Pasquale Rotella defends dance music with all eyes on Nocturnal Wonderland this weekend
Building one of the strongest festival empires in dance music headed by Electric Daisy Carnival, Pasquale Rotella looks to move forward with his Insomniac agenda this weekend following the cancellation of Electric Zoo three weeks ago. On the brink of Nocturnal Wonderland, Pasquale’s longest running event and the first high profile one since Zoo, Pasquale defends dance culture to Rolling Stone before his annual event draws attention in regards to safety.
In regards to the drug related deaths that caused New York’s premiere festival to close its doors earlier this month, Pasquale says “it’s horrible” but that “It happens every day.” Going on to defend the community and live music arena that he has contributed to, Rotella remarks; “there’s this attention that dance music events get that is unfair.”
“Unfortunately, death at a music festival means national media attention. I think the general public thinks maybe this only happens at festivals, dance music events – that it doesn’t happen at college frat parties, house parties, sporting events or rock festivals because it’s not covered, basically. Dance music gets national interest. And sometimes, like EDC Downtown (Los Angeles), it gets international interest.”
Via: Rolling Stone