Dancing VS the State

The Racist Legacy of NYC’s Anti-Dancing Law

The cabaret law—and its prejudicial history—is one of the city's darkest secrets.
Eli Kerry and Penn Bullock

The Uncanny Comfort of The Weather Channel’s Smooth Jazz Interstitials

'Local on the 8s' can be a shelter from the storm—or just upsetting dad rock.
Colin Joyce
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Darker Than Wax's Valentine's Day Mix Serves Up Soul From Singapore to New York

Co-founder Funk Bast*rd tells us why there's "no fixed criteria" for the international label's success.
Corinne Przybyslawski
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Solange, Peter Gabriel, and Salsa Rub Shoulders in Skratch Bastid and Cosmo Baker's New Mix

Two-and-a-half hours of gospel, hip-hop, pop, and more from everybody's favorite crate-digging duo.
Corinne Przybyslawski
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THUMP Mix: Toro Y Moi & The Mattson 2

Chaz Bundick and the West Coast jazz duo serve up 34 minutes of psych-rock, French pop, and 70s soul.
Max Mertens
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A Dungeons & Dragons Game Takes a Gristly Turn in BadBadNotGood and Kaytranada's "Violet" Video

The Montreal producer stars as a playable character in the latest clip from the Toronto experimental jazz group.
Max Mertens

Here's 10 Must-See Movies for Music Lovers at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

From dancehall to Malian singer-songwriters to Janelle Monáe, this year's lineup offers something for everyone.
Tina Hassannia

Hot Sauces and Hotter Beats: A Conversation Between DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skratch Bastid

The veteran Philadelphia DJ and producer talks mentorship and sharing music with Canada's favorite selector and BBQ host.
Max Mertens

The Last Record: DJ and Producer Kyle Woods Shares the Last Music He Purchased

The LA producer revealed his eclectic taste for jazz, rap, and Brazilian pop.
Britt Julious
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Stream the Debut LP From Luke Abbott's New Psychedelic Jazz Project, Szun Waves

'At Sacred Walls' was recorded in James Holden's top-secret studio in London.
MacEagon Voyce
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Cosmic Trio AMBIQ Are Ready To Take You on An Adventure

Stream the Max Loderbauer headed jazz-electronica act's album AMBIQ 2 exclusively here on THUMP.
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Listen to Hasta's Silky (and Punny) New Single "La Vista"

The Norwegian producer—signed to the same management as Cashmere Cat—tells us about the efflorescent, delicate aesthetic of his new EP.
Alexander Iadarola