rave culture

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

Valentine's Day is America's Other Favorite Love Drug

What Valentine's Day and ecstasy have in common—and why maybe neither are so bad.
Rachel Kraus
2.14.17
Art

"Body Marbling" Is Body Painting's Trippy Cousin

This UV-reactive paint dip will turn your skin into a work of glowing art.
J.H. Fearless
2.5.17
Features

A Brief History of the Smiley Face, Rave Culture's Most Ubiquitous Symbol

The smiley in electronic music isn't merely cute—it's a symbol of defiance.
Michaelangelo Matos
12.20.16
Features

Meet the Man Who Owns Over 40,000 Rave Flyers

Here's one person who doesn't mind being handed a stack of flyers at the end of the night.
Kyle MacNeill
11.29.16
Features

This New Book Captures Rave Culture's Unsung Influence on the Art World

'RAVE: Rave and Its Influence on Art and Culture' is the latest vivid example of art for rave's sake.
Michaelangelo Matos
10.19.16
Art

Pop Art and Victorian Sign-Making Inspire Surreal Smiley Faces

Say cheese! Ryan Callanan interprets an emblem of UK rave culture in his latest show.
Kevin Holmes
10.19.16
Art

'Energy Flash' Exhibit Revives Rave Culture in Belgium

A celebration of all things rave provided a burst of energy at the Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp.
Molly Hannon
10.14.16
thump news

Here's a Brief Animated History of EDM, as Told by Spotify

The first episode of the streaming platform’s new web series teaches the roots of dance music.
Krystal Rodriguez
8.11.16
Stuff

Lessons From the Early Days of Ecstasy: British Club Culture Won't Die Unless We Let It

Remembering that UK clubs won't grow quiet as long as we care about them.
Gareth McConnell; Photos: Tom Wood
3.26.16
Stuff

Why Cybergoth Refuses to Die

Too creepy for the ravers, too neon for the goths, cybergoths occupied a new space entirely, but as their numbers decline, what's next?
Hannah Ewens
3.15.16
Art

Achieve Spiritual Transcendence Through 90s Rave Culture

Summoning community with Hilary White’s new performance piece, 'REST.'
Hannah Stouffer
3.11.16
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