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Interviews

These Photos Tell the Forgotten Story of LA's Latinx Rave Scene in the 90s

We talk to Map Pointz founder Guadalupe Rosales about the party crews that gave teens a sense of belonging beyond gang culture.
Marla Bahloul
1.18.19
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The Legendary 'Cave Raves' of the Acid House Era

We spoke to "Steely D", the man who organised the free parties in the Lake District quarry, and Matt Stokes, the artist who studied them.
Simon Doherty
10.16.18
Full Moon Parties

From Mushroom Trips to Pills, Raves and Murder – 30 Years of the Full Moon Party

How the Thai beach parties turned from a little hippy gathering into the infamous all-night sessions they are today.
Robyn Wilson
4.17.18
Tales of Heroic Bravery

To Those Who Tried to Hold a Rave in an Abandoned Toys R Us, We Salute You

London police reportedly raided the toy store in late March and arrested five people.
Phil Witmer
4.13.18
Drugs

Raves and the Rolling Stones: The History of Drugs Charity Release

Release has been advising people on drugs and drugs law for the last half century.
James Nolan
10.13.17
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

Why Throwing Raves in Forbidden Spaces is An Act of Political Resistance

Female-run DJ collective Mamba Negra explain why they are starting a social movement on the São Paulo streets.
Mamba Negra
2.23.17
Fashion

I Wore JNCO Jeans for Seven Days to Find Myself

'Everyone talks about how deadly you’ll look in JNCOs, but they fail to mention that you become a walking garbage zamboni.'
Devin Pacholik
2.16.17
Features

How To Throw a DIY Rave

Advice on cops, alcohol, and safety from the pros.
Ezra Marcus
1.24.17
Features

The KLF's 'Chill Out' is Still the Best Comedown Album Ever

With rumours abound that they might be reunited, we revisit Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty's masterpiece.
Josh Baines
1.5.17
Photo

​Ghosts, Raves and Satanic Rituals: A Visit to One of Mexico's Most Notorious Abandoned Hospitals

Like so many other abandoned hospitals, the Hospital Naturista in Tamaulipas is said to be haunted by the ghost of a deranged – but very stylish – nurse.
José Luis Martínez Limón
12.15.16
Back Then with Ben Rayner

Looking Back at a Legendary UK Warehouse Party

Photographer Ben Rayner digs up his pictures from December 2006, including snaps from the first-ever Real Gold party, as well as pics from one of the Klaxons' first major gigs.
Ben Rayner
12.4.16
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