The Passion Collective

passion collective - A number of individuals working together with a compelling emotion or feeling

The Passion Collective.


col·lec·tive- a collective body; a gathering; a collection of extracts; a number of individuals working or acting together.

pas·sion- any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.

pas·sion col·lec·tive- A number of individuals working or acting together with a powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.

It was a November afternoon that I sat on the front porch of my local cafe and deeply thought about an idea; Nothing out of the ordinary as I did this often and much. I drank lukewarm coffee and discussed with some old acquaintances the idea of a group of young adults putting together a “Rolling-Stone” type magazine/website; To tell you the truth, many talented people laughed and shook off the offer, for that I am deeply saddened because they’re going to miss one hell of a ride. I proceeded to reach out to all different types of people from all different walks of life, many haven’t even met yet. That is the beauty of it. It’s as if I'm placing together the pieces of a puzzle, slowly but surely. Our generation is in need of something refreshing. Our brains will race and our eyes will quickly process what lies before us. What lies before us is The Passion Collective, a collective production founded in New York. It will be fueled by talent, hard-work, and most of all passion. It will only work if YOU contribute your piece of passion to the puzzle. Everyone is passionate about something. I, Zachary Franck have selected a group of unique individuals who all bring something to the table. From poets to journalists, photographers to bloggers, sports enthusiasts to hip-hop heads, I promise you that there is something for everyone. I truly believe in this and I believe in you. This project will stay true to it's name, always.Unlike other websites/magazines,The Passion Collective will actually make you think. As Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Buy the ticket, Take the ride”. Please join The Passion Collective as we all embark on this journey together; Why would you watch the puzzle being built when you can help build it!?

Horizon Wireless's Reimaginate is a Unique Look at the Bands We Love

Horizon Wireless is a DJ/drummer project made up of Harrison Waxzenberg and Dan Lyons. It has consistently evolved since its inception. They've blended styles of house music with creative sampling in a tasteful fashion that's both energized and ethereal. I've enjoyed multiple mixes from the duo, but their live shows are what I truly look forward to. They've impressed me before, but with this project they've tapped into something that is new and original.

Reimaginate is a well-thought and well-executed idea that Harrison Waxzenberg has played with for years. He combed through the catalogues of some of his favorite jam bands and picked out one song from each with a vision in mind. His plan was to put together a project of remixes that capture the attention of fans that don't necessarily love jam bands, and vice versa. From The Disco Biscuits and Lotus to the Grateful Dead and Phish, he didn't shy away from any particular band. I mean, he even remixed Widespread Panic!

Some songs feel like they were meant for this project, Scheme by STS9 fits the mold perfectly. And then there are others that I'd never think would work, like Help on the Way by the Grateful Dead - one of my favorite tracks on the album. I loved the fact that he touched on younger bands like Papadosio and Dopapod as well. There is something for everyone on this project, whether you like electronic music or not, you'll be impressed with the catchiness of Reimaginate.

I cannot wait to see what they do with some of these tracks live. I have a feeling they're going to resonate with crowds very well. If you haven't seen Horizon Wireless yet, make sure to check them out at Camp Bisco on July 12th to 14th and Satellite Ranch on September 1st to 3rd. They'll definitely take you on a rollercoaster ride. It seems like Horizon Wireless is stepping into the next stage of their musical evolution, and Reimaginate is an indication that it'll be the best one yet.

But don't take my word for it, listen for yourself!

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