Tag Archives: downbeats

Your Hearing Is NOT Invincible

Last week a hearing protection LifeProTips Reddit post went viral, with nearly 32,800 upvotes and hundreds of comments weighing in with opinions. The original post is an insightful and explains the Redditor’s history with tinnitus, his experience with hearing protection and the advice he wishes to impart as a result. Below is the full post, including edits: […]

We Tested DownBeats Ear Plugs Inside Berghain/Panorama Bar and Tresor Berlin

Berlin, Germany’s capital city and for some the techno capital of the world alongside Detroit, where the genre was founded. While Ibiza still holds a special place as the nightlife party destination most electronic music fans seek to travel to, Berlin’s never-ending focus on quality techno and underground house music (and the iconic venues that host these […]

Win Tickets to Freaky Deaky 2016 at Toyota Park

It’s that time of the year when, with North Coast Music Festival behind Chicago’s shoulders, dance music fans in the Midwest used to lament that festival season was over. But all of that changed last year when React Presents launched not one but two brand-new festival experiences during the colder months of the year. The […]

Mamby On The Beach 2016 – Festival Review

Over July 4th weekend, we attended the second annual Mamby On The Beach, after being there when React Presents launched the two-day affair at Oakwood Beach in Chicago last year. Location, Accessibility, and Set-Up React Presents offered a number of ways to access Mamby throughout the weekend. There were shuttles available to allow attendees to take […]

Electric Forest 2016 – Festival Review

Even before a single artist was announced, the hype for Electric Forest 2016 was evident. Tickets sold out only two weeks after they went on sale. The Forest lived up to all expectations, as jam bands and electronic music echoed through the grounds all weekend. Rothbury, Michigan once again took it’s place in the festival […]

“The Future of Electronic Music in Guam” – An Interview with Electric Island Festival Co-Founder Jia Wang

  In our effort to spread hearing protection awareness throughout the world of dance music we have decided to team up with Electric Island Festival (EIF) in Guam to provide DownBeats hi-fidelity ear filters on the island throughout the festival weekend. VIP ticket holders will be receiving complimentary custom-branded ear plugs while General Admission attendees will find them available at […]

DownBeats Miami Music Week 2016 Recap

As always, the yearly trek to Miami Music Week is filled with plenty of day parties, night shenanigans, 24-hour affairs, little sleep and a long series of unforgettable musical moments. For DownBeats, the week also becomes a key opportunity to spread awareness on the importance of hearing protection through several programs of promotion and coordinated ear […]

DownBeats’ Movement Detroit 2016 Phase I Playlist

Last week, Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit released their 2016 Phase I line-up to the great excitement of the many who will be making the trek to Detroit on Memorial Day Weekend. Paxahau, the festival’s promoter, put together a roster filled with world-renowned acts, Movement debutants and surprises alike. In order to ready you for the weekend, […]

CRSSD Announces Initial Line-Up for its March 2016 Return

CRSSD made waves in the US dance music community in 2015 launching with not one but two festivals across the calendar year. After a strong debut in March, the San Diego festival repeated its two-day music extravaganza in fall with a diverse line-up that blended alternative rock, techno, house music and other strands of electronica. The 21+ festival […]