Michelle Lhooq

Michelle Lhooq is the Features Editor at THUMP. 

Drugs

Getting 'California Sober' Showed Me a Kinder, Gentler Way to Do Drugs

When I quit every substance except weed and psychedelics, I could still party and expand my mind, but without the selfishness and addiction.
Michelle Lhooq
5.6.19
Thump

Techno-Punks Are Throwing the Sickest Raves in Singapore

In the face their country's legal hurdles, the progressive crew behind Horizon99 are helping to reignite country's appetite for experimental dance music.
Michelle Lhooq
2.4.18
we saw this

I Did Zumba with Jason Derulo and It Was Some Classic LA Bullshit

“I’m here not because I like Zumba," Perez Hilton says, "but because I like VIPs!”
Michelle Lhooq
1.30.18
Thump

The Hard Lessons I Learned Sober Raving

Confessions of a reformed party girl.
Michelle Lhooq
2.10.17
Features

Stream the Electrifying Debut EP From New York Nightlife Fixture Richard Kennedy

"I'm driven by the desire to soften the image of black bodies in space. By creating vulnerable images and sounds of blackness, people will see something more true of what blackness is."
Michelle Lhooq
10.25.16
Features

Meet the 72-Year-Old Preacher Behind One of the Greatest Gay Club Anthems of All Time

Carl Bean's 1977 Motown classic "I Was Born This Way" is just as empowering today as it was 40 years ago—just ask Lady Gaga.
Michelle Lhooq
10.12.16
Features

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, From the Club

Is it impossible for a woman to ever truly feel safe when walking home alone from a party?
Michelle Lhooq
9.5.16
Features

Ballroom is America's Most Slept-On Subculture But MikeQ Wants to Open Our Eyes

Cover Story: The New Jersey DJ is ready for the mainstream—and he wants to bring his queer POC community along with him.
Michelle Lhooq
8.22.16
Features

Carl Craig Took Me on a Tour of Detroit’s Most Sacred Techno Landmarks

From Juan Atkin's record label Metroplex to the streets where 80s tailgating parties took place, this is the side of the city that most tourists don't get to see.
Michelle Lhooq
8.1.16
Features

Omar S' Sister Directed a Play About the Secret History of Detroit Techno

Produced by Omar's FXHE Records, 'Stories of Detroit Techno' reveals techno's origins beyond the Belleville Three.
Michelle Lhooq
6.28.16
Features

Moodymann’s Private Prince Palace is Detroit’s Best-Kept Secret

I wandered into the enigmatic Detroit legend's home and found wonders both delightful and strange.
Michelle Lhooq
6.10.16
Features

Meet Pornceptual—the Queer Sex Party Where You Might End Up Starring in a Porn Film

We spoke to the artists behind the Berlin party series about making porn with their guests, and group sex in the age of dating apps.
Michelle Lhooq
5.26.16
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