This is Belgium Part Two
At the time this was the devil's music for us, but we have learned to listen through the claps and distorted kicks and discovered that if you slow these really dark and heavy techno records down all the way to about 115 bpm, it suddenly makes them sound less frantic, ballsier and a lot sexier. Belgium at its best when pitched down.
posted by frimble
on Nov 17, 2013 -
, a new animated short from Pixar, in which we join the characters from Toy Story for an ecstatic bathtime rave (poster
). The short débuted ahead of ("opened for") Finding Nemo 3D in September 2012, and features an original soundtrack by electronic musician BT
. [more inside]
posted by Tufa
on Apr 27, 2013 -
"Even drum and bass works best when it's a constant, steady assault, those subtle changes that mark one track from the next being the bits that make Bermondsey boys on bail take their shirts off and twist their own jaws into "Z" shapes". Tongue-in-cheek Vice article
on the new rave culture in the US
posted by fatfrank
on Jan 18, 2013 -
This was filmed to show the passion and art of glowstringing and sticking, to show peace, love, unity and respect. Glowstringing is my passion and it's been an amazing experience learning this art. This was also filmed to showcase my good friend Blake Johnson's music, and whether he knows it or not his amazing filming skills. We are both blessed with an amazing talent, and we are proud to present this work of art.
Glowstringing by Anna "Schlosser90".
posted by lazaruslong
on Apr 25, 2012 -
In the waning days of the Disco era, Larry Levan
crafted a new style of dance music, which, like House music in Chicago, came to be named after the nightclub where it was most played, the Paradise Garage
. Garage music may have started with disco, but over the decades, it's evolved in some surprising ways: [more inside]
posted by empath
on Oct 27, 2009 -
Canadian DJ bloke Tiga has a new album called Ciao.
He's made a spoof documentary to promote it.
It's really funny, even if you don't know about dance music - A bit like Nathan Barley
by the ever wonderful Chris Morris.
posted by debord
on Jun 4, 2009 -
The bastard offspring of New Age
and Acid House
is one of the most
and most maligned
musical genres of the 21st century.
can be bombastic
or rock and roll
or laid back
You can try making some yourself with this toy
, or go in depth with this tutorial
. You can find it online
, but if you want to really experience it, you need to hear it at a club
posted by empath
on Jan 16, 2008 -
Satanist Rave Shut Down outside Tehran.
Iran's drive to enforce Islamic morals netted revellers from Britain and Sweden after police swooped on a "satanic" concert organised over the internet.
Police arrested 230 people and seized drugs, alcohol and 800 illicit CDs after raiding the event in Karaj, 12 miles west of Tehran. Those arrested included young women in skimpy and "inappropriate" clothing, officers said.
posted by domdom
on Aug 6, 2007 -
To make way for a new stadium and redevelopment, DC has been clearing out the underground bar and club scene in the Navy Yard area
of southeast Washington. The first victim was Tracks
, one of DC's first gay clubs and the epicenter of the nascent Goth scene in DC--closed in 1999 to make way for an office building. Now the rest of the neighborhood's gay clubs
are being demolished to make way for the new stadium. And finally, Nation
, home of Cubik(formerly Buzz)
is closing to make way for another new office complex. DC nightlife will never be the same again.
posted by empath
on Apr 5, 2006 -
is the real deal: a netlabel that doesn't suck. Ambient/dub/minimal house/drone/experimental sounds that'll turn your home into the chillout room of a Finnish club at 5 am. Or at least pleasantly buzz in the background while you read. Sixty-five releases, high-quality bit rates, zipped files, creative commons licence -- the site itself is very nicely done. But more importantly, the music is just freakin' good, for fans of this sort of thing of course.
For a taster, try the excellent ambient dub mix
(125MB) or the more beat-oriented house standard mix
The label chief explains the rationale behind giving the music away in an interview here
posted by dydecker
on Nov 25, 2004 -
The steam-powered drum machine
- an astonishing extract from the journal of Charles Franklin, the founder of the London Museum of Techno. Written in 1894, Franklin describes a steam-powered drum machine and what may have been the world's first rave. "Driven by the thunderous rhythms of Hoovenaars tremendous "drum machine" the crowd - academics and dockers, architects and cobblers - were whipped into a frenzy, dancing and screaming like savages until sunrise, when the Machine finally ground to a halt with a suffering hiss.
posted by adrianhon
on May 20, 2003 -
The New Porn?
The trend toward music subculture-specific porn sites that began with the launch of raverporn.net
more than two years ago has continued with sites like suicidegirls.com
(featuring goth, punk, and raver girls) and supercult.com
(featuring mod and indie rock chicks). SuicideGirls has been discussed extensively on MetaTalk
. What do you think about these sites? Are they porn or erotica? Are the young (mostly male) entrepreneurs who have started these sites making porn less degrading (and/or more appealing) to women OR are they just a new generation of Hugh Hefners?
posted by popvulture
on May 6, 2002 -