Låpsley Explores Post-Soviet Electronic Music in Tbilisi, Georgia in New THUMP Special

Today, THUMP is excited to debut a brand-new THUMP special, Låpsley in Tbilisi. Presented by YouTube Music, the short documentary follows the emerging 20-year-old musician and producer, Låpsley, as she travels to Tbilisi, Georgia to speak with local artists about why the electronic music scene is essential to the city’s social movement.

The documentary follows Låpsley on her thrilling journey where she discovers the post-Soviet country’s flourishing underground electronic music scene and those who are using it for change and expression. The young artist speaks to the ravers who are a part of the “white noise movement,” fighting the zero-tolerance drug policy enforced by the government.

THUMP also follows Låpsley as she visits everything from Bassiani, Tbilisi’s quintessential underground club (located directly underneath Georgia’s national soccer stadium), to Cafe Gallery, one of the country’s queer-friendly clubs. Along the way, Låpsley speaks with the leaders of Tbilisi’s electronic music scene, who are turning the city into a new haven for dance music and emerging social movements.
This project is part of YouTube’s larger collaboration with Lapsley and partnership with VICE to give fans the opportunity to discover not only Lapsley’s music, but also more about who she is as an artist.

ABOUT THUMP
THUMP is the electronic music and culture channel from VICE, which launched in 2013 with a focus on the full range of electronic music and culture, from massive festival stages to renegade warehouse parties, from platinum-selling artists to DIY bedroom wunderkinds. THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, and the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes from the world’s best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.

Braxton unearths Late Night Mix of ‘Body’

As Brighton-based Braxton gears towards the release of his forthcoming single, he proves his weight in gold by dropping the Late Night Mix of ‘Body’.
With the original record described as a “nice little seg-way into Autumn” by the Metro, and first revealed in The Magician’s ‘Magictape 61’ – Braxton taps into darker, deeper territories with this bass heavy anthem. As a result, the track focuses on powerful electronic elements and faint, echoed vocals – in turn, crafting a multilayered soundscape for late night movers.

Listen to ‘Body’ (Late Night Mix) here

About Braxton
Hailing from Brighton, Braxton quickly caught the attention from BBC Radio 1 tastemakers Pete Tong, MistaJam and Danny Howard, along with international DJs for his debut release ‘21 Days’. That, alongside past remixes for the likes of Kyla La Grange, Blonde, Chloe Black & Tourist – Braxton has caused a global stir. Not forgetting his 4-track EP on MTA Records with tracks including ‘Something About You’ & ’Stronger’ – a track that was described by BBC Radio 1XTRA’s Mistajam as “the best house record MTA have released since Ben Pearce – What I Might Do” – and unforgettable guest mixes for THUMP, Fabriclive & Beatport.

Tiga – ‘Blondes Have More Fun’ (The Black Madonna Immaterial Girl Remix)

THUMP Explores Unsound’s Salt Mine Rave in First Episode of “Rave New World”

BROOKLYN, NY (June 7, 2016) – THUMP today debuts Rave New World, a brand-new series that unites travel with dance music by exploring the most unique music festivals in uncommon corners of the world. The inaugural episode of Rave New World explores a variety of historic locations that are transformed into experimental performance spaces as a part of Unsound Festival in Kraków, Poland.

THUMP host Zach Sokol puts on a hard hat to go underground at Wieliczka, a 700-year-old salt mine that’s been converted into a techno party as a part of the festival. Fans travel across the world to witness the event — even though no one knows who the headliners are.

Later in the episode, Zach also visits an abandoned tobacco factory to meet with Matt Schulz and Gosia Plysa, the founders of Unsound. Schulz asserts that bringing 800 people to an underground salt mine without knowing who the headliner is creates a social experiment that makes “people experience music in a different way.” Afterwards, Zach spends his final night raving at an engineering museum with HEALTH, with an opening set performed by two anonymously masked artists.

Stay tuned for new episodes of Rave New World coming to THUMP soon.

ABOUT THUMP
THUMP is the electronic music and culture channel from VICE, which launched in 2013 with a focus on the full range of electronic music and culture, from massive festival stages to renegade warehouse parties, from platinum-selling artists to DIY bedroom wunderkinds. THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, and the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes from the world’s bets DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.

909 Til Infinity – Don’t Clock Me Out EP

THUMP Reveals Lineup for Miami Music Week: Seth Troxler, Richie Hawton, Carl Cox, More!

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MIAMI BEACH, FL (February 24th, 2016) – As music fans from around the world travel to the Magic City for the annual celebration of all things dance, Basement at The Miami Beach EDITION is thrilled to announce a dynamic lineup for Miami Music Week 2016 in partnership with THUMP. Kicking off Tuesday, March 15th Miami’s one-of-a-kind nightlife and entertainment venue will be home to some of the biggest names in international dance music for six straight nights, through Sunday, March 20th.

Basement will be stacked with an impressive roster of high caliber talent, treating partygoers to distinct music experiences with headliners every night of the week. The only nightlife venue with a bowling alley, ice skating rink, arcade games, and dance club all in one, Basement will be bustling with energy all week long, complemented by electrifying lights and a state-of-the-art sound system.

Musical direction for Basement’s Miami Music Week 2016 lineup has been carefully curated by Nicolas Matar, founder of Cielo in New York City and Output in Brooklyn, along with EDITION’s Ben Pundole, and supported by VICE’s electronic music and culture channel, THUMP. Full lineup below.

Miami Music Week 2016 Lineup
Tuesday, March 15 – Jamie Jones / Lee Foss (Special Disco Sets)

Wednesday, March 16 – The Leverage Agency & Friends Presents Acid Pauli / Eduardo Castillo / Satori / Viken Arman / Goldcap / Armen Miran

Thursday, March 17 – PLAYdifferently Presents Prototypes Tour with Richie Hawtin & Very Special Guests

Friday, March 18 – Seth Troxler Presents: Big Tittie Surprise

Saturday, March 19 – Maceo Plex Presents: Ellum Night feat. Maceo Plex / Shall Ocin / Gardens of God / Maars

Sunday, March 20 – Carl Cox Presents his Disco, Funk & Soul Event

A limited amount of reduced advance tickets are now on sale for $30. To purchase tickets, please visit: BasementMiami.com. Basement Miami is located at The Miami Beach EDITION, at 2901 Collins Avenue. For table reservations email reservations@basementmiami.com or call (786) 641-7119.

Website: Basementmiami.com | Facebook: fb.com/BasementMiami | Instagram & Twitter:@BasementMiami

ABOUT BASEMENT MIAMI
The vision of hotelier and nightlife guru, Ian Schrager, Basement Miami is a one-of-a-kind entertainment venue, located at The Miami Beach EDITION. Designed to ignite the ultimate sensory experience, Basement Miami is a new wave of multidimensional fun, reminiscent of a playground for adults. The all-encompassing venue pays homage to Schrager’s famed Studio 54, dropkicked with an installment of today’s cutting-edge visual and auditory entertainment systems. The 6,300 square-foot space houses a full-floor entertainment hub, complete with a nightclub, bowling alley and ice-skating rink—all outfitted with a state-of-the-art sound system, as well as dramatic lighting and projection effects created by world-renowned lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe, known for his productions with Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, and at the 2012 London Olympics. Operated by a dream team of seasoned hospitality and nightlife veterans, Ben Pundole, Joshua Wagner and Jarred Grant, Basement Miami is an adventure of the senses. Patrons can prepare to be transported into an unprecedented world of entertainment, with the option to choose among a dazzling range of environments, to be experienced one at a time, or together, across the night.

ABOUT THE MIAMI BEACH EDITION
Set on a unique site on 29th Street and Collins Avenue, The Miami Beach EDITION by Ian Schrager in partnership with Marriott International is its own private enclave right on the beach, uniting great design and innovation with personal, friendly, modern service as well as outstanding, one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment offerings “all under one roof.” The Miami Beach EDITION features 294 individually designed guest rooms and suites, including 28 private bungalows—some with two stories—and a spectacular rooftop penthouse; 26 limited edition one-of-a-kind residences designed by John Pawson; culinary concepts overseen by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, including Matador Room, a restaurant that offers his distinctive, modern interpretation of Latin cuisine influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors and Market, a gourmet marketplace with a variety of food and beverages for dining in or on the go; the only indoor ground floor Lobby bar in Miami Beach with a direct view of the ocean; Basement Miami, a full floor entertainment area complete with a bowling alley, ice-skating rink and nightclub, all with a state-of-the-art sound system, as well as dramatic lighting and projection effects created by world-renowned lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe; two outdoor pools with outdoor bars, personal cabanas and lounge areas; a sandbox lounge area with monthly outdoor moving screenings; 70,000 square feet of beachfront and an 1,800 square foot, 24-hour state-of-the-art high performance fitness center and spa.

ABOUT THUMP
THUMP is the electronic music and culture channel from VICE, which launched in 2013 with a focus on the full range of electronic music and culture, from massive festival stages to renegade warehouse parties, from platinum-selling artists to DIY bedroom wunderkinds. THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, and the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes from the world’s best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.

Baauer + Special Guests Join THUMP’s Monthly Livestream Series Tonight  

BROOKLYN, NY (February 9th, 2016) – Tonight, VICE’s electronic music and culture channel, THUMP, will host the latest THUMP Session, the site’s DJ livestream series. For the February edition of the series, THUMP tapped none other than famed LuckyMe DJ and producer Baauer. Fresh off the announcement of Aa, Baauer’s long-anticipated debut album, expect surprises, special guests, and new music from the LuckyMe producer.

Streaming live from YouTube Space NY and Un-leashed by T-Mobile, the event kicks off tonight at 5pm EST (2pm PST) and will be available for replay for 24 hours after the stream ends.

Watch A-Trak DJ the Latest THUMP Session, Featuring Cameos from Boots, Chuck Inglish, LNDN DRGS and Leaf

BROOKLYN, NY (December 17, 2015) – Last night, THUMP (VICE’s electronic music and culture channel) hosted the latest THUMP Session, the site’s monthly DJ livestream series, unleashed by T-Mobile. THUMP was joined by none-other than DMC scratch-king and Fool’s Gold label boss A-Trak, who streamed a brand new set from YouTube Space LA. Throughout his hour-long set, A-Trak was joined by numerous special guests, including Boots, Chuck Inglish, LNDN DRGS and Leaf.

A-Trak’s set marked the second THUMP Session to date, which kicked off in November with a set by West Coast beat scene pioneer TOKiMONSTA (watch here). THUMP will kick off the new year with its third installment, featuring Baauer. Stay tuned for additional details.

ABOUT THUMP
THUMP is the electronic music and culture channel from VICE. Launched in 2013 with a focus on the full range of electronic music and culture, from massive festival stages to renegade warehouse parties, from platinum-selling artists to DIY bedroom wunderkinds.THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes by the world’s best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.

THUMP and Smirnoff Sound Collective Present “Electric,” a New Film Feat. Kiesza, Laura Jones, Nozinja and more

BROOKLYN, NY (December 3rd, 2015) – Today, THUMP and Smirnoff Sound Collective debut Electric, an original documentary tracing the evolution of Kiesza and Djemba Djemba’s hit “Give It To The Moment” as it was remixed across the globe by five artists: Toy Selectah of Mexico, Nozinja of South Africa, Laura Jones of the UK, Kosmo Kat of Japan and Cassian of Australia.

The five artists selected to remix the track in Electric all represent distinct genres within electronic music and embody Smirnoff’s belief that music is a universal language that unites people, no matter who you are or where you’re from.

In Johannesburg, Nozinja turns the track into a frenetic Shangaan Electro anthem; while, in Tokyo, Kosmo Kat dials up the anime influences already present in the track. Whether it’s Laura Jones’s transformation of “Give It To The Moment” into a quintessential UK deep house banger or Toy Selectah’s incorporation of elements of digital cumbia, each version is imbued with and indebted to its respective origin.

Recognizing how the power of music can bring different cultures and communities together, Smirnoff Sound Collective partnered with Kiesza and Djemba Djemba to make the chart-topping song “Give It To The Moment,” which played as the backdrop for the brand’s #WhatWeBring movement. Created in collaboration with VICE’s in-house agency, VIRTUE Worldwide, the resulting documentary provides a rare look at how some of today’s most creative and diverse artists brought the influence of their unique environments and cultures to create a diverse but unified collection of tracks.

To celebrate the release of Electric, THUMP and Smirnoff Sound Collective hosted a very special screening launch party for the film at Verboten in New York City on December 2nd. Featuring sets by Nozinja, Cassian and Laura Jones, the show was a celebration of Electric and the music that unites each artist involved. Photos from the show can be found below.

ABOUT THUMP
THUMP is the electronic music and culture channel from VICE. Launched in 2013 with a focus on the full range of electronic music and culture, from massive festival stages to renegade warehouse parties, from platinum-selling artists to DIY bedroom wunderkinds.THUMP chronicles every aspect of global dance music culture: the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes by the world’s best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.

Aaliyah – One in a Million (Vasta Remix)