“I’m in my church. This is my Mass.” – a friend of mine told me while we were dancing to lovely beats at a party last Sunday. And indeed it was our Mass. Some people go to church on Sundays, we went to a party.
Even though music has always been my religion, it was in Berlin where I first understood how beats truly change lives – creating positivity, friendships, unity and love. Since that I have been beat influenced all over the globe, whether it was in small clubs – feeling connected to a small number of people as if they were my family, or at festivals – feeling united with masses as if we were changing the world.
A lot of people don’t like techno as they find it monotonous, but the beauty of it is finding out how non-monotonous it actually is. Techno does not give itself away easily, you have to really listen and get into it to be able to comprehend it. It might seem nuts but once you do you’ll see how beats get into you like little spirits and the only way to set them free is to dance.
Techno squeezes movement out of you, and no matter how hard you try you can’t resist tapping your foot to the beats. When you’re dancing you forget what time it is, what you’re ‘supposed’ to do, who you’re ‘supposed’ to see, you forget who you are … and it all becomes about the beat. It all becomes about the wonderful magical beat.
And on the dance floor there’s this amazing separate – togetherness between people. They dance separately, yet they move like a huge giant mass. They listen to the same beats yet they perceive the music in such different ways. They experience emotions separately yet they create an indescribable vibe and energy together.
So there we were last Sunday, in our version of a church, listening to our version of a Mass. All of us dancing in our own little worlds yet united by the beat. By the wonderful magical beat.