Benjamin Boles

Dancing VS the State

Remembering the Time 20,000 Ravers Went to City Hall to Protest Toronto's Rave Ban

An oral history of the 2000 iDance Rally that brought together DJs, music lovers, and politicians.
Benjamin Boles
3.7.17
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Listen to Ali X and Theus Mago's Psychedelic Techno Meltdown "Vision"

The former Azari & III member and Mexican producer share another one from their upcoming Turbo Recordings EP.
Benjamin Boles
10.21.16
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Experimental Pioneer Pauline Oliveros Still Wants You to Listen Closely

Her work in the 60s helped shape American music, but today the composer and accordionist is embracing being a “digital immigrant.”
Benjamin Boles
10.20.16
Features

How Real Estate Trends and Zoning Bylaws Are Threatening Canadian Nightlife

From Vancouver to Halifax, we talk to city planning experts to find out the challenges facing clubs and venues.
Benjamin Boles
9.15.16
Features

DJs Shouldn’t Have to Live With Constant Ringing in Their Ears

Laidback Luke, Roger Sanchez, and more on the dangers of hearing loss and what they do to protect themselves.
Benjamin Boles
8.9.16
Features

A Tech Expert Explains What Apple’s Camera Blocking Patent Means for Concertgoers

We found out how the company's announcement last month will affect live music fans.
Benjamin Boles
7.11.16
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MSTRKRFT’s Foreboding “Priceless” Video Harnesses the Machinery of War

Watch the black and white clip for the Canadian duo’s latest industrial techno assault.
Benjamin Boles
7.6.16
Features

Toronto Nightclubs Have a Problem with Racist Door Policies

Insiders reveal the secret profiling practices being used to restrict entry to people of colour.
Benjamin Boles
7.6.16
Features

An Oral History of the Toronto Nightclub That Brought Gays, Straights, House Heads, and Ravers Together

The people behind Industry tell the story of the celebrated venue which bridged communities and genres.
Benjamin Boles
6.23.16
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Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan and Borys Teamed Up for a Perfect Summer Techno 12"

After touring North America together, the duo reunite for a new release on Caribou's label Jiaolong.
Benjamin Boles
6.22.16
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Scott Hardware’s 'Mutate Repeat Infinity' is a Dance-Pop Meditation on Capitalism and Queerness

Stream the Toronto musician’s intimate EP before it comes out June 24 on Banko Gotiti Records.
Benjamin Boles
6.21.16
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Vancouver Label 1080p Celebrates Third Birthday by Making Entire Bandcamp Catalogue PWYC

Plus ten THUMP-approved releases we recommend you grab today.
Benjamin Boles
6.16.16
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