raves

Interviews

These Photos Tell the Forgotten Story of LA's Latinx Rave Scene in the 90s

We talk to Map Pointz founder Guadalupe Rosales about the party crews that gave teens a sense of belonging beyond gang culture.
Marla Bahloul
1.17.19
international relations

Meet the Punk-Turned-Techno-Activist Revolutionizing Copenhagen’s Rave Scene

No racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia: Nikolaj Jakosen's punk rock ethos informed the underlying philosophy of the rave collective Fast Forward.
Theis Duelund
9.12.18
Tales of Heroic Bravery

To Those Who Tried to Hold a Rave in an Abandoned Toys R Us, We Salute You

London police reportedly raided the toy store in late March and arrested five people.
Phil Witmer
4.12.18
Photos

The Hedonistic Promise of EDM Is Alive in These Photos from Miami's Ultra

Sun-drenched shots of the scenes around sets by Steve Aoki, DJ Snake, Marshmello, and more.
Noisey Staff
3.28.18
Thump

The Noisey Guide to Partying in Mexico When You Don't Speak Spanish

An essential dictionary for gringos who like to get down.
Gabriela Espinosa
1.17.18
Features

Gentrification Has Left Techno Without a Home in São Paulo

A Kafka-esque battle for downtown space has put Brazil’s electronic music collectives and established nightclubs on opposite teams.
Amanda Cavalcanti
12.22.17
Features

The Hippie-Capitalist CEO Who Wants to Win a Nobel Prize With Sober Raves

Radha Agrawal's Daybreaker empire is trying to change the world, one early morning dance party at a time.
Will Caiger-Smith
9.5.17
festivals 2016

Sober, Safe, and Focused: Meet the Teenagers of Reading 2016

“I’m not drinking and I don’t do any drugs. I don’t like the idea of never being able to have fun without the help of a substance when I’m older.”
Angus Harrison
9.6.16
In Memoriam

From 80s Pop to Warehouse Raves: Tracing Prince’s Influence on British Music

Every country thought they had a special connection with Prince, but his eternal bond with the UK remained unquestionable.
Matt Thorne
4.26.16
we saw this

We Went to a Detroit Noise Rave for the Unveiling of the Statue of Baphomet

Wolf Eyes, Sadist, and William Morrison of Skinny Puppy played a warehouse rave that had to be hidden from anti-Satanist protesters.
Maximilian de la Garza
7.29.15
fuck london week

Police Helicopters and a Shit Load of Ketamine: The Illegal Free Party Scene That Roamed the Home Counties

From the Dartford Tunnel to an airfield in Cornwall, these raves held outside of London were part of an entirely different free party scene.
Josh Surtees
6.1.15
we saw this

I Cared Because You Did: Inside Aphex Twin’s Syro NYC Listening Party

Richard D. James brought his merry prankster vibes to Brooklyn and into the alternate future.
Gary Suarez
9.8.14
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