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View Poll Results: Best Rave City
New York 9 25.00%
San Francisco 5 13.89%
Chicago 5 13.89%
Seattle 2 5.56%
Los Angeles 11 30.56%
Detroit 2 5.56%
Denver 0 0%
Milwaukee 2 5.56%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-09-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Still laughing at the people in this thread who said electronic music was dead 10 years ago.
ha ha ha ha ha.

Whew!
Well, I hear Seattle has a pretty happening scene...not like Miami (with it's mega Fests) but still.

It's amazing how HUGE this music and culture is in Europe.
The BBC Essential mixes have been going on for ever and ever over there.
(I don't think we have anything that even compares to those weekly mixes over here...sadly).
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: São Paulo
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Still laughing at the people in this thread who said electronic music was dead 10 years ago.
ha ha ha ha ha.

Whew!
Well, I hear Seattle has a pretty happening scene...not like Miami (with it's mega Fests) but still.

It's amazing how HUGE this music and culture is in Europe.
The BBC Essential mixes have been going on for ever and ever over there.
I love the essential mixes. I have the Deadmau5 essential mix on my BlackBerry so I can listen to it whenever I want haha (along with his set at Wonderland, Ibiza for the Radio One weekend).


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(I don't think we have anything that even compares to those weekly mixes over here...sadly).
We definitely don't...but don't be sad, you can always download them! haha
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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How exactly is LovEvolution "underground"? It takes place in broad daylight and it's authorized by the city of SF, it's the complete opposite of an underground, illegal rave.
I never said Love fest was underground and I know that it is not.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Still laughing at the people in this thread who said electronic music was dead 10 years ago.
ha ha ha ha ha.
Electronica did make somewhat of a comeback in pop music in late 2008-09. From about 2002-2007 electronica was dead (in the US) and nobody it seemed wanted to hear it except for geeky teens. I've heard people blame radio hits like DJ Sammy - Heaven for electronica's death in the US and also the rise of crunk rap artists like Lil' Jon.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Electronica did make somewhat of a comeback in pop music in late 2008-09. From about 2002-2007 electronica was dead (in the US) and nobody it seemed wanted to hear it except for geeky teens. I've heard people blame radio hits like DJ Sammy - Heaven for electronica's death in the US and also the rise of crunk rap artists like Lil' Jon.
The death of electronica in the US was due to anti-raving laws in the early part of the decade. I read an article about this not too long ago. I'll see if I can scrounge that up.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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The whole rave/electronica scene is definitely not the same as it was in the 90's, at least when talking about the US. Some time over the past decade people decided instead of having fun and letting loose at the clubs they would rather flock to top 40 remixes, bottle service, and general douchebaggery. Even lounges that play chill downtempo are rare. Not to say that it doesn't exist, but is more of an underground scene. Not that this even bothers me all that much really, as I'm past the age where I want to go the clubs. Finding a few more nice lounges would be nice though. Back in the 90's there were a lot more places that catered to people who wanted get down to some real beats.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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The whole rave/electronica scene is definitely not the same as it was in the 90's, at least when talking about the US. Some time over the past decade people decided instead of having fun and letting loose at the clubs they would rather flock to top 40 remixes, bottle service, and general douchebaggery. Even lounges that play chill downtempo are rare. Not to say that it doesn't exist, but is more of an underground scene. Not that this even bothers me all that much really, as I'm past the age where I want to go the clubs. Finding a few more nice lounges would be nice though. Back in the 90's there were a lot more places that catered to people who wanted get down to some real beats.
Definitely, a "club" isn't even the same as it was in the 90's and earlier. But more niche places are making a comeback as well with general rave places and places catering to other forms of electronic music.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The whole rave/electronica scene is definitely not the same as it was in the 90's, at least when talking about the US. Some time over the past decade people decided instead of having fun and letting loose at the clubs they would rather flock to top 40 remixes, bottle service, and general douchebaggery. Even lounges that play chill downtempo are rare. Not to say that it doesn't exist, but is more of an underground scene. Not that this even bothers me all that much really, as I'm past the age where I want to go the clubs. Finding a few more nice lounges would be nice though. Back in the 90's there were a lot more places that catered to people who wanted get down to some real beats.
I'm doing some promoting in the Chicago area later in the year. Gonna be working with a promoter in town and one from NY on reviving the House/Electronica scene even though Chicagoans know that the real scene never died. I'm predicting our music scene will pick up later this year. Have some insider information that the "new" industry will be starting in Chicago in March/April. Apparently its going to give the indie/underground scene as much leverage as mainstream music. I think it'd be great to see a ton of music venues, concerts, and shows popping back up all over the place. It is a depression right? Dance!

Somebody's gotta let America know what they've been missing for 20 years though!
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:14 PM
 
Location: São Paulo
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There only seems to be a couple people commenting on this thread...so I figured it's ok to get a little off subject and ask what artists from the house/rave scene you like to listen to?

I listen to a lot of Deadmau5, Bloody Beetroots, Boys Noize, Markus Schulz, Justice, Daft Punk (obviously haha), Rogue Element, MSTRKRFT, Tiesto, Modelselektor, and lately I've been getting into Chewy Chocolate Cookies. How about you guys?
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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There only seems to be a couple people commenting on this thread...so I figured it's ok to get a little off subject and ask what artists from the house/rave scene you like to listen to?

I listen to a lot of Deadmau5, Bloody Beetroots, Boys Noize, Markus Schulz, Justice, Daft Punk (obviously haha), Rogue Element, MSTRKRFT, Tiesto, Modelselektor, and lately I've been getting into Chewy Chocolate Cookies. How about you guys?

I personally like Felix Da Housecat, Digitalism, Does it Offend you, Yeah's DJ, Pete Moss, Crookers, Deadmau5, and Diplo.

This summer your going to see a HUGE resurgence of good music. Takingbacktheradio dot com is going to be leading the cause in late March and you'll prob see a lot of other great sources later in the year.

You should start to see parties and the DJ scene pick up very late in the year and at the beginning of 2011.

Chicago and NYC will be House/Electronic music meccas due to to some of the stuff I hear promoters wanting to do

A little insider info
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