A State Of Rave: What We’re All About

The Scene:

Welcome fellow ravers and music lovers of all types! A State of Rave is a radio show that we have created specifically for the newest EDM of today. EDM, or electronic dance music, is often criticized and misunderstood in society, which has earned it a bad reputation in the public eye. It is often put down because of false accusations of ‘talentless’ DJs getting famous from just a computer and for its connection to a drug scene.

We are here to prove these misconceptions wrong and reveal to the world why it still continues to grow and prosper. We want to show the positive ideals and experiences that come from this music and encourage others to make these amazing memories as well. Our one-hour show (Mondays at 9pm) will consist of all types of EDM from trance, dance and house to trap, techno and hardstyle. We find our music by surfing various music blogs and websites such as Soundcloud.com and our love for the scene keeps us in the loop.

Your Hosts:

DJ Walsh: A Journalism and Media Studies major and Marketing minor hoping to incorporate her passion for music and writing into a career in the music or media industry.

DJ Shayna: A second year Journalism major with a huge passion for music, entertainment gossip, and sports. Attending concerts and music festivals (especially with her co-host DJ Walsh) are her favorite activities. She hopes to find a career that includes all of her interests, hopefully in the entertainment field.

Our Experience:

We have attended a wide variety of music festivals from resting on the Indio fields as we listen to the subtle beats of the Sahara tent at Coachella to raging until 4am at OMFG NYE in San Diego. We take pride in the music scene and urge to share it with as many people that will listen. We believe there is a certain magic and wonder to these events that just begs to be heard and felt. We want to constantly radiate the passion and positivity that accompanies this scene. We seek to forever be in a State of Rave.

Here’s a mix to start off, by one of our newest obsessions Gorgon City.

Don’t stop dancing! – xoxo DJ Walsh


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Underappreciated Hardcore Band of the Week: Fail Emotions

Fail Emotions - Renaissance

Ever since electronic (dub-step, drum and bass, trance, etc.) music became popular, hardcore bands tried colliding both genres together like two particles in the Large Hadron Collider. Many bands such as Enter Shikari, I See Stars and The Browning have been able to successfully blend the two styles, but one of the lesser known post-hardcore band who does it phenomenally is Fail Emotions, which is why they’re this week’s underappreciated hardcore band of the week.

(Puts on hipster glasses) This band is so underground their Wikipedia page is in German when you Google, which is strange considering they’re from Yaroslavl, Russia. They’ve been around since 2008, but they seem to keep getting better and better. They just released a new single called New Day Has Come, but their recent album (that’s really an EP) Renaissance is a work of art.

Once I heard their song We Are Legend, I immediately noticed the consistency of the electronic parts. I’m not an expert in electronic music, so I’m not even going to attempt to label them properly (sub-genres are confusing), but Fail Emotions blends heavy breakdowns with the lovable wubs of dub-step quite well. Rather than using it for a 10-second span per song, which is like only putting one chocolate chip in a cookie, Fail Emotions has a huge emphasis on electronic music throughout all their songs.

They’ve got the usual cleans and screams that come with a post-hardcore band, but their ability to sound fresh by varying the amount of singing, screaming, techno, piano, etc. keeps every single song sound unique. If electronic post-hardcore (or trancecore if you want to be hip) is your thing, then head over to Facebook and give them a like.