We are already half way through July, but I’m still glowing from EDC Vegas. The music, the moments, the memories all replay in my head through out the days and the whole experience was perfect, but the main thing I loved, was Mija’s one of a kind set. It was fun, the vibes were special, and she absolutely killed it!
Lifestyle & Culture
For seven years White Rabbit Group has been growing their events in Orange County.
They got their start promoting under larger promotion companies and filling small bars, they soon created their own event, an 18+ club that booked EDM called DSTRTION. Soon, an old friend called the founder of White Rabbit, Brandon Owen, announcing he had just purchased an old Theater in Downtown Santa Ana called The Yost; DSTRTION took Thursdays at the Yost and re-branded to become the epic events: HAVOC.
What started off as a manifestation of a trance lover’s wet dream has now evolved into a movement for what once was thought as a dying genre. Growing up in the-middle-of-nowhere-Visalia-California, I was surrounded by cows, immigrants trying to find their American Dream through their children and radio stations flooded with rap and hip-hop (the booty shaking music). Trying to find my taste in music, I found salvation through old CDs that had classic tracks such as Tiesto’s “Traffic” or ATB’s “Ecstasy” burned onto it. In my teens, I would imagine myself to be at a ‘90s rave as “Sandstorm” blared its dun-dun-dun onto the dancefloor, surprising my dates while they are still stuck on the dance moves associated with “Get Low.”
As time catches up to our bodies, the lingering thought of ending our festival shenanigans becomes more and more frequent. In fact, every time a raver utters, “This is my last EDC” an angel snaps a piece of kandie. Let’s not forget the humiliation from being chastised by your friends for wanting to grow up. So there’s actually no better time to realize that you’re an adult then now as festival season approaches. Remember, you’re a mature adult, and music festivals are for kids.
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.