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‘Vice’ reporter explores the strange world of psytrance

Clive Martin, a staff writer for Vice, recently ventured into a forest in the United Kingdom in hopes of understanding the electronic dance music known as a psytrance. Psytrance, short for psychedelic trance, is a subgenre of electronic music that has remained mostly underground. While trance music and house music…

90s Nostalgia, Day Five: The Entirely Predictable Feminist Rock Post, With Great Videos

  As predicted, I am winding up the series on 90s nostalgia with a post on the feminism of 90s rock music. Remember, come to WAM! Prom tonight and you can hear the genres discussed in this series, plus others (including a variety of rock, hip-hop, pop, electronic dance music,…

California lawmaker surprised to find genre of music cannot be outlawed

A California assemblywoman on a quest to end raves was surprised to find that electronic dance music could not be outlawed. Democratic Assemblywoman Fiona Ma tried to ban the music after a 15-year-old girl died at The Electric Daisy Carnival in Los Angeles, apparently from an ecstasy overdose. “We found…

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