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

Studio OST, Justin Cudmore, and Russell E.L. Butler make our list of the week's best things.

by Britt Julious
Feb 4 2017, 6:15pm

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. And don't forget to check out our tracks, which features DJ Bone, Bjørn Torske, and Baba Stiltz and more.

1. Black music in Trump's America

Freedom is more of a state a mind than an actual thing that you experience.

Writer Rashard Bradshaw covered featuring Junglepussy and Battyjack on how black musicians and artists are preparing for Trump's America.

2. Dance music in the mainstream

asks," Is electronic music currently subject to a brain drain that's gradually siphoning some of our most creative minds for the benefit of the mainstream?" Quite possibly, yes.

3. THUMP Mix: Studio OST

Another month, another new THUMP Mix. This time, Studio OST, the Galcher Lustwerk and Alvin Aronson project, offered in anticipation of their new EP, Eventide/Ascension. Start your weekend off right!

4. Techno in the face of fascism

XLR8R published a new essay by Gunnar Hallam and Tin Man on during the rise of fascist states and policies.

5. How to shit in nightclubs

A handy , just for you.

6. Russell E.L. Butler

Moog spoke with Russell E.L. Butler for their new documentary series, Sonic Origins.

7. The 7 best live stage set-ups of all time

Performing live is not just about hitting play. For many of the world's top DJs and producers, creating a visually-enticing stage set-up keeps fans as equally-entertained as the music. , our Canadian pals compiled a list of the seven best set-ups ever.

8. The 94 best record shops in Europe

Agree or ?

9. Justin Cudmore

I guess when I found my community, I didn't even realize how special it was

THUMP's David Garber to the Brooklyn-via-Illinois DJ and producer about how he found house music and why he's ready to give back to the dance floor.

10. Protest music

Mixmag compiled of protest music for dangerous, confusing times. The playlist includes the likes of Seth Troxler, ANOHNI, and Underground Resistance.