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LOS ANGELES, CA— In Wide Awake Stories #006, hear people from all different walks of life share their unique journeys from the stage to the battlefield, at the Insomniac HQ in Los Angeles and thousands of miles away at EDC in Mexico City. This month, the Wide Awake Crew talks to Americo Garcia of Boombox Cartel, Rell the Soundbender, US Army infantryman and Insomniac Headliner Gil Hayon and the ever charming Insomniac performer Snax the Clown. Don’t miss the latest episode of Wide Awake Stories, here.
Americo Garcia, one half of Boombox Cartel, discusses how the duo’s early beginnings in Mexico shaped their outlook on the power and necessity of music in the face of violence. The positivity music created in their lives became apparent as they prepared to visit their home for EDC Mexico, the largest festival in the country. Panamanian bass pioneer Rell The Soundbender shares with listeners the greatest battle of his life – cancer. Now healthy for three years, Rell breaks down his latest single, ‘Bloom,’ inspired by the roller coaster of his illness and the strength, energy and hope he found within himself.
Coming home after a long stint of overseas military duty, Gil Hayon touches on the challenges that many military personnel face when transitioning back to the States. Hear Gil tell how one trip to EDC Las Vegas helped him connect with his true self and those around him after his experience in active warfare. Reminding listeners how much joy a simple act of kindness can bring, Snax the Clown reveals all of her secrets on how she connects with festivalgoers and creates the accepting environment that Insomniac festivals have become known for.
Wide Awake Stories is a monthly podcast hosted by the Insomniac Editorial Team. Each episode shines a spotlight on the vibrant communities and personalities that make dance music culture so unique. Fans and listeners who have a story they would like to share can contact the team on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #WideAwakeStories, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Listeners can even leave a message on the Wide Awake Hotline, (310) 818-9406.
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