Benjamin Boles

Dancing VS the State

How Toronto's Electronic Community Fought the City's Rave Ban and Won

An oral history of the 2000 iDance Rally that brought together DJs, music lovers, and politicians.
Benjamin Boles
3.8.17
Features

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
10.21.16
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
9.19.16
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
8.10.16
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
7.12.16
Features

Toronto Nightclubs Have a Problem with Racist Door Policies

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

Richie Hawtin Made a New Mixer So We Asked Him a Bunch of Nerdy Questions

The Canadian techno pioneer talks about the Model 1 and weighs in on the CDJs versus laptops debate.
Benjamin Boles
6.9.16
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Moby Has Opinions on Justin Bieber and Donald Trump and You’re Going to Hear Them!!!

The dance music veteran stopped by Canadian talk show 'The Agenda' to talk politics and pop stars.
Benjamin Boles
6.1.16
Features

An Oral History of the Legendary 80s Club That Introduced Toronto to House Music

Before the raves and entertainment district, the Twilight Zone was the city's answer to New York's Paradise Garage.
Benjamin Boles
5.31.16
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Elka's Made a Subtle and Sensitive Hardware House Album for 1080p

Stream Elan Benaroch's full-length cassette release 'Chants' before it drops May 27.
Benjamin Boles
5.26.16
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Listen to Four Tet and Ben UFO's Eclectic B2B Set From LA's Dublab Radio

Stream two hours of jazz, techno, and new Radiohead from the UK producers.
Benjamin Boles
5.12.16
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Watch Kaytranada Make an Adorable Robot Friend in “Lite Spots” Video

The Canadian producer teaches a cyborg buddy how to dance in this adorable clip.
Benjamin Boles
5.11.16
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