While EDC Las Vegas’ 2018 year of production left electronic listeners with a slew of live recorded sets to stream long after the festival’s end, Dabin’s EDC appearance arrives in a unique form.
Delivered at Cosmic Meadow, Dabin’s full-length EDC set is now available, courtesy of fan footage filmed from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “This video was made entirely from fan footage sent to me by you guys and would not be possible without your love and support,” Dabin captioned the video, which offers listeners an immersive experience from the crowd’s point of view, allowing viewers to relive the set time and time again.
To coincide with her EDC Las Vegas performance, Mija has released her first single, “Talk,” since her exploratory HOW TO MEASURE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOVERS EP, released early 2018.
Mija’s music is invariably fluid–hence her “fk a genre” mantra. Her budding discography has already touched on styles ranging from pummeling bass house, with her 2015 OWSLA debut with Ghastly, “Crank It,” to the tender synth-pop from her recent EP. An adept visual artist, singer, songwriter, DJ, and producer, Mija offers her unapologetic, unequivocal strangeness to a slew of mediums.
In a similar vein to her April remix of Alice Glass‘ “Without Love,” though vastly more chaotic, Mija’s “Talk” delves deep into the intoxicating disarray of drum & bass. Unfettered by convention, “Talk” is brimming with jazzy bass displays and dissonant synth layering. The track’s turbulent tone is elevated by both its fluttering percussion and a monologue Mija herself provided, within which she questions the precarious, cyclical nature of reality.
Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment.
In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety of diverse headliners throughout the week. New programming includes a vast array of parties across the cities hottest nightclubs, including Elephante, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Gryffin, Hot Since 82, Illenium, Yellow Claw, and many more.
Full programming details, more information, and tickets are available here.
DJ/Producer Marshmello has taken the electronic music scene by storm two short years after making his debut performance. The producer is famed for his anonymity thanks to his iconic helmet
For years the electronic music community has tried to coerce his identity out of him but Marshmello has stuck to his guns by steadfastly refusing to give up his identity as well as playing a prank or two on fans about it—like that time he had Tiesto pretend to reveal himself as Marshmello at EDC Vegas.
While the community was smart enough to determine that Tiesto was indeed NOT the famed producer, there has been increased speculation that Marshmello is Chris Comstock, otherwise known as Dotcom. This is thanks to Skrillex calling Marshmello “Chris” in an interview along with a discovery that Marshmello and Dotcom had the same exact tattoo.
Thanks to a recent Forbes article, we now may have the final substantiation needed to 100% confirm that Marshmello is indeed Chris Comstock/Dotcom. Forbes published a royalty monitor for Marshmello’s newest single “Silence,” which lists Comstock as the only songwriter on the track aside from Khalid. “Marshmello” is not credited anywhere.
For his part, the producer used his Twtitter account to address the Forbes publication, saying:
I don’t take my helmet off because I don’t want or need fame. I’m genuinely trying to create something positive for people to connect with
During his EDC Las Vegas set, Porter Robinson performed his signature, moving, Worlds set that has captivated fans all over the world. Though the live stream gave absentee fans a taste of the performance, one fan was able to record the whole thing with his cell phone and uploaded the video to YouTube for those who missed the set.
EDC marks Robinson’s largest show since concluding his Shelter tour with Madeon at Coachella. His Worlds sets are always a site to behold, but there’s something particularly magical about seeing it in full HD at the Cosmic Meadow stage.
EDC Vegas has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean to music has to. You can now relive or experience some of the biggest sets from the festival’s first day. Whether you are in the mood for trance, trap, or progressive house, there is something for everyone. Artists featured include Jauz,Galantis, Armin van Buuren, 3LAU b2b Audien, Afrojack, and many more.
RL Grime brought out Miguel to perform their new single, “Stay for It” at EDC Vegas last night, June 16. Though the track only surfaced weeks ago, the two artists have been finalizing the production for two years, and Grime has played it sporadically in his sets throughout this time period.
RL Grime posted a few words about the song finally being released via his YouTube channel:
“I had the pleasure of working with one of my favorite artists ever, Miguel. We were both raised in LA, and draw on a lot of the same feelings…as different as our music is. this song began on the back of a tour bus in 2015, and has taken on many lives over the last 2 years.. but as I’ve learned, patience has a magical effect … so thrilled to finally share this.”
Long-time friends and B2B enthusiasts 3LAU and Audien have teamed up for their newest release, “Hot Water.” Victoria Zaro provides the vocals which are the central focus of the drop, complementing its catchy repetition and deep bass-line. The track has been teased via both of the producer’s social media accounts, and Audien commented on their collaboration saying, “There’s something about collaborating with a friend that encourages risk-taking, dares you to dig deeper sonically, and reminds you of why you make music for a living.”
3LAU also commented on their exploration of various genres in order to create the song:
“Audien & I wanted to make a song that stayed true to our euphoric roots, but that explored a mixture of genres. We wanted to create something that people wouldn’t expect; the result was this dark cathartic landscape of sound that I couldn’t be more proud of!”
EDC Vegas festival goers will have the opportunity to hear the first performance of the song during 3LAU x Audien’s B2B set tonight at the Circuit Grounds (Stage 3). Those who aren’t physically at EDC Vegas will be able to stream the performance via Red Bull TV.
Among the unfathomable list of talents that will be playing at what’s sure to be another legendary EDC is Canadian DJ and producer, Shaun Frank. Known for his outstanding house-influenced creations, including hits “Shades of Grey,” “This Could Be Love,” and “LA LA Land,” Frank’s high energy, sundrenched tracks are perfect for the sunset slot the producer snagged at the kineticFIELD stage on Saturday night.
To give us a taste of what’s to come, Frank has compiled a pre-EDC playlist packed with the breezy vibes and infectious beats he’s become known for. Warm up for a killer weekend with new releases from Valentino Khan and Galantis alongside originals like “No Future” and his “Easy Go” remix.
Stay tuned for more EDC Warm Up playlists from your favorite artists and your friends at Dancing Astronaut.