University of Colorado Launches New Major In EDM Production

The University Colorado Denver is now fering students a focus in electronic music. Study the Electronic Digital Instrument (EDI) covers an ever-evolving combination computers, MIDI controllers, stware, keyboards and beyond. At CU Denver, classes are available to students in the College Arts and Media program. EDI pupils are able to mix …

NYC Congresswoman wants to decriminalize psychedelics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic firebrand and freshman congresswoman from New York – affectionately known as “AOC”, just voiced her support for the decriminalization of marijuana and psychedelics. Yesterday, in a personal video message played during the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, AOC said, “We are fighting …

Johns Hopkins Is Investing $17 Million Into MDMA & Psychadelic Research

Johns Hopkins is getting involved with the vast and swiftly growing field  psychedelic research. The prestigious university is throwing down $17 million from a group private donors on its Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research. It’s the first its kind the United States and the largest in the world — intended to …

Caravan Palace Explore New Sounds In Fourth Studio Album, "Chronologic" [Interview]

For me, Caravan Palace and electroswing have always been interchangeable, synonymous. The French musical group set a standard for the genre with their debut, self-titled album in 2008 and doubled down on it in 2012 with Panic. However, seeing the plateau ahead them, the group began to tinker with new sounds …

NEW STUDY: People Reveal Their Biggest Party Regrets, Ranked

Ever go out and then wake up thinking, I can’t believe I did that!? Well, you’re certainly not alone. A new study by TickPick investigates exactly how people feel about their debaucherous activities the morning after. All the reckless behavior, the scandalous acts — and, oh yes, the regrets. Full results here cover …

Scientists research mass production of magic mushrooms for the first time

According to a new study in the Metabolic Engineering journal, scientists have found a way to mass produce psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms. Read this next: Magic mushrooms could help treat depression Andrew Jones, an assistant professor at the University of Miami, and his team of undergraduates are …

New Study Reveals The Average Cost of A Night Out

The average night out costs approximately £70.56, or $86.76, according to a new study out the UK. This includes pre-drinks, transport, food, drink, and entertainment for the night. Plus, whatever cover there may be. Spending habits such as these are believed to be disposable income, rather than impulsive. Of the 2,300 people …

New research shows MDMA can be comedown-free

MDMA can apparently be comedown-free, research says, producing an “afterglow” instead of a severe mood drop caused by a lack of serotonin. Dr. Ben Sessa, a Bristol-based addictions psychiatrist, MDMA psychotherapist and psychedelic researcher, states that with medical MDMA use, there is no “post-dosing mood drop” making the well-known dreadful …

Research Reveals Most Dangerous Songs To Drive To (And The Least)

Listening to loud rock music could increase you chances driving aggressively, according to new research. In addition, scientists at the South China University Technology believe the faster the tempo, the more erratic your driving could be. For the study detailed here, motorists were analyzed while driving to rock, light music, …

STUDY: Festival Drug Testing Services Still Don’t Stop People from Using Bad Drugs Even When Tested

The implementation drug testing services at music festivals is something we’ve been witnessing more and more. In the new study outlined here, the drug checking service at Boom Festival 2016 is explored, along with the impact on users’ behavioral intentions. For the study, 753 drug samples were collected for testing. …

Study finds 1/5 of people who post online when they're high regret it later

A new study published in the journal Substance Abuse revealed what most of us already knew: posting on social media, texting and calling while on drugs is a bad idea. Conducted by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College, the researchers surveyed 872 adults entering …

Nearly 1/3 of Millennials Who Attended A Music Festival In The Past Year Went Into Debt To Afford It

You probably know a friend who goes to a bunch festivals a year, and you wonder to yourself, “How do they afford it?!” Well, according to a new study from CompareCards by Lending Tree, nearly a third them can’t. 1,019 Americans were surveyed in July 2019 about their time at festivals. …

STUDY: Music Festivals Can Help Promote More Sustainable Lifestyles

Festival season is upon us — and as a new study suggests, these events may encourage attendees to try out more sustainable lifestyles. In this case, it’s a nicer way saying that people tend to skip out on showering for the weekend. But, here’s why it matters… Researchers from The University …

NEW STUDY: People More Likely To Try Drugs for the First Time In The Summer

Summer in the US means festivals, beach, and break from school. It also means, apparently, a rise in first time drug users, according to a published Tuesday in the Journal General Internal Medicine. According to the study, over a third LSD use and around 30% ecstasy and marijuana use starts in …