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
3.7.17
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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
10.20.16
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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
9.16.16
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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
8.9.16
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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
7.11.16
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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
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The Oral History of the First Toronto Nightclub That Brought Gays, Straights, and Ravers Together

The people behind Industry tell the story of the celebrated venue which bridged communities and genres.
Benjamin Boles
6.23.16
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Scott Hardware’s 'Mutate Repeat Infinity' Is a Dance-Pop Meditation on Capitalism and Queerness

Stream the Toronto musician’s intimate EP before it comes out June 24 on Banko Gotiti Records.
Benjamin Boles
6.22.16
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MSTRKRFT Remixed A-Trak’s “Parallel Lines” Into a Teeth-Grinding Big Room Thumper

Hear an uptempo new version of the Phantogram-assisted summer anthem.
Benjamin Boles
6.13.16
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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
6.8.16
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From Essaie Pas to Tim Hecker, Here Are THUMP's 10 Must-See Acts at MUTEK 2016

Plus an Apple Music playlist featuring all the artists you need to catch at Montreal's best electronic festival this week.
Benjamin Boles
5.31.16
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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
5.30.16
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