Jemayel Khawaja

Music

North Korea's Secret Weapon Is Terrible Synth Pop

For the last 50 years, the North Korean government has controlled all music in The Hermit Kingdom. But Kim Jong-un may be losing control of his propaganda machine thanks to simple technology and the power of pop music.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.10.17
Features

Talking Dildo Art, Doomsday Prep, and Geodesic Domes With the Campers of Coachella

A study of the sorts of people who travel across the country just to sleep outdoors after a Radiohead set.
Jemayel Khawaja
4.19.17
Features

A Week Lost in Paradise at Fiji’s Premier Destination Festival

Searching for meaning amidst big, blue crabs, beachside raves, and skinny dipping house heads at YourParadise.
Jemayel Khawaja
12.22.16
Features

How Simian Mobile Disco Became Techno's Most Unlikely Champions

On the eve of their fifth LP 'Welcome to Sideways,' Jas Shaw looks back at the twists and turns of Simian Mobile Disco's long career.
Jemayel Khawaja
11.7.16
Stuff

You Don't Know (Andy) Dick

On his 20th attempt at sobriety, the comedian has been clean for almost two years. His career is finally starting to get back on track.
Jemayel Khawaja
10.28.16
Features

The Beautiful Chaos of Bomba Estéreo, The Colombian Band That's Blowing Up Stateside

As their surprise hit single “Soy Yo” threatens to cross over, the scions of electro cumbia break down their musical DNA.
Jemayel Khawaja
10.13.16
Features

Dance Music Gets Kinky at Honey Soundsystem's Parties for the World's Largest Leather Festival

The collective's Deviants parties at Folsom Street Fair bring a little bit of dark room drama to Bay Area dancefloors.
Jemayel Khawaja
9.15.16
Features

Symbiosis Gathering Co-Owner Wants to Ditch the Term ‘Transformational Festival’

In advance of the hippie-leaning California festival's 2016 edition, Kevin KoChen tells you why corporate festivals won't change your life.
Jemayel Khawaja
9.9.16
Features

The Rise and Fall—and Resurrection?—of Beatport

Three DJs set out to create the world's best webstore for dance music. Then the EDM boom happened.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.21.16
Pride 2016

DJ Harvey’s Life is One Giant Queer Disco—and Everyone’s Invited

The veteran British DJ opens up about sexuality and his philosophy of inclusive hedonism.
Jemayel Khawaja
6.24.16
Features

​We Got Life Advice from Some Crazy Kids Raging in a Pool at What The Festival

We got weird in the woods at the Pacific Northwest's best boutique festival.
Jemayel Khawaja
6.23.16
Festival Season!

​We Asked the Hippies at Lightning in a Bottle What Being a Hippie Is All About

An anthropological study from the heart of the transformational festival scene
Jemayel Khawaja
6.2.16
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