Underground Raves Walk The Line Between Fantasy And Reality In Code 45

Attending a rave can be an overwhelming sensory experience, even if you’re sober. That’s by design – the intent of most parties is to transport dancers and music lovers to another world for the 12 hours that they’ll spend enveloped in smoke, lights, and churning bass. Even the most budget-conscious… read more »

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Boom-tiss, Boom-tiss: What Rave Music Does Vanessa Hear In Code 45?

What style of music is Vanessa hearing for the first time as she attends her inaugural rave in Code 45? It’s a question I pondered when originally penning the script, because while electronic dance music is currently enjoying widespread mainstream acceptance, in the early 2000s era in which the graphic… read more »

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Code 45 Is The Mirror Image Of My Own Personal Rave Experience

In the early 2000s, music commanded more attention than nearly anything else in my life. I would spend most of that decade promoting raves in Montreal and Ottawa, putting together a small independent record label with a partner in order to release my own electronic music, and touring in a… read more »

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