It’s no secret that the sense of community among dance music fans is unmatched by any other genre, and this past weekend, after a successful EDC Orlando, our community was once again tested by news of a tragedy immediately following the event’s second day. After a successful and safe weekend in Orlando, one that was attended by over 30,000 dance music faithfuls each night, Oscar Enriquez left the festival grounds and made his way almost a mile away to Rock Lake. It was here that local authorities found the young fan drowned. The details behind Oscar’s death are still unclear, but amidst the mourning the EDM community has banded together in support of Oscar and his family.
Jennifer Forkish, VP of Communications at Insomniac Events, had this to say in response to Oscar’s untimely passing;
We are deeply saddened to learn that Oscar Enriquez, a fan of EDC Orlando, tragically drowned at Rock Lake after leaving the festival grounds Saturday night. We want Oscar’s family and friends to know that we are thinking of them during this tough time, and we hope that the outpouring of love and support they have received from the dance music community comforts them.
Headliners nationwide have already raised over 14,000 dollars in honor of Oscar, true testament to the power and camaraderie of dance music fans. Chad Ochocinco has also shown support by suiting up in Oscar’s place for a local football game.
It is with both great sorrow and overwhelming pride in our community that we ask our loyal fans and dance music faithfuls worldwide to join us in support of the Enriquez family in their time of mourning by supporting the #SmileForOscar fund.
Live from the circuitGrounds of Electric Daisy Carnival’s Orlando installation comes Tommie Sunshine. Mr. Brooklyn Fire himself offers up his set from central Florida with 16 tracks — 14 of which remain unreleased, including Mercer’s remix of “Stay The Night” by Zedd. Through a thick storm of specially rendered bootlegs, the hour-long mix offers Tommie’s latest collaboration with Deorro, “Supa Hot Fiya,” along with Deformaty and Koyote’s ”Bouncin,” the upcoming Melbourne bounce hit due out on the Brooklyn Fire imprint next week.
After the recent success of both Nocturnal and Beyond Wonderland, Insomniac continues it’s festival run with its final installment of the Electric Daisy Carnival series with a pitstop in Orlando. The festival will take place in Tinker Field on November 8th and 9th and has just announced their artist lineup. Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Porter Robinson, Richie Hawtin, and Jamie Jones lead the way in this star studded field. Every genre is represented, so there is a little something for everyone to enjoy in a few weeks. Look above to see the entire lineup and make sure to download the Insomniac app in order to get the latest updates on all Insomniac events.
Tickets are still available!
Earlier this month, Tritonal took the mainstage at EDC Orlando and delivered a flawless festival-oriented set of progressive and trance anthems. This live set, released as a special Sirius XM guest mix, features a bevy of unique Tritonal mash-ups, classic progressive and electro tracks from Alesso, Tommy Trash, Swedish House Mafia and a special EDC Orlando edit of “Blurple.”
Listen below and hop past the break to see the full set list.
Update: Content removed at request of SiriusXM
R3hab is returning to the release circuit with another original production following the Shermanology-assisted “Live 4 The City.” His next solo offering, “A Night In,” is the official anthem of EDC Orlando 2012, where the Dutch maniac occupied Afrojack’s Jacked stage last weekend. Leading the way with a graceful melody and building anticipation with amplifying synths, the track climaxes with a buzzing electro drop. By the looks of his recent work, Fadil is resting his weapon of choice — the chainsaw — and expanding his comfort zone away from his usual onslaught of remixes. “A Night In” is set to be released on Novmeber 23rd with the Spinnin Records stamp.
Last month, we teamed up with Insomniac Events and Icon Collective Music Production School to offer you a chance to play at EDC Orlando. The time has come to announce the winners, who will be playing the Neon Garden Stage this Saturday, November 10th. The aspiring DJs had to put together a 30-minute mix to showcase their talents, then create an original track to seal the deal. Of all the entrants, 11 emerged victorious. See who made the cut after the jump and listen to their collection of tracks on Soundcloud. If you still don’t have your EDC Orlando tickets in hand, grab ‘em while they’re hot!
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Dancing Astronaut has partnered up with Insomniac Events and Icon Collective Music Production School to bring you the chance to play a set at Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando. Part of Insomnaic’s Discovery Project, the winners of the contest will take to the Neon Garden Stage on November 10th, bringing a fresh crop of talent to light. This is an incredible opportunity to get exposure and get your name out there, so there’s no harm in entering if you think you have a shot. You can check out all the details of the contest past the break, including how to win scholarships to Icon’s online classes. Good Luck!
Insomniac has not forgotten about its fans in Florida and is bringing Electric Daisy Carnival back to the sunshine state. EDC will once again take place at Tinker Field in Orlando on November 9th & 10th.Even though this is the fourth EDC of 2012, there’s a foreboding “more dates to be announced” disclaimer at the bottom of the page. Tickets are on sale today at 1PM EST — so get going while you still can.