Jemayel Khawaja

Features

These 7 Blockchain Apps Could Help Musicians Get Paid More Easily

New technology could make the music industry work a lot more efficiently and transparently.
Jemayel Khawaja
8.3.17
festivals 2016

Brian Wilson and Berlin Techno on the Beaches of Mexico’s Most Dangerous City

Wilson and Seun Kuti reigned, but it was homegrown talent that impressed the most at Acapulco's Trópico, a rising boutique festival founded to resist cartels and prove that Mexican youth can live freely under the looming specter of violence.
Jemayel Khawaja
12.9.16
Thump

The Rise and Fall—and Resurrection?—of Beatport

Three DJs set out to create the world's best webstore for dance music. Then the EDM boom happened.
Jemayel Khawaja
7.21.16
Interviews

Not Chip: Alexis Taylor's New Solo Album Is Made for Life Between the Parties

Watch the video premiere of "I'm Ready," the first single from the Hot Chip frontman's new solo album 'Piano,' out June 10.
Jemayel Khawaja
6.2.16
Noisey Next

This Is Gallant's Golden Moment

Following marquee collaborations with the likes of ZHU and Jhene Aiko, R&B's dark horse steps out on his own with triumphant debut LP 'Ology.'
Jemayel Khawaja
4.6.16
we saw this

Desert Hearts and Debauchery: Raving in the Mexican Jungle with San Diego's Liveliest DJ Crew

This is what happens when one of the West Coast’s rowdiest party crew gets lost in the Mayan jungle on New Year’s Eve.
Jemayel Khawaja
1.7.16
Interviews

Tropical House Hero Thomas Jack Doesn’t Even Like Tropical House Anymore

Tropical house is to dance music what The Beach Boys’ “Kokomo” is to rock music.
Jemayel Khawaja
12.7.15
Coachella 2014

The Cliques of Coachella and Their Opinions of Each Other

"It's a mashup, man!"
Jemayel Khawaja
4.19.14
Interviews

Buckwheat Groats Turned "Tom Hanks" Into Ghetto Scarface

Would you consider Tom Hanks a badass motherfucking baller ass gangsta? If not, you may want to reconsider your perspective after watching Buckwheat Groat's "Tom Hanks" video.
Jemayel Khawaja
3.20.14
we saw this

I Tried to See a Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Band and Accidentally Went to a Sex and Magic Show

SexMagik was not a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band. This realization washed over me, like semen dripping down the rim of one of the myriad gloryholes throughout the establishment.
Jemayel Khawaja
2.3.14