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Just When You Thought Arca's Boots Couldn't Get Any Bigger...

No way...<p>In the beginning was the boot.<p>And the boot was good.<p>But the boot was not satisfied.<p>"I want more," thought the boot. "I want to be bigger."<p>So it got bigger.<p>And bigger.<p>and BIGGER.<p>Until one day, the boot became so big that it grew its own boot.<p>Now the boot roams free, controlling its helpless …

Playful Death’s New Track is a Dystopian Rave in Black and White

The Dionysian Mysteries co-head’s “Berliner Muertos” features on his label's forthcoming compilation, out July 28.<p>Greek mythological figure Dionysus was known as the god of wine and ecstasy, both of which ran aplenty in the fabled music-filled, altered state ceremonies known as the Dionysian …

Maya Jane Coles Wants You to "Werk" on Devious New Single

The UK producer's sophomore album 'Take Flight' is out August 4.<p>Maya Jane Coles' track "What They Say" was always undeniable, but it quickly became one of the most instantly recognizable house grooves in recent memory when Nicki Minaj sampled it for her 2014 single "Truffle Butter." Top 40 prestige …

Everything You Need to Know About New York's No-Dancing Law

The controversial cabaret license might be on its way out.<p>The year was 2003, and Dominique Keegan, owner of the beloved Alphabet City dance hotspot Plant Bar, had a plan. According to a New York Times report from that year, Keegan had devised a clever system to keep his club safe from city …

THUMP Mix: Chrissy

The Chicago-based dance music historian is at the top of his game.<p>Like most of the world's best DJs, Chrissy has a soft spot for the past. At Smart Bar, the hallowed hall where the Chicago-based artist has been a resident for the last three years, he's often captained a dancefloor whose booking …

House of Feelings Is All About Celebrating Your Pals' Hidden Talents

The New York party's house band releases their debut EP on August 11, and today they're sharing a new single featuring Shamir.<p>New York producer and songwriter Matty Fasano started a party called House of Feelings to help his friends get out of a rut, after noticing that they—like so many bogged …

Larry Heard Will Reportedly Release a New Album Next Year

The LP would be the pioneering house producer’s first since 2005.<p>House pioneer Larry Heard is reportedly releasing a new album early next year, according to Resident Advisor. The as-yet-untitled project would be his first full-length since 2005's <i>Loose Fingers (Soundtrack From The Duality</i> …

Cityfox is Building a Digital Doorman for its Parties

The app, Visionnaire, is intended to foster a more “music-centric and respectful audience.”<p>The team behind the Cityfox Experience's deluxe warehouse parties has created an exclusive, invite-only app for purchasing tickets for events at its ambitious Bushwick venue the Brooklyn Mirage.<p>The …

Much of Aphex Twin's Catalog is Now Available in His New Online Shop

Get your heart’s fill of old albums, new music, and his various aliases.<p>Don't count on Aphex Twin for a conventional news announcement. After last month launching a cryptic countdown that led to a live stream of his Field Day set in London, the English producer today launched an online shop and …

Moon Boots Wants to Relieve Your Tension With His New Single

Stream "I Want Your Attention" before the Brooklyn producer's debut album comes out August 4 on Anjunadeep.<p>When one door closes, another one opens. Such was the case for Brooklyn producer Pete Dougherty, aka Moon Boots, who after the disbandment of his former French Express collective, found a new …

Teenager Dies After Attending Elrow Party in Barcelona

An official cause of death has yet to be confirmed by authorities.<p>A teenager died this past weekend after attending a party thrown by Spanish promoter elrow in Barcelona.<p>The <i>Grimsby Telegraph</i> reported that Alex Masterson, a 19-year-old and from the UK, collapsed on Saturday, July 15 during elrow's …

WILDLIFE! Explains How He Found New Life on His Latest EP

Jubilee and the Swiss experimentalist sit down to chat and drop tunes on the latest Pre-Game podcast.<p>WILDLIFE! is a no-brainer pick for the shapeshifting musical output of Mixpak. In the past week, the Swiss-born, New York-based artist (whose real name is Samuel Riot) has dropped his latest EP <i>Anima</i> …

An Ode to the Pacemaker, the Failed Portable DJ Device That Never Made It

We dive into the past, present, and future of the 2007 gadget that's somewhere between a proto-smartphone and musical Tamagotchi.<p><b>This post was published originally on THUMP UK.</b><p>Remember the Pacemaker? No, I'm not talking about the metal plate that stopped your Nan from riding the Big One at …

Oneohtrix Point Never Shared a Beguiling New Track from 'Good Time'

On "Leaving The Park" the American producer forges a strange combination of tessellated arpeggios and lead synth.<p>Warp Records signee Oneohtrix Point Never today shared a disquieting new track from his original soundtrack to the upcoming feature film <i>Good Time</i>. Following the Iggy Pop-featuring lead …

How Worried Should We Be About Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine?

Experts discuss whether the dangerous opioid is really as widespread as recent media reports claim.<p><i>In</i> The Festival Harm Reduction Project series<i>, we examine drug use at music festivals and clubs across the globe, and explore what artists, organizers, harm reduction groups, and concert-goers are</i> …

Belgian Police Screen 400,000 Tomorrowland Attendees for Safety Threats

38 guests have been barred from this weekend's festival following digital checking of all ticket-holders.<p><b>A version of this article originally appeared on THUMP Germany.</b><p>Authorities in Belgium have barred 38 ticket-holders from attending the Tomorrowland music festival this weekend, according to …

What Your Pronunciation Of "Ibiza" Says About You

Every type of clubber has their own special way of butchering the island’s name.<p><i>Illustrations by Arthur Hickman</i><p>Nothing sets off a debate amongst clubbers faster than the "proper" pronunciation of Ibiza. I've witnessed countless unhinged disputes between friends over the imaginary "th" (Ihh-biza …

Moby Made a Cameo on 'Twin Peaks' Last Night

The American musician performed at the Bang Bang bar alongside previous David Lynch collaborator Rebekah Del Rio.<p>Moby made an appearance in the final scene of last night's episode of <i>Twin Peaks.</i> The dance music veteran performed alongside singer-songwriter Rebekah Del Rio at the Bang Bang bar, …

David Guetta Says “128bpm EDM” Makes Him “Tired”

The producer spoke candidly in a feature profile for ‘The Independent.’<p>David Guetta may be best known for his crossover hits with acts such as Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, but that doesn't mean he's a huge fan of mainstream EDM.<p>In a candid interview with the UK paper <i>The Independent</i>, the producer …

Finnish Synth-Pop Band FEELS Uses WhatsApp to Share New Tunes

The Last Record: the rising Finnish band shared their latest finds while relaxing in the middle of the countryside.<p><i>Whether it's for playing out at a club or listening at home, DJs and producers typically have an encyclopedic hoard of music, new and old. In The Last Record, they tell us about the</i> …

Rinse FM's Soundcloud Page Reportedly Disappeared Yesterday

"Was nice while it lasted," Rinse FM tweeted.<p>The Soundcloud archive of influential pirate and online radio station Rinse FM has been removed. The station took to their Twitter page to note the disappearance of their uploads, which featured years of broadcasts.<p>"Shame to lose so many uploads, but …

The Chainsmokers Plan to Release More New Music This Year

Drew Taggart, one half of the Chainsmokers, shared the news in a Q & A with fans on Twitter.<p>The Chainsmokers may have finally dropped out of the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 singles chart, but that doesn't mean they plan on staying quiet for long.<p>During a Q & A on Twitter with fans, Drew Taggart, …

The Dallas Nightclub Where BDSM Meets Burning Man

Freaky local subcultures find a home at The Nines after the loss of many DIY spaces in the city.<p><i>Photos by Mark Kaplan</i><p>As Claira Bell, wearing little more than a corset and underwear, climbs on stage at a nightclub in Dallas, Texas, a man in a white mask and black top hat issues a warning to the …

Avicii Previews New Music, Says It’s “Coming Very Soon”

Could it be the first taste of his next album?<p>Though he may have stepped back from the whirlwind DJ life, Avicii has far from fallen off the radar.<p>Yesterday, while traveling through Peru, the Swedish producer shared a clip of new music on his Instagram. Set to the background of national landmark …

Six Artists Tell You How to Quit Your Corporate Job and Pursue Music

TOKiMONSTA, Anthony Parasole, and more offer their tips on leaving a nine to five for the dancefloor.<p>Every bedroom DJ or producer dreams of quitting their day job and making it big. For most, it's no more than a fantasy, something they joke about with friends after a long day at the office. But …

Howie Lee is the Sound of China's Cyber Underground

The Beijing producer tackles questions of belonging in an increasingly disorienting world.<p><i>Photos by Ash Lin</i><p>Late on a weeknight in June, I'm sitting in my Tokyo apartment when a familiar squeak emerges from my laptop. It's a Skype message from Howie Lee letting me know that he's ready for our …

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Ibiza and Other Balearic Islands Want to Stop Your Pre-Gaming on Planes

Local authorities are seeking an alcohol-consumption ban in response to what they call “anti-social tourism.”<p>The days of pre-gaming Ibiza getaways while in-flight or in the airport may be numbered, if local authorities get their way.<p>As The <i>Guardian</i> reports, authorities in the Balearic Islands (an …

Paul Oakenfold's Electronic Music Awards Will Finally Air this Fall.

First announced back in January 2016, the show has been resuscitated from indefinite postponement.<p>Today it was announced that the Paul Oakenfold co-produced Electronic Music Awards will take place for the first time this fall. The ceremony will happen in Los Angeles' Downtown Arts District on …

The 101 Best EDM Songs of All Time

Sorry for being correct as hell.<p>There aren't many acronyms as controversial as EDM. Across the smoking battlefields of YouTube comment sections, prestige music outlets, and molly-fueled arguments in festival bathroom lines, a generation has relentlessly chewed over exactly which electronic dance …