"and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." -neitzsche
A world where music is fire. Where jewelry is Kandi. Nasty and disgusting describe the sounds of fire. PLUR reigns true over all things. These are the tales of my #edmlife with my #edmfamily in an #edmhome that is always raging. And the question I constantly ask myself is:
Is this real life?
i am making a documentary and asking for help from fellow ravers. help a sister out, and i mean that in the familial sense. the film is called One Breath In This Moment, my personal account of how EDM saved my life. I describe hearing “Million Voices” for the first time in my ‘i get it’ moment.
I want to include the many voices of others that have shared this experience with me, saying something about the magic of this music and its connectedness.
A million voices, one voice. I want to hear yours.
Friday, April 26, 2013
i get it
there is no way to tell this story without it sounding like cheese, for lack of a better term. the truth is that there is nothing cheesy, or fluffed about these experiences. i have now shared them with so many that i think i am seeing the bigger picture.
I get it.
all of you edm freaks, you bass heads, you lovers of everything dirty and downright disgusting: you will know what i am talking about. being a newbie affords me the ability to recall very recent moments that you veterans, you long time fans, you o.g.s, may even take for granted. but this is all so fresh and new to me, you have got to let me feel my flow.
new or original gangsta in the EDM scene, we have all had this moment.
Unlike the depressing milestone memories of most, a moment they will never forget. My father can tell you where he was when John F. Kennedy was assassinated or the way some may have once recalled the dooming voice of the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt on a certain day that will live in infamy, this moment is etched in our brains. It is maybe what some call a moment of clarity. One thing certain, you remember yours as I remember mine.
Standing in the Freedom Tent at Made In America (2012) in awe of the bright lights before me, and the innovative sound moving through my entire being. Otto Knows, a most righteous Swede of noble birth, stood in front of me and a swaying nirvana sea, bouncing unified souls.
Overcome with emotions that transcend words, feelings, anything within the realm of reality, I can honestly say that 10 short syllables lifted me to a plane of understanding that many will never begin to grasp.
Eh. Eh. Eh. Eh. Eh. Ah. Ah. Ah. Ah. Ah.
I turned to my brother and said, “I didn’t get it before.”
His confident and familiar look said what his mouth stated for the record what he was already saying through bright eyes and a bright smile.
“Now you do.”
I get it.
Sander Van Doorn (KILLED IT!)
The other night, we brought a new friend to see Sander Van Doorn at Soungarden Hall. Nevermind the fact that his set was killer, because i rarely see a bad show in this city, as the EDM scene is alive and well, running a steady pulse and tapping into the global phenomenom that to me is a wave of the future.
This very friend was skeptical in believing that Skrillex used a speech from Jim Morrison in the track “Breakin a Sweat.”
This skeptic accompanied my neon clad crew, and started slowly bouncing to the beat.
this trippy vocal track coming through the speakers…AND
EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE.
IT FEELS LIKE HOME.
him in the back (no filter, just killer lights)
About an hour into the headlining set, the skeptic, a fan of only ‘real music’ whatever the fuck that is, reaches a lanky arm out and swipes it on my sweaty girating shoulder.
"I get it," he says.
I never told him my story until later that night, as the night wound down to morning.
And my girl turns to me and says, “no shit.”
She smiles and recalls the time she brought her roommate to her first EDM show.
And I am sure you know where this is going, because you probably have all either said this, or had someone say it to you:
“I get it.”
it’s like this world is a really fucked up place. and all this new counterculture is saying is just let it all go. release it. dance it the fuck out. just. let. go. i have never been able to do this. not my whole life. but desperate times call for desperate measures. this is the dance of the future.
We get it.
i am an artist, making a documentary for a graduate school class, and i’m looking for testimonials from the electronic music world (video, audio, or written). just talk about your ‘i get it’ moment, name a song a lyric a moment a place just send me them via e-mail to anonymoussuperheroLDS@gmail.com.
Please also include your consent in the e-mail that I use the media in my film.
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS FOR ME, AN ASPIRING WRITER AND ARTIST.
YOU COULD BE INVOLVED IN SOMETHING RAD AS FUCK!
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