Effective September 18, after increased pressure from the DC Government, the United States Military and the United States Federal Government, Buzzlife Productions has ended its nine- year -old weekly Washington, DC event, Buzz. A two-and-a half-year investigation of D.C. nightclubs was launched by the military to
supervise the off-duty hours of their local personnel. Unfortunately, the
behavior of a few triggered a large-scale clampdown on all military nightlife activities.
In early September, Nation nightclub was declared off-limits to all servicemen. But that was not the end.
In an unprecedented move, the United States Military and the D.C. Police Department
joined forces to share information and resources targeting both the Friday night event,
Buzz, and the nightclub Nation. Innocent patrons were harassed, and Nation
management was threatened with legal action that could result in the loss of their
"It's unfortunate that events that cater to the youth of America historically become
targets of government agencies," comments Amanda Huie, Buzzlife director of PR and
marketing on the Buzzlife Web site. "As leaders in this industry, we will not allow Buzz to become a scapegoat,
and in essence, tarnish all electronic dance music events."
Buzzlife, in July of 2002, exposed the injustice of The RAVE Act. This act, being
pushed through the Senate, is a clear violation of civil liberties, a person’s right to
choose the music they listen to, and an innocent businessman’s right to provide a
venue for the music their patrons’ request. Buzzlife’s leadership resulted in national
media coverage, protests around the country and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary
Committee, Senator Leahy’s decision to remove himself as a sponsor of the bill.
Buzzlife Productions is America’s leader in electronic dance music marketing and
event promotion. Created in 1993 after a series of successful weekly and one-off
events, the company rose to become the #1 Mega-Club in America, as voted by URB
Magazine for the past four years.
"We are looking to the future," says Scott Henry, president of Buzzlife Productions.
"With a love of electronic dance music and the people in this scene, Buzzlife will
continue to bring the best music to the United States."