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The IDM List Gave Intelligent Dance Music Its Name and Geeky Legacy

Musicians and fans look back on the niche online hub they cultivated 25 years ago, and how it framed dance music that wasn't really for dancefloors.
Sam Davies
8.1.18
Free Radicals

When Times Are Challenging, Listen to Music That Challenges You

Autechre’s new album is intimidatingly abstract and eight hours long, which is an ungodly amount of music to listen to in one sitting. You should try it.
Colin Joyce
6.28.18
Features

Shifra Rifka Wants to Create Telepathic Dialogues with Her Music

Get to know the Toronto experimental artist with this mix featuring Aphex Twin, 2000s R&B, gospel choirs, and more.
Corinne Przybyslawski
3.13.17
Important Questions Raised By...

Do These Studio Videos Prove That Justin Bieber Is the Next Aphex Twin?

Who knew that a Canadian pop star would revive IDM?
Phil Witmer
3.1.17
thump exclusive stream

'Trust' Us, Max Cooper's New Single Is an Autumnal Electronica Track for the Ages

Ever wanted a soundtrack to examining hyper-dimensionality, complex symmetries, the interaction of chromosomes, the potential of multi-cellularity, and the emergence of consciousness? You're in luck!
Josh Baines
10.20.16
off the record

Dance Music 101: An Online Reading Course

Brush up on your knowledge of the major electronic genres with the latest installment of Off the Record.
Michaelangelo Matos
9.19.16
diggin

Mike Paradinas on How Boardgames, Spliffs, and Vodka Influenced His Off-the-Wall LP with Aphex Twin

One half of Mike & Rich recounts the making of 'Expert Knob Twiddlers' ahead of its upcoming 20th anniversary reissue.
Gary Suarez
8.29.16
Holy Shit

Celestial Trax Made the Weirdest Remix of Korn's "Freak On a Leash"

Forever a freak.
John Hill
1.30.16
Holy Shit

Listen to Oneohtrix Point Never's Aberrant New Song "Ezra"

Kaoss Edge would be proud.
John Hill
11.12.15
Interviews

Pictureplane Wants You to Control Your Own Cyber-Fate

"My music is a weapon, I think. Create your own weapon." Plus, he shares his new video for "Technomancer."
John Hill
10.30.15
thump exclusive stream

Kid606's Back with a Dubbed Out Take on Actress' Already Sparse "Bird Matrix"

The IDM prankster returns with a cautious, careful, colossally good remix of an Actress original.
THUMP Staff
10.26.15
coffee breaks

Zeds Dead and GRiZ On Mortal Kombat Dance Moves and Eiffel Tower Dildos

You know this episode of 'Coffee Breaks' is gonna get weird.
Rachael D’Amore
6.17.15
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