Ben Murphy is the former editor-in-chief of DJ Magazine. He began writing about music in 2003 and has since contributed to many titles, including the Guardian, Red Bull Music Academy, Bandcamp Daily, i-D, Clash, Crack, Vinyl Factory, FACT, Knowledge, Electronic Sound, and XLR8R, as well as writing sleeve notes for Warp Records and Harmless. A long-time electronic-music obsessive, it was buying a Photek 12-inch in 1995 that put him on the path of jungle/drum & bass discovery. He went to Goldie’s first live show at Kentish Town Forum, and ever since he has been a passionate advocate for drum & bass and other styles of electronic music.
Carl Loben fell in love with jungle/drum & bass in the early 1990s, while living in Hackney, and soon started evangelising for the sound. He interviewed many of its '90s pioneers at the time, writing articles in Melody Maker and Generator about the music, and DJing drum & bass everywhere from underground parties to Movement to the ICA. Residing at DJ Magazine since just before the millennium, as a continuing fan he’s carried on playing and dancing to and writing about -- or commissioning stories on the evolution of -- drum & bass ever since. He’s currently the editor-in-chief of DJ Magazine.