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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
6.20.17
Features

Peter Ackroyd’s 'Queer City' is the Best Book You’ll Read About Nightlife This Year

London's finest chronicler's account of gay life from the Romans on is a powerful reminder of the importance of pleasure.
Josh Baines
6.7.17
Features

These Old Party Photos Capture the Magic of the Mundane

The Flickr archives are a treasure trove of nights that'll live long in the memory—even if everyone there's tried to forget them.
Angus Harrison
5.17.17
Features

Do Contemporary Clubbers Have DJ Daddy Issues?

A generation of dancers are stuck in time, seeking approval from history.
Tom Glencross
5.15.17
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

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
3.7.17
Features

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

In their first joint interview, co-founders Berhard Behles and Robert Henke look back at Ableton’s roots in Berlin’s 90s techno scene and its impact on electronic music.
Maya-Roisin Slater
11.29.16
Feature

How Did the Small German City of Dusseldorf Change Electronic Music Forever?

In conversation with the musician and writer Rudi Esch.
Daniel Dylan Wray
10.13.16
Features

The Legend of Legends: The Warrington Nightclub That Quietly Changed British Clubbing

Legends provided the North with much more than a no-frills alternative to the hipster clubbing of the Haçienda.
Kamila Rymajdo
7.26.16
Features

Omar S' Sister Directed a Play About the Secret History of Detroit Techno

Produced by Omar's FXHE Records, 'Stories of Detroit Techno' reveals techno's origins beyond the Belleville Three
Michelle Lhooq
6.28.16
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
deep dive

A Brief History of the Very First British House Record

How the composer of the 'Lion King', a Coronation Street writer and a Northern Soul legend created the first UK house record
Tess Reidy
6.14.16