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Four Of The Most Misunderstood Terms In Dance Music

Rave vs Massive vs Show

A rave has always been a blanket term for EDM shows. But in actuality raves are a specific type of EDM show. Believe it or not “rave” actually means “wild bohemian party.” This is actually a pretty accurate way to describe a rave. Raves generally have very little regulation and are pulled off in most cases illegally. When young we called them parties.

A “massive” is an organized music festival like EDC, Ultra, Paradiso, etc. Generally there is a theme to each of these massive productions.

Shows are pretty self-explanatory. Generally one headliner, and a couple of local DJ’s. When you head out to a club to see your favorite DJ, you are going to a show.

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Phillip was raised on so many different genres of music, it has given him a unique perspective into the ever evolving music scene. Trance music began defining his life at the young age of 14, but thoroughly enjoys any type of music equally. He sees the music as an escape from the daily doldrums of life and says music can change a persons life in an instant pulling from his own experiences. His only goal in life is to share wonderful music with people and take electronic music to a higher plain with more accountability and creating a safer environment for his friends.

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