Author: Hamed Wardak

The modern rave was born in the early 1990’s illegal warehouse scene of the Acid house era. Today, massive venues and festivals like Printworks and Boomtown lead the way to keep dance music well and alive. However, how did we get here? What are the stories that bring us into the modern era of dance […]

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When most people think of techno music, they think of something that arrived on the scene relatively recently. Many would never guess that techno had anything to do with social revolutions. As it turns out, techno music has been around since the 1980s and played a part in at least three social revolutions between 1980 […]

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Hamed Wardak and the Buisness of Techno Music

There’s no consensus on the definition of the label “Business Techno.” It’s a type of techno music but there are two opposing schools of thought as to whether it is a negative or positive label. It involves personal perspectives on factors as DJ fees and the ages-old battle between the underground and mainstream. Definition Referring […]

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Hamed Wardak and the Fake News

Leading up to the Spanish-American War in 1898, Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst worked on their respective newspapers and fought to see who could sell the most. Critics soon argued that both Pulitzer and Hearst sensationalized stories to sell more papers. This became known as yellow journalism. When the U.S.S. Maine sank in Havana […]

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The origins of techno music can be traced back to the electronic house music scene in the 1980s. Techno is pure electronic music, and was originally designed for a small audience. Eventually, techno music started to become popular, gaining a larger audience. Techno music started to split into smaller sub genres. Techno music was designed […]

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More Lucidity Festicval and Hamed Wardak

Exciting fan favorites plus vibrant up-and-comers are set to entertain hoards of festies descending on Santa Barbara for this April’s Lucidity Festival. Fans should rejoice over the 2020 theme: Regeneration Earth. Sounding alarms on the planet’s crises and frailties could not be more important after a year of wildfires, floods and hurricanes forced climate change to […]

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The term “fake news” has grown in popularity over the past few years. While there has always been misinformation and propaganda, fake news is a strange but modern combination of the internet and lies. How does Fake News work? While the phrase “don’t believe everything you see on the internet” is incredibly common, it is […]

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GET READY FOR EPIZODE FESTIVAL! The Epizode Festival is an eleven-day music and dance marathon set on a beautiful white-sand beach on an island between Cambodia and Vietnam. Southeast Asia has a thriving techno scene, and the event attracts a hip group of party people. Many in attendance are visiting the area from Europe, and […]

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