Mix of the day
RA staff and contributors ponder the scene's key issues.
6 Mar 2022
From One Ukrainian to the Global Underground: Help
Writer, editor and co-founder of Borshch Magazine Mariana Berezovska issues a rallying cry to implicate the electronic music community in the fight for Ukrainian freedom.
8 Dec 2021
MDLBeast Festival Is 'Culture-Washing' Saudi Arabia's Authoritarian Regime
In this opinion piece, Joe Siltanen argues that top DJs should know better than to perform at a government-organized event that uses electronic music to present a problematic state as relaxed, liberal and cultured.
26 Jun 2020
An Update From RA's Editors
Aaron Coultate and Will Lynch detail how RA's editorial team will promote racial equity, now and in the future.
1 Nov 2019
Opinion: It's Deeper Than Cornrows. It's Culture.
Ash Lauryn reflects on a week dominated by discussions around race and privilege in dance music.
25 Jan 2019
Opinion: Cultural exchanges must work both ways
The controversy over Dekmantel's 2019 lineup is a chance to take a "renewed step forward" in the discussion about equitable cultural exchange, writes Chilean-born, Brazil-based artist Valesuchi.
3 Jan 2019
Opinion: Why we're closing comments
Our comments section closed today. Here's why.
9 Oct 2018
Opinion: Nightlife activism needs real organization
Defending club culture means getting involved in local politics, Andrew Ryce writes.
20 Jul 2018
Opinion: Hackney Council's decision is a huge setback for London nightlife
The Night Czar role's limitations have been exposed by the messy battle over nightlife in the East London borough, writes Dan Beaumont.
14 May 2018
Opinion: Tbilisi proves the power of club culture
The demonstrations following police raids on Georgian clubs are a reminder of how meaningful dance music can be.
25 Apr 2018
Opinion: We must all consider the hazards of DJ culture
Avicii's story reflects the perils that many touring artists face.
22 Nov 2017
Opinion: Why we're stopping the RA polls
We're no longer running the RA polls. Here's why.
9 Oct 2017
Opinion: Being a visible black woman in the music industry
As she releases her debut album,
Take Me Apart
, Kelela reflects on her experiences as a woman of color in the music industry.
17 May 2017
Opinion: How the UK election could affect the club scene
Joe Seaton, the DJ and producer better known as Call Super, examines the election's consequences for club culture, and explains how to get involved.
9 Dec 2016
Opinion: We need underground events more than ever
Andrew Ryce argues that, in order to prevent tragedies like last weekend's fire in Oakland, we need to support, not persecute, alternative venues like Ghost Ship.
23 Nov 2016
Opinion: fabric is saved—but the future is uncertain
This week's decision to reopen fabric was a landmark moment. But, as Aaron Coultate writes, many of the UK club scene's biggest challenges remain.
16 Sep 2016
Opinion: Misogyny and mob mentality
The Hannah Wants debacle showed an ugly side of dance music's online community.
7 Sep 2016
Opinion: Closing fabric solves nothing
The loss of London's leading nightclub, Joe Muggs writes, is as senseless as it is tragic.
6 May 2016
Opinion: DJing shouldn't be easy
Are we in danger of accepting laziness in the DJ booth? Ryan Keeling thinks so.
22 Jan 2016
Opinion: Electronic artists should make their own music
The practice of discreetly paying for co-production is normal in dance music. Will Lynch argues that it shouldn't be.
27 Nov 2015
Opinion: Social media meltdowns
In the first of a new series, Angus Finlayson argues that the "outrage cycle" that came to dance music this year could be a positive force for change—if used carefully.
The year in review
RA In Residence
Label of the month
Black Minds Matter
Dance Floor Epiphanies
The Art Of DJing
Top 10 Festivals
The Art Of Production
Under The Covers
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