Hi! I'm Federica, I'm a writer, world traveler, and above all, I'm a dance music lover. The communities, culture, history and free expression I've encountered through raving and the world of EDM inspire me to explore the scene far and wide and to share all the stories I encounter along the way. If you see me at a show come say hi and trade kandi!

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Big Festivals Go Commercial; Others Turn “Transformational” – Why?

If someone asked you to picture a “transformational” festival, what comes to mind? Chances are that, if you’ve heard this term before, your...


How Raving Appeals To Our Inner Child

While society views raves as strictly adult spaces, raving inspires people of all ages to connect with their inner child. Some people even...


Zeds Dead’s Two Night Stand Tour Highlights Why Small Cities Matter In Dance Music

An hour before doors open for Zeds Dead’s Two Night Stand tour, ravers dressed in their festival best defy the crisp March air...


How EDM Makes Life Brighter Outside The Party

EDM is all about energy. Whether turning the heat up or cooling things down, invoking introspection or inspiring self-expression– and of course, making...


What Is EDM? Apparently, No One Can Say For Sure

What is “EDM”? This is a debate that everyone seems to have an opinion about but no one seems to agree on today....

Festival Report Card

Festival Report Card: Together As One NYE

Since expanding to the Pacific Northwest in 2021, Insomniac has been keeping ravers on their toes by bringing new festivals to the region...