A rave is an event with the intent of creating a shared experience. Unifying around the common theme of PEACE, LOVE, UNITY AND RESPECT. (PLUR)
Raves are often held in remote or unusual locations and people who attend usually dress in order to express themselves.
These events are generally all-night, with the music starting out slow and gradually building up over time to high intensity, typically while projecting images on a screen that correspond with the beat of the music.
The term “rave” can refer to either this type of party or one where LSD (acid) is used.
The word “rave” was first documented in England during World War I—it comes from an old French word meaning “to go crazy.”
Today’s raves have evolved into large parties which might last for days at a time, attracting tens of thousands of attendees.
Why Do People Go To Raves?
People go to raves for a variety of reasons. Some people go to raves to dance and have fun, while others go to hear the music or meet new people. Some people also go to raves to take drugs.
Many people go to raves just to enjoy themselves and have an opportunity to let loose. The music at most raves is electronic, which means that there are turntables and CD players playing the music rather than an actual band performing live.
This allows for more diversity in the types of music that can be played at a rave.
Electronic music means that there are no real instruments at the rave, the music is produced by various types of electronic equipment such as synthesizers and drum machines.
Some people find this type of music to be very entertaining and enjoy dancing to it.
Who Started Raves?
A rave in the sense that it is used today began in the UK in the 1970s, primarily in London’s The Blitz club which opened in December 1980.
The young entrepreneurs behind it were inspired by New York dance clubs like Studio 54 and Paradise Garage . It then spread to Ibiza in the 1980s, where it was used as a precursor to Acid House.
In 1990, raves began to expand from their early United States origins and began being held often in empty warehouses or other areas throughout North America.
The UK rave scene of 1989-1992 gave rise to the so called “hardcore” dance style which was sometimes referred to as “happy rave”.
Hardcore was typified by breakbeats around 130 to 150 BPM, acid house style bass lines and synth leads, often psychedelic or dreamy atmospheres, much like the US west coast style of the late 1980s.
It was initially detested by much of the UK’s dance music press but has survived and evolved over many years to become a worldwide phenomenon.
More recently, rave culture has fused with other genres of electronic dance music such as trance and techno. This fusion is most apparent in the emergence of breakbeat hardcore or “hardcore breaks”.
What Is Goa?
Goa trance originated in the late 1980s in the Indian state of Goa, where DJs from England, Germany and Spain playing a more open, experimental form of electronic trance music.
It’s considered to be the roots of psychedelic trance or psytrance, which is also influenced by other forms such as techno and house.
The term “psychedelic trance” refers to an offshoot of Goa trance, which was at its most popular between 1995 and 2001.
Psytrance has a faster tempo (135-170 BPM) than other forms, such as progressive trance or house music, and is recognised for its unique melodic themes and hypnotic sounds.
Psychedelic trance producers include Hallucinogen, Ajja, Shpongle, Infected Mushroom and the Australian duo, Astral Projection.
Where Are Rave Parties Held?
A rave is usually held in a large warehouse or hall with the DJ’s being centered on one end of the building while sound equipment along with lights and lasers are set up at the other.
The main dance floor typically holds only 1000 people which leaves room for other activities throughout the rest of the building, such as chill-out lounges, art displays and other forms of entertainment.
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An Art Car is a vehicle whose design has been modified to perform in ways not necessitated by its original purpose; the most popular form of this modification being decorating it with sculptural or applied artwork. Art Cars are often driven and owned by their creators, who are called “Cartists”.
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Different Types Of Music At A Rave
When you go to a rave, you can expect to hear all sorts of music.
From techno to house, there is sure to be a style of music that gets your body moving.
Here is a breakdown of some of the most popular types of music that you’ll hear at a rave.
Techno is probably the most well-known type of electronic music. It usually features fast tempos and heavy bass lines. If you’re looking to get your energy up, techno is the perfect genre for you.
House music is another staple of the electronic music scene. It often has soulful vocals and funky beats that will keep you dancing all night. House music is a great break from the heavy bass lines of techno music.
Once unheard of in the United States, dubstep has taken over dance floors all over the world. It’s extremely popular at raves and features an aggressively fast and hard-hitting beat with massive drops and incredibly deep bass lines. Dubstep music will have you completely immersed in a bass-heavy world.
Trance is a genre that focuses on taking the listener on an emotional journey through sound. Trance music usually features synthesizers and electronic drums. If you’re looking to zone out for a while, trance music is perfect for removing yourself from reality and entering a completely different world.
Drum and Bass:
If you’re looking for a fast-paced sound, look no further than drum and bass music. It’s extremely popular at raves because of its heavy beats that will keep even the most reserved raver on their feet. Drum and bass is awesome when mixed with dubstep as well.
Hardstyle is a type of trance that features a hard-hitting bass line and heavy kicks. It’s often played at 150 beats per minute and is perfect if you’re looking for music that will keep your feet moving all night long.
Rave hardcore and happy hardstyle are very similar. Both feature fast beats and heavy bass lines that can get you up and moving in no time. Of course, hardcore is the older of the two genres and therefore has a much deeper history than happy hardstyle. Hardcore music is awesome if you’re looking for an old-school sound to dance to at your next rave.