Dec 08, 2018 09:57:12

new project: Techno in Asia

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I'm starting a new project:

I love techno parties and it's one of the few things that really is amiss in Asia.

Party'ing in Asia usually means: 

Buying a table with friends, spending at least $50 a person on a big bottle of whatever alcohol and then standing around the table, being cool and maybe approaching other tables, but this doesn't happen often unless one is drunk and thus brave enough.


I hate this. For me, this is not at all what a techno party should be. And mind you, most music is EDM. 

Horrible horrible horrible music 😀


But where does one find these parties? Well even though I spend so many years in Asia, I never really partied there. Except in Japan. 

Only data source I have right now is Resident advisor. if you know of any others, please message me here or on Twitter.


I've been doing front-end for almost 9 years now. But only have little experience with the backend, apart from using Meteor with MongoDB for date a nomad.

I've never built a scraper to get data and parse this all into a frontend.

I've been learning about JAMstack and it's been amazing so far. I created a static site with Gatsby before. But now want a more "dynamic" one. Have a scraper work once a day, bind webhooks to Netlify to display and deploy the new data.


So here we go!


Tools of the trade:

- Gatsby for the frontend

- Strapi as a data management tool

- MongoDB to hold my documents

- Nodejs and cheerio to scrape

- Netlify and Bitbucket for hosting and deployment


So far I have been able to install Strapi, create new collections and pull them out with Gatsby.

Learning new stuff such as Gatsby-image, Graphql, while still being quite new to Gatsby as well. So many challenges ahead.


Right now my goal is to just create a simple list of events. Descriptions and images within a page or a modal (not sure how I want to display event data yet). 


Would love to hear suggestions, data sources, etc! :)

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    @flowen "Buying a table with friends, spending at least $50 a person on a big bottle of whatever alcohol and then standing around the table". This sounds like every country i can think of, but usually, not a techno club but something more of a "Gucci Gang" type of a club, where the girls are half-naked and the guys are with Rolexes and shit on them.
    Maybe there is a small community of Boiler-rooms in Asia. Like there has to be some Techno DJ that went there and did a Boiler-room. Google it, and hopefully, you will be lucky.
    PS. The software developers, are usually not into Techno, so you must be the coolest software developer that goes on a Techno rave i have ever met (online).
    Cheers!

    Berkan avatar Berkan | Dec 08, 2018 15:32:45
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      @flowen @berkan hahah Berkan, thank you - I suppose - that cracked me up. Yeah, I wouldn't really categorise myself as a software dev. I think I know what kind of dev's you're talking about. I've always been a front-end dev with lots of love for graphic design and illustration and 3d and animation. Actually, maybe my mind works like a developer. I think in logic but my passion and attraction has always been towards the creative and expressive. Anyway, categorisations are for simplification and I prefer to see people as complex beings.

      Thanks for the tip! You're definitely right about the "Gucci gang"'s (great description)

      lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Dec 09, 2018 11:55:39
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    @flowen

    you are going to create a techno movement in Asia :OOOOO

    "Buying a table with friends, spending at least $50 a person on a big bottle of whatever alcohol and then standing around the table" so true haha

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 08, 2018 11:35:21
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      @flowen @basilesamel yeah we need to teach them what good music is ;)

      lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Dec 08, 2018 12:00:52
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