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Bassnectar Allegations Prove the EDM Community Enables Rapists

The allegations against Bassnectar come amidst a slew of other disturbing claims against high-profile DJs that have rocked the dance industry these last two years.

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TRIGGER WARNING: rape and sexual assault.

For years, the music festival circuit has downplayed the risk of sexual assault.

Camp Bisco's safety guidelines don't mention assault or harassment at all, and merely state that "event producers are not responsible for attendees' actions." Bigger festivals such as Coachella mention "sexual harassment" in their "Every One" promise but follow up the pledge with vague reprimands, stating that harassers are subject to "immediate removal from the festival site." Suffolk, England's Latitude Festival takes it one step further and offers an ambiguous list of "personal safety" tips, including that festival-goers should "keep their wits" about them.

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It's been a couple of weeks since the Grammys, but we just can't get Dua Lipa's bedazzled pink ensembles out of our heads.

And believe it or not, we're quickly approaching a year of the British singer's sophomore album, Future Nostalgia — the record that's helped millions turn their living rooms into personal dance clubs during a very lonely period of history. I know I'm not alone when I say Lipa's blend of house, disco, and radio-ready pop has yet to grow stale.

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Culture Feature

Is the Boston Dynamics Dance Video Proof That Robots Have Soul(s)?

The elaborate four-robot dance to The Contours "Do You Love Me," showed off some impressive moves.

Legendary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham famously said that "dance is the hidden language of the soul."

If that's true, what does it say that the robots of Boston Dynamics just proved that they can dance better than most humans?

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Culture Feature

Breaking Star Neguin on Dance as a Form of Liberation

Neguin's video 'To Be' blends his talent for athletic dance with a powerful call for change.

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Brazilian artist Neguin is the definition of multi-talented.

He's a formidable competitor in global breaking competitions, utilizing the iconic athletic and expressive dance style to bring improvisational dance to new heights.

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Neguin is also a poet, teacher, musician, and activist, someone who sees the ways all the different aspects of his life interlock and relate to each other. He also recognizes the way history influences the present, and the history of dance as a form of liberation shapes his work today. That tradition takes center stage in his new video, "To Be," which features a poem written by the artist himself.

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Music Features

You'll Never Be a Haim Sister, But Now You Can Dance Like One

The indie trio will teach you their best music video choreography in a series of Zoom classes.

Let's face it—we all want to be a Haim.

Is it their endearing sibling dynamic? Their sprawling wardrobes of casual cool-girl chic? Their effortless, middle-parted beach waves? No matter who you are, there is probably something you envy in Haim, indie rock's favorite sister trio. And with their track record for amazing style also comes fantastically-choreographed music videos across the band's two albums, with their third on the way.

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Ava Cherry, former lover and muse of David Bowie, introduces her latest single, "Testify Love," via the Wake Up! Music label.

Following on the heels of her remake of Bowie's "Let's Dance," Cherry is back with a track from her forthcoming album, slated to drop this spring. "Testify Love" has a driving dance beat and a lively energy designed to get you up and dancing.



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