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Teknivals the word is a portmanteau of the words tekno and festival are large free parties which take place worldwide. They take place most often in Europe and are often illegal under various national or regional laws. They vary in size from dozens to thousands of people, depending on factors such as accessibility, reputation, weather, and law enforcement. The parties often take place in venues far away from residential areas such as squatted warehouses, empty military bases, beaches, forests or fields.
The teknival phenomenon is a grassroots movement which has grown out of the ravepunkreggae sound system and UK traveller scenes and spawned an entire subculture. Summer is the usual season for teknivals.
Teknivals are a larger scale version of free parties and emerged in the early s, when acid house parties and travellers in Great Britain became the target of political repression, culminating in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act Sound systems then started travelling to countries in Europe where laws were less restrictive and the authorities were uncertain how to stop the festivals.
One of the most famous of these sound systems was Spiral Tribewhich was at the forefront of the free party movement in Europe. Desert Storm sound system organised teknivals in France and Spain and brought raves to war-torn SarajevoBosnia, in While some teknivals are one-off events, most take place every year on or around the same date; the biggest, such as the ones in France or Czech Republiccan attract up tovisitorsFrance.
NorthTek was held on Crown Land in Ontario. Since a teknival can last a The Customer Is Everything - Unknown Artist - The Spirit Of Achievement - 1976 Exxon Convention or longer, many musical styles will be represented. The music which grew in tandem with teknivals was free teknowhich is characterised by heavy, repetitive kick drums and is normally about bpm.
The DJs and party goers are unconcerned by musical boundaries, so a lot of different, mostly electronic, music is played and performed. Most sound systems play styles such as acidcoreacid technohardcore, spiral tekno ,frenchcore, electrotechnojungle musicraggacoreskullstepneurofunkbreakcoreTekno - Various - Tekno The Rave and speedcore. Instead of focusing on genre, the music can be characterised by being more underground than the music heard in clubs and at commercial parties, although some sound systems might specialise in a certain subgenre.
The music is played by DJs playing vinyl records and Mp3 files on a computer. Livesets are also frequently played using a variety of equipment: keyboardsdrum machinesguitar effects pedalsMIDI controller and computers. At Tekno - Various - Tekno The Rave teknivals, sound systems would play until either no-one was left dancing or the diesel ran out in the generator.
The teknival is often regarded as an example of what Hakim Bey has termed the Wasnt That Good - Stray Cats - Gonna Ball Autonomous Zone though in interviews Bey has professed that rave culture's interest in technology remains problematic for the implementation of the TAZ.
However this has not stopped various groups from claiming the teknival and rave Nevezzük Bárminek - Varga Zsuzsa - Barkácsklub Lányoknak in general as the implementation of the Tekno - Various - Tekno The Rave. Anyone is welcome to enter the site, there is no ticket or fee.
Normally any artist who turns up is encouraged to participate. Over the course of a few days the site can grow into a confusing village of sound P.S. I Love You - The Beatles - Please Please Me, cafes, tents and vehicles. At the teknival site one finds a mixed group of young people which may include students, tekno travellers, squatters and hippies, bonded together by their love for listening to free tekno 'sous les etoiles' translation: 'under the stars' - as an early flyer proclaimed.
It is usually the perception that there is no "coherent" politics or philosophical stance represented by the teknival subculture, mainly due to the fact that emphasis Tekno - Various - Tekno The Rave placed on individual freedom.
Many young teknival goers are disillusioned with mainstream politics. Nevertheless, the parties themselves require complex collective organisation and, in order to be successful, a sustainable environment of community relations. In themselves such events can be seen as a political statement of self-organisation at a distance from the State.
Clashes with the police have mobilised some people to action against laws which would prohibit self-organisation and gathering to enjoy teknivals. These clashes date back to the '80s when teknivals were arguably indistinguishable from UK Orbital raves, summer acid house parties, UK traveller gatherings, Stonehenge pagan events, early Burning Man and tribal gatherings, trance parties in Goa, India and the like and have continued to be part of teknival life. In April there was a march followed by a small teknival in Strasbourg, France to protest against police repression generally and more specifically against the closure of Czechtek in During the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act in the UK, various large-scale protests took place during daylight and in public.
The Reclaim the Streets and Carnivals Against Capital of the '90s that led up to and beyond the Seattle WTO protests and subsequent Волонтер - Ария - Судный День events drew from teknival and rave organisation and culture, often involving many of the same organisers and cross-section of the population.
As occurs with many subcultures, a dress code has developed. This 'underground look' involves dark, baggy clothing often ex-military and extreme haircuts, such as dyed hair, dreadlocks or a shaved head or a combination of the above. People often buy large vehicles second-hand such as decommissioned busescoaches or trucks.
The vehicles are often primarily homes, lived in permanently or for a few months while travelling see Irish Traveller. They are also used to transport sound equipment. The tekno traveller is generally known as a mix between a New Age traveller and a "crusty" punk. Sound systems gather on the site and play varied types of electronic music. Along with each sound system come friends and travellers so most teknivals have a multicultural atmosphere. The parties can last for several days or even weeks.
Teknivals are organised by the sound system community using underground methods such as word of mouthanswerphone messages, flyer pamphlet and internet discussion boards. Normally the flyer states that the party is an open invitation, thus Tekno - Various - Tekno The Rave artist who turns up can play music.
The emphasis is on a DIY ethic. As well as local sound systems, who might act as the hosts, larger sound systems can spend the summer travelling from one teknival to the next before returning to their home country for the winter. As thousands of sound systems proliferated post-Spiral Tribe, France rapidly became the center of the teknival world. The May Day teknival at Fontainebleau near Tekno - Various - Tekno The Rave was attractingpeople by the late s and, byas a for once Tekno - Various - Tekno The Rave but still non-commercial event, up towith over sound systems.
But while regulatory interventions have inaugurated the institutionalization and commercialization of a scene rooted in an autonomous vibe, the scene still thrives. Teknivals also take place outside legal festivals such as Printemps de BourgesTransmusicales in Rennes or Borealis in Montpellier. In the United Kingdom teknivals have occurred again, despite huge police attention. In the tenth anniversary of the legendary Castlemorton rave was celebrated at Steart Beach called the Feeling-Of-Life where around 16, people turned up over the course of the weekend.
The first Scumtek was stopped by the police. However a further four events have taken place under the Scumtek name, three of which were squats with teknival rig numbers, and Scumtek 3 which took place in the centre of London Docklands in April outside and inside with 23 rigs in attendance.
Approximately 2, people attended and it was eventually clamped down on by the police three days after it began. UK Tek took place in a moorland quarry above Rochdale in north Manchester resulting in a significant police response, including attacking ravers with batons.
Dog units, mounted police, and police in full riot gear attended. In UK Tek was at Dale Aerodrome in Pembrokeshire, Wales again with approximately 2, attendees and police forced most people off site by the Sunday. In it took place in Lincolnshire at an old airfield that had been used in the past for raves. Police closed down soundsystems one by one, until the remaining system had the majority of ravers around it, and resisted Police lines and forced them to back down.
In Maya very large rave was organised in the small Welsh town of Tekno - Various - Tekno The Rave. Known famously as 'UK Tek', the rave started at 12am Tekno - Various - Tekno The Rave Saturday with the music not finishing until late Monday evening. Approximately people were in attendance at one point. The location of the rave was praised for its outstanding views across the Welsh countryside. Wales police were aware of the rave, but didn't have the resources available to disperse such a large crowd of people and were not keen on sparking a similar incident to that of Uk Tek A police helicopter was used throughout the bank holiday weekend to monitor the actions on the ground.
Late on Tuesday evening, rave attendees were still seen at the location cleaning up the majority of litter left behind. In the Czech Republic was mainly known teknivals: Czechtek - annually held from a small festival inwhich attracted up to 40, visitors, and Czarotek held annually in spring. Czech travellers like Circus Alien, Strahov or Vosa continued to spread the vibe to various countries across Europe such as Bulgaria fromRomania, Spain, Poland or Ukraine from Well known in the underground culture is the Bulgariatek, which emerged from and annually takes place in early August, usually somewhere on the Black Sea coast.
It hosts many different electronics genres with much techno at first place. Many people come to it every year. During the second event on 6. Other smaller free parties occur in the summer too. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Type of DIY party v t e. See also: Free party and Rave. See also: Free tekno. Main article: CzechTek. Retrieved October 20, Psychology Virile - The Blaze - Territory. No System.
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