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How Optimo’s JD Twitch Shaped the ‘Beats’ 90s Rave Soundtrack

JD’s musical choices bring back to a life a time in Scotland when police tried to kill rave culture, and helped galvanise a scene instead.
Megan Wallace
5.21.19
Features

Legendary Electronic Duo Yello Talk Us Through Their 10 Favourite Madcap Geniuses

Ahead of a show at Ministry of Sound this week, the Swis double act get all weird on us.
Josh Baines
11.23.16
thump exclusive stream

Optimo's JD Twitch Has Remixed Jagwar Ma's New Single and it Sounds Like Driving Down the Motorway on Acid

The remix comes ahead of the Australian band's second album which will be released this fall.
Angus Harrison
8.15.16
seven most played

Seven Hard and Fast Heaters We've Been Burning Out This Week

Featuring Teki Latex, John Talabot, Girl Unit and Inkke.
Angus Harrison
7.22.16
thump exclusive track

Optimo's Manzana Kicks Remix is a Rattling and Rumbling Roller

The record's been bigged up by everyone from Tim Sweeney to Dixon, Mister Saturday Night to Medlar.
Josh Baines
3.22.16
optimo

Optimo's JD Twitch on Nihilism, Hedonism, and Bargain Bins

“You could get these records very easily back then mainly because no one wanted to buy them!”
Josh Baines
2.8.16
thump news

JD Twitch's New 'So Low' Mix is a Creeping, Crawling, Late Night Masterpiece

The Optimo DJ's industrial, cold wave, and 80s synth mix drops on Vinyl Factory later this month — check out the mini mix now.
Josh Baines
2.4.16
david bowie

Listen to an Hour Long Bowie Mix Made by Optimo's JD Twitch

"Unable to do anything else today, I did this. One hour of Bowie songs I have played in discotheques over the years."
THUMP Staff
1.12.16
thump news

Eclair Fifi and Optimo Head Up a Stellar Schedule for NTS in 2016

The Dalston based station is setting up for its biggest year yet.
THUMP Staff
1.6.16
Halloween

10 Parties Around the World That Best Embody the Spirit of Halloween

From a musty techno basement in Brooklyn to a Japanese funhouse with clown face pole dancers, these are the parties that will leave you wishing that everyday was Halloween.
Katie K Rex
10.30.15
fabric

Celebrating Fabric's Super Sweet 16 Best Mixes Ever

We run through the London institutions' sixteen finest moments committed to CD.
Josh Baines
10.16.15
edm

Will All This Bad EDM Be A Good Thing For Dance Culture?

We asked DJ Sprinkles, The Black Madonna, Ben Klock, A-Trak and more to weigh in on the gateway drug music theory.
Joel Fowler
9.15.15
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