club culture

Features

An Ode to the Pacemaker, the Failed Portable DJ Device That Never Made It

We dive into the past, present, and future of the 2007 gadget that's somewhere between a proto-smartphone and musical Tamagotchi.
Kyle MacNeill
7.19.17
Features

Honey Dijon Is Not Here for All You Bros

"It can’t all just be: let’s do some pills and get some gak and go to a party and try and shag girls."
Sirin Kale
7.18.17
Features

We Made a Dancefloor Dictionary So You Don't Have to Call Everything a Banger

You'll never struggle to describe music again!
Angus Harrison
7.6.17
Features

This Is the Best Book You'll Read About Queer Nightlife This Year

Peter Ackroyd's 'Queer City' is a powerful reminder of the importance of pleasure.
Josh Baines
6.8.17
Features

Ketamine Is Actually the Least Fun Drug

So why is it becoming so popular in clubbing?
Josh Baines
5.30.17
Features

Here's Every Lame Dance Music Festival You'll Go to This Summer

From the swanky and the salubrious to the grim and grotty, here's every possible weekend you'll have between now and September.
Angus Harrison
5.24.17
music video

[Premiere] What Happened When 30+ Strangers Were Asked to Dance for a Music Video

The music video for Portuguese producer and DJ Moullinex’s track, "Love Love Love," turns a casting call into a celebration of dance culture.
Kevin Holmes
5.16.17
Features

We Spoke to the Artist Carving Massive Ecstasy Pills Out of Limestone

Daniel Davis has been sculpting stone pingers since British rave's golden era.
Kyle MacNeill
5.2.17
Features

When Did House Music Become So Cheeky?

The UK took a genre built on gospel and stuck it on a Money Supermarket advert.
Angus Harrison
4.26.17
Weed Week

Is Weed a Good Club Drug?

In this week's edition of Debate Club, we ask if pot is good for going out—or better suited for comedowns.
THUMP Staff
4.17.17
Features

Dance Music Needs an Ed Sheeran

The megastars of EDM are untouchable, super-rich elites. We need an everyman.
Josh Baines
4.12.17
Features

How I'm Raving My Way Out of Depression

A trip to Berlin sparked a revival from an exhausting disease of contradictions.
Kieran Dahl
4.10.17