Josh Baines

Editor, THUMP UK

DJs

The Definitive List of the Worst DJ Names of All Time

From DJ Fanny to Inflatable Führer, here's the official worst of the worst when it comes to DJ monikers.
Josh Baines
3.2.18
Features

A Walk Around a Nightlife Graveyard with Benin City

How the multigenre group turned the sound of London's changing club scene into an effervescent album.
Josh Baines
2.12.18
Interviews

A Chat with the ‘Hey Arnold!’ Composer Who Folded Jazz into 90s Childhoods

How 66-year-old Jim Lang went from touring with the Pointer Sisters to soundtracking the Nickelodeon show about "football head."
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
1.8.18
Fashion

How the Suit Lost Its Cultural Capital

With bosses wearing chinos and streetwear, we've seen the death of the suit as a sign of superiority.
Josh Baines
1.8.18
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
VICE UK Is 15

Mash-Ups, Bad Haircuts, the New Rock Revolution: 2002 Was a Load of Shit

Let's be honest, the year was a dismal one for music in the UK—propagated by marketing execs who had discovered cocaine and Hoxton.
Josh Baines
11.28.17
Nightlife

A Guide to Shitting in Nightclubs

It's an issue we all face, but now finally we have answers.
Josh Baines
11.16.17
Features

Horror in the Hills: When Rural Life Meets Acid-Tinged Folk Music

From Richard Dawson's bellowed workers' songs to Shirley Collins' delicate folk, there's a story told beyond ruddy-faced farmer stereotypes.
Josh Baines
11.6.17
Mixes

Make Your Life Infinitely Better with this Mix from Two of Balearic's Finest DJs

It turns out that nothing is better than five and a half incredible hours of Phil Mison and Moonboots. Except maybe pints.
Josh Baines
7.5.17
Features

Larry Heard Talks Us Through the Making of "Can You Feel It"

Ahead of his performance at Sunfall, we spoke to the house pioneer about how one of the 20th century's greatest works of art came to be.
Josh Baines
6.27.17
Features

Embracing Hangovers is the Most Adult Decision You’ll Ever Make

You won't be young forever so accept the three hangover cures that actually work.
Josh Baines
6.26.17
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