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.

When house music began in the 1980s editor and DJ Dave Seaman turned the magazine from a newsletter for DJs to a magazine covering all dance music and club culture. [7] 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. After a dip in sales in 2003, [9] it was then bought by Development Hell, the company that also owned The Word music magazine, in 2005. [10] In 2007, Nick DeCosemo became editor. [10]

In 2001, the magazine teamed up with Virgin Records to release a double album titled B!g Tunes .

In 2012, The Guardian collaborated with Mixmag on a survey of British drug-taking habits. [11]