Beautiful EDM festival stage designs

November 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm
Ultra Music Festival Miami main stage 2013

Eye candy: 40+ photos of beautiful EDM festival stage designs | Electronic Midwest.

How Pasquale Rotella Built His Rave Empire

October 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm
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How Pasquale Rotella Built His Rave Empire – Page 1 – News – Los Angeles – LA Weekly.

Rewind: Geek Boutique

March 25, 2013 at 6:37 pm
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  In action: 1996 – 2005??? Designers: Jen Lindup, Scott Ciniello, Romana Knezevic HQ: Toronto Related companies: Ghetto Blaster, OK47, Geek Boutique Records   Geek Boutique was and still is hands down my favourite clothing company.  Being an amazonian at 5’1.5″, finding pants that fit, were flattering, and comfortable was a challenge (not to mention trying to fit my boobs).  GB was so uniquely consistent in the fit of their clothing, I could by anything and know […]

Closer to the Edit: Ashley Madekwe

February 21, 2013 at 7:15 pm
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Been wanting to do this since LovEvolution 2011 in Oakland. Alright, Ashley Madekwe (on some tv show or something) shows up at an underground party in an abandoned loft in NYC.  Stacey Pullen is rumored to be headlining.  Unfortunately, Ashley gets turned away at the door due to dress code violation.  Let’s see what Ashley could’ve done that would’ve gotten her a solid 6 hours of dance-time and likely free treats. First off, I’d probably […]

I’m officially a Twit.

February 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I’m officially a Twit. Yup, I caved.  You can follow me on twitter @thetechnosnob.  I’ll be posting stream of thought comments from various parties, while internet shopping, and whenever some douchebag DJ makes a stupid comment.  Pretty much just ripping on the current state of the EDM scene (from clothes, to people, to parties, to djs, to the music industry in general). Tumblr page is coming.  It will be set up so you can just […]

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 NYE!!!

December 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Well this was quite the year in terms of personal development.  Still a ways to go, particularly professionally and financially, but I’m looking forward to the new year  as I’ve worked very very hard to build a stable foundation for myself.  Off to a jungle party tonight, then likely to the CoZo and a proper catch up with my old crew.  Believe it or not, in oh 14 years of partying, mostly in the GTA, […]

Shuffle: Tsk tsk PussPuss

December 5, 2012 at 7:32 am
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Frak. Well, I really wanted to keep this blog upbeat and encouraging, but I’m sorry PussPuss, I gotta call you on some BS.  First off, I was initially stoked when they released their first swimsuits and dresses with digital prints of sound equipment.  Initially. But really?  You just showed “The DJ’s Wife Collection. ”  Ok, maybe  I just get my feathers REALLY ruffled when I get subtle and not-so-subtle messages enforcing gender and hetero-normative roles. […]

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 […]

Rewind: SNUG Industries

November 16, 2012 at 11:58 pm
SNUG In the Beginning

It’s been pretty challenging trying to track down old pics.  The designer profiles/image archives will definitely be a work in progress, I’m going to post what I’ve collected so far and hopefully this will inspire more contributions. If you have any additional photos or company info/history, please hit me up at thetechnosnob (at) gmail (dot) com [post a comment below, email on the fritz] In action: 1995- ?? (latest 2005) Designers: Tony H. Elston and […]