Michelle Lhooq

Michelle Lhooq is the Features Editor at THUMP. 

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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
thump news

YACHT Just Dropped Their “Real” Sex Tape on Pornhub

Yeah, they're into some weird stuff.
Michelle Lhooq
5.11.16
Features

Is YACHT’s Leaked Sex Tape An Elaborate Hoax?

If the pop duo is trolling, this might be one of the most brilliant internet hoaxes in music industry history.
Michelle Lhooq
5.10.16
Features

From Ibiza to EDM Festivals: Tracing the Peculiar History of the Modern-Day Techno Tourist

Time Warp in Germany is one of the world's biggest techno spectacles, and a prime place to meet the new wave of party tourists.
Michelle Lhooq
4.14.16
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