Last night one of the biggest and most fancy Swedish festivals took place in Globen, Stockholm ; November Lights.
To be really honest with my words, it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. November lights is a sister festival to Summerburst, the electro house festival that takes place every summer in Gothenburg and Stockholm. A festival that I actually never had the chance to go to.
With that been said and with the passion that I have in my heart for dance and electronic music along with my DJing background and with my experience and knowledge of being a part of the Select DJ family, what more can I say except that last night was a night to remember.
I had noticed a while back but never admitted it out loud, that Sweden is a House music country. I had my doubts though, since so many other kinds of music are made and produced successfully here but, when we talk about house and electro music, we are talking about an experience on a whole new level. We are talking not only about the music itself, but about the whole impression of any house event would leave you with.
To mention a few words about my personal experience of last night’s festival, it was like I left this life of mine for a night, this spirit of mine and this body, and I went to a magic land. A land full of music, laser lights, colors, bubbles, glitter, flashing lights, smiles, dance, party, high technology equipment, neon make-up , and the beating of your heart that became stronger and stronger every time the mixing reached its highlight moments. Smoke, excitement, happy people, boys and girls being totally spontaneous, sharing a passion for the same thing, staring all towards the same direction, towards a huge scene full of a high definition sparkly graphics.
This feeling and actually “burden” if I am allowed to use this word, that Djs have or at least are supposed to have, to me it seems like it should be about serving a higher purpose. Serving a purpose of being not only a DJ at this point, not only a performing artist or a vocalist. At this point you are way beyond that. You are an entertainer. You are the one who is going to drop the sickest beat within the next second and you are going to make the 10.000 people in front of you dance so hard, that they are going to make the whole building move. To me this is what dance music is all about. And last night I remembered why I took this DJ class and why I love playing music and make people glad when I have the chance.
I truly hope and wish that I have the chance to be there in Summerburst 2016 and relive all of this on an even higher level. What are your thoughts about house and electro music? Is it something that makes your heart pump like a 5 year old? Have you ever been to a festival like this? I would love to hear about your experiences!
Feel free to take a look on the moments that we captured on our camera :) The pictures are from the sets of Nervo, Knife Party, Orjan Nilssen and Armin Van Buuren.
Have a great night/ day my friends and a greater week with lots of music! :)