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New Energy Product REVIBE Aims to Keep Ravers Healthy and Energized at Festivals

Energy gel company REVIBE is using all its sports nutrition know-how to launch an innovative product in the music scene designed to help keep you dancing longer. Already tested at this years huge Cocoon in the Park festival, the product contains carbohydrates (in the form of maltodextrin and fructose), electrolytes and b-vitamins, specially formulated with ravers. On top of that, it is suitable for vegans and contains no caffeine!

Coming to you from veterans of the biggest and best parties around, they’re here to give a bit back to the lifestyle that provides so much for so many. Whether sat outside DC-10 on day 4 of your trip to Ibiza, 19 hours into Timewarp, on your 7th ADE party or stumbling home when it’s been far too long since you saw your bed – we all remember the times we could have done with a little extra help. And that’s where REVIBE comes in.

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10 Ways Event Promoters and Dance Music Fans Can Improve Dance Floors Together

The dance floor is a sacred place, a sanctuary where people can find refuge from the vicissitudes and personal problems they are facing in their every-day life.

The overwhelmingly vast majority of ravers look forward to being on a dance floor to let go of their problems for a few hours and hopefully dance to music they both enjoy and find conducive to their intention of detaching from “real life.”

However, this movement of liberation, freedom and expression through dance and music can at times be marred by a minority few who don’t understand the purpose and ethos of our scene. We have all been there, getting barged or stepped into by people obnoxiously dancing or moshing into your own personal space, or blinded by the annoying flash of a smartphone camera for the sake of an Instagram story. Or worse even, we have all either been victim of or know of someone who has been physically or verbally harassed at a dance music event.

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Police Shut Down an Illegal Rave at Abandoned Toys R Us Store

The rave scene in the UK is thriving.

Over the Easter weekend police shut down an illegal party at an abandoned Toys R Us store in Hounslow.

Per the police reports hundreds showed up at the location, where at least one raver spray painted over the “Toys R Us” sign to make it read “Ravers R Us.”

The event was shut down on Saturday, March 31st with five arrests at the scene and police confiscating the sound system

According to the Metropolitan police in London, the number of illegal raves doubled last year to 133, up from 70 in 2016.

The increase is likely in large part due to the increasing closure of legal venues in London. Between 2005 and 2015 the British capital saw over half of its clubs shut down, according to numbers by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

H/T: Pulse Radio

Image Credit: Twitter/@MPSHounslow

10 Abandoned Places That Make For Amazing Rave Venues

Not many things are creepier than long-abandoned locations, places long forgotten by time and people. They often exude a sense of foreboding that make them far too eerie for most to visit, yet offer some of the coolest locations to explore and see something different from the norm.

The truth is, however, that some of the world’s abandoned places also make for great venues, especially for raves and warehouse-type parties, not unlike the spaces thousands would flock to during the rave era of the ’80s and ’90s. Whether they need a little touch or some sprucing up is subjective, but we at 6AM like to think of these spaces as amazing potential party locations.

We have selected several that we think would be great venues for a rave:

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Attend More Festivals and Raves: Science Says They Make You Happier

A study conducted in Australia with a sample size of 1,000 people has concluded that people who regularly attend festivals, raves and music concerts are happier with their lives overall than those who do not.

We have always known that art in general and music tend to increase any given person’s happiness level, but this particular study reports that people who go to communal music events on a regular basis are far more satisfied with their life in general than those who abstain from such activities.

The study “explores the connection between habitual music engagement and subjective wellbeing (SWB),” where ‘habitual music engagement’ might be anything from attending music festivals to just going to the club.

The findings revealed that engaging with music by dancing or attending musical events was associated with higher SWB than for those who did not engage with music in these forms. The findings also emphasised the important role of engaging with music in the company of others with regard to SWB, highlighting an interpersonal feature of music.

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In Photos: Berlin’s ’90s Rave Era with Sven Väth, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk and More

The 1990s were an interesting period as far as the rave era goes, and especially so in the techno-loving city of Berlin, where the genre pretty much defined the rave scene of that decade. Not to mention of course the wild fun that came with these parties.

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Skream and Doc Martin Removed from Paradise LA Lineup Because Deemed To Be “Rave DJs”

If the headline seems absurd, it’s because it is.

Jamie Jones’ Paradise party series announced its arrival to Los Angeles last month with a line-up that was meant to feature Doc Martin, Skream, Art Department and of course Jamie himself. Scheduled for this afternoon at the city’s Levitt Pavillion at Macarthur Park, the event announced that it is strictly 21+ and all attendees will have their bags searched, a condition dictated by  the City and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Sadly, however, it seems like that wasn’t the only condition enforced by local officials. A couple of days ago Paradise announced that Skream and Doc Martin couldn’t make the party due to reasons beyond their control, a familiar PR line used by promoters that could frankly mean a myriad of things.

A little investigation has however brought to light the real reasons for this sudden change. According to our industry sources Skream and Doc Martin were deemed to be “Rave DJs” by local officials, who then imposed that they be removed from the lineup. While we know full well that Skream’s sets are a proper rave, the decision is clearly arbitrary, unnecessary and frankly very misinformed.

The full lineup set to perform today consists of Marques Wyatt, Nathan Barato, Art Department and Jamie Jones.

While nothing official has come out stating the reasons for the cancellation, Skream took to his twitter to point the finger to councilmen and to let fans know that he will be playing a surprise show in LA, which is still unannounced as of right now.

 


 

 

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Renters Turn Their Airbnb Pad Into A Nightclub

People usually go to Airbnb to find a place to sleep while visiting a new city. But some tourists have a somewhat different idea altogether.

That was apparently the case when a group of tourists decided to turn their rented one-bedroom Airbnb pad in Canonbury, London, UK into a full-fledged nightclub. Full-fledged in the sense that it had a a DJ, bouncer and a professional sound system set up. And yes, they even charged tickets to enter the flat and managed to draw a 200+ crowd that spilled into the street.

“It sounded like fabric was upstairs,” one neighbor said. “It was just the constant bass thud. We saw one guy carrying in DJ equipment.”

Unfortunately, the pad was located in a residential area, and as such the event frustrated the neighbors trying to get some rest for the night.

“It was like a football crowd,” said another neighbor who was at home at the time with his pregnant wife. “It was the worst night ever. I could hear the music louder than if I was playing it in my own living room.”

The owner of the flat was out of the country at the time. Upon hearing the news, he felt “terrible and couldn’t do anything.”

The local town council members first attempted to put the party to the stop but weren’t able to do so. Eventually, the police arrived at 3AM though they decided to wait for backup due to the size of the crowd.

Police started clearing out the party after 4:30AM, with the party ultimately ending shortly after 6AM

H/T: Techno Moves

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#TBT Series: The Second Summer of Love, Britain’s Acid House Revolution

During the summers of 1987-89, Britain experienced one of its largest youth movements ever. A direct result of the rise of acid house, the introduction and consumption of ecstasy, and the need for a space where your looks, sexual orientation, or societal status didn’t matter. This social phenomenon is noted as the Second Summer of Love, referencing the sixties Summer of Love, where 100,000 hippies converged in San Francisco’s neighborhood, Haight-Ashbury, to experiment and become conscious of one’s existence.

At a time when rare groove and hip-hop dominated most of the UK club music scene, acid house was skyrocketing in popularity thanks to ecstasy and two of the most influential clubs in the UK, the Haçienda and Shoom.

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#TBT Series: The 1990’s Rave Heydays [Photos]

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The early 1990’s were some of the most electrifying years for the international electronic and dance music world. Collectively, the various underground parties and concerts became known as “raves,” although later the term was specifically used to refer to illegal parties hosted in a myriad of different locations including warehouses, lofts, industrial open-areas, forests, the desert, etc. If a space could hold a rave, in the 1990’s it was likely to be used for one.

At the time the rave scene was home to house, techno, trance, drum and bass and other offshoot genres that were popular then. Thanks to its policy of inclusion, the rave scene ended up evolving into a subculture held together with a distinctive ethos, a particular and unique sense of fashion and a keen, adventurous liking for drug use, especially ecstasy.

“Peace, Love, Unity and Respect”(PLUR) was the childbirth of this exact subculture, bringing people from all walks of life together under the rave umbrella. In a previous #TBT Series article we explored what it was like to party in New York City in the early 90’s.

Enjoy the below selection of rave shots taken throughout the 1990’s.

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