Raving Asians Make the Bass Drop: The New Rave Culture

As part of an investigation into the cultural phenomenon of raves within the Asian diaspora, I talked to Asians in the United States, Canada and Australia to learn about their experiences in the subculture and investigate the reasons behind their popularity. Young Asian ravers, experienced Asian ravers who have been in the scene for decades and industry insiders have shared with me their rave memories, their reasons for being involved, the sense of community they have found and their ways of resisting.

This article was featured in Plan A Magazine, a political Asian American publication that focuses on exploring issues relevant to the Asian diaspora from around the world and on radical movement building for justice.