A slow but steady build up of announcements regarding the upcoming Electric Daisy Carnival documentary has created a strong buzz of anticipation for the public release. “Under the Electric Sky” is set to be a full-length feature film following the adventures of several attendees, or “headliners,” as they congregate for the three-day festival in Las Vegas.
Following up on the announcement that Kaskade would score the film, today Pasquale Rotella shared more optimistic news: “Under the Sky” has been chosen as one of the 118 films selected to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival held in January 2014. Rotella took to his Facebook page to extend his success with the rest of the EDC family: “I am humbled by such a prestigious honor and cannot wait to show the whole world how incredible our community is! Headliners, these are YOUR stories, this film is a celebration of you!”
Once famous for his bootlegs and mashups, 22-year-old DJ 3lau has come a long way since his humble beginnings. Riding on the success of his recent album release, Dance Floor Filth 3, 3lau proves his ability as a big room house producer, dominating dance floors everywhere as his talents grow exponentially. The young DJ promises to release 5 new original tracks in early 2014, but in the meantime, he thanks his fans for their continued support with a release of “Escape Me Home.” First heard at EDC, 3lau’s mashup combines remixes of Revealed Recordings‘ “Escape” by Flatdisk, Kill FM, and Charity Strike and melds them together with “Take Me Home” by Cash Cash. It’s another great 3lau remix that won’t even cost a dime – what could be better?
Following the release of the Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 trailer, Insomniac announced that any headliners who had attended previous iterations of the event would be eligible for an exclusive “Headliner Loyalty” pre-sale program that would grant them early access to tickets before the official sale date. On November 25th, this pre-sale was opened up to Insomniac’s loyal fans. The program also allowed fans to purchase their tickets through Insomniac’s tiered pricing system, resulting in some confusion as numerous fans reported different final costs. Always outspoken and available to Insomniac customers, Rotella took to his Facebook to calm any fears and explain the pricing issues
Those unable to snag their tickets through the loyalty program can purchase them during the “Early Owl” purchase period set for December 2nd. Tickets for the three-day event will cost $345 plus fees during this time.
Today, news has broken about the long-anticipated official EDC movie, which is to be titled EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky. CEO and founder of Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella, announced earlier this year that the 2013 Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival would be filmed and created into a documentary style movie. After casting real attendees and months of waiting, we’re finally starting to hear details in regards to the film.
If you didn’t catch Kaskade’s cryptic tweets from two days ago, he hinted about going into a month-long hiatus to score a movie soundtrack. The Grammy-nominated producer, who has just wrapped up a sold-out album tour, has signed on to create the musical score to accompany the EDC film. Past all the Twitter hints and jokes, Ryan Raddon shared his genuine excitement about the imminent project: “EDC has become an American institution and there’s a tangible power in such a massive shared experience. Translating that intensity into a film score is an undertaking I’m truly looking forward to.”
It looks like Tommy Trash has a personal vendetta… against nature. As odd as that sounds, during Tommy Trash’s EDC Las Vegas debut in 2012, his set was cut short due to the extreme windy conditions. Today, the Australian electro powerhouse pays homage to the fans that endured that night with him with a free download. The appropriately titled “Fuckwind” is a wave of energy, displaying Tommy’s mastery of dynamically layered melodies. A sound characteristic consistent to Tommy’s moniker, the drop explodes with a quick-hitting, raw and gritty lead. In the words of Mr. Trash himself, “It’s finally here, 2 years after some fierce wind at EDC Vegas!”
According to a trademark document filed on December 17th, 2012 by Insomniac Holdings LLC, it would appear that the event promoter behind Electric Daisy Carnival has future plans for an aquatic version of their successful event brand. On June 4th of this year, the trademark was officially issued for “E.D.SEA” under the categories of Transportation & Storage Services and Education and Entertainment Services. According to the description provided to USPTO, E.D.SEA will be concerned with the “Arranging of cruises; arranging of tours and cruises; boat cruises; organizing and conducting adaptive travel excursions, namely, boat cruises for individuals; Travel, excursion and cruise arrangement.”
As of now there is no information regarding the details surrounding “E.D.SEA” but it seems that Holy Ship! may have some serious competition in the near future.
View the document here.
After petitioning the town board in Saugerties NY to allow Insomniac to host a festival on the grounds of Woodstock ’94, Insominac CEO Pasquale Rotella took to Facebook today to announce that EDC NY would be moving both its date and location. Now scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 2014, New York’s version of the Electric Daisy Carnival will receive a significant upgrade, taking placing over 3-days with camping and Las Vegas’s owl as the center of attraction. While an official location has not been set, recent reports would indicate a possible Woodstock home for the Northeast’s Electric Daisy Carnival.
In addition to this news, he also shared that EDC Las Vegas will be receiving a brand new Kinetic Field set up for 2014′s return to the desert.
A self-reflective mini-documentary, Carnage recounts the angst, excitement, and symbolism behind his first Electric Daisy Carnival performance. Few producers have had a year quite as impressive as the humble Chipotle connoisseur. As the harbinger of the festival trap movement, Carnage brought his own energy and style to festival house with chart-toppers like ”Incredible” and most recently, “Michael Jordan.” Galvanized, the up and comer unloaded his bundle of bass for an eager EDC’ crowd. Afrojack, Dillon Francis, Morgan Page, 12th planet and more all make cameos in the inspiring aftermovie.
Though EDC Vegas seems like it was just days ago, On The Road to EDC 2014 is already underway. On September 13th and 14th the festival will make its fifth annual stop in Puerto Rico, bringing big acts to a beautiful setting at San Juan’s Parque Luis Muñoz Marin. This is the first year the Puerto Rican event will take place over two days, and the lineup has expanded from previous years. With Knife Party, Steve Angello, Nicky Romero and more slated to make an appearance, EDC Puerto Rico maybe the perfect excuse to head south this fall. Click below the break for the full lineup and purchase tickets here or travel packages here.
Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella will return to court on July 29th, shortly after a ruling on July 12th threw out the charges that he and another promoter had been involved in a kickback scheme with officials from the Los Angeles Coliseum, the former site of the spearhead Electric Daisy Carnival. Las Vegas Weekly reports that the new and separate charges that “he diverted $2.5 million in funds from the LA Coliseum into the pockets of city officials to stage Electric Daisy Carnival there before its move to Vegas in 2011.” If he is found guilty of these charges, he faces fourteen years in prison. As far as plans for EDC Las Vegas 2014 go, an anonymous Las Vegas Motor Speedway official commented that “there’s no reason the event wouldn’t go on, no matter what happens. Plans for 2014 are set to go forward either way.”
via Las Vegas Weekly