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27 Things I Learned At My First Electric Daisy Carnival

Late last week, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd asked the Jezebel staff if anyone else wanted to go to the Electric Daisy Carnival in New York. Although I didn’t know what the Electric Daisy Carnival was (and basically still don’t), I said “Yes, I will,” because I’m trying to live más (when I said this to Kate Dries, she…

We Are Your Friends: A Wonderful Zac Efron Rave Tragedy

At what point does “EDM” become not just a corporate branding term, but a metaphor? The answer, you wookie-boot-wearing, free-love-aspiring, waiting-for-the-drop millennials, is right this very cultural second, the historical point in late summer 2015 AD in which Catfish’s Max Joseph—along with co-writer Meaghan…

Let's Be As Free and High As Everyone in Guetta's 'Hey Mama' Video

One of the oldest tropes in the book is the music video shot in the desert. So hot. So fun. I assume. In David Guetta’s video for his collaboration with Nicki Minaj, Afrojack and Bebe Rexha, the French DJ/producer throws a party in the middle of the desert and as usual it looks like they’re having the time of their…

Finally, A Movie That Tells The Truth About Crappy Male EDM DJs!

I am uncontainably excited for We Are Your Friends, the movie that Max “Catfish” Joseph temporarily left Catfish to film, leading to Nev’s demise. I am excited because based on the first trailer, the world of the shitty male EDM DJ is a strange plane with which Max is clearly intimately familiar, and I trust him to…

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