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What's up with 'Molly'? Club drug has students outraged - USA TODAY

What's up with 'Molly'? Club drug has students outraged - USA TODAY | Drug Abuse in EDM Scene | Scoop.it
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What's up with 'Molly'?
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I am also fairly outraged xD

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Locals annoyed about link between the drug molly and Electronic Dance Music - The Independent Florida Alligator

Locals annoyed about link between the drug molly and Electronic Dance Music - The Independent Florida Alligator | Drug Abuse in EDM Scene | Scoop.it
Locals annoyed about link between the drug molly and Electronic Dance Music
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Canadian electronic music duo Zeds Dead performs Sept. 1 at Forum.
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Yet another article that provides a more positive light on recent events.

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Diplo Takes Aim at Media Over EDM Show Drug Deaths | Music News | Rolling Stone

Diplo Takes Aim at Media Over EDM Show Drug Deaths | Music News | Rolling Stone | Drug Abuse in EDM Scene | Scoop.it
'Persecuting a festival is not going to help,' says Diplo (Diplo on the recent EDM festival drug deaths,"Persecuting a festival is not going to help": http://t.co/hnZxygruWA)...
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It's always good to see industry professionals taking a logical stand.

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Drugs, Death and Dance Music - RollingStone.com

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Drugs, Death and Dance Music
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Electric Zoo, which drew 90,000 dance-music fans to New York's Randall's Island, featured a deep lineup of top talent – including David Guetta, Avicii and Diplo.
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Though Somewhat accurate, this is a terrible portrayal of the mindset in the EDM culture. There are a lot of negative connotations in this article, Including the choice of certain quotes from people who make the scene look much worse than it is, though the segment on BBC's study is interesting.

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Dealers’ deadly trick: selling bath salts as Molly

Dealers’ deadly trick: selling bath salts as Molly | Drug Abuse in EDM Scene | Scoop.it
New York club kids who use the party drug Molly because they think it’s pure ecstasy are often being peddled deadly “bath salts” by ruthless dealers, the DEA told The… (Drug dealers peddle bath salts - in lieu of Molly - to kids; may have caused deaths...
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This is definitely a real threat, Knowing (unfortunately) People that have explored the use of Molly and instead been sold these Bath Salts, I feel it's likely these "Molly Deaths" are probably not even Molly at all.

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Why MDMA is destroying EDM | Consequence of Sound

Why MDMA is destroying EDM | Consequence of Sound | Drug Abuse in EDM Scene | Scoop.it
Photo by Cap Blackard My time at Perry's Stage during Lollapalooza 2011 opened my eyes to the new culture of electronic dance music. Just a few years earlie.
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An Intuitive look into what's going on involving the resurgeance of MDMA use and some valid points on the scene itself.

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QBS management bans DJ from airing electronic dance music ...

QBS management bans DJ from airing electronic dance music ... | Drug Abuse in EDM Scene | Scoop.it
QBS management bans DJ from airing electronic dance music QBS radio has banned one of its DJs from playing electronic dance music (EDM), Joe Mitri, host of show Vibetronics Sessions, has said. Last...
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And this is a ridiculous way of handling EDM's influence on today's youth.

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It's Not EDM's Fault: An Honest Look at Dance Music's Relationship With Drugs - Complex.com

It's Not EDM's Fault: An Honest Look at Dance Music's Relationship With Drugs - Complex.com | Drug Abuse in EDM Scene | Scoop.it
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It's Not EDM's Fault: An Honest Look at Dance Music's Relationship With Drugs
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... the stereotype that EDM is fueled by drug culture, that's not all EDM is about. Written by Khal (@khal).
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I like this point of view, it reminds me that not all groups are out to take down the EDM scene.

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Tymm Pelosi's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:12 PM

This scoop address's the bias that EDM and drugs are intertwined. It is interesting to look at as the author specifically speaks about how, and why, people associate drugs with EDM, as well as how it is wrong to assume that everyone who enjoys EDM is a drug user.

Chris Lara's curator insight, October 12, 2014 2:45 PM

This scoop shows the bias on how EDM somehow influences drug usage and is sort of a culture. This article completely disproves this myth and is 100% up to the customers that intake these drugs.

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Drug Deaths Threaten Rising Business of Electronic Music Fests - New York Times

Drug Deaths Threaten Rising Business of Electronic Music Fests - New York Times | Drug Abuse in EDM Scene | Scoop.it
New York Times Drug Deaths Threaten Rising Business of Electronic Music Fests New York Times The electronic dance music business, propelled by huge festivals featuring star D.J.'s and psychedelic light shows, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5...
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I believe it is definitely detrimental to the scene as a whole, not just festivals and businesses relating to EDM

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Kaskade: "I Think We've Been Portrayed Unfairly as a Drug-Addicted Youth ... - Miami New Times (blog)

Kaskade: "I Think We've Been Portrayed Unfairly as a Drug-Addicted Youth ... - Miami New Times (blog) | Drug Abuse in EDM Scene | Scoop.it
Kaskade: "I Think We've Been Portrayed Unfairly as a Drug-Addicted Youth ...
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I 100% Agree with Kaskade. We have been labeled as drug addicts, and I, being an outspoken member of the EDM community, find it outrageous and absolutely shameful of people outside to look at us without experiencing the positive aspects of the scene for themselves.

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