Raves

  • Nuits Sonores Lyon May 7-12, 2024

    Nuits Sonores Lyon May 7-12, 2024

    Lyon, France – Nuits Sonores returns to Lyon for its 21st edition from May 7th to 12th, 2024. This renowned festival is a must-visit for any fan of electronic music, showcasing a diverse range of genres and pushing the boundaries of creativity. The Grand locos the main Venue is really a terrific venue! absolutely perfect…

  • Collective Effervescence: The Heartbeat of Rave Culture

    Collective Effervescence: The Heartbeat of Rave Culture

    Rave culture is often misunderstood as simply a gathering of people dancing to loud music. However, for those who have experienced it, rave culture is so much more. It’s a community, a sense of belonging, and a shared experience that transcends individual boundaries. At the heart of this phenomenon lies a concept coined by sociologist…

  • When Raves Were Ridiculous, the Hilarious Sounds that Made Early Techno Revolutionary

    When Raves Were Ridiculous, the Hilarious Sounds that Made Early Techno Revolutionary

    We all know techno now: the driving beats, the hypnotic rhythms, the anthems that make you lose yourself in the dance floor. But rewind the clock back to the late 80s and early 90s, and techno was…well…a little different. Let’s be honest, some of those early sounds were downright ridiculous. Imagine a blender having a…

  • Best Sets and Festivals 2023

    Best Sets and Festivals 2023

    best of this year: Positive Education Festival Saint-Étienne, France 1-4 November 2023 Astropolis | Brest – July 2023 TIME WARP | Mannheim Germany, April 1, 2023 Jeff Mills at Kilomètre 25 May 13, 2023 DVS1 at Kilomètre 25 Paris October 21, 2023 Bass Culture: D’Julz All Night Long at The Rex Club Saturday, 28 Oct…

  • Positive Education Festival  Saint-Étienne, France 1-4 November 2023

    Positive Education Festival  Saint-Étienne, France 1-4 November 2023

    Expertly curated techno festival, the music was terrific and the sound systems impeccable – Positive Education is a really fabulous example of how festivals should be, with amazing artistic lightning and lasers used in a really minimal and subtitle way. The setting at Cité du design in an old ammunition factory was magnificent and the walls…

  • The Wild Ride of Rave Culture: From Underground Raves to Mainstream Madness

    The Wild Ride of Rave Culture: From Underground Raves to Mainstream Madness

    Back in the early days of rave culture, the scene was a testament to underground rebellion. When the scene was just starting to find its groove, the music was like a breath of fresh air. It was funky, it was weird, and it was downright hilarious at times. The DJs were mixing together sounds and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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