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POSITIVITY, ACCEPTANCE, & THE RAVE COMMUNITY

POSITIVITY, ACCEPTANCE, & THE RAVE COMMUNITY

There is something special happening in this generation. This is the first generation to really show acceptance towards everyone regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. It may seem strange when you first think about it, but we really are the first generation to grow up more conscious and proactive about acceptance and unity. It is this generation that elected the first African American into presidency, rallied against body shaming, brought awareness to misuse of the word “retarded”, and pushed for marriage equality.

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ALY & FILA TALK MUSIC & CREAMFIELDS

ALY & FILA TALK MUSIC & CREAMFIELDS

While California is raging it Hard Summer this weekend, Ibiza will be partying it up at Creamfields! The festival is celebrating 21 years on the Baleric isle with an assortment of the world’s biggest electronic music acts like Above & Beyond, Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, Fatboy Slim, Alesso, Pendulum, Aly and Fila and many more. We’re stoked for the festival and are excited that Aly & Fila took some time to answer a few questions! Check out the interview below.

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THE SLUTTINESS IS DEBATABLE: PART II

THE SLUTTINESS IS DEBATABLE: PART II

Everyone is entitled to their opinions about rave culture and fashion. However, you view the community and its fashion trends are up to you. It is an undeniably controversial topic within the community. Some people fully embrace it and others may shy away from it. In Part 1 we talked about how rave fashion is expressive, liberating, and though it may be risque, it isn’t necessarily slutty.

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THE SLUTTINESS IS DEBATABLE: PART I

THE SLUTTINESS IS DEBATABLE: PART I

Rave fashion is always a hot topic of discussion in the EDM community. Let’s be real it’s a hot topic in general. I know this because well, I work at iHeartRaves and there are far too many times we find ourselves in the crossfire of opinions, rants, and comments, both negative and positive, on social media.

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FESTIVAL HACKS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

FESTIVAL HACKS TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

We’ve all been there, you’re raging your face off, giving light shows and spreading the good vibes when suddenly, something goes wrong. Maybe it’s that boiling hot water your friend just brought back? Or maybe you or a member of your crew is straight up lost. Well no worries we’ve got you covered with some simple and easy festival hacks to help you out. Whether you’re a veteran or a rave baby, these will be sure to help you out.

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YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US: FREAKS & GEEKS TO BROS & HOES

YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US: FREAKS & GEEKS TO BROS & HOES

We hear it all the time: old school vs. new school. People are always unsatisfied with new people entering their communities or taking over their stomping grounds and they always have something to say about it. With the EDM industry growing exponentially, it’s easy to see where people are frustrated with the underground culture becoming mainstream.

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HEADED HOME: 3 REASONS WE CAN’T WAIT FOR SHAMBHALA

HEADED HOME: 3 REASONS WE CAN’T WAIT FOR SHAMBHALA

What started as a small party on a family farm has since grown to become one of Canada’s most beloved festivals. From August 7 -10, Shambhala will take place on that same farm, but its family has expanded to a sold out crowd of over 10,000 each year.

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WILL HARDCORE HIT THE US? A REVIEW OF DOMINATOR FESTIVAL 2015

WILL HARDCORE HIT THE US? A REVIEW OF DOMINATOR FESTIVAL 2015

In mid-July, I attended a festival called Dominator in the Netherlands. I’m no stranger to festivals, but being at Dominator was so shocking to me that it made me feel like it was my first rave ever.

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OH, FOR THE LOVE OF BASSNECTAR….

OH, FOR THE LOVE OF BASSNECTAR….

There is no doubt about it, Bassnectar is an idol in the electronic dance music industy.  He continues to make a huge impact each and every year and we can only expect that to continue.

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RAVES AROUND THE WORLD: AUSTRALIA

RAVES AROUND THE WORLD: AUSTRALIA

This is the first of a series of posts about the differences between EDM events in the US vs. the rest of the world. This first post takes us across the Pacific to Australia.

A little over a month ago, I was chatting with my Australian roommate Amalina in the kitchen of our flat in Barcelona when I excitedly told her that I had started blogging for iHeartRaves. I told her that it was a site about rave culture and lifestyle.

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