Dance music has, and always will be, inherently political. It’s something we sometimes forget in recent years with all of the cake throwing and pool partying, but it’s true. It’s political because dance music’s legacy came from a political place. It came from the black community, the queer community, the nerd community; dance music evolved from an otherized, underground hub of outsider culture before eventually becoming the mainstream behemoth it


Christa Vi is set to explode in the next year. The London based singer/songwriter, whose sound is unapologetically and refreshingly pop, has been featured by the likes of Kiss FM, DJ Mag, and has been remixed by some of the most respected names in dance music at the moment like Amtrac and Braxton. It’s 7 AM and she’s on the other end of a Skype call in her flat. From the looks


Hi SoundCloud. We’ve known each other for a long time. I’ve seen you grow into a gargantuan social cornerstone for an entire community of content creators, appreciators, and curators. Now, when people walk up to me and ask, “Do you have a SoundCloud,” it’s not a rare thing. It’s very commonplace. You’ve officially made it. But at what cost? I’ll be frank here: many of the people who helped nurture


Recently, Portugal’s prodigal son of the indie dancefloor, Moullinex, has been making dashing leaps into different soundscapes showing a real finesse for cross-genre production. His newest single “What U Do,” featuring talkbox wizard Lorenz Rhode on vocal duties, is the Moullinex we love and know with years of perspective in the game combined with a need to look forward into the future of the indie dance genre. And in going


Out now via Waze & Odyssey‘s specialty label, W&O Street Tracks, Walker & Royce‘s new EP Wakey Wakey/Gimme is particularly strange. Teetering on a tightrope pulled between tech house and techno, the Brooklyn duo finds themselves in an adventurous balancing act where the defined lines of where the two subgenres start and end are faded. And in what could be seen as a power play which has them falling more in line