Along with the exciting times that come with the third year of EDC Las Vegas, Insomniac has planned for the second year a concurrent dance music-focused conference named EDMBiz. This year the event will be held again at The Cosmopolitan on June 18, 19, and 20th — right before EDC Las Vegas hits The Speedway. While the keynote speakers for this year’s event were already announced a few weeks back, Insomniac has now shared a revised and updated list of the panelists that’ll be joining the many industry enthusiasts as well as a list of the topical and fascinating panels set to take place during the conference.
It’s hard to fathom exactly what $35 million will buy you in festival production these days, but it’s certainly no small sum. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella told the New York Post that they’ll be “stepping it up [EDC Las Vegas] year,” and focusing the “largest percentage of [the] money [on] production” — a statement that falls right in line with Insomniac’s priority to cater to the fans as “headliners” rather than superstar DJs. When Rotella was asked to elaborate further he simply stated, “we’re creating an environment along the lines of what you see at a theme park — but on an even larger scale.”
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Looking for a chance to get your Buzzcut on with the Bingo Players at EDC Las Vegas? One lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets courtesy of Dancing Astronaut and our friends the Bingo Players. Enter below, and in the mean time, listen to “Buzzcut” again and purchase on Beatport for good luck!
Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is inviting fans to apply for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share their story with the world in the EDC Vegas 2013 documentary.
All applicants must have purchased a ticket to the event in order to be eligible.
The deadline is tomorrow so submit today.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, a potential tax reform in Nevada may threaten the future of Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas in future years. The report explains the State Legislature is debating the Live Entertainment Tax, which levies a specific percentage of revenue for certain live productions, and its possible extension to more or all large scale live performance events in the state. Right now, EDC Las Vegas and many other productions are exempt from the tax but that free pass is in jeopardy right now.
Although this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival might have run into some problems, organizers have announced that EDC Vegas will take place at the Las Vegas Motorspeedway again next year on June 21-23. In an attempt to cut down on the chances of high winds, event organizers chose to schedule EDC 2013 several weeks later than its predecessor. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 12PM PST on November 7th, with prices ranging from $199 for a three-day GA pass to $450 for VIP tickets. Regular priced tickets will go on sale January 9th and although capacity could increase, they are testing new access roads to make getting to and from the speedway easier.
Troy Beetles, AKA dubstep superstar Datsik, has just released the second edition of his online video series, the “Datsik Diaries.” The video gives us a glimpse into his life on tour as he celebrates his 24th birthday at EDC Las Vegas. It features cameos from 12th Planet, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Nervo, Dieselboy, Kill the Noise & Noisia, and shows some of Datsik’s performances in the desert. But perhaps our favorite part of the video is the awesome soundtrack that includes his remix of ”Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker” and his collaboration with Diplo. We can think of many worse ways to celebrate your 24th birthday — and have to admit that we’re just a little bit jealous.Posted by
Just like his EDC set from Las Vegas, Chuckie is giving away three expertly mixed bootlegs straight from his set. The first remix is an interesting take on “Antidote” that switches the drop with something a lot more electro and very different from the original. The second track is an awesome blend of “Internet Friends,” “Rapture,” and the Tetris theme song which truly shows Chuckie’s ability as a DJ. The final song is classic electronic “King of My Castle” by Wamdue project mixed with Chuckie and Gregori Klosman’s “Mutfakta” which apparently made people “loose their sh*t.” You can grab all three below the break from Chuckie’s Soundcloud.