Rave Culture: Hot Water Inc – Press Play? Hit Start

March 8, 2013 at 12:41 pm

“There’s been a lot of noise over the past few weeks, from various people and places, about the quality of the current electronic dance music experience. On June 23 – enjoying the afterburn of a Rolling Stone cover story in which he called out everyone from Skrillex to David Guetta for dialing in their sets – Deadmau5 used a Tumblr post to piss on the importance of technical DJ-ing skills, saying that with the advent of Ableton and its automatic […]

Rave Culture: Denise Bensons’ Then & Now (The Grid TO)

January 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm
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Denise Benson has a stellar series of articles on The Grid about old-school Toronto clubs.  Oh man these take me back.  Would love one on the history of the Comfort Zone (there is an article on it’s current state, but only alludes to it’s checkered past).  Despite having lived around the corner for 2 years and living in the Annex for most of 1999-2007, and been pretty ok with sketchy party situations, I never actually went […]

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY MDMA!

December 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Merry X mas indeed. Spreading more PLUR than Jesus. Courtesy of Frankenraver.

Raver styles 101

December 5, 2012 at 6:48 am
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Alright, so I know there’s a lot of different “genres” of rave clothing.  Let’s try and clarify them shall we?  First, lets make a list. East coast techno-snob Club kid Candy kid Cyber punk Cyber goth Industrial/rivethead Indie/emo raver Sparkle pony/gogo Burner Hippie/boho festival raver Hipster nerd West coast feathers and leather Junglist Gabber Punk/DIY/Free tekno What am I missing?  Enlighten me.  I know there’s a bajillion goth styles and I can’t cover them all […]

Intro to Techno Snobbery

October 8, 2012 at 3:39 am
intro to techno snobbery

Welcome to my third attempt at blogging!  Obviously the first two went absolutely nowhere.  But really, i’m shocked and appalled I didn’t think of this concept earlier.  Those that have known me for a while, know that I fucking love raver clothes.  Let’s just say I was stylistically challenged before I was introduced to the joys of Geek Boutique and FDCO.  With the crash of the late 90s rave wave, most clothing companies producing garments […]