We know Ghastly as the edgy character with eyes behind his shades that pierce harder than the knife tattooed on his forearm, but despite his image of an inexplicable ghost- he’s just as human, if not more than anyone else.
Just last year, this producer was in the crowd of Beyond Wonderland hoping he’d be behind the decks one day. Fast forward, and he’s playing main stage at this years’ festival. His career didn’t come easy; he found ways to create music while working in a steakhouse to fund his passion. Now, this artist is making huge moves creating heavy music under OWSLA, Dim-Mak, Buygore, and Mad Decent. Don’t be fooled by his dark, thrashing beats- he’s got a big heart for music, and an ever larger one for his fans.
“My intention throughout music has always been to make other people’s lives better.”
Days before Lucky Festival in Seattle, Ghastly was reached out to through SnapChat and told that his biggest fan in the Northwest, Francis, had passed away. His next move? Dedicating his set to him.
“This whole set goes out to Francis,” he shouted on his mic at the festival. “Lets all feel lucky tonight that we’re all alive, and just really appreciate what it’s like to have our friends with us right now.”
His compassion is the exemplary trait to describe the type of personality he carries. It’s not about paychecks, time-slots or fame- Ghastly’s intentions through music are to reach as many people as possible in a positive way while on a mission to shake the stereotypical image we hold of DJ’s.
“This far away distant person that you’ll probably never get to meet- I’m trying to transcend that. No, that person is still a fucking human. That person still bleeds, they feel emotion, just like you, and we should all be here as one instead of for one.”
The name may hold a despairing denotation, but the motive speaks for himself. David Crow, more formally known as Ghastly, contributes the sickest sounds all while promoting the larger meaning behind the whole purpose. There’s a method to the madness, and his madness holds the refreshing morals that the electronic dance music scene will thrive off of, and grow to become more of a connected family than we are now.
Halloween is fast approaching, and we all know the best part of this holiday is choosing the ultimate costumes! As ravers, we are no strangers to dressing up, and Halloween is an awesome time to show off our style skills. There are so many directions you can go in when deciding what to be for Halloween, so we’re giving you some suggestions to make your decision a little easier.
Out Of This World
Extraterrestrial themes are huge in the rave world, and Halloween is the best excuse to dress up as a sexy alien or a house-loving astronaut. There are also a ton of opportunities for couples and group costumes that fit this theme! Build an alien squad with your friends in the Cosmic Chaos Alien Costume and the Solstice Kiss Holo Set, or explore the unknown in matching astronaut suits. Add some glitter, and you will surely have an out-of-this-world Halloween experience!
Embrace Your Wild Side
Feeling wild this spooky season? Cowgirl costumes are super cute and perfect for any Halloween event. Embrace your wild side and let loose with a cowboy hat and your best chaps, or make it glam!
Certain costumes will never go out of style. Classic costumes come back every year because they are timeless. If you’re feeling scary this Halloween, try a holographic skeleton or a seductive devil costume. If you’re going for a flirtier vibe, you can never go wrong with the Team Techno Cheerleader outfit. This fit is a fun take on the basic cheerleader costume! You can make any of the classics your own with glitter, accessories, and other modern twists.
Have a legendary Halloween dressed as your favorite mythical creature! Fairies, elves and unicorns are not only charming characters, but they are also very trendy right now. These Fractal Fantasy Fairy Wings will transform any outfit into an enchanting fairy ensemble. You could also pair this Rainbow Unicorn Costume with some sparkly fishnets for a dazzling festival look!
Ravers love to dress up year-round. But if there's one thing that we don't get to do often, it's bring the spooky vibes with scary costumes around Halloween! This time of year is the perfect time to show off your spooky side, with costumes that are gory, creepy, or all around terrifying.
No matter what you decide to be this year, you can’t go wrong. As long as you’re feeling like your best self, you’re going to slay this Halloween!