The growth in popularity of music festivals has been a wonderful thing for fans of all music across the globe. We live in a time where festivals run rampant, and around every corner, at just about every time of the year, we can collectively quiver in elation for yet another announcement of a new or returning festival.
That said, such a sonic boom of festivals, EDM notwithstanding, can come with its downfalls as well; one of which is growing into a crucial problem that not only needs addressing but full-on worldwide public attention as well.
After last year’s disappointment with the cancellation of EDC Tokyo 2016, the time has come, my ninjas. The coming of EDC to Japan can mark a big introduction of a more electronic dance music culture presence here in Japan. Big news!
Some of you are getting ready to pack your bags for the first ever Electric Daisy Carnival Tokyo. But hold up, there are a couple of things you need to bring and a few things to take note of if you’re raving in Japan.
Unfortunately, this is not an article that will tell you what to bring physically. However, because I have been living here for about 3 years, I have some insight on the scene here as well as Japanese society. I hope to bring you the awareness that you will need to enjoy EDC Japan fully, or at least be able to understand it from a new perspective.
DanceSafe has partnered with organizations across the globe to host the first annual International Day of Drug Checking on March 31, 2017, an initiative to raise awareness of the tools that exist to help mitigate risks for people who choose to use illicit drugs. Utilizing a “harm reduction” approach, public health organizations such as DanceSafe aim to provide health and safety information that is based on facts and that is presented in an unbiased manner.
Being a raver is such a positive thing! We are all about good vibes, always there for each other, and on top of that have such a good time at raves, but sometimes the rest of the world doesn’t look at us in that way. Ravers seem to have a lot of horrible stereotypes that we get labeled with. Here are the 5 stereotypes that seem to follow us the most!
March is a big month for Phoria Events as the San Francisco team gears up to celebrate their third anniversary on Friday, the 10th. Legendary trance DJ John Askew will be headlining the triple-header event at Ruby Skye with supporting acts from ReOrder in his SF debut and Indecent Noise with a “Hard Trance Classics” set. Bay Area native DJ Blurr will be providing the local support.