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EarPeace Picks 7 Things We LOVED About DGTL Festival, Amsterdam

EarPeace Picks 7 Things We LOVED About DGTL Festival, Amsterdam

To the delight of electronic music fans around Europe, Dutch festival DGTL returned this year. We went to check it out, and have put together a list of seven reasons why this festival is worth the trip to Amsterdam.   1. It’s a city festival, but not on mute. A lot of city festivals are severely hampered by council imposed noise restrictions. By locating the festival at the NDSM dock, the organisers were able to pump out the music without having to worry about neighbours complaining constantly. However, guests at the next door Hilton must have been a bit perplexed- the...

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Claude Von stroke, Dusky, Sven Väth and many more to close off the 2017 Electric Island Series at Hanlan’s Point

Claude Von stroke, Dusky, Sven Väth and many more to close off the 2017 Electric Island Series at Hanlan’s Point

On Sunday September 1st and Monday September 2nd, come celebrate Labor Day on the Toronto Island, as Toronto’s Electric Island concert + picnic wraps up their season with 2 days of musical bliss! Without a doubt, with rave reviews of EI’s recent successes at the Portlands the return to the island is much anticipated. This 2 day lineup that will include, Chris Liebing, Claude Vonstroke, CRi, Dixon, Dusky, Gab Rhome, Mall Grab, My Favorite Robot, Toronto’s Nitin, Sonny Fodera, Soul Clap, Sven Väth, The Black Madonna, and Yotto are all musical visionaries and this lineup would rival any of north...

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High Fidelity Ear Plugs Comparison

High Fidelity Ear Plugs Comparison

The following is an independent third-party review originally submitted on Amazon by shigadeyoon April 3, 2017. Enjoy! ***** TL;DR REVIEWI wanted ear plugs that provided adequate protection for concerts, but didn’t ruin the overall sound. Triple flange ear plugs seem to be the most popular design, but they didn’t work for me since I seem to have large, but shallow ear openings. Therefore, the double flange ear plug options were the most comfortable and are where I focused my efforts. I quickly found three ear plug options that I liked the most and ultimately got the EarPeace HD ear plugs since...

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A music-lover's guide to tinnitus

A music-lover's guide to tinnitus

This article originally appeared on residentadvisor.net.  ***** Tinnitus is a bigger issue in dance music than we'd like to admit. Angus Finlayson lays out some clear ways to prevent it, and to cope with it. Debi Ghose was always careful with her hearing. She has unusually sensitive ears, meaning that being in loud environments without earplugs can be physically painful, and her uncle, an ENT surgeon, lost his hearing on one side from an ear infection, making her "hyper aware of how fragile hearing is." All of which made her doubly alarmed when things started to go wrong. She'd been booked...

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