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David Mancuso Taught Us That Being Selfless Is The Ultimate Act of Rebellion

Colleen "Cosmo" Murphy, Mancuso's most trusted protégé, reflects on the rich life and legacy of her mentor.
Colleen Murphy
11.16.16
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David Mancuso, Iconic DJ and Founder of the Loft, Has Died at 72

According to reports spreading on social media Monday night, the legendary selector has passed away.
Colin Joyce
11.15.16
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Leonard Cohen Taught Me the Value of Patience: Tiga Remembers the Iconic Canadian Artist

The DJ/producer on his personal and musical relationship with the late Montreal singer-songwriter and fellow Virgo.
Max Mertens
11.14.16
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Leonard Cohen Has Died at the Age of 82

The iconic singer-songwriter had revealed he was "ready to die" in a recent interview.
Angus Harrison
11.11.16
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RIP

Synth Pioneer Don Buchla Has Died at the Age of 79

He pioneered modular synthesis and created instruments that are still in use today.
THUMP Staff
9.16.16
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Remembering Alan Vega's Screams

John Fell Ryan, of New York experimentalists Excepter, reflects on how the late Suicide frontman's yowls soundtracked his life's best and worst moments.
John Fell Ryan
7.22.16
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Why Prince Was an LGBTQ Hero—And a Nightmare

The gender-fluid icon galvanized our puritanical country while celebrating the fabulous freak, the defiant outsider, and the dark dandy.
Michael Musto
4.21.16
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Tony Conrad, a Prime Architect of Western Experimental Music, Has Passed

Friends and collaborators of the artist offer words of remembrance.
Michael Scott Barron
4.10.16
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Keith Emerson the First Synth Rock Star Dies at 71

The keyboardist for Emerson Lake and Palmer brought new prominence to the synthesizer.
Michael Barron
3.11.16
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Pioneering Producer and "Fifth Beatle" Sir George Martin Has Died Aged 90

His tireless innovation in the studio marks him out as one of music's most important mixing desk maestros.
Angus Harrison
3.9.16
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Ultra Music Festival Co-Founder Alex Omes Has Died

According to social media reports, Alex Omes, 43, has passed away. As of yet, no official cause of death has been released.
Kat Bein
1.14.15
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DJ Rashad, 1979-2014: Why He Mattered, Why He’ll Be Missed

The Chicago footwork leader made us want to be more than just fans—we wanted to be part of a movement.
Max Pearl
4.28.14