Show Us Your Hands: Inside EDM's Gloving Craze

With their mesmerizing movements and entrancing light shows, glovers are becoming an EDM force
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Gloving 101

If you've been to an EDM show in recent years, you've seen them: dancers waving light-equipped gloves in the faces of mesmerized ravers. What may look like a drug-induced lark is actually part of a budding international phenomenon, known to the rave community as "gloving." While a DJ performs on stage, a glover entertains the audience, donning illuminated gloves, moving his or her fingers in time to the beat and forming rapidly changing light patterns. Glovers' displays can be a show within a show, and the man largely responsible for gloving's spread is Brian Lim.

What follows is a break-down of Lim's business and the gloving craze at large, complete with accompanying videos. By Nicole Pajer

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