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Major Lazer's Cuba Documentary Isn't Another "Gringo on Vacation" Film

'Give Me Future' director Austin Peters discusses the challenges of shooting the globe-trotting trio's historic 2016 Havana concert.
Tina Hassannia
5.8.17
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We Discussed the Future of British Nightlife With Dubstep Pioneer Mala

Read out interview with the man himself, and listen back to sets from him and Silkie at our recent Bussey Building takeover.
THUMP Staff
12.14.16
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Watch Our Entire Three-Part Series on the History of Electronic Music In Cuba

In SUB.Culture:Cuba we learn how a few pioneering electroacoustic musicians and a younger generation of DJ/producers have bridged the island's gap between technology and electronic beats.
THUMP Staff
9.19.16
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Traditional Drums, Miami Bass, and Abrasive Techno Intersect on Alpha 606's 'Afro-Cuban Electronics' Album

The Miami-based producer's new LP for Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions is a musical love letter to the island his family was exiled from.
David Garber
9.16.16
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Stream DJ Jigüe’s Sacred-Drum-Filled “Dengele (Makuta Club)” Featuring ALVA

The hip-winding track merited its own sub-genre.
Krystal Rodriguez
8.25.16
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Meet DJ Jigüe, Cuba’s Answer to J Dilla

The producer helped bring hip-hop to the island—now he's ready to introduce his electrified Afro-Cuban rhythms to the world.
Greg Scruggs
8.24.16
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How do Cubans Make Electronic Music Without Reliable Internet?

The cost and inconvenience of getting online in Cuba is forcing its small but bustling dance music community to seek out creative ways to make beats.
Greg Scruggs
7.26.16
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Watch NYC Icon Danny Krivit Reflect on Paradise Garage, Jimi Hendrix, and 45 Years Behind the Booth

In our latest THUMP Specials, we even get a look inside Krivit's 80,000 strong record collection located across multiple storage units.
David Garber
7.8.16
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I Tried to Find a Record Store in Cuba and Ended Up Participating in a Santeria Ritual

Hunting for records in Santiago, Cuba taught me about the beauty of the chase in a place where vinyl has nearly gone extinct.
David Garber
6.30.16
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Gilles Peterson Released a Wonderful Vinyl Mix of Cuban Music

The mix celebrates the DJ and radio host's recent Havana Club Rumba Sessions EP.
David Garber
6.1.16
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We Asked Some Cubans How They Think Their Lives Will Change If the American Embargo Ends

With an ease of travels restrictions, changes are afoot in Cuba. But what do the locals think about it all?
David Garber
5.17.16
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Wi-Fi Cards, DIY Parties, and Food Rations: I Went to Cuba's First Major Electronic Music Festival

MANANA came to Santiago De Cuba and achieved the impossible in a place where it’s impossible to get shit done.
David Garber
5.13.16