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Pride 2017
Pride 2017

The Unsung History of Circuit Parties, Where Gay Men Seek Sex and Freedom

How hedonistic marathon raves became a unique LGBTQ tradition.
Steve Weinstein
6.21.17
Pride 2017
Pride 2017

A Party Has to Be More Than Gay to Qualify as "Queer"

Calling something “queer” comes with a responsibility to live up to what the term encompasses.
Rose Dommu
6.19.17
Features
Features

This Is the Best Book You'll Read About Queer Nightlife This Year

Peter Ackroyd's 'Queer City' is a powerful reminder of the importance of pleasure.
Josh Baines
6.8.17
Features
Features

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

All the Times in American History That Authorities Tried to Stop People From Dancing

The rules and regulations limiting our freedom to move, from the Puritans to the present day.
Anna Codrea-Rado
3.6.17
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

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

Robbie Taylor grew up with techno greats when they were teens and it was still called "progressive music."
Michelle Lhooq
6.27.16
Pride 2016
Pride 2016

A Timeline of Christopher Street, New York LGBTQ Nightlife's Most Storied Thoroughfare

The key events that happened in the world’s most famous LGBTQ street.
Anna Codrea-Rado
6.27.16
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
6.14.16
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
6.3.16
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