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A rave party in Vienna in 2005.

A rave is a large party or festival with disc jockeys playing electronic music. Music played at raves include house, trance, techno, drum and bass, dubstep and other forms of electronic dance music (EDM). There is a lot of dancing.[1][2] Raves also have laser light shows, projected images and other visual effects used to create a fantasy-like scene.[3] Raves mostly developed from acid house music parties in the mid-to-late 1980s in England and Ibiza.[4][5][6] From there, it quickly spread to mainland Europe and the United States.[7]

Raves are usually organised and promoted by event companies. Some of the early companies promoting raves in England during the 1990s were Fantazia and Helter Skelter. Another was ESP Promotions, which held a series of raves named Dreamscape.[8] In London, there were a few large clubs that held raves on a regular basis.

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  1. Everit, Anthony. Joining In: An investigation in participatory music (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2013-07-30. A rave or a rock concert is not simply a presentation which audiences attend, but a communal event (like a secular church service) in which everyone has an active part.
  2. Turino,Thomas. Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  3. Scott R. Hutson, "The Rave: Spiritual Healing in Modern Western Subcultures", Anthropological Quarterly 73, no.1 (2000) 40-41. Accessed: 10/02/2013 12:47.
  4. Magnetic. "Rave Culture And The End Of The World As We Know It". Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. Simon Parkin (May 1999). "Visual Energy".
  6. "The Problem of Rave Parties", Michael S. Scott, Center for Problem Oriented Policing, 2009, webpage: popc-rave.
  7. Matthew Collin; John Godfrey (1997) Altered State - The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House, Serpent's Tail. ISBN 1852423773.
  8. "Dreamscape". Fantazia.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2009-08-29.

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