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How Exactly Did Enya Become One of the Richest Musicians in the World?

Have you ever wondered how a reclusive Irish new age artist outsold Aretha Franklin?
Josh Baines
3.7.17
Features

A Secret History of Movies, Monsters, and Electronic Music

The author of a study of how monsters irradiate our thinking about queerness, disability, children, and adolescents, talks us through the sounds of his new book.
Charlie Fox
2.28.17
Features

The Crazy Frog Fan Community Is One of the Creepiest Things I’ve Ever Stumbled Across

The year is 2016, and the little blue amphibian still has legions of weirdly devoted fans.
Josh Baines
11.23.16
Features

Here's Why British Nightlife Needs to Explore New Places and Different Spaces to Survive

We use Manchester's ever-changing Northern Quarter to explore the growing importance of the non-traditional in UK club culture.
Kamila Rymajdo
10.13.16
Features

The Depressing Story of America’s Favorite Pump-Up Jam

C&C Music Factory's "Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" is still the go-to anthem for sports games everywhere—but its legacy is at the center of a bitter, decades-long legal battle.
Katie Bain
10.4.16
Features

The Small Town Nightclub That Quietly Changed British Clubbing Forever

Legends provided the North with much more than a no-frills alternative to the hipster clubbing of the Haçienda.
Kamila Rymajdo
7.27.16
Features

Do the UK Charts Actually Tell Us Anything About Club Culture?

We delved deep into the current top 40 to work out what's actually going on in the UK right now.
Josh Baines
6.16.16
Features

Is It Time We Had a Gender Quota for Music Festivals?

Out of over 50 acts at Australia's VIVID Live festival last year, only three featured women in any capacity.
Matthew Beard
4.13.16
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DJs Being Deep: The Most Enlightening Things Your Favorite DJs Have Said on Twitter

Who needs Dr. Phil when we have DJs on Twitter?
David Garber
3.31.16
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Here's Every Bloke You'll Ever Meet in a Record Shop

The record store is the domain of the maladjusted, here's your guide to the ten dudes who rule it.
Josh Baines
3.22.16
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Canada’s Largest DJ Trade Show Gave Me a Newfound Respect for Wedding DJs

The Toronto conference felt like a parallel dimension where the EDM explosion never happened.
Benjamin Boles
3.18.16
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I Surfed Through My SoundCloud Stream While Live Blogging the Movements of an Internet-Famous Bald Eagle

30 minutes with a majestic bird, music, and my deepest inner thoughts about life.
David Garber
3.17.16