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Indian duo to perform at EDM festival Tomorrowland 2015

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) duo Lost Stories will be performing at the annual EDM festival Tomorrowland 2015, to be held in Belgium, Universal Music India has announced.

The duo, Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi, will be performing on the Blue Flame Stage on July 24 in Boom, Belgium.

“We are proud of the Lost Stories boys on having secured a slot at the prestigious Tomorrowland festival in Belgium. It’s a massive step towards showcasing Indian EDM talent on a global platform. From local gigs to a European tour and a slot at the biggest annual EDM festival in the world, they have indeed come a long way,” Devraj Sanyal, managing director, Universal Music Group South Asia said in a statement.

The announcement has driven immense support by fans and personalities alike as Lost Stories will represent India on the global map of dance music which is an ever-increasing industry.

Last year, Lost Stories released their debut album “Music for the #Generation”. The album spawned the hit single “How do you like me now”, the video of which was very well received by EDM fans and made it to number 16 on Vh1 Top 100 Videos of 2014.

The duo has since played some memorable sets alongside Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke amongst many others.

Lost Stories will begin their European tour on Saturday which goes on till August 5. During this period, the duo will also be seen performing at other major festivals and clubs across European countries including Belgium, Netherlands, Spain and France.

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EDM party-goers at high opioid dependence risk

Opioid use has grown to epidemic proportions in the US and has been the main contributor to a resurgence of heroin use as well as the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C

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EDM party-goers are more likely to use drugs. IANS
  • EDM party goers are known to use many drugs
  • They also misuse opioids like heroin
  • The dance party goers are always at a higher risk of using drugs

Not just common party drugs like ecstasy, more and more electronic dance music (EDM) party attendees are misusing opioids like heroin, researchers claim.

Opioid use has grown to epidemic proportions in the US and has been the main contributor to a resurgence of heroin use as well as the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C, the team from New York University said.

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Party goers are misusing opioids like heroin. Pixabay

“We’ve always known that electronic dance music party attendees are at high risk for use of club drugs such as ecstasy or Molly, but we wanted to know the extent of opioid use in this population,” said Joseph Palamar, Associate Professor at New York University.

“This population of experienced drug users needs to be reached to prevent initiation and continued use, which can lead to riskier and more frequent use, dependence, and deleterious outcomes such as overdose – particularly if opioids are combined with other drugs,” Palamar added.

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To reach this conclusion, the researchers surveyed 954 individuals (ages 18 to 40) about to enter EDM parties at nightclubs and dance festivals in New York City. Attendees were asked about the use of 18 different opioids — including OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, codeine, fentanyl and heroin.

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these drugs are causing health issues like HIV and hepatitis C. Wikimedia Commons

The researchers found that almost a quarter (23.9 per cent) of EDM party attendees have used opioids non-medically in their lifetime and one out of 10 (9.8 per cent) did so in the past year. IANS

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