Jack Needham

Contributor

Clubbing

2016 the year in… clubland

From Fabric to free parties, Night Czars to night tubes, this was all the history – good and bad – that was made at night this year.
Jack Needham
12.28.16
Music

2016 was the year that... grime lost one of its founding fathers

2016 was the year grime hit the mainstream, but it was also the year it lost one of its earliest patrons in Darren Platt, founder of Channel U. Here we salute the legacy of one of the genre’s unsung heroes.
Jack Needham
12.19.16
Music

​from disco to diy: the history of iran's electronic underground

Before the Islamic Revolution in the 1979, Iran was a musical hotbed that mixed east and west. Now a new generation of young electronic producers are rising up and carrying the torch.
Jack Needham
12.6.16
Music

where love saved the day: in memory of david mancuso

As 2016 loses another cultural icon, we celebrate the godfather of disco’s LGBT legacy at The Loft, the private club in Mancuso’s house that became home to a movement.
Jack Needham
11.15.16
Interviews

​made to swing: 25 years of nervous records

Nervous Records’ founder Michael Weiss and iconic DJ Louie Vega and give us the inside story of the record label that made house history in NYC.
Jack Needham
11.9.16
Music

​living the highlife: dance music in ghana

As DJ Katapila and Ata Kak begin their tour across Europe, we look into the fractious, fractured, and frenetic history of dance music in Ghana.
Jack Needham
10.14.16
Culture

how ministry of sound took british dance culture to the next level

As Ministry of Sound celebrates its 25th birthday, we speak to some of the people who built the club that changed raving in Britain.
Jack Needham
9.2.16
Music

why are london’s police still disproportionately targeting grime?

Despite middle-class love for a genre born in London estates, grime still sees the most targeted discriminatory procedures placed upon it than any other genre. Here, artists, promoters, venue owners and label bosses discuss how they're being targeted...
Jack Needham
8.15.16