Initial reports hinted at a possible Woodstock 1994 location for Pasquale Rotella’s iconic festival brand but after the owners of the farm felt uncomfortable hosting the event, Electric Daisy Carnival New York found its home back where it began — New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium.
After rumors of Electric Daisy Carnival making a stop in Chicago next year, Pasquale Rotella took to his Instagram account to confirm not only the Chicago festival, but the second annual New York event as well. The Chicago weekend has been speculated to span Memorial Day Weekend, and if New York’s round comes at the same time it did last year, both stops on the road to Vegas should occupy May 2013. However, date and venue information will have to wait until January 16th, when Pasquale is slated to release details for both cities.Posted by
Before we start the mayhem of EDC Las Vegas, our ears have barely stopped ringing since EDC NY ended just over a week ago. We figured everyone likes to relive one of the greatest weekends in NJ. We wrote our hearts out and took over 3000 pictures to bring our fans the best coverage possible. Besides the old coverage we wanted to give you the Editor’s take on the overall experience of EDC . Click past the break for more and expect coverage like this a lot more because the summer is just starting.
The scene at Electric Daisy Carnival, NY was a messy splatter painting of lights, neon, and babes wearing daisies but its most important feature was inevitably the music. EDM fans from all over the world flocked to Met Life stadium to hear a variety of DJ’s perform — one of them being Chuckie. He delivered an electro heavy set but also peppered it with his signature dirty Dutch sounds, pop-vocal acapellas, dubstep, and more. Chuckie’s sonic DNA is a definite festival and fan favorite, however, I heavily prefer an eclectic mix to a set dominated by a single sound or sub-genre.
Chuckie’s beats kept the crowd going but so too did his own energy. Rather than stand behind the booth quietly mixing and selecting, — as some DJs opt to do — he chose to amp up the crowd with consistent interaction and declarations of love for both his fans and New York. While the set was solid in its entirety there were some definite standout songs, so without further ado, here are five tracks you need to know. (more…)Posted by
It’s true that to most of us the addition of a third day for EDC NY seemed like an afterthought — an entire stage had been eliminated from the lineup and the addition of Armin Van Buuren as the closer felt forced. We asked ourselves “Wouldn’t two closing sets cheapen the Armin experience?” The answer after two days at EDC NY is a resounding “HELL NO!” Armin Van Buuren is the world’s biggest DJ for a reason — he is one of the few left whose sets are true artistry. He masterfully mixes tracks to create an atmosphere rather than a party, taking listeners on a journey with peaks and valleys and highs and lows. While many popular artists play nearly identical sets at every big festival, Armin’s is always a surprise.
The audacious Dutch duo known as Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano greeted the third day of EDC partygoers with a proper, high-energy set. Filled with tech and progressive house offerings, they satisfied the needs of both EDM newcomers and seasoned listeners. Their eclectic track list featured a mixture of unreleased IDs, new bootlegs, and records from their favorite artists. Read past the break for our track-by-track take on Netherland’s hottest underground House act. (more…)Posted by