Josh Baines

Editor, THUMP UK

Remembering Things

Bok Bok and Other DJs Look Back on 10 Years of Night Slugs Bangers

As the label imprint turns ten, we asked a few key players and producers to tell us about the records that have made NS what it is.
Josh Baines
6.19.18
Nightlife

The Five Stages of Your Clubbing Life

This who you were, who you are, and who you'll become.
Josh Baines
3.9.18
PROFILES

Here Lies Lawrence, The Best Pop Star the World Never Really Knew

The frontman of Felt, Denim, and Go-Kart Mozart has said he's always been obsessed with being famous. Despite making some of indie rock's most influential records, he might never be, but that's ok too.
Josh Baines
2.12.18
Fashion

How the Suit Stopped Being Powerful

With bosses wearing chinos and streetwear, we've seen the death of the suit as a sign of superiority.
Josh Baines
1.9.18
Call on Me

Hunting for the Cast of the Sexiest Music Video of All Time

The story behind the video for Eric Prydz' "Call on Me".
Josh Baines
1.9.18
Op-Eds

Wham's “Last Christmas” is the Only Truly Great Christmas Song

Powered by a sense of loss, the track centers on the feeling that's at the heart of Christmas.
Josh Baines
12.21.17
Nightlife

This Ecstasy Review Site Is a Hotbed of Perfect Pinger-Related Prose

PillReports might just be the place to find the next Hunter S. Thompson.
Josh Baines
11.23.17
Nightlife

A Guide to Shitting in Nightclubs

It's an issue we all face, but now finally we have answers.
Josh Baines
11.17.17
Features

Was Dionysus the Original Human of the Sesh?

The story of how the son of Zeus transformed the world as we know it, one bottle of plonk at a time.
Josh Baines
5.10.17
Features

Discussing Politics, Power and Public Enemy With Levon Vincent

We caught up with one of the community's more outspoken members to discuss David Mancuso, Noam Chomsky, Martin Luther King, and a lot more.
Josh Baines
11.27.16
Features

How Did Deep House Become the Pulled Pork of Dance Music?

Connecting the dots from Guy Fieri to Gorgon City.
Josh Baines
11.16.16
Features

Gazelle Twin and Pantha Du Prince Talk Site, Space, and the Suburban Horror of J.G. Ballard

Ahead of their Illuminations performance, we discuss the possibilities for alternative modes of live music.
Josh Baines
11.11.16
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