Jemayel Khawaja

Features

These 7 Blockchain Apps Could Help Musicians Get Paid More Easily

New technology could make the music industry work a lot more efficiently and transparently.
Jemayel Khawaja
8.3.17
Music

North Korea's Secret Weapon is Terrible Synth Pop

For the last 50 years, the North Korean government has controlled all music in The Hermit Kingdom. But Kim Jong-un may be losing control of his propaganda machine thanks to simple technology and the power of pop music.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.11.17
Features

Talking Dildo Art, Doomsday Prep, and Geodesic Domes With the Campers of Coachella

A study of the sorts of people who travel across the country just to sleep outdoors after a Radiohead set.
Jemayel Khawaja
4.19.17
Features

A Week Lost in Paradise at Fiji’s Premier Destination Festival

Searching for meaning amidst big, blue crabs, beachside raves, and skinny dipping house heads at YourParadise.
Jemayel Khawaja
12.22.16
festivals 2016

Brian Wilson and Berlin Techno on the Beaches of Mexico’s Most Dangerous City

Wilson and Seun Kuti reigned, but it was homegrown talent that impressed the most at Acapulco's Trópico, a rising boutique festival founded to resist cartels and prove that Mexican youth can live freely under the looming specter of violence.
Jemayel Khawaja
12.9.16
Features

How Simian Mobile Disco Became Techno's Most Unlikely Champions

On the eve of their fifth LP 'Welcome to Sideways,' Jas Shaw looks back at the twists and turns of Simian Mobile Disco's long career.
Jemayel Khawaja
11.7.16
Stuff

You Don't Know (Andy) Dick

On his 20th attempt at sobriety, the comedian has been clean for almost two years. His career is finally starting to get back on track.
Jemayel Khawaja
10.28.16
Features

The Beautiful Chaos of Bomba Estéreo, The Colombian Band That's Blowing Up Stateside

As their surprise hit single “Soy Yo” threatens to cross over, the scions of electro cumbia break down their musical DNA.
Jemayel Khawaja
10.13.16
Features

Dance Music Gets Kinky at Honey Soundsystem's Parties for the World's Largest Leather Festival

The collective's Deviants parties at Folsom Street Fair bring a little bit of dark room drama to Bay Area dancefloors.
Jemayel Khawaja
9.15.16
Features

Symbiosis Gathering Co-Owner Wants to Ditch the Term ‘Transformational Festival’

In advance of the hippie-leaning California festival's 2016 edition, Kevin KoChen tells you why corporate festivals won't change your life.
Jemayel Khawaja
9.9.16
Thump

The Rise and Fall—and Resurrection?—of Beatport

Three DJs set out to create the world's best webstore for dance music. Then the EDM boom happened.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.21.16
Features

The Rise and Fall—and Resurrection?—of Beatport

Three DJs set out to create the world's best webstore for dance music. Then the EDM boom happened.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.21.16
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