Monday, February 27, 2012

Rise 2/24/12

Another night of wonders happened as ravers trickled into Rise Afterhours Boston for Friday's usual White Rabbit event.
Gogo dancer Emily Webber sports her artfully made rave outfit.
Ravers clad in outrageous but stylish clothes, dance the night away to their favorite genres.
 Every week, more and more ravers have been attending Rise's Friday event, a night that used to be reserved for top 40. A miraculous change with a shift in ownership and responsibility for Fridays has created a legitimate and decent venue for raves in Boston.

Alice in Wonderland can't contain her excitement in front of the camera

More and more amateur photographs are present every week, adding their own unique flair to people's enjoyment.

Ravers are not the only ones increasing in numbers. Originally, only one photographer could be seen lurking around the floors of Rise but this Friday, the club was full of least five photographers, all having never met. That isn't to say their friendship didn't commence over their shared love for this art form.
Yet another photograph strikes a similar, almost instinctual pose that almost every photographer reverts to.
The night ended fairly early for most, seeing as it was a beloved raver's birthday and he was throwing a party in Providence for his raver family. Most left at 2 from Rise (yes that's early for ravers) and all proceeded to safely make their way to their destinations. The date for Dance Dance Rave-o-lution is slowly approaching and many anxiously await for that day to come soon.
A fellow raver expresses his delight at having had such an amazing night.

Intense stares tend to always be an accompaniment to light shows

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


DRK (Dirty Raver Kids) proved to be crowd-pleasing party organizers when their event Bass Cake on Saturday Feb. 18 was a great success.
Glovers show off their skills to willing viewers.
            The event was held at the Northampton Center for the Arts in Northampton, Massachusetts. Troops of ravers could be seen making their way to the venue while normal people walked around wondering why there was a girl dressed in a Pikachu pajama onesie or why the streets had suddenly become overrun with an abundance of rainbow attire. 
Pikachu (Meaghan Gardner) walks the streets of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Rainbows everywhere!
            Bass Cake was scheduled to last until 1 a.m. but the bass was too much to shut down until 1:30, an unexpected but delightful surprise for most.
            Most raves and events require a minimum age of 18 but Bass Cake did not involve an id checking process. Because of this, a large portion of the people in attendance were ptots or “prostitute toddlers,” a slang term used by ravers to describe the underage kids, specifically girls, who dress in outfits far too revealing and skimpy for their age. Prostitots is another term used interchangeably.

"Ptots" getting their rave on
            It isn’t the age that bothers older ravers but the mindset that most younger ravers seem to have towards raves and raving nowdays.
            “It’s regrettable that the younger ravers aren’t mature enough to realize there’s more to the scene than drugs and loud music and neon clothes,” said a fellow raver who is a second year chemistry major and math minor at Northeastern University.
A fellow raver embraces her friend after giving him a light show.
            Older and experienced ravers do their best to embrace everyone that integrates into their culture but it becomes difficult to do so when fourteen year olds are yelling about what drugs they did last weekend at a rave or where they bought their neon pink and orange striped shirt with yellow polka dots.
            Other than the numerous complaints about the ptot population, opinions about the rave were overall positive.
            “Bass Cake was a frikkin crazy time. It was filled with super awesome people and amazing music. Truly a night I wish didn’t have to end,” said Kyle Bamford, age 20 from Beverly, Massachusetts.
 Bamford in his rave uniform: polar bear spirit hood and tie dye t-shirt
 Wlochowski, also known as "JDubz", dances to DJ Elation music.

"That's my holy moly face!" said Schlchtingg as she received a double lightshow from her fellow ravers.
            After the music eventually quieted down, ravers slowly began making their way outside to their respective cars. DRK members had rented a room at a nearby Quality Inn so it was decided the after party would take place here.
            The morning after was a humorous one as ravers could be seen exiting their rooms and converging in the parking lot, only to be greeted with more stares by strangers.
DRK and ECR (East Coast Ravers) members meeting after a long night of shenanigans.
           Good byes are always the most difficult. Leaving without a hug from almost every member of the group is considered blasphemous.
Pikachu and Brobee ( Daigle) became friends instantly upon meeting, making the good bye even more difficult.

 Parker and Decosta exchange a man hug.
          Ravers say their final good byes and scatter to various parts of the northeast. The next event that most will be attending is Tight Crew's Dance Dance Rave-o-lution on Saturday, March 10th in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Hope to see everyone there!

Monday, February 13, 2012

EDM celebrates its growing popularity at the 2012 Grammys

Electronic music seems to be growing in popularity if the 2012 Grammys are any indicator. Deadmau5 and Skrillex, both top djs of their genres. Skrillex was nominated for best new artist, losing to Bon Iver but won Best Dance Recording against Deadmau5, Duck Sauce, David Guetta and Avicii, Robyn and Swedish House Mafia. Skrillex also won Best Dance/Electronica Album with Cut Copy as a viable competitor. He took in yet another Grammy, winning Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remix of Cinema, originally by Benny Benassi. This song has been a crucial part of Skrillex’s set, rousing audiences to full volume when played. Afrojack, Photek, Rosabel Club and Deadmau5 were also nominated for this category.  Deadmau5’s performance was the one to look forward to for any electronic music fans. His performance was one welcomed by teenagers adorning glowstick mouse ears. Earlier in the night, Deadmau5 decided to pull a prank on his good friend Skrilex and adorned a shirt with a phone number and underneath the words “u mad bro?” Turns out this phone number was Skrillex’s cell number. Skrillex, or Sonny Moore as he is known to his friends and family, was highly amused by the joke, simply saying that his phone was no longer any good. One of his highly retweeted tweet stated “If I can win grammys than that means all you yet to be seen bedroom geniuses will one day TAKEOVER THE WORLD”. Skrillex’s message seems to be that dubstep and electronic music have slowly but surely taken root in popular culture and it is up to current fans to spread that popularity even more. David Guetta was another top dj that was impressed by EDM’s growing popularity, reflected by its role in the Grammys. “It’s amazing for our scene to finally get the respect that I think it deserves,” Guetta told MTV News. He performed before the Grammys, commenting to MTV news that "It's like having a rave outside the Grammys, and I love it!"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Events for the week of February 5-11

Winter White Tour 2012 Featuring David Guetta, Alesso, & R3hab
Whittemore Centre Arena
Durham, NH
Wed, Feb 8, 2012 8:00 PM

1924- A night of Vaudville, Burlesque and Sophisitcated Debauchery 18+
69-71 Union Street, Providence, RI 02903

Wed, Feb 8, 2012 10:00 PM

Rusko with Savoy
Worcester Palladium
261 Main Street, Worchester, MA 01608
Thurs. Feb 9, 2012 7:30 PM

Helicopter Showdown @ Throwed (18+) Dance Party
Middle East Downstairs
Thurs. Feb 9, 2012 9:00 PM

A Night of White 18+ Glow Boston
Think Tank
1 Kendall Sq. Bldg. 300, Cambridge, MA 02139
Thurs. Feb 9, 2012 9:30 PM

Boston P Party
Felt Nightclub
533 Washington St., Boston, MA
Thurs. Feb 9, 2012 10:00 PM

Dirty Rave Music

Like dirty electronic music? Check these links out !

Sexy Sundays by Vaski

Knife Party (Exclusive Artist Mix)

Crank by DabII (Moombah) (dubstep-glitch) 

Funk Yo by Habstrakty & MSD

What Is Love by Haddaway (Art Zlobin Dubstep Phase Mod)

Escape from Electric Mountain by Feed Me (New EP)

Raindrops by Fytch & Captain Crunch ft. Carmen Forbes (Tomba remix)

I Follow Rivers by Lykke Li (The Magician Remix)

Drunk by Ed Sheeran (Doctor P remix)

Monkey Do This by Acetronik (Original Mix)

Somebody to Love by Rusko (Aylen Remix)

Profuse by Skream (OMG Remix)

Relaxing Dubstep playlist

Classic to New (Trance playlist)

Parasites by SubVibe and Fuzion (Feided)

Ready Or Not by The Fugees (WhiteNoise & Drughead Remix)

Pain Game by Fonik

Flex by Borgore ft Shay (Figure remix)

TX-55 by Cyberoptics & D-Jahsta

Laser Machine by Michael White

All Apologies by Nirvana (Sound Remedy Remix)

Amnesia by Ian Carey & Rosetta Ft. Timbaland & Brasco (Cazzette Another Sugar Hunt Remix)

A Slight Dilmena by Fuzion & Vexare

Fuck This by Munchi

I Heard It Through The Grape Vine by Avicii and Pixel Cheese vs. Marvin Gaye

Swag (Original Mix) by J Flash

Heavyweight by Infected Mushroom

Zingy by Ak'sent (Jantsen & Dirt Monkey boom! bahton remix)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Rise Up


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