russell Deeks
Associate Editor: Dave Jenkins
Contributors: Lima Yanger, Adam Hill
Gear & Tech Team: George Butler & Matt Chapman
Website and Tech Team: Shelly Anderson, Paul Bellamy & Rahul Singh
Advertising: Gordon Carruthers