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Tracey Thorn on Her Blunt, Feminist Pop Album Record and the Freedom of Aging Tracey Thorn on Her Blunt, Feminist Pop Album Record and the Freedom of Aging

“Nine feminist bangers” is how Tracey Thorn has described the contents of her latest solo album, Record. But then, Thorn’s songs have been feminist all along: “This is pretty much me doing that thing I do,” she admitted on the phone with me on Thursday.

Eurodance Mystery Solved? The KLF Announce Their Return (Or Something) Eurodance Mystery Solved? The KLF Announce Their Return (Or Something)

In a suitably disorienting manner, the pop craftsman/practical jokers/conceptual artists of the KLF have disavowed any connection to a video posted January 1 on the internet that seemed to portend their return, while announcing their return. Via wheatpaste.

Oakland Requiem Oakland Requiem

Chelsea Faith Dolan’s music as Cherushii was exceptionally layered and beautiful, with a fealty to classic techno that is rarely made with such precision. Her Queen of Cups EP, released in 2013 on the Los Angeles boutique dance label 100% Silk, was a gleaming example of how purely emotional techno can become, and her …

Tonight, a Chance to Relive Our Latin Freestyle-Loving Youth

The reign of Latin freestyle—the beloved dance-music genre—spanned about 10 years, kicking off with 1983's “Let the Music Play” by Shannon. It was a staple of a few major radio markets sprinkled throughout the U.S., and the one I grew up around was one of them. Without fail, the opening, tactile synths of Steve B’s “I…

Calling All Rave Promoters: Give This Dude Who Won The Great Christmas Light Fight a Job Now Calling All Rave Promoters: Give This Dude Who Won The Great Christmas Light Fight a Job Now

The main stage at this summer’s Electric Daisy Carnival featured a ten-story animatronic owl whose ‘shroomy eyes glowed and glittered while a phalanx of elements—fire, water, wind in the form of fog—danced around it. It was the style of light show one expects to encounter solely at raves, or in Vegas, or raves in…

Mesmerize Yourself With This Dance Mix Featuring Disney Audio Samples

If you love Disney characters but you aren’t interested in seeing them in various sexual positions or seeing them re-create Fifty Shades of Grey but you are interested in hearing them in a dance medley, then something still might be wrong with you but listen to this.

Madonna Is Officially Queen of Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart Madonna Is Officially Queen of Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

The assless chaps, questionable kisses and Great Fall were worth it, guys; Madonna has racked up more number one songs than any other artist on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. *throws glitter in the air and dances around like a “Ray of Light”*

British Grime Was Great Before Kanye, And It Will Be Great After Kanye British Grime Was Great Before Kanye, And It Will Be Great After Kanye

This week at the Brit Awards, Kanye West performed a new song called "All Day." It was an unequivocal banger, and the excited tension of hearing a new Yeezy track was amplified by the performance, which featured a giant entourage of mostly black men bopping and even getting low (on cue!) behind him. There was also…

New Slow Jam Video Alert: Maxine Ashley's 'Between You & I' New Slow Jam Video Alert: Maxine Ashley's 'Between You & I'

It's a good time to be a 21-year-old R&B artist, probably: you can pay homage to those that came before you, but you grew up without the sort of rigid genre distinctions that defined the classic '90s era. Thinking that there was ever a time in which we fought about whether R&B and hip-hop could be fused as one is a…

Watch Leikeli47's Power-Posse Video Because You Run This Watch Leikeli47's Power-Posse Video Because You Run This

Masked Brooklyn rapper/producer Leikeli47 got her best girls together to boss up for a video that just juiced up this dreary-ass afternoon and served as a reminder of our lifelong dream to form a girl-gang and walk around wearing semi-coordinated outfits. (Seriously, what's the point of walking around with a posse of…

Techno Textiles For Your Enterprise-Dwelling Days, Rave-Going Nights Techno Textiles For Your Enterprise-Dwelling Days, Rave-Going Nights

Right around the time when I was sneaking into clubs to dance spasmodically to Binary Finary, back when Radiohead was releasing albums without any guitar, DJ Goldie was in that David Bowie movie, and everybody was wearing really absurd pants, I would have totally seen a market for light-up clothes.

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