Race

Features

Asians Need More Visibility in Dance Music

Meet the Seattle promoter booking all-Asian DJ lineups.
Greg Scruggs
4.5.17
Features

Like Donald Trump’s Victory, the Boiler Room Weekender Exposed Liberal America’s Blindspots

Why the heavy-handed policing at the festival shouldn't have caught us by surprise.
Ezra Marcus
11.10.16
Features

When White Producers Co-Opt Black Identity

Marquis Hawkes, Exploited Ghetto, the thin line between appreciation and appropriation.
Ezra Marcus
10.27.16
thump news

Solange Knowles Writes Powerful Essay After Hostile Incident at Kraftwerk Concert

Knowles reflected on a racially-charged incident in which a group of women threw food at her and her family.
Britt Julious
9.11.16
deep dives

​Desis on Deck: What It's Like Being a Brown Kid in Dance Music

Krewella, Jai Wolf, Hotel Garuda, and DJ Atish are redefining what it means to be South Asian in America—one all-night party at a time.
Jemayel Khawaja
11.23.15
Dām Funk

DāM-FunK: Inviting the Light

The master of modern funk opens up about prog rock, supersized burgers, and why dance music journalism is just the revenge of the nerds.
Josh Baines
10.22.15
lee bannon

We Spoke to Lee Bannon About Race, Breakcore and His Terrifying New EP 'Thot eNhançer'

The Warp signee opens up about his terrifying material as The DEDEKIND cut.
Josh Baines
9.10.15
thump specials

Spoek Mathambo's 'Future Sound Of Mzansi' (Part 2)

Part two of Spoek Mathambo and Lebogang Rasethaba's 'Future Sound of Mzansi' documentary explores race, authenticity, and the legacy of apartheid in South African electronic music.
THUMP Staff
5.27.15
10 things i love about clubbing

10 Things I Love About Clubbing in New York City

We prize hard work, competition and ambition--and thanks to that, the energy here is electric.
Michelle Lhooq
3.20.15