Jemayel Khawaja

Jemayel Khawaja

Jemayel Khawaja is Editor-at-Large at Thump and founder of Black Circle Media.

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  • 19 days ago

    "You can't understand the blues until you've had your heart broken, and you can't understand my music 'til you've had group sex on ecstasy." DJ Harvey's self-description says it all. He is house music's rock star. Harvey Bassett has been bringing ...

  • 19 days ago

    Tucked away on a downtown block of concrete nothing, just a few strides from the baby Brooklyn vibes of the Arts District, Lot 613 occupies a unique space in the landscape of Los Angeles clubbing. It has the aesthetic of a renegade warehouse &ndas...

  • 19 days ago

    Since reopening in late 2015 with a deeply etched facelift, the historic Clifton's Cafeteria on Broadway downtown has developed an unlikely cult status as a favored venue for locals and intrepid drinkers alike. The cafeteria downstairs is still he...

  • 4 months ago | Last Night

    Since opening in September last year, the Broad has become a must-go excursion for the L.A. cognoscenti, with a collection stuffed with big names in highly Instagrammable modern art: Basquiat, Ruscha, Haring, Hirst, Murakami. This past Saturday, t...

  • 6 months ago | EDM

    This is turning out to be a charmed week for Justin Martin. After almost 20 years hustling as a house music underdog, the distinctly creative producer and DJ is currently between two Saturday night performances at Coachella’s Yuma Tent, the iconic...

  • 8 months ago | Festivals

    Only a year since its inception, CRSSD has grown into the shining beacon of San Diego's underground house and techno scene. At the idyllic Waterfront Park in the city's beachside downtown district this weekend, everyone from Loco Dice to Chet Fake...


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