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The Best Things We Saw on the Dance Music Internet This Week

Alice Glass, Autechre, Trevor Jackson and more make our list of the week's best things.

by Britt Julious
Feb 25 2017, 4:40pm

Every week, we round up a list of our favorite videos, stories, mixes and other dance music-related news from our own site and other places across the internet. Here's our list. We think you'll enjoy it.

1. Alice Glass THUMP Mix

It's really important that artists be outspoken. We need to know that other people out there that we feel a connection to also aren't okay with what's happening.

It's been nearly two years since Alice Glass, former band member of Crystal Castles, released solo music. But that hasn't stopped her from staying active in the public eye. In this , we learn more about Glass' teenage years, influences, and desire for self-care.

2. Byron the Aquarius

spoke with the jazz house artist about his influences and how he makes an impact. He also shared a special Impact mix, full of throwback grooves from the likes of Gil-Scott Heron.

3. The THUMP podcast

The THUMP podcast is here! Every week, THUMP's editor-in-chief Emilie Friedlander and a panel of guests will discuss the stories and people shaping contemporary club and electronic music. On the debut episode, Friedlander is joined by THUMP editors Anna Codrea-Rado, Michelle Lhooq and Colin Joyce to discuss Trump's travel ban, the Grammy's and sober raving.

4. John Oliver's "shitty techno" song

On this week's episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver included a song called "A Man Like Putin" to warn Trump about Putin.

5. Music-activated vibrators

Writer Lindsey Leonard shares her experience of wearing a to the club instead of doing drugs.

6. Autechre's gear

What instruments informed Autechre's music? rounds up a list.


INDEX is similar in vein to Afropunk, but for electronic music. THUMP's features editor Michelle Lhooq reports from the scene.

8. Trevor Jackson

Even though I hate many aspects of the internet, I can't keep away from it.

Mixmag speaks to Trevor Jackson and it's very, very good.

9. The Pre-Game with Jubilee

Jubilee returns to her THUMP and this time, is joined by Star Eyes.

10. DJing at college bars

What is it like to DJ at college bars?

Harold Heath shares his experiences.

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