Ballroom

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
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Coco Supreme Wants to Create Safer Dancefloors For Everybody

Get to know the rising Toronto DJ with an exclusive mix featuring ballroom remixes and 'The Powerpuff Girls.'
Melissa Vincent
5.30.17
Features

Inside 'Walk For Me,' a Heart-Stopping Film About Motherhood in Ballroom Culture

A narrative short by director Elegance Bratton about finding family on the dance floor.
Emilie Friedlander
3.28.17
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Teki Latex's Latest 'Bérite Club Music​​' Mix is a Manifesto for a New French Revolution

From Afrotrap to Baltimore house, ballroom to kuduro, gqom to grime—this is what the future of the French underground sounds like.
Josh Baines
2.1.17
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Watch the Colorful Video for the Theme Song from the Voguing Film 'Kiki'

Qween Beat member Divoli S'vere brings a bold track that's as sharp-edged as it is playful.
Krystal Rodriguez
1.12.17
Features

A Night Out in Texas' Underground Vogue Scene

Learning about love, self-expression, and fearless dancing with San Antonio vogue crew House of Kenzo.
Dan Gentile
12.20.16
thump news

Apple Promo Criticism Highlights the Complicated Relationship Between Ballroom and Mainstream Culture

The ad in question features a track using a “ha” sample.
Krystal Rodriguez
9.8.16
Features

Ballroom Is America's Most Slept-On Subculture. MikeQ Wants to Open Our Eyes.

Cover Story: The New Jersey DJ is ready for the mainstream—and he wants to bring his queer POC community along with him.
Michelle Lhooq
8.18.16
thump news

MikeQ’s Qween Beat Label Releases Infectious ‘Qweendom’ Compilation

Long live the Qween.
Oliver Kinkel
8.12.16
Features

Five Artists Tell Us About the Lasting Influence of 'Paris Is Burning’ 25 Years Later

Cakes Da Killa, Ghibli, and more on how Jennie Livingston's 1991 ballroom documentary impacted pop culture and LGBTQ communities.
Max Mohenu
8.12.16
Features

Prince Was an Unlikely Inspiration Behind Generations of Ballroom and Vogue Dancers

Kia LaBeija: "In the way David Bowie was for white kids, Prince was for black kids."
Kia Labeija
5.11.16
night visions

Meet the Stars of New York's Ballroom Community in THUMP's New Documentary

Our first episode of Night Visions, made possible by AXE.
Made Possible by AXE
5.10.16