Ever since I took up dancing with fiber optic whips, meeting new people and making new friends has never been easier. Last April I attended my first ever Phoenix Lights in Phoenix, Arizona and met many other flow artists. As the sun set on the first night and the light toys began to come out, I met fellow whipper Sam, aka CloudyWoudy, from Chandler, Arizona. Unlike many whippers I had met, Sam actually knew how to use it and had only started months before! Flowing with Sam the first night and adopting him into my group the second night (since he went solo that day) helped us form a bond that flow artists have.
Ever since Electric Daisy Carnival, I’ve been wanting to go on a vacation and relax instead of raging. Work has been slow since we only have summer school hours (perks of working at an elementary school), my graduate program just started back up for the summer quarter, and I was craving an adventure. When I first heard rumors that Kaskade was interested in organizing a special beach show in Long Beach, California for the West Coast massive I knew I already had a destination. Who could resist chilling on the beach, getting sun soaked, and listening to Kaskade?!
This year has been a year of discovering new music and expanding horizons, but with so many new and upcoming artists on the rise, how can you make yourself stand apart from the others? It’s a tough task, and it’s the very reason why everybody should be on the lookout for rising star Miles Ross, otherwise known as Psy Fi.
In 2015, Insomniac presented trance fan’s their dream festival: Dreamstate. Launching from SoCal and expanding around the world, Dreamstate has been slowly taking over, allowing dreamers to dream again. To many, trance is not just about the music, but also a way of life. Trance embodies the PLUR lifestyle bringing peaceful, loving, unifying, and respectful ravers together to dance under a sea of lasers. Out all of the festivals and events that I have ever attended, Dreamstate has always reminded me that the love is still alive in our scene. Trance not only has talented and gifted producers, but the events attract so many amazing vibes from equally amazing people. Over Memorial Day Weekend, trance lovers gathered from all over gathered in San Francisco for their dream destination: Dreamstate SF.
With festival season 2017 starting off with a bang with Ultra Miami and Beyond Wonderland just weeks ago, I finally was able to kick off this year with a new festival, Phoenix Lights! After attending Decadence Arizona 2016, I already knew that Relentless Beats threw amazing events and put together such diverse line ups, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to head back to Phoenix.