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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
Features

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
sub.culture

After a Historic Year For Their Music Scene, Electronic Music In Cuba Is Here to Stay

In the the third installment of the series, we head to Santiago de Cuba, to see how dance music’s path through the decades has resulted in the scene’s most vibrant moment.
David Garber
8.11.16
sub.culture

Here’s How Cuba’s First DJs Turned Economic Turmoil Into an Underground House and Techno Movement

In the economically devastated early 90s, DJs like Djoy de Cuba, Wichy de Vedado, and DJ Jigue, found catharsis in a new community of parties, clubs, and sounds.
David Garber
8.4.16
sub.culture

Meet the Electroacoustic Pioneers Who Inspired Cuba's Dance Music Scene

Decades later, their work inspired a younger generation of DJs who helped push the island's burgeoning dance music community.
David Garber
7.28.16
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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
Features

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
Features

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
Features

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
Features

Why This Festival Could Spark Cuba's Electronic Music Revolution

Manana won over Cuba's government with the promise of cross-cultural collaboration. Now it needs to convince the people.
Greg Scruggs
5.4.16
Festival Season!

Listen to this Mix From A Guy Called Gerald While You Plan Your Trip to Cuba's MANANA Festival

In addition to announcing Nico Jaar, the festival is offering a discounted travel package including chartered flights from Miami and an included travel visa.
David Garber
3.9.16
cuba

Cuba's MANANA Festival Adds UK Clubbing Icons A Guy Named Gerald and Madam X to Debut Lineup

They'll both appear May 4-6 at the Santiago event along with headliners Mala and Quantic.
David Garber
2.10.16