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Should Clubs Reconsider Their Drug Policies?

In a recent feature, Resident Advisor tackles the thorny issue of drugs in electronic music culture. As author Luis-Manuel Garcia notes, consciousness enhancers are ubiquitous in nearly every music scene, but ever since media-fuelled panic over ecstasy at raves in the ’90s, dance music is the genre most often equated with drug use. RA’s piece explores everything from the dangers of unknown ingredients lurking in your pills to outdated and prohibitive drug policies, and is an important read for just about anyone affiliated with club culture. Meanwhile, music itself has been proven to alter perception even without chemical help, as this study on listening habits shows.