Sometimes we feel like the amount of fun we get to have as dance music fans is just unfair. Another month, another awesome festival — let’s talk about the most recent creation from Insomniac Events: Dreamstate.
Insomniac Events is becoming more than just a household name in the electronic music scene. The storied production company is now creating (or maybe recreating) scenes themselves. If you’ve been to EDC’s Bassrush or Basscon stage or their equivalent separate-event “massives,” you’ll know what we’re talking about. And the newest scene Insomniac has turned to is a subgenre that is a veritable pillar of EDM, which arguably birthed the entire mega-genre back in the 90s – TRANCE.
That’s right, Dreamstate LA — which actually went down a bit outside of LA in San Bernardino, CA while you were recovering from your Thanksgiving dinners on Nov. 27-28 — was the first ever Insomniac festival to be solely dedicated to Trance. And not the “Trouse” version of Trance that has been flooding the mainstream recently, but classic, dramatic, beautiful, pure Trance that’s had die-hard fans since before some of us were even born.
Dreamstate LA’s lineup boasted such Trance gods as Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila, Astrix, John O’Callaghan, Ace Ventura, and Paul Oakenfold… and we could go on with that list through basically the whole lineup. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the festival sold out at the speed of a 138 BPM bassline.