Major Lazer, Are You Insane?: Why “Teaching Kids to Take Drugs” is Wrong for EDM and Everyone Else

How soon after a highly-publicized death should artists – or anyone, for that matter – start spouting off a bunch of nonsense about everything that’s wrong with Americans’ attitudes toward drugs? When you’re a high-profile artist, you ought to wait – at least a few months. Although considered a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it [...]

By |2023-11-24T07:34:00-05:00October 9, 2013|

It’s the Molly, Stupid: Why the Perceived Intertwining of EDM and Drugs Is (and Isn’t) to Blame for the Deaths and Early Closing of Electric Zoo

By now, you’ve likely heard the report, either through a news program or Twitter feed: Two people died as a result of drug overdoses during the first two days of Electric Zoo, prompting the NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg to cancel the EDM festival’s final day. Jeffrey Russ, 23, and Olivia [...]

By |2023-11-24T07:34:02-05:00September 4, 2013|
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