Posts Tagged: Dance music

Unafraid and Proud

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In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, questions have been raised about the ability of the gay dance scene to overcome the fear bred by such senseless, yet targeted, violence. A piece at THUMP by VICE argues the importance of dance culture in affirming the right to congregate, unafraid and proud: Will fear drive us back […]

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A City’s Responsibility to Its Creative Spaces

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Following the closure of Dance Tunnel, the latest in a slew of venues widely thought important to London’s club scene, a question seems to be emerging: exactly whose responsibility is it to support these venues and prevent high rents from driving out iconic spaces? Should their existence be left to the dedicated patronage of fans, or […]

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The Rise of Flex

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The Brooklyn-based genre of dance music that has thrived since the ’90s is beginning to reach far beyond the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, which has housed dance competitions in the genre for years, and is breaking through to much larger audiences. Pitchfork has chronicled the history of flex music and its dancers, the “Volume” riddim and lazer effects […]

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A History of EDM and Its Bubble

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With Vegas DJs contemplating a turn away from the DJ superstar model of club life and festival attendance seeming less impacted than it was at the genre’s peak, talk has begun of EDM’s “bubble bursting.” In response, Pitchfork has mapped the bubble as they see it. Discussing a possible upcoming shift away from the genre, the […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #71: A Michael Bay Film Eating Itself

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“Love,” then is not to be taken lightly here. It is being engaged at full force, megaphonically.

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Albums of Our Lives: The Mountain Goats’s The Sunset Tree

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I knew if I could make it out of town, make it to college, I would survive. But I wasn’t sure I would.

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Obey the DeeJay

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I hadn’t thought about it this way before, perhaps because I’m rarely in a dance club anymore, and when I was in them, I was generally too blitzed to pay that much attention to the orders I was receiving from the speakers, but it seems that as much as beats per minute and catchy bass […]

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