When we think about rave on global adventures in electronic dance music, it is obvious that one person who had a huge impact on its growth is Matthew Collin. He rose to fame as the very first British artist to sign with Def Jam Recordings and the first artist to ever perform at the seminal club Nightclub Marl in New York City. The euphoria that his performance created was unprecedented. It is still the biggest night club in the world and remains to this day one of the most famous clubs in America. Now, Matthew Collin is responsible for turning rave on its head.
In the early years of rave, many clubs and organizers were quick to point out that it was, in fact, a dangerous drug. According to them, rave was a gateway drug that would lead to harder drugs and even harder drugs – and worse, alcohol. Many DJs were arrested for distributing ecstasy and other drugs. As a result, rave gradually lost its popularity in North America and Europe but not before it had taken a giant leap into the global arena.
It’s true that rave was once a highly illegal activity. Police in England made a total ban on parties and Ibiza and similar cities in Europe, calling them “party houses”. This was followed by bans in the U.S. and Canada. It is true that the police in these countries cracked down hard on its practitioners but it is also true that race continues to thrive in spite of all governments and laws.
In the U.S., rave parties have largely replaced backyard raves due to their popularity. Furthermore, they are more convenient and easier to set up compared to raves. Parents who want to have a fun-filled get together with their kids have turned to clubbing and rave parties.
As technology has evolved, rave has developed as well. Nowadays, you can’t find just any old rave in most cities. They are often clubbing establishments that focus on rave. These places usually open around midnight and close early morning. DJs at these clubs usually come prepared with the latest rave tracks and heavy bass.
Clubs like House night in New York and Cd Baby in Los Angeles are very popular with rave parties. There are rave parties in every major city in the world. In fact, they are now becoming very common as activities for kids at school and in clubs. In Japan, children love to go to rave parties and spend the whole day outside playing. They also enjoy their karaoke sessions at these parties.
Some DJs specialize in only one kind of music or the other. For example, there are rave DJs that specialize in reggae. Then there are clubbers that only party vinyl and hard core techno. Most clubs will have a DJ on rotation to mix the music and keep the crowd excited. If it is a reggae night at a club, expect a full bar before and after the show.
Global adventures in electronic dance music continues to grow in popularity with rave festivals sprouting up everywhere. They showcase everything from world famous DJs to local talents. These festivals usually last for a weekend and are packed with people of all ages. At these festivals, you will find everything from free shows to free performances by famous DJs, local bands and of course, international and world renowned DJs. For the most part, it’s free to attend, but there may be some events where you will need to pay entry fees. Either way, the experience will be great no matter what your level.