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Best of 2016

10 Scandals and Shitshows that Rocked the Dance Music World in 2016

From Kanye beefing with Deadmau5 on Twitter, to Verboten’s fall from grace, THUMP runs down the biggest stories of the year.
Anna Codrea-Rado
12.14.16
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Martin Garrix Is the World's Best DJ, According to DJ Mag Poll

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Colin Joyce
10.20.16
thump news

DJ Mag Apologizes for Not Including Women on Anniversary Cover: "How Many Should There Have Been?"

Carl Loben has penned a response following backlash to the magazine's 25th anniversary edition.
Anna Codrea-Rado
4.28.16
thump news

DJ Mag Have Forgotten That Women Can DJ Again

The magazine's 25th anniversary edition features an all male lineup of "pioneering DJs."
Angus Harrison
4.27.16
Scuba

Scuba Explains His Joke About Giving Away Ketamine for Votes on RA's DJ Poll

"I think it makes everyone look silly, and it's divisive. We'd be better off without it."
Michelle Lhooq
11.25.15
list

Why DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs Includes So Few Women, According To the DJs Who Made the List

Apparently they are too busy buying make up to produce any music.
Angus Harrison
10.19.15
deep dives

The New Payola: Chart-Rigging and Scams in the EDM Bubble

The difference between 100 plays and 100,000 plays is the same as it’s ever been: a briefcase full of bills.
Gigen Mammoser
9.24.15
Words

The THUMP Guide to Your 2014 Halloween Shenanigans

Here are the spookiest parties, raves, and club bashes across the country. Don't forget your kandi.
THUMP Staff
10.28.14
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DJ Mag’s List of Top 100 DJs is About to Drop—and it’s Bullshit

Known for its corruption and inherent fallibility, dance music’s most notorious popularity contest still has influence even as its credibility is non-existent.
VICE Thump
10.17.14
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Mobbed by Teenagers While Eating M&Ms: An Interview with Hardwell

Producing deep house, fending off the superfans and Skyping with Tiësto... the life of the world's top DJ is totally normal.
VICE Thump
7.14.14