Earlier today Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas announced its 2013 lineup. Among those names was Kaskade who, after seeing the official lineup, was shocked to see his name listed. Allegedly a clerical error listed Kaskade as performing at this year’s festival but the DJ quickly took to Twitter to dispel the claims.
View the official EDC Vegas lineup here (but scratch Kaskade from the list) and see the Twitter exchange after the break.
The latest Afrojack release has been a long time coming, but “Rock The House” is finally here. First debuted at Ultra Music Festival 2012 and showcased again at EDC Vegas and New York, Afrojack’s latest piece of musical magic has finally been released to the world on Beatport. Afrojack told Dancing Astronaut that it’s “really inspired by the old school Daft Punk harps and bigroom proggy sound,” adding that he “hope[s] everyone likes it.” Judging by the massive reaction the track has gotten on the festival circuit in its pre-release phase, it’s safe to say the response will be equally enormous.
Afrojack is at the main stage of EDC Vegas 2012. He kneels behind the turntables with tour manager Ludvie taking in a tribute to, well, himself. A mashup of his biggest tunes blasts through the speakers, while an accompanying video (that he also made himself) is displayed on the enormous LED screens that surround him. Nick Van De Wall is smiling, and he’s mouthing along to the words just like the um-teen-thousand other people packed in to the Kinetic Field on the first night of EDC Vegas 2012. As usual, he starts off with a simple question: “Las vegas, are you motherfuckers ready for some Afrojack music?”
Nick Van de Wall passed the significant milestone of 1 million likes on Facebook earlier this week, and he has decided to release a 38 minute video showing the highlights of two of his biggest gigs of late — EDC Las Vegas and New York — in a new level of intimacy. He was generous enough to share the video with Dancing Astronaut readers first, so keep reading for some of the highlights.
Hardwell and Showtek have combined forces to bring the world “How We Do.” The new track, which was debuted on MTV Clubland, comes along with a killer video shot at Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas, incorporating lots of crowd shots, footage of the Vegas skyline, and of course, the massive stages themselves. The video is also mostly in black and white, incorporating well-timed bursts of color and neon lyrics that contrast the footage nicely. The track itself is a big room anthem that seems made for the festival circuit, and the breakdown is a bit reminiscent of Tiesto’s “Maximal Crazy.” No word on a release date just yet, but we’ll keep you posted for more.
Mr. Marsch Marsch himself brought out some surprises at EDC Las Vegas — and we’re not talking about the wind. With a full drum line in tow, Thomas took to one of the many stages erected in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his usual rage-friendly antics. This exclusive behind the scenes video shows off the transfer to the massive venue and what it took to get the drummers there. We have to admit that we’re fond of the addition, and hope that other DJs start to employ live instrumental elements in their sets. That’s one innovative way to change things up.
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.
You know the drill: Massive event goes down and gets streamed on Sirius, and a few hours later all the livesets become available online. The latest event to get the liveset treatment is EDC Vegas, with sets from Afrojack, Hardwell, Knife Party, Michael Woods, Fedde Le Grand, and more. For now it looks like there are full tracklists but not actual downloads for the majority of sets, but more will inevitably pop up online as the event progresses. Keep it locked here for more! UPDATE: Hardwell, Dada Life, and Chuckie are all giving their EDC sets away, grab them below the break!
Tomorrow night, a hundred thousand people will gather under the electric sky to celebrate the biggest dance party America has ever seen. As you might imagine, we’re pretty excited. Here are 99 things we’re looking forward to (feel free to add your o
1. Watching the orange Nevada sun climb slowly over the gigantic Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday morning. Trying to decide whether to see W&W bring out the shotgun, Steve Aoki team up with the Blue Man Group, Harvard Bass weave low-end magic, or Paco Osuna make things minimal.
2. Setting foot on the race track for the first time. Noticing how sloped it is.
3. Kinetic Field mayhem.
4. ENTER Stage and the enigma that is Richie Hawtin.
It’s official, folks. The set times for EDC Las Vegas are here. As we expected, there are plenty of excruciating choices to make (the most noteworthy being between Armin or Richie Hawtin on Saturday night). What we didn’t expect are some of the surprise sets — Steve Aoki, for example, will be performing twice (once with Afrojack and once with the Blue Man Group). We’ll also be getting a special guest on the dubstep stage.
You probably won’t be able to see every single minute of every single one of your favorite artists. But really, that isn’t a reason to be sad. Every single DJ at EDC is worth the price of admission, and there won’t be a bad set the entire weekend. This is the biggest dance festival in North American history, backed by Insomniac’s legendary production. This is where stars are born and legends make history. This will be a weekend you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
Click past the break for the full schedule. Let us know where you’ll be and which slot times you’re most conflicted about in the comments. See you all in Vegas!
Insomniac Events’ head honcho Pasquale Rotella has finally revealed Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas’ phase one lineups to MTV News. Tiesto, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Avicii, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Afrojack, and Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Chase & Status, David Guetta, Erick Morillo, Flux Pavillion, Knife Party, Porter Robinson and Richie Hawtin are among the names that have been released so far. The news comes hot on the heels of Electric Zoo’s phase one lineup, which was released earlier this morning. According to Rotella, there will be over 100 EDM acts, over 500 theatrical performers, 30 carnival rides, and 300,000 of your closest friends.
“It’s about the whole experience,” Rotella told MTV News on Wednesday. “We are not a concert. We are so much more than that — it’s about the production, it’s about the art. The music being played is the soundtrack to your experience for the evening.”
UPDATED: TONS OF MORE ACTS RELEASED! FULL LIST AFTER THE BREAK!