Kaskade Speaks Out: LA Times’ Attack on Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella

The LA Times ran a news item this weekend throwing martyr stones at the EDM mainstream overtaking cities, targeting Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac Events, as the harbinger of “ecstasy-fueled” deaths to the youth of local cities. Rotella’s institution of Electric Daisy Carnival and countless other stadium sized concerts, the article panders back to 2006 claiming, “at least 14 people who attended concerts produced by Rotella, considered within the industry the nation’s leading rave promoter, and Reza Gerami, another prominent Los Angeles-based impresario, have died from overdoses or in other drug-related incidents.”

Despite warnings, the wavering economies in local governments welcome some extra revenue stream these events produce, the article roars. “It brings in a fair amount of commerce,” told Judge Dave Barkemeyer tells the LA Times, “who issued a permit for a Rotella rave in Milam County, Texas.”

Texas. The same state that built “93,000 natural gas fracking wells, up from around 58,000 in 2000,” Truth-Out, reported last week. “The waste from fracking is about 70 percent of the 8 million gallons of water containing 400,000 gallons of toxic chemicals per well. 649 chemicals are used in fracking water.”

How many deaths does that cause? Just askin’…