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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
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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
1.18.16
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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
6.4.15
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deep dives

Is '​​​The Underground Is Massive' the Dance Music History Lesson America's Been Waiting For?

In his latest book, Michaelangelo Matos meticulously recreates the overwhelming, epic story of dance music in America, and invites us all to join in.
Nick Bazzano
5.7.15
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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
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thump video

House Music is Disco’s Revenge: A Look at the Early Days of American House

Olmeca Tequila & THUMP present Switched ON Part Two: The Underground.
THUMP Staff
9.9.14
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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
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Words

Danny Tenaglia’s Loft is As Awesome As You Wanted It To Be

In an exclusive tour, the New York nightlife legend walks us through the mementos of the past amid the trappings of his future.
Bruce Tantum
7.3.14
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Words

Dance Pride: The Gay Origins of Dance Music

From disco and house to pre-rave light shows, how a sexually-charged subculture created a music we all know and love today.
Joshua Glazer
6.6.14
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Words

Graphic Grooves: Dance Music and Design Since 1983

Sometimes, it's not all about the music.
Elissa Stolman
5.16.14