The tree of electronic music branches out to many sub genres with roots that are often unseen and unheard. The entire world celebrates electronic music with DJs and producers from various backgrounds and upbringings, each expressing their story through their music. In most cases the faces in the spotlight are [white] European which doesn’t necessarily represent the early beginnings of the art form.

House music is still widely popular in its many forms and derived in Chicago by ways of Black American DJ Frankie Knuckles in the late 1970s. Although Kraftwerk (from Germany) is known to be a pioneer of the Techno sound, it was black Detroit DJs such as Ken Collier and The Electrifying Mojo that pushed the sounds into the clubs and onto the radio airwaves in the 1980s. Fast forward to present day; when you mention black DJs/Producers in the electronic music game, most can’t name 5 off of the top.

Remy Sounds and Jasmine Oliver wanted to give electronic music fans something different. A more inclusive representation of the art form that has grown to be one of the most popular and lucrative genres of music today. The Rave & Beyond Virtual Festival is streamed via Youtube so you can enjoy it from your TV or any other device that has the Youtube app.

You can expect to find some of the most talented and culturally diverse DJs/producers during each virtual festival experience. You’ll hear everything from electronic trap and dubstep to Afro house and Gqom with DJs such as DJ Bo, that truly take you on an electrifying and eccentric musical journey. Check out the flagship Rave & Beyond Virtual stream below and look out for the next one on May 23rd!

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