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    hi, i'm new to the whole rave scene and i can say that i have never been to one in my life. i'm into house and tech and i sometimes spin (even tho i'm a bit shit). where i live in the uk no clubs play the music i enjoy it's all Chris brown, Tyga and those wankers being played so i'm thinking of starting my own rave. i'd just like to know what types of speakers, and other things i'd need to get started. (yes i am a beginner to the "rave" just please educate me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac5 View Post
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    We just hit a year of parties. Here's my writeup about it with some stuff we learned.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/bleep...3312433922165/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac5 View Post
    hi, i'm new to the whole rave scene and i can say that i have never been to one in my life.
    Quote Originally Posted by mac5 View Post
    just please educate me)
    Going to "raves" IS your education. You can't learn this stuff on the internet.
    There's a lot more to putting your own nights on than having some speakers dude.
    You can get knowledge from reading about other peoples experiences and Dan's will no doubt be very useful but until you experience it first hand you will never know what you like and dislike about the scene because there is a lot to like and a lot to dislike.

    Find an event that has DJs you like, buy a ticket, book a room in a cheap hotel and just do it. It will open your eyes.

    It was only after going to raves, parties and club in Manchester that I knew what I wanted to do when I put my own nights on (I don't do nights anymore).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac5 View Post
    hi, i'm new to the whole rave scene and i can say that i have never been to one in my life. i'm into house and tech and i sometimes spin (even tho i'm a bit shit). where i live in the uk no clubs play the music i enjoy it's all Chris brown, Tyga and those wankers being played so i'm thinking of starting my own rave. i'd just like to know what types of speakers, and other things i'd need to get started. (yes i am a beginner to the "rave" just please educate me)
    You need to get out there and network. YOu can have top notch sound, banging visuals, and a completely themed venue and still fall flat on your face because noone knows you or what you are bringing to the table.

    Treat your events as a business. Plan ahead, invest, and have a plan. Find me on Facebook and we will talk underground. @hellnegative
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    First of all if you wanna start your own raves read this article:

    http://djtechtools.com/2016/12/05/ho...p-events-safe/

    It may Change your mind of starting your own Underground parties, specially related to the Point "Responsability".

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    Sorry I don't think I was too clear, I have been to a lot of raves all over the place (I meant illegal) but I'd like some info on how to go about finding the right speakers and equipment if I was to do an illegal rave. Also how to go about renting out a venue and going more legit. Sorry if I was unclear, but I am appreciating the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac5 View Post
    Also how to go about renting out a venue and going more legit.
    Step 1. Never mention "Rave" its a "Dance Event"

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    Doing small house parties is probably the safest way to start on your own. If you really want to know what the event industry is like you should volunteer or work for a promotion company. A lot of people are not aware of the mountain of logistical planning and paperwork that comes with throwing events.

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