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The Best Things We Saw on the Dance Music Internet This Week

Sporting Life, N.A.A.F.I., Frankie Knuckles and Hammer make our list of the best things this week.

1. On the rise of conservative club culture

This op-ed from our friends at THUMP UK looks at the meaning behind Dixon's #1 placement on the Resident Advisor top DJ poll and what that means for club and dance culture.

2. Sporting Life

You never know how another person is going to hear what you're doing. You have a whole lifetime of references in your head, musically.

We spoke with Sporting Life, the production portion of Ratking and a solo producer in his own right, about his influences as a musician.


3. Hammer live

Dive deep into this set recorded for Resident Advisor's In Residence Series at Sub Club.

4. Remembering Cherushii

What I admired most about Chelsea was the fact that she never told others how they should live their lives, but she knew how she wanted to live hers.

Songwriter and musician Maria Minerva wrote this touching tribute to friend Chelsea Faith, aka Cherushii, a victim of last weekend's Oakland fire, for THUMP.

5. On N.A.A.F.I.

Mixmag profiled N.A.A.F.I., the Mexican collective interested in creating a global community promoting diversity and freedom of expression.

6. "Jujeh" by NAR

The Los Angeles-based DJ and producer premiered this exclusive new track on Friday for THUMP. Featuring they're signature blend of unrelated elements (think a sample of a Pakistani boy singing the chorus of Chris Brown's "Loyal" with dark synths), the track is a captivating wonder.

7. Harm reduction for DIY venues

This document, created by venue operators, nightlife professionals and architect, is a safety guide for reducing harm in underground spaces.

8. The Sesh

Our pals at THUMP UK explain why 2016 was the year of The Sesh, aka the party after the after party.

9. "Break Apart" by Bonobo

The producer continues his run of compelling, visually gorgeous music videos with his latest for new single, "Break Apart."

10. Unsung: Frankie Knuckles

The TV One network's ongoing documentary series features the house music legend Frankie Knuckles.