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The Musicians Who Knew We'll Be Cyborgs Soon

How late-70s and early-80s electronic pop from Kraftwerk, Devo, and Young Marble Giants warned us of our post-human future.
Joe Bucciero
7.11.17
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

Dear Festival Promoters, Please Stop with the Gimmicky Lineup Announcements

I don't give a damn about your crop circles or info-stealing online game, just tell me who's performing.
Max Mertens
2.28.17
Features

Why Telling Musicians to "Stick to Music" is Dumb and Toxic

Stop telling musicians to be quiet and start telling them to get loud.
Austin Gebbia (AKA Dear Morni)
2.9.17
Features

The Hard Lessons I Learned Sober Raving

Confessions of a reformed party girl.
Michelle Lhooq
2.9.17
Features

How Flume's Signature Drop Became SoundCloud's Most Annoying Trend

A look back at Harley Streten's trademark sound, which has since been repurposed by a swarm of producers and snack commercials alike.
David Garber
1.24.17
Features

Does Queer Nightlife Need to Go Back in the Closet to Survive?

Cops shutting down my New Year's Eve party suggests that our communities need to go deeper underground to stay alive.
Rose Dommu
1.9.17
Best of 2016

Artist of the Year: The Black Madonna On the Beautiful Paradox of Being a Catholic DJ

"I poured myself into dance music and discovered God isn't silent. God is loud."
The Black Madonna
12.29.16
Features

Blood, Ket, and Tears: What "The Sesh" Can Tell Us About 2016

The UK's most popular 2016 party trend speaks to a generation who have given up completely.
Angus Harrison
12.12.16
Features

That One Star Yelp Review of Berghain is Definitely Fake and Actually Pretty Homophobic

The review has been spread across the internet, but it's little more than a half-baked joke at the expense of the gay community.
Angus Harrison
11.3.16
Features

A Beginner's Guide to Nicholas, the Best Producer You've Probably Never Heard Of

Nicholas has the singular ability to look into the house precedent of years past, and produce his own subtle rulings and judgements.
Tom Glencross
11.2.16
Features

The Story of How China's Second City Became a Hotbed for Soundsystem Culture

Reggae and dub music has taken a long time to find a place in Shanghai—but thanks to a handful of leading lights, it's beginning to make itself at home.
Barclay Bram Shoemaker
10.19.16