The COVID-19 pandemic and the pausing of the world saw a lot of unexpected things happen. Places that we were used to going to for raves, such as the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA became pop-up hospitals.
The end is hopefully near, as vaccines are rolling out across the the country. Now, we’re seeing something else pop up: vaccination sites.
Goldenvoice, the parent of music festivals such as Coachella and Stagecoach, is talking with Riverside County about potentially setting up a mass COVID-19 vaccination site. Riverside County is where those two big festivals are held. While there is no confirmation that it will be at the same site as the festivals, we can always speculate. Coachella and Stagecoach have not been officially postponed yet, but with the way 2021 is looking, a festival of that scale won’t be possible until vaccinations are out.
In a Board of Supervisors meeting, the Supervisor Manuel Perez said that Goldenvoice was being “helpful and supportive” in the efforts to vaccinate many, and their expertise in logistics and planning would be crucial to creating a pop up site. Goldenvoice handles thousands in the three weekend of Coachella and Stagecoach, so they could definitely handle a vaccination pop up.
Riverside County has vaccinated more than 28,000 people so far, and their next phase begins as early as next week. The first round included first responders and healthcare workers, and the next one has residents 75 years and older, teachers, and essential workers, such as those in childcare and grocery stores.
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With everything that’s going on in the politically-charged and polarized United States, Ryan Summers offers his own personal experiences of the inducing cult-like experiences and what happens afterwards when an individual tries to separate from the movement. In his album ‘Undo Influence’, Summers offers an audio experience, where each song and carefully produced to describe the experience. Listens will hear sounds akin to Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, and Mark Pritchard.
“My experiences deprogramming from an internet cult about a decade ago is the central theme of Undo Influence. The songwriting highlights what cult experts call ‘floating’, a phenomenon whereby an ex-member is caught between their original pre-cult identity and a second persona developed as a coping response to the cult environment. It’s like slow-motion schizophrenia where you don’t know what to believe, but the emotions are enormous. Seeing all the weird cult shit going on this year with this QAnon group, I figured I would relay some of my own experiences.”
Sounds that bounce off the album include ‘The Curious Story of Brad Halsey’ and ‘Follow You’ both of which take on a dark undertone mixing thumping house bassline and sounds of screeching dubstep. ‘Holy Criminal’ takes listeners through an almost apocalyptic, industrial sound that invokes the type of rage and raw emotional cults can thrive on. Summers’ closing songs ‘Sons of Gallows’ and ‘There is Nothing For Me Here’ rounds out the feelings of despondency that he must have been feeling when his second persona used for coping began to arise. The album is audio journey of the efforts made to ‘deprogram’ himself from the internet cult.
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Carl Cox’s latest message about the pandemic in an interview with Mixmag will be reassuring to anyone trying to urge their fellow raver to be responsible. In an interview with Mixmag, he drove the point home that people should wait until the pandemic ends to go out, despite their temptation to gather in large numbers. The conversation naturally evolved from a discussion of mega-clubs and raves, as well as the reset the dance music community faced when COVID first hit the world the way it did. He made great points about how smaller gatherings will be on the rise first before we can see a bunch of bigger shows again. When asked what we can do as a community in this last leg of the pandemic, the DJ made this point:“I think what we have to do really is play the waiting game and be patient. If we go out there now, nobody is going to be happy about it. It’s irresponsible to be out there at the moment based on how everyone is trying to do the right thing to get past this.”
There have been several illegal parties around the world since the pandemic started, and videos revealed several hundred in attendance either out of defiance or sheer fatigue as the months have rolled on. Sadly, events like this only serve to extend the pandemic considering the widespread nature of the virus. While typing in chats and watching empty parties on Twitch all day may not be the most ideal situation, it’s much better a choice than watching friends and loved ones wrestle with this still-mysterious-virus, or getting it yourself.“Having a party in a pandemic, it doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. People are still suffering from this and we aren’t out of yet. This isn’t a Steven Spielberg movie called Panic, you know, we are in it and we have to be responsible enough to know that being out there at the moment isn’t the right thing. Everyone is frustrated. Everyone wants to go out and start partying. Everyone wants to have the best time possible. Everyone wants to get back into it, jumping up and down on your mates’ shoulders and going crazy, but this is the long game.” — Carl Cox Share0Share0Share0Share0
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Professional hearing protection company ACS Custom Earplugs may have just leaked some news about an upcoming Sebastian Ingrosso Livestream. The company posted a photo of three sets of earplugs they said they were asked to send to him, tagging the artist in their post.
Considering you wouldn’t need this for a living room party, we can imagine the production is something quite large-scale and exciting. Unless he’s planning to switch earplugs mid-set, we’re also curious about who the other two sets are for. Look out for news from Ingrosso’s socials to be the first to know where and when this stream will take place.Share0Share0Share0Share0
You read that headline right. There is a glimmer of hope that the entirety of 2021 won’t be a wash.
The entertainment industry has been one of the worst-hit in this pandemic. Concerts, performances, theater, and movies are unsafe for the time being. Alternatives were devised to help the industry survive – drive-in concerts, virtual performances, outdoor events. But it is nothing like the real thing, and we’re all waiting until we can be surrounded and enveloped by music and art once again.
2020 disappeared from underneath us. 2021 introduced the vaccine and with it, a hope that a return to normal is on the horizon. Some of us are banking on 2022, as festivals and tours are already getting pushed once again. Others are hoping that we’ll be able to do something, anything before we count down to new years once again.
Disease expert Dr. Fauci has given us a little bit of hope to hold onto. The Association of Performing Arts Professionals recently held a virtual conference in which Fauci referred to a study done by German scientists in August that suggested live indoor concerts could be successfully held without spreading the virus. There would have to be adequate ventilation, strict hygiene protocols, and limited capacity, but it would still be an indoor event that would be safe. And it could happen as early as fall 2021
In the midst of the first wave of the vaccine rollout, Dr. Fauci said that if everything goes well and is successful, this is a possibility. If venues adapted the way airlines have and needed negative test results before attending, it could be even more possible.
The vaccine is being distributed in the U.S. right now mostly to frontline workers, those who are in healthcare, teaching, and other essential jobs. The states have been deciding who is eligible to receive the vaccine, many turning to the elderly and high-risk populations next. While we don’t know when enough people will be vaccinated for herd immunity to kick in, predictions of the spring or summer are floating around. Disorganization in some places with vaccine distribution and refusal of others to get vaccinated may slow the process down, but it is something that time can only tell. In the meantime, cases are skyrocketing around the country, surpassing the numbers from the first height of the pandemic. People are tired, the healthcare system is overworked, and we’re all just waiting for the end of what has been a never-ending, unprecedented time.
Dr. Fauci’s hopeful prediction can give us something to look forward to. We all can’t wait to be able to dance the way we used to once again. In the meantime, stay safe, readers.SOURCE Share0Share0Share0Share0
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DJ Joseph Capriati is in the hospital after being stabbed by his father, reports say.
The Italian techno house DJ who lives and works mostly in Spain had been living with his parents during the pandemic, which saw many people return home to be with their families during the lockdown. On January 8th, the two were said to have gotten into an argument. Capriati’s father, Pietro, stabbed him with a kitchen knife in the chest.
Joseph was rushed to the emergency room at Sant’Anna e San Sebastiano hospital in Caserta. His injuries were serious and could have been fatal and may affect his lungs long term. His condition is being described by local publications as stable, but serious.
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As she gears up for her upcoming album, Finnish singer and songwriter, Anni Pohto is proud to present the first single, ‘DEEP’. It’s the perfect representation of who she is as an artist and what her music will mean to future new listeners. Diving right into the single, Anni describes the creative process of playing the song out in a different key and then chopping it up and sampling it for a unique, contemproary touch. It’s a dash of every genre you can try to box her music up as: 90’s hip hop, soul and a dash of pop. In terms of the overall vibe, ‘DEEP’ takes the darkest/lowest tone, as it opens up embracing our darkest moments and qualities in order to appreciate happier and lighter ones.
“DEEP is the first song on my upcoming album The Rising. It tells a story about facing our inner darkness, and why that is crucial in order to find joy. Finland has been ranked the happiest country in the world three times in a row. But against expectations it’s not because Finns are overtly positive, but quite the opposite.” Anni Pohto
Anni Pohto is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and brings a fresh twist on music with her Nordic roots. Having also grown up in Boston and New York, Anni Pohto brings influences of east coast rap and hip hop. Her first accolade as a musician came with her single, ‘Stains’, hit the song of the week chart on YleX radio.
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Listen to it around a campfire, strip down naked, and dance around the fire. This may be the idealistic way to listen to Norway’s Astraleid’s enchanting music. Their latest album drop, ‘Shamanic Love’ will send you into a trance with their ritualistic, tribal music. Astralseid combines the elements of Norwegian chants with electronic dance music, creating a style of music you really need to experience outdoor in the woods. ‘Shadow Love’ and ‘Skydance’ will really set the mood, giving you the feeling of becoming the children of the wild. Are you ready to jump into this audio journey of human consciousness and spirituality? This is the album for you.
Astralseid started in 2018 with their very first demo track, ‘Skydance’, which also appears in ‘Shamanic Love’. They gather much of inspiration by staying connecting with nature and great outdoors. Much of how Astralseid makes music is by simply improvising through their experiences with nature. Before incorporation electronic music into their repertoire, they were mainly producing acoustic and Nordic folk music. Once they discovered that electronic music would mix well with their blend of Nordic folk, Astalseid was born.
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The end of 2020 could not come soon enough, am I right GDE readers?
This year has brought a lot of turmoil and nuttiness, and the biggest bummer is that we can’t even say goodbye to the mess that is 2020 and ring in the new year the way many of us usually would – at festivals, concerts, and raves.
It doesn’t mean we still can’t look forward and hope for a better 2021 and ring in the new year safely in our homes. With COVID-19 numbers skyrocketing in states around the country, stay-at-home orders, or some variation of restrictions are in place.
Once again, music and the artists within the community are coming in to save the day. Artists from around the world are live streaming their sets on New Year’s Eve so that even though we aren’t in the crowds dancing, we can still dance it out, and into, the new year.
There’s a whole lot of options out there to almost give you the festival feel of deciding which stage to go to within your living room. Here’s a list below, with dates, times, who is playing, and where to virtually find them. Wherever you end up on New Year’s Eve, stay safe, GDE fam. We can’t wait until we can hopefully all physically dance together again in 2021.
Beatport x Absolut (December 31. Begins 7:00 a.m. EST / 4:00 a.m. PST)
Featuring – Carl Cox, TOKiMONSTA, Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Nastia, Jaguar Blot, RayRay, Jinxo & Danz
ABRACADABRA (December 30 – January 1)
Featuring – John Legend, Kaskade, Major Lazer, Aloe Blacc, BLOND:ISH, elrow ft. Claptone, Jermaine Dupri, Marc Rebillet, Poolside, Shiba San, Secular Sabbath ft. Rhye & Friends, AMEME, Apache, Bastian Bux, Differ, Don Quez, Eden Prince, FNX OMAR, Islandman, LUVU, Malone, Marc Maya, Mary Droppinz, Monoky, Mòo & Jo, Mother of the Sun, Poranguí, Salomé Le Chat, Santino Le Saint, Saqib, Scarlett de la Torre, Stavroz, Stephan Jolk, Suigeneris, Super Flu, Tini Gessler, Thandi Draai, Toni Varga, WhoMadeWho
Tomorrowland NYE (December 31, 8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. in all time zones)
Featuring – Armin van Buuren, Duck Sauce, Tchami, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, DJ Snoopadelic, David Guetta, Diplo, Boys Noize, CamelPhat, Coone, D-Block & S-te-fan, ARTBAT, Maceo Plex, Charlotte de Witte, Netsky, Da Tweekaz, Brennen Heart, Jack Back, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kölsch back-to-back Joris Voorn, Lost Frequencies, MEDUZA, Sub Zero Project.
WATCH: NAOZ digital venue
Defected “We Dance As One” (December 31. Begins 12:00 p.m. EST/ 9:00 a.m. PST)
Featuring – Dom Dolla, Eats Everything, Gorgon City, Inner City Live, Low Steppa, Roger Sanchez, Sam Divine, Sonny Fodera
John Digweed Bunker Sessions (December 31. Begins 4:30 p.m. EST / 1:30 p.m. PST)
United At Home with David Guetta (December 31. Begins 6:00 p.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. PST)
Destructo Sunrise Sermon (January 1. Begins 8:00 a.m. EST / 5:00 a.m. PST)
Tycho Sunrise Solo Ascent (January 1. Begins 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST)
WATCH: No Cap Shows
Day Trip LA (January 1. Begins 3:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 p.m. PST)
Featuring – Benny Benassi, David Penn, Detlef, Ferreck Dawn, Gene Farris, John Summit, Lee Foss, Mark Farina, Mark Knight, Marshall Jefferson, Monki, Paul Johnson, Ron Carroll, Sam Divine, The Brothers Macklovitch, Yotto
WATCH: Insomniac TV
Spybar Chicago‘s Keep Us Dancing (January 1. Begins 1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST)
Featuring – Anthony Attalla, Ardalan, Boris, Carlo Lio, Dennis Cruz, Dubfire, Gene Farris, Gorgon City, Hiroko Yamamura, Huxley, Hyperactive, J. Worra, John Summit, Josh Butler, Kate Simko, Lady D, Lee Foss, Mat.Joe, MEDUZA, Prok|Fitch, Seth Troxler, Sharam, Sydney Blu, Technasia
Steve Aoki NYE LA (December 31. Begins 2:00 a.m. EST / 11:00 p.m. PST.)
Featuring – Steve Aoki, AQUIHAYAQUIHAY, Andrekza, BIA, 2DEEP.
SunSquabi: Live from Knew Conscious (December 31 – January 1. Begins 11:45 p.m. EST / 8:45 p.m. PST)
WATCH: FANS Live
Fuck 2020: A Transcendental New Year’s Eve Celebration (December 31. 7:00 pm – 3:00 a.m., adjusted for EST, PST, CET, WET, JSTAEST, and AEST.)
Featuring – John Talabot, Daniel Avery, Lena Willikens b2b BSS, Paranoid London, Dave P, Zillas on Acid, Jessy Lanza, DJ Nobu, Moor Mother, Lovefingers, Nídia, Shanti Celeste, and Nabihah Iqbal
WATCH: Primavera Sound
Beats Antique NYE (December 31. Begins 11:30 p.m. PST (adapted to MST, CST, EST, and GMT)
WATCH: The Virtual Mushroom
Yandel Live NYE Special (December 31st @ 5PM pst / 8PM est)
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We’re starting 2021 with a HUGE bang as Jason Ross Park N Rave was just officially announced
Jason Ross is kicking off Insomniac’s new year with style, announcing a full weekend of his own Park N Rave experience coming to you live on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 as he presents THE ATLAS. The shows are named after his epic weekly residency on Insomniac’s Twitch Channel, where he hosts an array of artists from both his Trance and Bass Music sides. While a lineup hasn’t been announced for both nights quite yet, his past guests have included Blastoyz, Fatum, AMIDY, Trivecta, and Seven Lions to name a few. Ross himself adds he has plenty of new music to play on his own end, which is sure to make for a riveting set. This is sure to be an amazing beginning of what we hope will be the end of drive-in shows going forward to 2021.
Jason Ross The Atlas Park N Rave goes on sale Monday, December 28th @ 12PM pst!JASON ROSS PARK N RAVE BUY TICKETS HERE
If you wanted more of Daft Punk’s legendary soundtrack TRON: Legacy then you’re in luck for some as the Helmeted musicians gave you more to get excited about in 2020. Fans are finally treated to a streamable version of the soundtrack’s Vinyl exclusives like Sea of Stimulation, Sunrise Prelude, and Outlands, Part I. The complete edition also includes the two iTunes exclusives, Outlands Part II and Father and Son. For those who may have never scored a physical copy of the release, this is a great way to fall in love with the soundtrack again with some extra audio treats from Daft Punk’s unique scoring venture.
Stream the full 31 track album now on your platform of choice.
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Burial is back with a double release, kicking off with the 12-minute journey “Chemz.” the length of the track isn’t the only call back to old school dance music: the track explores vocal samples, synths and breakbeats that call back the earlier days of electronic music. The track has three “movements” so to speak; while the instrumentation differs, the vocal sample retains its sound, though it’s manipulated differently in the 7 minutes and two three minute chunks. For those anxious to hear the next track on the EP “Dolphinz,” you’re gonna have to wait until April. Regardless, there’s plenty of great content to check out from this year, like his collaboration with Thom Yorke and Four Tent.
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2020 has been a crazy year, to say the least. All major festivals, concerts, and small raves were all forced to cancel due to COVID-19 sending a huge shockwave to the music industry across the world. But luckily, Insomniac was able to adapt and save the party by announcing a NEW way of raving with your crew, and that is called Park N Rave event. Multiple artists such as Seven Lions Kayzo, Subtronics, Maceo Plex, and many others have played these Park N Rave’s at the NOS Events Center and they’ve all been successful.
Down below you may find a “calendar” for all upcoming Park N Rave events in both San Bernardino and Chula Vista, but be warned; these are known to sell out SUPER fast.GIVEAWAY: Want to win a car pass to a Park N Rave? Comment below on which one YOU want to attend for the chance to win PARK N RAVE DECEMBER
Valentino Khan – Friday, December 18th Buy Tickets Here
Valentino Khan – Saturday, December 19th SOLD OUT
Bassrush Presents: SAYMYNAME w/ Nitti Gritti – Saturday, December 26th SOLD OUT
Bassrush Presents: SAYMYNAME w/ JSTJR B2B Wuki – Sunday, December 27th Buy Tickets Here
Bassrush Presents: Bear Grillz w/ Kai Wachi – Wednesday, December 30th Buy Tickets Here
Deadmau5 NYE – Thursday, December 31st SOLD OUT
Deadmau5 – Friday, January 1st SOLD OUT
Factory 93 Presents: Testpilot – Saturday, January 2nd Buy Tickets Here
Deadmau5 – Sunday, January 3rd Buy Tickets Here
HARD Presents: JOYRYDE – Friday, January 8th Buy Tickets Here
HARD Presents: JOYRYDE – Saturday, January 9th Buy Tickets Here
Bassrush Presents: Wooli w/ Trivecta – Friday, January 15th Buy Tickets Here
CHULA VISTA DRIVE-IN CONCERTS JANUARY
Deadmau5 – Thursday, January 7th Buy Tickets Here
Deadmau5 – Friday, January 8th Buy Tickets Here
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