15 episodes

Rave to the Grave features wild stories, insights and electronic dance music history as told by the world's most interesting party people. Hosted by Vivian Host. Recorded at the Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center, NYC. Follow us at http://ravetothegrave.org

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Rave to the Grave features wild stories, insights and electronic dance music history as told by the world's most interesting party people. Hosted by Vivian Host. Recorded at the Newsstand Studios at Rockefeller Center, NYC. Follow us at http://ravetothegrave.org

    Chris Liebing on '90s Techno, The Omen, and Musically Letting Go

    Chris Liebing on '90s Techno, The Omen, and Musically Letting Go

    Germany's Chris Liebing has been a mainstay of the techno scene since the '90s, running the CLR & Audio labels and playing music that explores every dark, pummeling corner of kickdrum and hi-hat. Upon the release of Liebing's second album for Mute Records, Another Day, we talk about his forays into more chilled realms of electronic music, his formative years at clubs like the Omen and Tresor, DJing, and the meaning of techno. Visit RavetotheGrave.org for extras and follow us on Insta at @ravetothe.grave.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Elijah of Butterz on Grime History, Bad DJ Gigs, and How to Run a Successful Brand

    Elijah of Butterz on Grime History, Bad DJ Gigs, and How to Run a Successful Brand

    Elijah & Skilliam are a DJ duo and owners of London’s Butterz record label, which since 2010 have done more than anyone else to promote underground UK genres like grime, bassline and UK funky to the world. We talk to Elijah about growing up grime and what the music means to young black Londoners of his generation, as well as ridiculous DJ stories and how to maintain longevity in dance music. Visit RavetotheGrave.org for extras and follow us on Instagram at @ravetothe.grave.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Maria 909 on Growing Up Hardcore, The Limelight & 90s NYC Raves

    Maria 909 on Growing Up Hardcore, The Limelight & 90s NYC Raves

    Brooklyn's Maria 909 has operated behind the scenes at some of the most famous events on the East Coast, from The Limelight to Industrial Strength parties, from Def Mix deep house events to Melting Point protest raves. Promotion, record distro, management: she's done it all. She joins us to revisit the dark and light of the 90s NYC rave scene, from falling in love with hardcore to witnessing the death and rebirth of the underground. Visit RavetotheGrave.org or follow us on Instagram at @ravetothe.grave.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Noncompliant on Techno Feminism, Midwest Raves and Accountability in Club Culture

    Noncompliant on Techno Feminism, Midwest Raves and Accountability in Club Culture

    Noncompliant is an uncompromising techno DJ/producer from conservative Indiana, a queer punk skateboarder who would go from playing in barns to headlining Berghain. In this interview, recorded as lockdown restrictions were easing in May 2021, we talk Midwest raves, speaker freaking, phone taps, epidemiology and the importance of community and accountability in club culture. Hosted by Vivian Host (aka DJ Star Eyes). Visit RavetotheGrave.org or follow us on Instagram at @ravetothe.grave.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Kurt Eckes of Drop Bass on Going Furthur, Satanic Rituals and Hard Acid - Part 2

    Kurt Eckes of Drop Bass on Going Furthur, Satanic Rituals and Hard Acid - Part 2

    Kurt Eckes put Milwaukee on the map in the ’90s with his Drop Bass Network parties and Even Furthur festival. In Part 2 of this interview, we talk about Satanism and rituals, how to throw a rave, the craziest stories from Furthur, the RAVE Act, the Drop Bass label and Midwest hard acid, plague raves and starting a Kult. Hosted by Vivian Host (aka DJ Star Eyes). Visit RavetotheGrave.org or follow us on Instagram at @ravetothe.grave.

    • 51 min
    Kurt Eckes of Drop Bass on Hardcore, Acid Tests and Midwest Raves - Part 1

    Kurt Eckes of Drop Bass on Hardcore, Acid Tests and Midwest Raves - Part 1

    Kurt Eckes put Milwaukee on the map in the ’90s with his Drop Bass Network parties & Even Furthur festival. With an aesthetic that combined heavy metal, Satanism, the acid-fried 1960s and a heavy dose of humor, Drop Bass became legendary, while championing the darker, harder sides of electronic music. In Part 1, we talk about big ideas, heavy music, farming, cops, drugs and legendary parties. Hosted by Vivian Host (aka DJ Star Eyes). Visit RavetotheGrave.org or follow us on Instagram at @ravetothe.grave.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

djcvr ,

This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts

Vivian knows the most interesting people, apparently has the coolest roommates, and interviews people in an intimate style that allows space for them to tell the most fantastical and fun stories. If you’re new school, there’s load to learn from, and if your an og, there’s tons to relate to. You’ll probably find yourself shouting out the name of some obscure rave or venue right before a guest says it, or you might flashback to a foggy night and realize you might have been there too! Can’t wait to see who gets pulled out as the next episode’s guest.

Myz22 ,

Amazing perspectives

Explores dance music history and culture from a lot of different and interesting angles. Great host and guests and some really cool stories so far

coreymaass ,

Crack the glow sticks

Dance music culture and history, one of my favorite topics, from Vivian, one of my favorite hosts. Five stars is not enough…

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