Clubbing

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‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture
Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown

Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza MacDonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Save and rave! How a compilation of pirate radio adverts captures a lost Britain
Fashion boutiques, shop-fitters and others advertised alongside raves on early 1990s pirate radio. Now, a new compilation is rediscovering a slice of the underground

Simon Reynolds

16, Feb, 2021 @9:48 AM

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Disco pioneer Tom Moulton: 'People thought I was from another planet!'
He invented the 12in single and introduced Grace Jones to the world – and at 80 years old is busy pumping out new remixes from quarantine

Jazz Monroe

05, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rebekah: the techno DJ fighting sexual abuse in dance music
As #MeToo stories start to emerge in the dance scene, UK star Rebekah tells her own as she presses for industry change with her #ForTheMusic campaign

Annabel Ross

12, Jan, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Property developer funds pop-up gay bar as condition of planning permission
Developer of Joiners Arms site in east London pledges cash to find the LGBTQ+ community a new home.

Rupert Neate

09, Jan, 2021 @3:19 PM

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Fetish gear out, PPE in: Berlin's KitKatClub offers Covid tests
Venue known for its hedonism has come up with a lockdown survival strategy – at €25 a pop

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

04, Dec, 2020 @2:52 PM

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Pod review – tonight they're going to party like it's 2020
A strong cast from Guildhall School hit the dancefloor in a show that muses over house music, orcas and the meaning of a nightclub family

Lyndsey Winship

01, Dec, 2020 @1:53 PM

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The xx's Romy: 'I can now write about loving a woman and not feel afraid'
Her forthcoming solo album is a love letter to formative years of queer clubbing and 00s Euro-dance, as the singer swaps black clothes and bleak moods for Technicolor euphoria

Aimee Cliff

27, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Strike a pose and pour a Rioja: vogue master Jay Jay Revlon's sofa-dancing tips
The DJ and founder of the Let’s Have a Kiki ball is running the climactic bash of this year’s Dance Umbrella – and he’s bringing his cats

Lyndsey Winship

23, Nov, 2020 @4:41 PM

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Shut Up and Dance: the Hackney rap duo who raved against racism
By accelerating hip-hop breakbeats, and pouring the pain of bigotry and authoritarian rule into music, Carl ‘Smiley’ Hyman and Philip ‘PJ’ Johnson blazed a trail that led to rave and jungle

Michael Lawson

28, Oct, 2020 @8:26 AM

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José Padilla, Ibiza DJ who defined chillout music, dies aged 64
Spanish DJ and producer, who became famous with the Café del Mar bar and compilation series, dies from colon cancer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Oct, 2020 @8:51 AM

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'We have £52 left': the dire future for England's small arts organisations
This week, the UK government announced £257m in emergency arts funding – we hear from some of those who missed out, complaining of baffling applications and a lack of guidance

Interviews by Rhi Storer

16, Oct, 2020 @12:54 PM

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