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.
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.
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.
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)
The Hard Lessons I Learned Sober Raving
Confessions of a reformed party girl.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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