• Techno Parade Paris –  September 23, 2023

    Techno Parade Paris – September 23, 2023

    The parade was a hot mess of sounds mixing together with the quality of sound way better on some of the trucks. The crowd was estimated at 400,000! for the 25th edition of the Techno Parade  was diverse and very peaceful the spirit of rave was very well represented.  The Heretik Sound System was the…

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  • Philip Glass – Music in Twelve Parts – October 8, 2023 Philharmonie de Paris

    Philip Glass – Music in Twelve Parts – October 8, 2023 Philharmonie de Paris

    The origins of techno are often traced to the late 1980s in Detroit, a deeper dive into musical history reveals a precursor: Philip Glass’s Music in Twelve Parts. Composed between 1971 and 1974, Music in Twelve Parts is a minimalist masterpiece that predates the emergence of techno by more than 20 years. The parallels between…

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  • Pop dance music (EDM): Why it lacks soul (and how to find better music)

    Pop dance music (EDM): Why it lacks soul (and how to find better music)

    Pop dance music is a genre of electronic music that is is characterized by its soulless lack of creativity and innovation. It can be of any tempo, but it is typically repetitive and unoriginal, with predictable drops and recycled samples and vocals. From a connoisseur’s perspective, pop dance music fails to create the right atmosphere…

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  • Techno and House Music: An Infinite Universe of Discovery, Curated by DJs

    Techno and House Music: An Infinite Universe of Discovery, Curated by DJs

    Techno and house music are two of the most popular and influential genres of electronic music, characterized by their repetitive four-on-the-floor beat and endless possibilities. With the advent of digital music production and distribution, the genres have exploded in diversity, with countless subgenres and regional variations emerging. While it is impossible for any one person…

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  • Heretik Sound System, Warehouse, Nantes – Friday November 17, 2023

    Heretik Sound System, Warehouse, Nantes – Friday November 17, 2023

    Heretik Sound System, a legendary collective, Friday November 17 for an anthology night. We found the main room to be a great atmosphere but the music was more mainstream than we expected. Last time we saw Heretik Sound System was the terrific Techno Parade Paris – September 23, 2023 and they had the best sound…

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  • Partiboi69 Rex Club Paris Friday October 27th 2023

    Partiboi69 Rex Club Paris Friday October 27th 2023

    The  Partiboi69 set at Rex Club was a messy and dirty Ghetto house music set – higher BPM, fast house with a lot of speed rapping. At one point he played Public Enemy sped up and that was very nice. We heard him play a good energy techno set at Marvelous Island festival in the…

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  • Daria Kolosova B2B Etapp Kyle – Kilomètre25  September 1, 2023 Paris

    Daria Kolosova B2B Etapp Kyle – Kilomètre25 September 1, 2023 Paris

    Pretty good night out Daria Kolosova B2B Etapp Kyle where good for dancing but a little all over the place they seemingly wanting to show that they have varied tastes in music. They played The Korgis – Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime in the middle of the set it was totally unexpected. read more about…

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  • Carl Craig: Party/ After-Party MOCA Los Angeles, July 2023

    Carl Craig: Party/ After-Party MOCA Los Angeles, July 2023

    Carl Craig Party/After-Party is a compelling example of an attempt to recreate the clubbing experience in a museum or gallery, while being interesting and very good sound quality it didn’t create the feeling of a rave or nightclub. That said it was a very good experience and it is nice to see Techno being recognized…

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  • Peacock Society Festival – Saturday July 8, 2023 Paris

    Peacock Society Festival – Saturday July 8, 2023 Paris

    The Peacock Society Festival 2022 last Year was magnificent Laurent Garnier played an extended 3 hour set at sunset that was truly spectacular, so we can’t expect it to be as good as 2022 Paula Temple  was terrific after the always reliable Richie Hawtin, and Trym needs more experience. Acid Arab was unique and different…

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  • Rave New World: Confessions of a Raving Reporter by Kirk Field

    Rave New World: Confessions of a Raving Reporter by Kirk Field

    This book Rave New World: Confessions of a Raving Reporter by Kirk Field is the best rave book ever written, I knew that after the first few paragraphs It’s like being shot out of a canon into the history of rave culture in England. Absolutely exciting and incredibly realistic view of the start of the…

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  • Astropolis | Brest – July 2023

    Astropolis | Brest – July 2023

    Astropolis, the renowned electronic music festival, has become a haven for music enthusiasts and artists alike. Held annually at the MANOIR DE KEROUAL Brest, France

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  • No Compromise at Kilomètre25  : Dave Clarke, Slam b3b Ansome

    No Compromise at Kilomètre25 : Dave Clarke, Slam b3b Ansome

    Dave Clarke is the master of uncompromising abstraction A Dave Clarke techno set is an electrifying journey through the world of techno music, driven by intense beats, hypnotic rhythms, and a relentless energy that keeps the audience captivated from start to finish. Dave Clarke is a legendary figure in the techno scene, and his experience…

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  • Ben Klock & Zadig at  Kilomètre25 : June 10, 2023

    Ben Klock & Zadig at Kilomètre25 : June 10, 2023

    SKRYPTÖM x Kilomètre25 LINE UP BEN KLOCK ZADIG ELECTRIC RESCUE Ben Klock is a prominent German techno DJ and producer. He is known for his influential role in the Berlin techno scene and is associated with Berghain. Ben Klock rose to prominence in the mid-2000s and has since become one of the most respected figures…

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  • Jeff Mills at Kilomètre 25  May 13, 2023

    Jeff Mills at Kilomètre 25 May 13, 2023

    Last night was an eventful experience. The evening unfolded with a series of memorable moments and engaging encounters. The atmosphere was filled with anticipation as people gathered for the occasion. The night commenced with an enchanting opening. The air was charged with excitement as Jeff Mills took the stage, captivating the audience with his unique…

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  • A Psychedelics Pioneer Takes the Ultimate Trip

    A Psychedelics Pioneer Takes the Ultimate Trip

    As the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, Dr. Roland Griffiths has been a pioneer in investigating the ways in which psychedelics can help treat depression, addiction and, in patients with a life-threatening cancer diagnosis, psychological distress.  Some great quotes from the Article: Use events that could be labeled…

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