Pasquale Rotella have launched Wide Awake Stories, a new monthly radio show brought to you and produced by the Insomniac editorial team.
It takes a bold direction in storytelling, featuring intimate interviews from the DJs and individuals who have contributed to the unique electronic dance music culture ,as well as the dedicated creatives who produce Insomniac’s shows and festivals.
“Wide Awake Stories is dedicated to the people who make this culture so vibrant and unique, from all the Headliners at our festivals to the DJs, artists and performers who help create the experience,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac Events.
He added “I’m very excited to add a radio show like this to our network, and I think everyone who loves dance music culture will enjoy discovering more about our scene and what life is like at Insomniac HQ.”
Each monthly episode will cover a different theme that’s relevant to the rave community today and will explore and discuss it from various angles.
The launch episode of Wide Awake Stories, which you can stream in full below, was mostly produced and recorded at this year’s EDC Las Vegas and explores the ethos of PLUR, a long-practiced credo within the rave community. The show breaks down each pillar of PLUR, letter by letter, and examines the myriad ways in which Peace, Love, Unity and Respect permeate the dance music world.
Episode no.1 had special guest appearances from the accredited founder of PLUR, Frankie Bones, veteran DJ and producer, Tommie Sunshine who recounts the epic night he fell in love with dance music and members of Insomniac’s own sober-raving collective, the Consciousness Group.
Any fans or headliners who have a story they’d like to share with Wide Awake Stories are encouraged to reach out to the Insomniac editorial team via Facebook or Twitter using #WideAwakeStories and via email at [email protected].