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EditorDuncan Dick
Categories Music magazine
First issue1 February 1983;38 years ago (1983-02-01)
CompanyWasted Talent Ltd
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based in London
Website mixmag.net
ISSN 0957-6622
OCLC 780074556

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]

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  7. http://wastedtalent.com