After this last post, “How to Make a Kandi Cuff,” EDM Party will no longer be active. I hope you’ve enjoyed our posts over the past few months, and remember: keep on raving on!
Are you getting ready for your next concert or festival? Make sure you have lots of kandi to trade!
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, “kandi” are stretchy bracelets made with plastic “pony beads” that ravers make and trade with one another at electronic dance music concerts. They often say the names of artists, have EDM lyrics, or have some sort of pixel art on them. Many ravers just make dozens of single strand kandi, which are very easy to make. Other ravers get extremely into their kandi, creating “cuffs” made of several rows of beads all tied together into one piece. Single row bracelets are nice and all, but have you ever wondered how to make one of these cool cuffs? Watch EDM Party’s tutorial below, and get started!
I hope that that tutorial was useful! Hopefully you can all make some nice cuffs for your next concerts.
Also, If you follow the link below, you can see a photo slideshow of all of the kandi in my personal collection. (
Also, look for the girl wearing these kandi at Electric Daisy Carnival New York, if you’ll be there!)
Have you wondered at all about EDM’s rise into the mainstream? How is EDM accepted by the average college student?
We have run a survey on 39 college students in order to get their opinions on EDM.
According to the 39 surveyed students, only 20 of them enjoy the fact that dance music is becoming popular. Many of them preferred rock or rap music to the genre of EDM.
Only 10% of the surveyed students said that dance music is their favorite genre.
When given the option of choosing a dance artist that they liked best, many of the students chose the option of “n/a” because they do not enjoy the genre at all. Many also chose the well known artists such as David Guetta and Daft Punk.
When tackling the touchy topic of drugs at a rave, however, just under half of the surveyed students claimed that drugs would positively affect the experience. Also, 73% of the students who said they have been to a rave felt that way.
So, will EDM entering the mainstream affect the way college students view the genre in the future? Now, it seems like EDM is hardly accepted unless drugs are involved. Hopefully this will change in the future in order to allow more people to appreciate the genre, and so that kids are not just into raves for the drugs.
This weekend, EDM Party is going with a strict Daft Punk theme in honor of their newly released vocal video with Pharrell! (link)
So, while you’re preparing for Random Access Memories, why not reflect on the wonderful previous releases from the duo? Click the link below to view EDM Party’s “History of Daft Punk” timeline.
View Daft Punk Poster and Billboard Sightings in a full screen map
Have you heard about the posters and billboards popping up around the world with Daft Punk on them? It’s to promote their new album, “Random Access Memories,” which will be released on May 17, 2013. The posters/billboards have been appearing in major cities where they will get a lot of publicity.
Check out the link above to view a map of the confirmed locations!
Sorry all! This week is a bit busy for me, but expect to see 2 posts next week!
In this news story video, EDM Party reflects on the end of Swedish House Mafia, who performed their last show on March 24th. Watch the video for more information!