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We Went Post-Revolution Raving in Kiev's Industrial Wastelands
by: Chris Giles, Posted on April 27, 2016 | comments
By Chris Giles The sun was softly coming-up over the unforgiving cityscape of Kiev's dusky high rises. I was sat with my new friend Roma on a half-finished bridge over Dnieper River, looking out on the city. It was the end of the night and we'd decided to go for a walk after partying at CXEMA, Ki...
Tracing the Peculiar History of the Modern-Day Techno Tourist
by: Michelle Lhooq via vice.com, Posted on April 19, 2016 | comments
Michelle Lhooq The soft white glow of 9 AM daylight is streaming through the plastic windows of the smallest stage at Time Warp in Mannheim, Germany. Homegrown acts like Sasch BBC, Alle Farben, and Kölsch have been throwing down techno sets here for the past 11 hours, and Croatian star Petar Dund...
This Music Festival Housed in a Former Nazi Vacation Complex
by: Thomas Vorreyer via vice.com, Posted on May 8, 2016 | comments
This Music Festival Housed in a Former Nazi Vacation Complex Is Getting Displaced by Gentrification Thomas Vorreyer Gentrification is a hot topic in most major German cities these days—especially in downtown Berlin, Hamburg, and Leipzig. And while a rural village is probably the last place you'd...
Five British MCs That American Grime Fans Need to Hear Right Now
by: Paul Gibbins via vice.com, Posted on March 30, 2016 | comments
Elf Kid, shot by Wot Do You Call It Us Brits understand that rap is one of America’s greatest exports, calmly slotting in next to McDonalds, the swivel chair (invented by Thomas Jefferson, of all people), and that weird plastic looking cheese we stick on our burgers in the three brief weeks the su...
We Asked a Smart Person How You Can Not Be an Idiot and Help Save the
by: Andrea Domanick via vice.com, Posted on April 4, 2016 | comments
We Asked a Smart Person How You Can Not Be an Idiot and Help Save the Environment at Music Festivals We Asked a Smart Person By Andrea Domanick For more Earth Day 2016 coverage, click here. Suns out guns out, y’all—festival season is upon us. That means great tunes, great memories with friends, ...
I Spent 12 Hours at a Drone Festival
by: Kevin Lozano via vice.com, Posted on April 26, 2016 | comments
Kevin Lozano All photos by Layla Fassa The very conceit of durational art performances always seem a little suspect to me. Bad memories of Andrew W.K. noodling on a drum set for a full day or Jay Z and Marina Abramovic hamming it up at Pace Gallery for six hours are painful reminders that just b...
I Went to a Steampunk Rave in Bushwick and Learned to Accept Gentrific
by: Seva Granik by Vice.com, Posted on May 2, 2016 | comments
Seva Granik Photos courtesy of NLS "OMG," I thought, as banner ads for a steampunk rave called Machina² began to creep up on the Resident Advisor website more than a month and a half ago. "This is going to be some next-level shit." Next Level Shit (or NLS, in short) was incidentally the name of t...
Why Is Buenos Aires Waging a War on Electronic Music?
by: Frederick Bernas via vice.com, Posted on May 13, 2016 | comments
Frederick Bernas All photos by the author unless otherwise stated In the small hours of April 16, a fleet of ambulances screamed into the Costa Salguero leisure complex on the banks of the Rio de La Plata, where Argentina's third edition of Time Warp—a prominent dance music festival that origina...
Cuba's First Major EDM Festival
by: David Garber via Vice.com, Posted on May 12, 2016 | comments
David Garber Vice.com All photos by Reeve Rixon. It was three in the morning, and Nicolas Jaar was unleashing throbbing, percussive latin rhythms in a smoke-filled room. I was surrounded by a swarm of Cuban prostitutes grinding on drunk German tourists, panel hat-wearing American bros, London hi...
Are you ready to find your Euphoria?
by: Nick Blaising, Posted on March 1, 2016 | comments
That's right, you heard it. It's time for another glorious year at Euphoria Music Festival. Last year I was blessed with the opportunity of going down to the warm and loving city of Austin, Texas to attend this event. Never have I ever been surrounded by such bright and considerate individuals. Th...