dance music


The pop charts in the year 2000 were truly chaotic

For 12 strange months, pretty much every single got to number one -- except the ones you’d expect.
Matt Glazebrook

a mix from robyn-collaborator and swedish dance music visionary, mr. tophat

It’s a dark disco party and you’re invited.
Frankie Dunn

orchestral manoeuvres in the dark: the rising trend of dance and classical crossovers

More and more artists are fusing dance with orchestral arrangements – and the club can’t even Handel it right now.
Matthew Whitehouse

exploring the isolation and ecstasy of dance music in the arctic circle

Ben Davis’s breathtaking documentary ‘Northern Disco Lights’ tracks the epic rise of Norway’s out-of-this-world dance music, through a group of isolated teenagers who conquered the world.
i-D Staff
Hannah Ongley

irvine welsh is making a tv show about the birth of british dance music

The 'Trainspotting' author will document the second summer of love through the eyes of three legends of acid house.
Wendy Syfret

where next for dance music in america?

Matthew Collin, the author of 'Altered State, the definitive history of Acid House in the UK,' heads to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas as 130,000 people gathered together to celebrate the event’s 20th birthday. He reports for i-D on the...
Matthew Collin

berlin-based talent avalon emerson DJs, produces and... codes

Fresh from the sunset motorcycle ride through the Arizona desert that was her latest video, software designer turned DJ and producer Avalon Emerson has our temperatures rising with her refreshing house and techno.
Tess Reidy

the politics of dancing: the radical history of dance music according to terre thaemlitz

Terre Thaemlitz has spent a career redefining dance music’s underground possibilities, re-imagining its sprawling histories and keeping the torch burning for its queer roots.
Felix Petty
music interviews

roland tings is testing if he has anything to say

Following the release of his first LP, he’s contemplating the relevance of the album and how long another one is going to take.
Wendy Syfret

take a trip with london producer, tourist

Hailing from South-East London, Will 'Tourist' Phillips has worked his magic on tracks by Sam Smith and Chvrches as well as a series of impressive tracks for himself. Currently touring the US, join us for a whistle-stop guide to his life.
Hattie Collins