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DJ Robert Miles' “Children” Was Famous for Preventing Car Crashes

The iconic trance anthem has a fascinating backstory.
Michelle Lhooq
5.11.17
Dancing VS the State
Dancing VS the State

How Mayor Giuliani Decimated New York City Nightlife

As mayor of NYC from 1994 through 2001, Rudy Giuliani demonized nightlife as our city's bastard child in order to make things safe for tourists and co-op owners.
Michael Musto
3.6.17
rave curious
rave curious

Get to Know GusGus, One of Iceland's Other Timeless Musical Exports

Hardware-loving producer Biggi proves you still don't need a laptop to make dance music.
Joshua Glazer
1.11.17
thump news
thump news

Kaytranada Drops Breezy, Soulful Reworks of TLC's "Diggin' On You" and Latrelle's "House Party"

Listen to two reworks originally featured on the Montreal producer's 2016 mixtape '0.001%.'
Max Mohenu
1.6.17
Features
Features

A Brief History of the Smiley Face, Rave Culture's Most Ubiquitous Symbol

The smiley in electronic music isn't merely cute—it's a symbol of defiance.
Michaelangelo Matos
12.20.16
Features
Features

The Untold Story of Ableton Live—the Program That Transformed Electronic Music Performance Forever

In their first joint interview, co-founders Gerhard Behles and Robert Henke look back at the company's roots in Berlin’s 90s techno scene and its worldwide impact.
Maya-Roisin Slater
11.28.16
Features
Features

In Defense of Big Beat, the Annoying 90s Music Genre That Snobs Love to Hate

Embracing the good bits of a widely-dismissed music moment that gave us The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, and Fatboy Slim.
Jonny Coleman
10.14.16
thump news
thump news

Alice Deejay's “Better Off Alone” Played on Piano is Surprisingly Beautiful

Listen to Analogue Dear’s haunting cover of the 90s Eurodance anthem.
Benjamin Boles
4.4.16
Electronica
Electronica

How 'Trainspotting' Made America Realize that Electronic Music Matters Just as Much as Rock

Remembering that time when Underworld's "Born Slippy" helped set the stage for the 90s dance music moment.
Joshua Glazer
3.25.16
deep dives
deep dives

Why Hackers' Cyberpunk Soundtrack Still Matters, According to Director Iain Softley

“I saw Hackers as a music revolution. Their laptops were customized like guitars.”
Gigen Mammoser
10.26.15
house
house

Twenty Something Years Later, DJ Colette and DJ Heather Are Still The Leading Ladies of House

The genre-bending Chicagoan duo take a breather from their North America tour to check-in with THUMP.
Natasha MacDonald-Dupuis
7.21.15
synthesizers
synthesizers

How A Retired Air Traffic Controller Became One of the Maritime’s Most Unorthodox Electronica Artists

Robert T is the New Brunswick-based father of two with more synth gear than your local hardware store.
Natasha MacDonald-Dupuis
7.6.15