Rave Dad’s Diary explores the globalization of electronic dance music from the perspective of a rural Alberta boy turned raver. With nightclubs and venues shuttered indefinitely and parties outlawed, how will dance music and culture survive? Join rave dad, Paul Brooks, as he explores the history and rapidly evolving future of dance music and its diverse subcultures.
Show Notes: www.pbrooks.ca/ravedadsdiary
Rave Dad’s Diary - Episode April 14, 2021
Rave Dad’s Diary - Episode April 7, 2021
For episode 18, I'm rebroadcasting my conversation with two folks in the harm reduction world I look up to a lot. Mitchell Gomez and Kristin Karas both work for Dancesafe, a non-profit promoting health and safety in dance music and nightlife communities.Playlist: Guido - Orchestral LabOAKK - Fewer DaysBicep, featuring Clara La San - X
Rave Dad’s Diary - Episode March 31, 2021
Welcome to episode 17 of Rave Dad’s Diary. Today I’m talking to the producer and DJ Sydney Blu. She was based in Berlin and living her best life, performing and making dance music when the pandemic hit last year. She’ll talk about what it was like producing her latest album between a studio in Berlin and her mom’s kitchen in Thunder Bay, Ontario.Playlist: Noah Pred, The Mole - Portal GunSydney Blu - TempleSydney Blu - Nightshade
Rave Dad’s Diary - Episode March 24, 2021
Recently I was talking to a friend and they told me they were dating a secret DJ. I laughed because I knew exactly what they were talking about. Some of the biggest heads I know in the dance music scene and many of the best DJs and producers are very low key and they hold down careers in completely different fields.
In episode 10 of Rave Dad's Diary I spoke to DJs who were pivoting into different careers because of the pandemic. On today's episode I'm exploring the opposite. I'm talking to Joanna Majik, a Calgary based entrepreneur and DJ with a passion for music, marketing and movement. Live music and fitness classes were hit hard by the pandemic, but Joanna figures now is the right time to launch a DJ career. I'll talk to Joanna about what lead to that decision.
But first I'm talking to Andrew Burdall aka Burdy. He's a Calgary-based producer and DJ originally from the UK and he's returning to dance music after a long hiatus.Playlist: Guido - Orchestral LabBurdy - Satelite 47Joanna Magik - Who's Your Babi?
Rave Dad’s Diary - Episode March 17, 2021
Hey! It’s episode 15 of Rave Dad’s Diary.
On today’s show, we’re getting a sneak preview of a new independent radio show and podcast about harm reduction. Sanctuary Radio launches today and I speak with the show’s creator, Stacey Marie.Playlist: Guido - Orchestral LabEsette - YouIkonika - Little and Often
Rave Dad’s Diary - Episode March 10, 2021
Welcome to Episode 14 of Rave Dad's Diary. On today's show, I speak with Alain Mongeau, founder and current managing and artistic director of MUTEK. We're talking about HYBRID- Cutting Edge Canada, a digital festival taking place from March 11 to 14, 2021. It's free and it's going to be AMAZING. Learn more about the program and register now via virtual.mutek.org.
Also on today's program, I catch up with one of the artists presenting at the HYBRID event. Priori is a Montreal-based producer and we'll hear a portion of his exceptional live performance from MUTEK Montreal 2019.Playlist: Ouri - Shape of ItPriori - SCN 2Priori, Al Wooton - JL (Priori Sharp Tool)Priori - RED 3Ntel - SwarmNtel - Swarm (Scanner Mix)