We know that EDC Vegas is unfortunately a thing of the past, but we’re here to bring you back yet again. We put together this recap video from some un-believably good footage granted to us from Insomniac, and have managed to chop it down to four and a half minutes of a festival at its best. While there were some minor setbacks at this year’s event, overall it was another well-produced massive by Insomniac. Drawing a record crowd, the show built upon its roots and offered impressive art installations, massive lighting displays, and lots of carnival rides too. This recap incorporates footage of DJs like Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano, and more. EDC Las Vegas is a must experience event for anyone who enjoys dance music — and it doesn’t hurt if you like gambling too.
Pop stars, rock stars, actors, and heiresses aren’t the only celebrities teaming up with brands to promote their products, DJ’s are doing it too. After catching wind of Afrojack’s mayonnaise commercial we got to thinking about the variety of these advertisements floating around and decided to compile them in one place. The collaborations range from fitting to amusing while some are downright strange — nonetheless they’re all indicative of EDM’s explosive growth and influence across the globe. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments. (more…)
Since breaking out of his Los Angeles studio and touring the world Jacked-style, Afrojack has been showing off a slew of brand new productions. Between Ultra and Electric Daisy Carnival – both, New York and Las Vegas – the Dutchman has debuted almost a dozen fresh originals and remixes.
Afrojack premiered the most notable unidentified banger at his UMF set, and has continued to use it as a crowd-crusher on the road. Now, however, he has finally has announced its title as “Rock The House.” The version that he played on this week’s radioshow features a beefed up climax, a fuller version of the track that we heard Lil’ Jon scream over in March. Only an indication that “Rock The House” is in the nearly-final stages, you will be the first to know when it gets an official release date.
Afrojack – Rock The House (Ripped from Jacked 36)
Hot on the heels of the East coast’s first Electric Daisy Carnival, New Yorkers are already whispering about events like Identity Festival and Electric Zoo. However, DA would like to make it clear that there is still tons of partying to be had this summer and the list of events will congest the calendars of even the most dedicated ravers. Starting things off right, June will be a huge month for partying in the New York area – DJs from various genres will be playing at a wide range of venues that should be able to satisfy every kind of EDM fan. Making the right selections and understanding how to spend your valuable time (not to mention your hard-earned cash) is the key to having the superior summer.
As the countdown to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas crosses the 2-week mark, fans are rounding up their groups of friends in preparation for what could be the single biggest party of the year. Last year’s event was an enormous success on many levels, and this year’s edition is poised to reach even greater heights.
While the festival itself runs 3 nights from Friday June 8th to Sunday June 10th, a dizzying selection of EDM artists will be playing daytime and nighttime parties all over Las Vegas during the Insomniac-sponsored “EDC Week”. So if you and your friends need some help in staying organized and making sure you don’t miss out, click past the break for a full calendar of EDC Week events and planning resources: (more…)
Pepsi and Sony have partnered with the Michael Jackson estate to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s seventh artist album, “Bad.” Along with a series of cans featuring an image of the late pop icon, Sony Music has plans for a revamped album that will feature re-mastered tracks, unreleased songs, and remixes from the likes of Afrojack, A-Trak, and Diplo. The first offering comes from the Dutch hit-maker, Afrojack, who, contrary to his usual stylings, takes a softer approach on this rework. In his attempt to maintain the integrity of this legendary record, he uses his signature bleep sound as an added boost, while keeping the original elements intact. The untouched vocals coincide flawlessly with the usual Afro-synth and drum work, and make for quite a modest remix. “Bad 25″ will be available for purchase on September 18th.
At the end of his first set of on the last day of the inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival New York, Afrojack addressed the crowd of his own JACKED tent: “You know I fucking love you New York,” he said. “[Electric Zoo two years ago is] where it started, and [New York is] where I’m gonna finish it.” Well, after seeing him go on to play another 90+ minute set at the Main Stage, we can all be assured that he doesn’t plan on finishing it any time soon.
Like he did at last year’s UMF, Afrojack had a highly anticipated, if not a little controversial, double header to end the festival. In true Afrojack fashion, he brought his usual rowdy, happy go lucky, larger than life self to both of his sets, emanating an energy that makes almost anything he plays sound good.
Jay-Z announced his plans for the “Budweiser Made In America Festival” last week in Philadelphia, and phase one of the lineup has been revealed — and it’s quite impressive. Along with Jay, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, and Passion Pit have been confirmed, along with Pearl Jam and a variety of other artists.
The festival will take place along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday September 1st and Sunday September 2nd, and “an undetermined chunk of money” will benefit the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. ABC News reports that tickets are set to go on sale tomorrow, May 23rd, but the countdown on the event’s website indicates that they could be on sale at 10AM instead. Jay-Z and Skrillex at the same festival for $99? Sounds like a decent alternative to Electric Zoo.
.” First heard during R3hab’s set at EDC New York, this remix is pretty much exactly what you would expect from a collaboration between the two Dutch producers. The track layers a piano lead-in under the vocal sample and builds to a hard-hitting breakdown that perfectly blends Dyro’s electro touch with R3hab’s chainsaw madness. No word on an official release date, so stay tuned and be sure to check out the rest of our EDCNew Yorkcoverage.
EDC New York unfortunately ends on the earlier side at MetLife Stadium around 11PM, but thankfully the party will continue throughout the night — and probably well into the morning — at Pacha NYC, 4Sixty6, Bliss in New Jersey, and Cielo afterwards. There are three days of EDC, but Pacha has enlisted various different clubs to host afterparties each and every night.
On Friday, Fedde Le Grand will take over Pacha and Cosmic Gate will be at Bliss in NJ. On Saturday — well, that’s TBA. But leave it to the Jacked crew to close out the weekend, with R3hab at 4Sixty6 in Jersey, and Afrojack returning to Pacha NYC yet again. Tickets are on sale now, so head to Pacha NYC’s website for all the details!