Calvin Harris Makes The Same Amount As An Ordinary Job In Just A Few Hours

Ever wonder how much money Calvin Harris makes and how it compares to an ordinary job? Harris has grown to be the highest paid DJ in the world, bringing in an astonishing $48.5 million annually according to Forbes. Tiesto and The Chainsmokers follow Harris, bringing in a still impressive $39 …

New research says making cocaine legal would boost the economy

Researchers are saying that legalising cocaine and heroin would boost the economy by reducing violence related to drug gangs. Dr Chivers Durham University presented the findings at the Royal Economic Society annual conference, saying murders relating to drug territories in countries such as Mexico bring down the skill premium. This …

​Amsterdam’s wastewater contains the most ecstasy in Europe

A new study has found that Amsterdam’s wastewater contains the most ecstasy residuals in Europe. The recent was conducted by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction testing wastewater in 56 European cities in 19 countries in order “to explore the drug-taking habits those who live in them. …

Scientists are studying a sleepless fish that might help humans stay up all night

According to a new study published on this past week, a team neuroscientists at Florida Atlantic University have found “the first evidence genetic and neuronal changes that contribute to the evolution sleep loss”. This new scientific discovery comes thanks to a little fish known as the Mexican tetra. This species …

Brain scans can predict the song you're listening to without hearing it

On February 2, the published a study in which claims they have found a way to identify what song people are listening to with phenomenal accuracy through the use human brain scans. With the help a magnetic resonance machine and “brain decoding”, a technique that studies brain responses when exposed …

French Parliament To Consider Decriminalizing All Drugs

France Might Decriminalize Drugs Awhile back, the French government commissioned a report on how best to handle drug penalization reform. Two assembly members, Eric Pouillat  the governing centrist party En Marche and Robin Reda AM from the center-right Republicans party, were tapped to study the nation’s drug policy and how …

A new book chronicling Massive Attack's Bristolian roots is out this year

A new book charting the history Massive Attack and the iconic band’s relationship with Bristol is coming this April. The book, penned by French writer and journalist Melissa Chemam, is “dedicated to the history the band Massive Attack and their relationship with their own city, Bristol, which shaped their greatness …

New book 'Rave On' analyzes Detroit, Berlin, Ibiza and New York's underground

A new book by famed music journalist Matthew Collins studying electronic music’s evolution from subculture to mainstream is set to release next week. Rave On: Global Adventures In Electronic Dance Music is an in-depth analysis club and electronic scenes around the world, from each movement’s conception to its current state …

24/7 Mental Health Service Launched for Music Industry

Help Musicians UK has launched a 24/7 helpline, along with several other services, as a result an academic study. The mental health service is targeted to musicians and other industry pressionals, and fers a range services, including a free helpline, general advice, counseling and therapy, signposting to other services, advice …

The Hallucination Machine will give you a very realistic trip

Scientists have been working on technology that causes hallucinations, with no mind-altering substances to be seen. People might still be , but a team researchers from Sussex University have opted for Virtual Reality and Google’s DeepDream system over acid for a ‘trip’. Apparently 12 volunteers experienced visuals similar to those …

EMC Sydney expands 2017 line-up

Sydney’s Electronic Music Conference (EMC) has announced a second round names for its 2017 event. Fabric’s Judy Griffith and Global Drug Survey UK’s Dr Adam Winstock will join for panel talk ‘Fabric: A Case Study,’ exploring the role clubs in nighttime culture and their wider representation, Amsterdam night mayor Mirik …

​Ecstasy users are young adults with higher education says new study

New research has found that the number ecstasy users who are young adults with college degrees has increased in proportion. Published by the journal, the study analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. What the researcher found was that although the number ecstasy users remained relatively …

Meet the artists of Suwannee Hulaween 2017: Goldfish – Dancing Astronaut

Suwannee Hulaween has become a highly-anticipated gathering over the past five years. Held annually at the picturesque Spirit Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, the festival has gained a veritable reputation as the South’s premier Halloween Weekend festival. This year, Bassnectar, GRiZ, and The String Cheese Incident are among the top acts which …

New research suggests psychedelic drugs may make people less prone to violence – Dancing Astronaut

Researchers at the University Alabama recently published a study that seems to indicate taking psychedelic drugs such as LSD and mushrooms lowers the chance the user committing a violent crime. Published in the Journal Psychopharmacology, individuals who had consumed psychedelics were found to be 12% less likely to commit assault, 18% …

A new study indicates psychedelic drugs make people less violent

AnewstudyconductedbyresearchersattheUniversityAlabamaandpublishedintheJournalPsychopharmacologyhasdiscoveredthattakingpsychedelicdrugssuchasLSDandmushroomsmaymakepeoplelesslikelytocommitviolentcrimessuchasassaultandtheft. Assubstancescloselylinkedtohippyculture,it’sperhapsunsurprisingnews. Thestudyfoundpeoplewhohaveusedhallucinogenswerearound12percentlesslikelytohavecommittedassault,18percentlessliketohavebeenarrestedforaviolentcrime,and27percentlesslikelytohavecommittedtheftcomparedtopeoplewhohadneverindulgedinpsychedelicdrugs. “Simplyput,thepositiveeffectsassociatedwithclassicpsychedelicuseappeartobereliable,”readthestudy. 480,000surveyresponsesweretakenintoaccountforthestudy,collectedbytheNationalSurveyonDrugUseandhealthbetween20002to2014.Thestudyalsoundtakersotherillegaldrugssuchascocaineandecstasyweremorelikelytocommitviolentcrimes. Thestudydidfindalinkbetweentakinghallucinogensandnon-violentcrimes.Lifetimeuserswerefoundtobebeween47to68percentmoreliketoselldrugs,althoughtheirmotivesweredescribedas“prosocial”,believingtheiractionstobepositiveforsharingmedicinaldrugswiththerapeuticqualities. Researchersconcludedthatdespitethepositivetrends,there’snotenoughdatatosupportmandatedpsychedelic-aidedtreatmenttosuppressviolentbehavioursincriminals,writing:“Mandatedtreatmentsarecommonincorrectionalsettings,yetaregenerallyineffective.” Anumberstudiesbetweenthe50sand70saboutforcedpsychedelictreatmentprisonersdidnotyieldpositiveresults,whichtheresearcherssaidshouldserveasa“cautionarytale”.

Magic mushrooms could help treat depression

A new study has revealed the positive effects magic mushrooms treating depression. 19 patients ingested the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin, with results showing that half them had responded positively after five weeks. Reduced depressive symptoms happened as a result decreased amygdala CBF, as stated by . The study goes on to …

​Essential: Coco Cole’s ‘Universal Language’ is an exploration of deep, quaking beats

Pacha Ibiza Resident Coco Cole has just dropped a new series called ‘Universal Language’. Having spent this year living, working and breathing the scene on the White Isle, Coco returns to the UK with fresh eyes and a new sound. Her knowledge and skills learnt from previous A&R experience at …

Sacha Robotti dishes on living and breathing music, sloths, and tour life [Interview] – Dancing Astronaut

When one’s passion is ardent enough, that which ignites it will eventually take over all aspects life. — Dirtybird’s well-loved, Belgian-raised clan member — is an embodiment this idea, having come to a realization well into his pressional life that he was meant to pursue a career as an electronic musician. Music …

Club culture chat with The Black Madonna, Dennis Ferrer, Erick Morillo, Eats Everything

Diving deep into the archives Mixmag’s On Rotation podcast, this episode pulls highlights from past interviews to showcase thought provoking insight regarding dance music culture. The Black Madonna elaborates on reclaiming the dancefloor, Dennis Ferrer shares his thoughts about healthy competition among DJs, Erick Morillo shares a story about the …

Kygo (ft. Justin Jesso) – Stargazing (Official Music Video)

, the unstoppable tropical house and pop producer, DJ, and songwriter continues to flourish at festivals, all while grabbing listeners by the arm and taking them on an emotional roller coaster. Now, the producer’s “Stargazing,” has received an emotional music video courtesy  directory Phillip R. Lopez, who previously worked with Kygo on …

A new study aims to identify psychopaths based on their taste in music

A psychological study created by New York University is aiming to construct a test that will help them identify psychopaths by evaluating their taste in music. reports that the study remains both exploratory and unpublished, but the team scientists have confirmed that they are sufficiently intrigued by the results thus …

Watch this hilarious anti-LSD PSA excavated from the 1960s – Dancing Astronaut

A public service announcement produced in 1969 has been drudged up online warning about the “dangers” taking LSD. The amusing, albeit well-intentioned, short film, entitled Case Study: LSD, documents a young woman’s first acid trip where she claims a hot dog’s life. That’s right, you’re not tripping. She took a hot dog’s life …

BREAKING: Martin Garrix wins lawsuit against Spinnin' Records and music rights [UPDATED] – Dancing Astronaut

Martin Garrix’s relationship with Spinnin’ Records, once revered as a dynamic duo within the dance music communities, is now dead. After a long court battle, Martin Garrix has won the rights to his music that he previously signed over to Spinnin’ Records and Music All Stars management company. The decision was …

​Reports say “more people are going to festivals than ever before”

A recent study by Festickets has concluded that the musical festival business is growing at a rapid pace and more people are attending music festivals than ever before. As Europe’s leading music festival travel platform, Festickets has unprecedented access to data regarding music festivals and the people who attend them. …

Launchpad: Achieve weekend nirvana with this eclectic playlist – Dancing Astronaut

is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration . This one’s got a little bit everything. …

​Researchers say people who go to concerts are happier in life

AccordingtoanewAustralianstudy,ifyougooutandhavefunatconcerts…chancesare,you’regoingtobeahappierperson. Monitoring1000peopleinvolvedinthestudy,researchers”exploredtheconnectionbetweenhabitualmusicengagementandsubjectivewellbeing”. Whattheyfoundwasthatthosewhoregularlygotoconcerts(oranytypemusicevent)liveoverallhappierlivesthanthosethatdon’t.Thatbeingsaid,livemusicisnotwhat’smostimportant-rather,it’sthecommunalaspectthatproducescomfort.Apparentlyscientistshavejustdiscoveredthatsharingexperienceswithotherstendstomakepeoplehappy. WemightnotbescientistshereatMixmag,butwe’drecommendgoingouttotestthis”theory”foryourself.Gooutandhaveadancewithyourmates.It’sworthit. Via:]

Dexter's Beat Laboratory Vol. 3 – Dancing Astronaut

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. …

Someone Tested 25,700 Ecstasy Pills at Festivals Around the World. Here Are the Results.

You have no idea what you’re putting in your mouth. In the past eighteen years, the United States has seen a 763% increase in psychostimulant-related deaths. Analyzing 25,700 MDMA reports from around the world, American Addiction Centers found a shocking fact. As summer concerts near, the strength ecstasy has increased …