As Ireland prepares to host its biggest music festival of the year, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has issued a warning for all festival goers for “pink cocaine”, according to their latest statement.
The now-sold-out Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival will be hosting around 70,000 music lovers and will showcase an array of artists such as Niall Horan, Billie Eilish, The Killers, Fred again.., 999999999, I Hate Models, Trym, and Overmono. For the first time, the event will collaborate with the HSE in the Safer Nightlife Programme. The program will focus on harm prevention through 70 HSE-trained volunteers, five drug-surrender bins, drug tents at three separate locations within festival grounds, and an on-site lab for drug testing and real-time results.
The HSE national clinical lead for addiction services, Prof Eamon Keenan, has expressed that Electric Picnic will provide 30 hours of harm reduction support services for ticket holders. They plan to have visible alerts across the festival regarding drugs of concern to inform concertgoers in real-time. Moreover, the organization was present at the Life and Body and Soul Festivals earlier this summer with a high success rate. Besides reducing harm from drug use, the HSE also wants to obtain samples from drugs through the bins located at festivals to have a better understanding of the drugs that are circling the nightlife in Ireland, and as a result, spread awareness of the volatility and unpredictable strength of each pill or powders.
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Within the last two years, the organization shared that they found seven different drugs that were not in Ireland before. As of most recently, “pink cocaine”, or “Tuci”.
Although Tuci made its way to Europe recently, the substance’s origin traces back to Colombia. The dangers of Tuci rely on the mystery of what’s in the powder. It’s a combination of different drugs like ketamine and MDMA. There are also possible traces of methamphetamines or fentanyl. Through lab testing, the HSE plans on continuing its campaign to further understand the drug market in Ireland and increase harm prevention resources year-long with the help of participating events and venues.
“As Minister, I would encourage many people attending the festival to be wary of their dangers of using drugs, to engage with the HSE Staff and volunteers for information and support about drug use, and to look out for updates about drug trends of concern on the big screens and on the Electric Picnic App.”
-Irish Minister Naughton, Minister for Public Health, Well being and National Drug Strategy
The HSE has similar strategies to what other organizations in the U.S. promote for harm reduction at festivals. For more information on harm reduction and partying safely, please visit the following websites: End Overdose, HSE’s latest statement, and DanceSafe.
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Title: Ireland’s Electric Picnic Warns Attendees Regarding “Pink Cocaine”
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Published Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2023 18:52:34 +0000
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Teamworx and Yam Refaeli Join Forces on Heartfelt Single ‘Until We’re Falling Down’
In a remarkable fusion of creativity and technology, a collaborative initiative has emerged, bringing together five individuals from diverse artistic backgrounds to create a poignant musical experience. The team includes the dynamic DJ duo and producers, Teamworx (Ben Azoulay and Saar Lagziel), the renowned singer/songwriter Yam Rafaeli (X-Factor Israel finalist), and the visionary project leaders, Tamir Yeshayahu and Idan Shakorka.
Their journey took a unique and exciting turn as they delved into the creation of a song that transcends conventional boundaries. Leveraging the power of AI video technology, they artfully reconstructed the events of a tragic massacre, weaving together a narrative that seeks to leave a lasting impact.
The accompanying video is not for the faint-hearted, as the combination of evocative visuals and a compelling storyline ensures that no eye remains dry. The creators acknowledge that not everyone may be able to watch the entire clip due to its emotional intensity.
The genesis of the song lies in heartfelt conversations with survivors and extensive research across various networks. The lyrics encapsulate a range of emotions, from profound sadness and anger to a resilient hope that authentically reflects the human experience in the face of tragedy.
Beyond being a mere composition, the song holds a profound purpose—to inspire people to sing, dance, and engage with the accompanying video. The vision is to spread this musical tribute to dance floors across the globe, fostering awareness and creating a lasting memorial for friends lost on that fateful day.
At the heart of the song’s narrative are the stark events of October 7 at the Nova Festival. The lyrics vividly address a horrific massacre where over 300 attendees, seeking nothing but the joy of dancing peacefully, lost their lives at the hands of Hamas, a designated terrorist organization.
Yam Rafaeli’s impactful vocal delivery, combined with Teamworx’s masterful production, creates a connection that transcends the auditory experience. For those seeking a deeper connection, a compelling 3-minute video clip accompanies the audio, providing a visceral and emotional visual experience.
As the creators aim for the song to find its place in the playlists of renowned DJs and resonate across global dance floors, “Dance until we fall” stands as a powerful artistic endeavor—a tribute, a call to action, and a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
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By: Andy Bedhun
Title: Teamworx and Yam Refaeli Join Forces on Heartfelt Single ‘Until We’re Falling Down’
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Published Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2023 16:08:30 +0000
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Fred again.. Samples Baby Keem in Stellar ‘leavemealone’
I can’t really begin this article without commending Fred again.. for his insane production and mixing skills. Ok that feels better… Fred Again.. brings out an unique blend of Baby Keem’s ‘South Africa’ and ‘Bullies’ to craft ‘leavemealone’. The Atlantic Records track is a nasty electro journey with Jungle influences and incredible melodies. The result is 3:43 minutes of pure goosebumps.
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The song introduces a blend of Baby Keem’s original tracks in a masterful positioning, adding reverbs and stuttering that makes transitions seamless. The build up is as emotional as it is sick in the best way possible. It’s so good you just want to cry on the dancefloor as you keep dancing and your tears turn into joy. The hip hop elements fuse with the Electro and UK style in a very dynamic composition. Fred again.. really outdid himself with this one. The repitches and stutters are so well presented it is truly a Grammy-worthy situation.
The American Rapper is known for his role on the Black Panther soundtracks, as well as credit contributions for Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar. His free flowing style with heavy trap and bass influences made him the right candidate for the UK producer Fred again.. to ascertain his prowess and construct this masterpiece of a track.
Fred again.. and again?
The UK producer and DJ just gets better and better. He worked with Skrillex and Four Tet for ‘Rumble’. Besides, he produced happiness anthems like ‘Delilah (pull me out of this)’ Fred again.. is a force in this era. Alone this year, He managed to book an eight-night residency at the Shrine in LA. And, gave us three nights at Forrest Hills Stadium. Moreover, he is now a nominatee for Best Dance/Electronic Album at this year’s Grammy Awards for Actual Life 3 (January 1- September 9 2022). His ability to develop story like songs and albums that feel like intimate journal entries is such a beautiful ability.
Nevertheless, we present you ‘leavemealone’:
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Published Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2023 18:21:15 +0000
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Summer Camp Festival Evolves Into New Concept, Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie
Summer Camp Festival in Illinois has had an impressive 22-year run. The creators will enter an exciting new era in 2024 with their new festival concept: Solshine: A Music and Arts Reverie. Debuting at Summer Camp’s beloved venue of Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois, the first-ever edition of Solshine will take place from Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26, 2024. There will also be a pre-party on Thursday, May 23.
The festival has expanded from 2,000 attendees in 2001 to over 25,000 attendees in 2023. They present a cross-genre music lineup and experiential programming helped cultivate a dedicated fanbase and inclusive community. Over the years the festival also hosted a wide variety of music acts including Tom Petty, Zac Brown Band, Skrillex, Diplo, Griz, Goose, Pretty Lights, Subtronics, Primus, Willie Nelson & Family, Liquid Stranger, Rebelution, REZZ, Slightly Stoopid, STS9, The Disco Biscuits, Excision, Zeds Dead and many more.
Looking toward the future while celebrating the past, Summer Camp’s organizers will channel their flagship event’s longstanding legacy into their new Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie concept. The festival will host a diverse, cross-genre lineup of musical acts spanning jam bands, electronic, bluegrass, funk, rock, and everything in between. In addition to its music programming, the Solshine will offer a variety of workshops, food & craft vendors, and activities – the heart and soul of what made Summer Camp a ‘home away from home’ for attendees who returned year after year.
Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie will also retain Summer Camp’s core ethos of building an inclusive community around music. Through its mission of sustainability, the festival will aim to inspire attendees to live a life of intention and purpose to create a positive impact on the world. To capture this spirit, the festival will host the coveted experiential art area The Illumination Woods, and the permanent garden SOULPATCH as a dedicated area to increase knowledge of permaculture and sustainability.
Tickets are available here!
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By: Drew Barkin
Title: Summer Camp Festival Evolves Into New Concept, Solshine: A Music & Arts Reverie
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Published Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2023 18:17:49 +0000
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