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How Did the Small German City of Dusseldorf Change Electronic Music Forever?

In conversation with musician and writer Rudi Esch.
Daniel Dylan Wray
10.13.16
Features
Features

Omar S' Sister Directed a Play About the Secret History of Detroit Techno

Produced by Omar's FXHE Records, 'Stories of Detroit Techno' reveals techno's origins beyond the Belleville Three.
Michelle Lhooq
6.28.16
Features
Features

A Brief History of the Very First British House Record

How the 'Lion King' soundtrack composer, a Coronation Street writer, and a Northern Soul legend created the first UK house record.
Tess Reidy
6.15.16
Features
Features

These 10 Classic Rave Recordings Bring LA's 90s Underground Scene Back to Life

The founder of RaveTapes.com gives us a history lesson.
Michael Kosmal
6.6.16
Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop

Afrika Bambaataa's Hip Hop Collection Will Be Archived at Cornell University

The collection will be part of the University's growing hip hop archive.
Michael Scott Barron
4.4.16
deep dive
deep dive

How a Historic Black Queer Disco Became the Unlikely Epicenter of Los Angeles' Industrial Scene

Das Bunker and Jewel's Catch One built a decades-long partnership on outsiderdom. Now, the party's coming back home.
Jemayel Khawaja
2.17.16
thump news
thump news

​Get Lost in This Interactive Music Map of NYC

Over 450 acts appear in this stylish visual history of Big Apple artists.
Max Pearl
1.17.16
club culture
club culture

We Found a YouTube Channel That's Full of Amazing UK Rave Archive Footage

It's 1989 and someone just dropped Frankie Knuckles' "Your Love" in a warehouse near Effingham.
Angus Harrison
8.14.15
deep dives
deep dives

Meet Me Under the Disco Ball: A History of Nightlife's Most Enduring Symbol

From "myriad reflector" to dancefloor staple, Nicky Siano, Rob Da Bank, and more on the spinning beacon of light that never dies.
David Garber
6.5.15
Words
Words

The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up" Video Was Inspired by a Crazy Night Out in Copenhagen

We spoke with director Jonas Äkerlund about all the gory details.
Danika Maia
11.19.14
Words
Words

JNETT Shares Some Scenes From Melbourne's Dance Music History

JNETT on iconic Melbourne club nights, record shops, and local legends.
THUMP Australia
10.8.14
thump video
thump video

“You Realize You’ve Never Heard Anything Like This Before:" A Look at the Early Days of Dance Music

Olmeca Tequila & THUMP present Switched ON: A Journey Through Electronic Music.
THUMP Staff
9.9.14