Friday, April 25, 2008

mixmag turns 25

Mixmag is without a doubt the worlds biggest and most informative dance music magazine. They coined the phrases Trip Hop, nu-rave and many others. They came from humble beginnings in the UK and have ballooned to a readership of over 300,000 each month. Each issue comes with a sweet mixtape, recently boys noize did a bangin set, as did erol alkan. 

To celebrate this birthday they shot a photo for the cover of the biggest stars of that period, this features Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, LCD Soundsystem, The Prodigy, Moby, Mylo, Richie Hawtin, Roisin Murphy, Dizzee Rascal, Paul van Dyk, Goldie, Sven Vath, Felix Da Housecat, Erick Morillo, Sasha, Faithless and Underworld. You would think it would be a tough ask to get all of these huge names together for one shoot, but as the video below shows, there was no photoshop.

I wonder what they all discussed... they probably played some connect four and did heaps of coke. Bangers and Mash, regulars on this forum, were asked to be in the photo, but they "weren't in the game of getting in photos with talentless chumps" bangers was reported to have told MixMag staffers.

1 comment: