Decadence Arizona was the perfect way to end 2018 and now as we make our way into the new year with polar vortex’s, figuring out who we’ll vote for in 2020 and waiting way to long till our next festival, we can’t help but look back to our best moments on the dance floor. This past Decadence down at the Rawhide Event Center in Arizona, we reunited with our rave fam one last time to get down with some of our favorite artists like Alison Wonderland, Blossom, Green Velvet, Anti Up, Porter Robinson, Eric Prydz and so many others. You can check out our review here. Relentless Beats had really outdone themselves as a production company, with Decadence, Phoenix Lights, and Goldrush all being massive successes and a fan base growing like wildfire.
Some of the best ways of enjoying Throwback Thursday’s is watching old videos and scrolling through our little photoshoots on Instagram, but now we can finally enjoy the recap video to the epic festivities of Decadence Arizona. Relentless Beats asked the help of three editors from Phoenix-based Thrill Wave Productions, who all showed their own interpretations of the event before bringing it back to a singular story. The editors had this to say about how they approached the project,
“I just really wanted to help the fan relive the moment and if you weren’t part of it- the desire will be there for the next year,” says Thrill Wave and Act 01 editor Javier Mejiava. “I also wanted to create the feeling that you’ll want to keep pressing replay and going back.”
“We wanted this act to break up the high energy pace of the first act and really slow things down,” says Thrill Wave and Act 02 editor Tony Swann. “People tend to get very in touch with themselves emotionally at big EDM shows, especially like Decadence for New Year’s Eve. There is a lot of energy, lot’s of good vibes, and people are having an experience. I think capturing all of this in slow motion gives the viewer a sense of depth and warmth. The video suddenly slows down and you feel like you are having a moment in your head, which is much like being at the actual show. People chase moments and when that moment hits everything slows down and you bask in the euphoria.”
“The final portion of the after-movie can be described as controlled chaos. I wanted to showcase how large the audience was by using big, steady and long establishing shots, then cutting to short bursts of chaos, much like the behavior amongst the crowd and talent,” explains Thrill Wave and Act 03 editor Leah Semeniuk. “This created a nice juxtaposition between the two paces, as well as the previous sections done by other editors.”
Let yourself be transported back to all of those warm, gleaming moments through the Decadence Arizona recap video, available to stream on YouTube. Keep up to date with all of Relentless Beats events through the socials below. Phoenix Lights is next up on the docket for Arizona ravers, you can check out more details here.
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