SLANDER – Slow Motion

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EDC Las Vegas 2018: An Electrifying Spectacle of Lights, Sound, and Bodies

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are welcome here.” That’s the first sign that eager ravers spot as they approach the grounds of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2018. It is also the philosophy that embodies the spirit of the Insomniac Events-run show. It’s true; over the course of three days I witnessed a colorful spectrum of faces from all walks of life—young, old, gay, straight, bros, nerds, and everyone in between. Although it was odd to see the token senior citizen in the mix, I had to think there was an inherently human reason that led thousands to travel miles into the heart of the Las Vegas desert for three sleepless days of debauchery.

Jasmin Ayala/EDMTunes

As I entered through the media gates high above the bleachers I was able to catch a glorious panoramic view of the entire festival. This would be my escape for the next three days. 

“Overhead View of the Electric Sky” Jasmin Ayala/EDMTunes

Every detail at EDC Las Vegas was carefully considered and flawlessly executed into the larger storyline. From the nightly firework shows, to the operational stages and moving art cars, to the sensational performers prancing about. There wasn’t an element that didn’t serve a purpose. Creative innovation lurked at every corner—even at the attendee level. Beautiful bodies encrusted in jewels and glitter donned elaborate rave costumes and held up custom-built totems with their own clever memes and declarative messages.

From sunset to sunrise, a brave new world opened up full of wonder and dazzling showmanship. Each night there were countless sights to see, sounds to hear, and connections to be made. EDC awakened our innermost child-like curiosity and allowed us to explore it for three days under the Electric Sky.

EDC Las Vegas – Production

Insomniac is known for pulling out all the stops for their show-stopping events and the 22nd annual Electric Daisy Carnival was no different. Walking across the grounds and exploring each stage was like entering a world that harbored its own distinctive energy and sound. Insomniac did a wonderful job of creating enough spacial proximity between stages where once you entered the zone of one stage, it didn’t clash with the sound of another.

The kineticFIELD main stage was an extraordinary fixture that towered higher than all the other stages and held up on its own beyond its coinciding musical acts. The two-minute intermission shows captured an awe-inspiring exhibition of lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, and water elements. cosmicMEADOW boasted the most eclectic of artists and made for a larger audience with its additional bleacher seating. The art car stages paraded across the grounds and provided an escape from the packed crowds of the conventional stages.

EDC Las Vegas’s VIP experience provided a one-of-a-kind experience for guests with brag-worthy amenities like a hookah bar and oxygen bar, a pool and ball pit, plentiful photo ops, complimentary breakfast and dedicated viewing and dancing areas. The Insomniac VIP experience was hands-down one of the greatest aspects of EDC, and is definitely a worthy option to consider next time around if you’ve got the extra cash.

Performances

On day one, curiosity coupled with our unfamiliarity with the venue had my friend and I lost for most of the event. We ran like a madmen from stage to stage hoping to catch a bit of everyone as we could. The lineup offered such an enticing array of acts that it was hard to choose between artists. And just as in the manner of a Las Vegas buffet I enjoyed a little bit of everything. My inability to find the Parliament Art Car at sunrise meant I missed Kaskade’s Strobelite Seduction set, but it wasn’t all bad because I was able to catch Getter for the first time as the sun peeked over the horizon at cosmicMEADOW.

Day two was hands down the best day of the entire weekend, and the most crowded. You could physically feel the increase of bodies as you stood shoulder to shoulder at nearly every set. Ookay’s live set on Saturday was one of the most inspiring sets of the weekend. His one-man-show highlighted his multifaceted artistic capabilities and featured live elements like his own vocals, drums, a synth keytar, and even a surprise appearance by famed Saxophone player Kenny G for the closing number “Thief.” Kygo‘s tropical house set at the kineticFIELD ranked high on my list of favorites for the weekend. His feel-good melodies gave us clean break from the heavy “womp womp” sound that flooded the rest of the event. Tiësto dropped some much needed hardstyle bangers and included a tearful tribute to the late Avicii. Over at cosmicMEADOW, Zeds Dead wowed the crowd per usual and followed into Kayzo’s rowdy nostalgia-ridden set that featured some pop punk and alt rock classics.

 

The final day, Shiba San played a dance-worthy performance at cosmicMEADOW and R3hab energized the crowd before following into Rezz’s highly-anticipated circuitGROUNDS set. Hoards of people flooded in to see Rezz drop her signature flavor of face-melting bass. Over at the main stage, SLANDER played a high-energy set and closed out with a remix of their head-banging track “After All.” Tchami and Malaa’s No Redemption Series drew in dedicated house aficionados and even made people sitting on the bleachers stand up and groove. The final fireworks show ran ten minutes late but made up for it by lighting up the Electric Sky during Martin Garrix’s performance of “Scared to Be Lonely.” Lastly, I watched Zomboy from the sidelines of the bassPOD before deciding to call it a night (my body would thank me later that morning). Reality began to sink in as I slowly made my way towards the exit gates. I walked backwards letting the colors and sensations of the neon-lit landscape wash over me one last time. “Until next year,” I said to myself.

Final Thoughts
Jasmin Ayala/EDMTunes

This year marked my first time attending EDC. I’ve attended Insomniac raves in the past, but no other music event struck me with an unshakable sense of awe as EDC Las Vegas. There’s an indescribable feeling that comes with being up at odd hours of the night while others are asleep; dancing, vibing, and exploring a space wherein you are free to be your truest self. There were many moments where I stood in sheer disbelief that a place like this could exist. The lights, the sounds, and the bodies all gave way to a weekend full of positive energy and unforgettable memories.  

Insomniac refers to their attendees as Headliners, which in retrospect is quite fitting. The EDC Las Vegas experience is nothing without its people. The people are part of the attraction. It’s the Headliners and their distinctive flavors that ultimately create an environment that’s rooted in respect, good vibes, and an ever-present sense of unity.

This past weekend I became a Headliner—a title that I will proudly embrace wherever I find myself. Until next year, EDC Las Vegas.

 

EDC Las Vegas 2018: An Electrifying Spectale of Lights, Sound, and Bodies

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EDMTunes

“All are welcome here.” That’s the first sign that eager ravers spot as they approach the grounds of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2018. It is also the philosophy that embodies the spirit of the Insomniac Events-run show. It’s true; over the course of three days I witnessed a colorful spectrum of faces from all walks of life—young, old, gay, straight, bros, nerds, and everyone in between. Although it was odd to see the token senior citizen in the mix, I had to think there was an inherently human reason that led thousands to travel miles into the heart of the Las Vegas desert for three sleepless days of debauchery.

Jasmin Ayala/EDMTunes

As I entered through the media gates high above the bleachers I was able to catch a glorious panoramic view of the entire festival. This would be my escape for the next three days. 

“Overhead View of the Electric Sky” Jasmin Ayala/EDMTunes

Every detail at EDC Las Vegas was carefully considered and flawlessly executed into the larger storyline. From the nightly firework shows, to the operational stages and moving art cars, to the sensational performers prancing about. There wasn’t an element that didn’t serve a purpose. Creative innovation lurked at every corner—even at the attendee level. Beautiful bodies encrusted in jewels and glitter donned elaborate rave costumes and held up custom-built totems with their own clever memes and declarative messages.

From sunset to sunrise, a brave new world opened up full of wonder and dazzling showmanship. Each night there were countless sights to see, sounds to hear, and connections to be made. EDC awakened our innermost child-like curiosity and allowed us to explore it for three days under the Electric Sky.

EDC Las Vegas – Production

Insomniac is known for pulling out all the stops for their show-stopping events and the 22nd annual Electric Daisy Carnival was no different. Walking across the grounds and exploring each stage was like entering a world that harbored its own distinctive energy and sound. Insomniac did a wonderful job of creating enough spacial proximity between stages where once you entered the zone of one stage, it didn’t clash with the sound of another.

The kineticFIELD main stage was an extraordinary fixture that towered higher than all the other stages and held up on its own beyond its coinciding musical acts. The two-minute intermission shows captured an awe-inspiring exhibition of lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, and water elements. cosmicMEADOW boasted the most eclectic of artists and made for a larger audience with its additional bleacher seating. The art car stages paraded across the grounds and provided an escape from the packed crowds of the conventional stages.

EDC Las Vegas’s VIP experience provided a one-of-a-kind experience for guests with brag-worthy amenities like a hookah bar and oxygen bar, a pool and ball pit, plentiful photo ops, complimentary breakfast and dedicated viewing and dancing areas. The Insomniac VIP experience was hands-down one of the greatest aspects of EDC, and is definitely a worthy option to consider next time around if you’ve got the extra cash.

Performances

On day one, curiosity coupled with our unfamiliarity with the venue had my friend and I lost for most of the event. We ran like a madmen from stage to stage hoping to catch a bit of everyone as we could. The lineup offered such an enticing array of acts that it was hard to choose between artists. And just as in the manner of a Las Vegas buffet I enjoyed a little bit of everything. My inability to find the Parliament Art Car at sunrise meant I missed Kaskade’s Strobelite Seduction set, but it wasn’t all bad because I was able to catch Getter for the first time as the sun peeked over the horizon at cosmicMEADOW.

Day two was hands down the best day of the entire weekend, and the most crowded. You could physically feel the increase of bodies as you stood shoulder to shoulder at nearly every set. Ookay’s live set on Saturday was one of the most inspiring sets of the weekend. His one-man-show highlighted his multifaceted artistic capabilities and featured live elements like his own vocals, drums, a synth keytar, and even a surprise appearance by famed Saxophone player Kenny G for the closing number “Thief.” Kygo‘s tropical house set at the kineticFIELD ranked high on my list of favorites for the weekend. His feel-good melodies gave us clean break from the heavy “womp womp” sound that flooded the rest of the event. Tiësto dropped some much needed hardstyle bangers and included a tearful tribute to the late Avicii. Over at cosmicMEADOW, Zeds Dead wowed the crowd per usual and followed into Kayzo’s rowdy nostalgia-ridden set that featured some pop punk and alt rock classics.

 

The final day, Shiba San played a dance-worthy performance at cosmicMEADOW and R3hab energized the crowd before following into Rezz’s highly-anticipated circuitGROUNDS set. Hoards of people flooded in to see Rezz drop her signature flavor of face-melting bass. Over at the main stage, SLANDER played a high-energy set and closed out with a remix of their head-banging track “After All.” Tchami and Malaa’s No Redemption Series drew in dedicated house aficionados and even made people sitting on the bleachers stand up and groove. The final fireworks show ran ten minutes late but made up for it by lighting up the Electric Sky during Martin Garrix’s performance of “Scared to Be Lonely.” Lastly, I watched Zomboy from the sidelines of the bassPOD before deciding to call it a night (my body would thank me later that morning). Reality began to sink in as I slowly made my way towards the exit gates. I walked backwards letting the colors and sensations of the neon-lit landscape wash over me one last time. “Until next year,” I said to myself.

Final Thoughts
Jasmin Ayala/EDMTunes

This year marked my first time attending EDC. I’ve attended Insomniac raves in the past, but no other music event struck me with an unshakable sense of awe as EDC Las Vegas. There’s an indescribable feeling that comes with being up at odd hours of the night while others are asleep; dancing, vibing, and exploring a space wherein you are free to be your truest self. There were many moments where I stood in sheer disbelief that a place like this could exist. The lights, the sounds, and the bodies all gave way to a weekend full of positive energy and unforgettable memories.  

Insomniac refers to their attendees as Headliners, which in retrospect is quite fitting. The EDC Las Vegas experience is nothing without its people. The people are part of the attraction. It’s the Headliners and their distinctive flavors that ultimately create an environment that’s rooted in respect, good vibes, and an ever-present sense of unity.

This past weekend I became a Headliner—a title that I will proudly embrace wherever I find myself. Until next year, EDC Las Vegas.

 

Teig – Come Correct

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– Come Correct

Teig has been slowly creeping up in the scene over the past six months. Piggybacking off of a string of popular free downloads, he’s back again with a brand new original. ‘Come Correct’ is a bass roller tune that packs a whole lot of drive with a lot of momentum.

The main vocal sample works its way into the mix as the primary foundation for the track. It helps build the energy level up until the drop, where a sub-heavy bass line explodes into action. A series of different bass line variations keep the energy moving while staying fresh throughout the entire arrangement. The track finally comes into the second breakdown where the vocal comes back in. The build brings the energy back up to the final drop. Overall, the track is restricted and impactful and perfect for any dance floor. This young producer has some serious talent, and we can not wait to see what the summer has in store for him.

Teig – Come Correct:

ATLAST – Red Reverie EP

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Seven Lions Uploads Episode 2 of The Observatory

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#8211; The Observatory Episode 2

Always having a knack of seamlessly mixing any multitude of genres and styles, Seven Lions is back with another extended mix. His mix series, titled ‘The Observatory’, is a showcase featuring all the music that the melodic master has been inspired by. This two-hour mix will have something for everyone.

This mix packs a lot of music into just two hours. His signature melodic dubstep is sprinkled throughout along with everything from chill step, electro, and even pay trance towards the end. Being able to flawlessly blend such a wealth of music together is no small feat, and it is a wonder to see a master work like this.

This mix is released ahead of his Chronicles event series, one of which is being held at Wamu Stadium in Seattle later next month. You can purchase tickets for that even here

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Mightyfools Bid Farewell to the DJ Life

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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts forever for all of the love and support. We will never forget it.

– Jelle & Andy
Mightyfools

Although this is a sorrowful occasion, the end of one thing is the beginning of another: and that quote is not only used when breaking up with a significant other. Jelle will continue to produce music, and the future looks bright with a focus on personal development. Undoubtedly more information on his new project will be elaborated upon as more information develops.

Who truly knows what the future holds? The potential to get back together to produce music after a few years of a hiatus after a period of time is still valid. The two are going to continue to play shows until the end of 2018. If you wish to relive your first time seeing Mightyfools for one final bash, this is your time to act!

 

Mightyfools Final Farewell From EDM Scene

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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts forever for all of the love and support. We will never forget it.

– Jelle & Andy
Mightyfools

Although this is a sorrowful occasion, the end of one thing is the beginning of another: and that quote is not only used when breaking up with a significant other. Jelle will continue to produce music, and the future looks bright with a focus on personal development. Undoubtedly more information on his new project will be elaborated upon as more information develops.

Who truly knows what the future holds? The potential to get back together to produce music after a few years of a hiatus after a period of time is still valid. The two are going to continue to play shows until the end of 2018. If you wish to relive your first time seeing Mightyfools for one final bash, this is your time to act!

 

Slander & SAYMYNAME – I Can’t Escape (Computa Reboot)

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SAYMYNAME – I Can’t Escape (Computa Reboot)

Computa is a dude who seems to have come out of nowhere. He has just a single release, his reboot of Slander & SAYMYNAME’s ‘I Can’t Escape’, on his SoundCloud page. It is no wonder why he is getting so much credit for this track; it’s pure fire.

The dynamics in this song are what make it stand out. The breakdowns and introduction are soft and laid back. They lull you into a false sense of security while the vocals drift over the top. The tune slowly adds momentum until it hits the drop, which is a massive wall of subsonic energy. The sound design of Computa comes to the front of the mix, and it hits you with gnarled and twisted synthesizers that are dance floor killers. The drop gets in and does its damage, before the soft swing of the breakdown takes the energy back down.

Slander & SAYMYNAME – I Can’t Escape (Computa Reboot):