EDC Orlando 2018 Lineup Released: Includes ALESSO, Alison Wonderland, BASSNECTAR and more

This post was originally published on this site

One of the biggest festivals of the year just dropped their 2018 lineup. That’s right, gear up for EDC Orlando 2018! This year, we can expect acts such as Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Illenium, Martin Garrix and more. Some headliners missing from past years include Above and Beyond, Alan Walker, and Armin van Buuren. In past

The post EDC Orlando 2018 Lineup Released: Includes ALESSO, Alison Wonderland, BASSNECTAR and more appeared first on EDM Sauce.

From dusk ’till dawn under the Electric Sky — EDC’s first camping venture

This post was originally published on this site

EDC Las Vegas 2018 - Jake West

As a festival built on an ethereal foundation of acceptance, imagination and an appreciation for dance music, Electric Daisy Carnival has contrived and solidified their elusive reputation in the realm of music festivals. It has grown to become one of the most distinguished dance music festivals throughout the globe, after years of creating transcendental experiences that manage to remain unique to, and a principal facet to the festival’s essence.

Some may say that EDC’s success can be ascribed to its core focus on the principles of unity, love, self expression, and respect. Others may attribute it to the touches of creative ingenuity in every aspect of the festival, along with their perpetual nature of outdoing themselves with the passing of each year.

EDC 2018 - Jake West

Though EDC excels in all areas of community creativity, and growth, their success innately derives from their focus on the festival attendees — thoughtfully referred to as the “Headliners” behind the weekend. No festival is able to thrive without balancing their hiccups with accompanying improvements, and this one is certainly one of those that learns from their mistakes.

From its very first edition held in 1997, to the colossal three-day takeover just over two decades later, EDC has risen to the top of the international festival landscape with little competition along the way. The 2018 edition proved to be nothing short of what is known as the “EDC experience”, as the team worked magic to pull off 72+ hours of unprecedented extravagance.

With prior years of facing issues with shuttle transportation, and being at mercy to the desiccant, desert heat, one of the largest additions (and solutions) to this years event included the introduction of Camp EDC. Positioned just outside the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Camp EDC hosted over 20,000+ attendees over the course of the weekend, kicking off a lineup of widespread festivities right from the get-go. Campers were given the choice between the GA Moonstone, and VIP Desert Rose tenting accommodation, each priced within reasonable grounds to the accustomed price-hike that Las Vegas visitors typically assume. RV Camping was available for  those who weren’t fans of traditional camping, offering a more “cushy” outdoor experience.

While Camp EDC was an excellent solution to alleviating the traffic load to the venue, it came at the cost of long entry wait times to the campgrounds.

Campers took to social media to relay their dismay behind the circumstances, tweeting both EDC and festival owner, Pasquale Rotella, about the 8+ hour wait times, and the risk of running out of gas/car battery. For those who were the lucky few that managed to be in the right place at the right time managed to breeze into the campgrounds, and get set unpacked before the weekend madness commenced.

Camp EDC’s first-ever campground kick-off party took place in their common-grounds, known better by “The Mesa.” Well prepared for the daily heat and incoming profusion of happy campers, “The Mesa” was characterized by colorful landmarks, non-stop daily activities, and weekend-long pool parties hosted by fan-favorite groups like Space Yacht, Insomniac Records, and Brownies & Lemonade.

Thursday’s pre-party was one for the bassheads (and was definitely met to bewilderment from campers seeking a more tame pre-EDC night), hosted by Excision, G Jones and Habstrakt as they played out on the illustrious Parliament Art car. To add to the already stacked evening, NGHTMRE went b2b with Slander in the early evening; adding to the large case of FOMO that non-campers, and campers who weren’t yet inside experienced. Camp EDC 2018 - Skyler Greene

With the good came the bad, and EDC was not exempt from the common camping festival struggles. Desert Rose campers were promised their own 24 hour, VIP bathroom/shower facilities, yet these were unaccessible at different points throughout the first day. Shower lines for the rest of the weekend were rarely scarce, pushing people to head back to their tents and resort to a good ‘ol-fashioned baby-wipe shower. Bumps on the road aside, no festival is complete without a few mishaps, especially when accommodating to 20,000+ thousand people in the middle of the desert.

Between the daily pool parties, and influx of group activities aiming to address the mind, soul and body, Camp EDC was a cloud nine destination for those looking to fulfill their EDC experience. Just as Insomniac prides themselves on centralizing the principles of positivity and respect, staff and security showed ample enthusiasm and genuine concern to the needs of festival-goers, making for smooth and sweet conversations all around.

EDC Las Vegas 2018 - Skyler Greene

An attribution to the countless hours placed before the festival’s success, campers left tired, yet fulfilled at heart from the three-night spectacle. A daunting task which proves difficult to face, EDC deserves credit where it’s due. Corralling over 20,000 individuals amongst 3,400 tents and 1,100 RV’s requires far more than extraneous planning and meticulous calculations. A project of this caliber requires patience, unwavering dedication and a love for dance music; drawing back to the founding pillars behind Insomniac’s success.

Photo credits: Skyler Greene and Jake West.

NGHTMRE Drops Massive Unreleased Collaboration With The Chainsmokers

This post was originally published on this site

After releasing “Another Dimension” with Dillon Francis and “End of the Night” with Ghastly, NGHTMRE is readying to show off one of his biggest collaborations to date. During his time at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2018, the DJ and producer took to kineticFIELD to drop his highly anticipated collaboration with The Chainsmokers called “What

The post NGHTMRE Drops Massive Unreleased Collaboration With The Chainsmokers appeared first on EDM Sauce.

The Electric Sky Perfected: EDC Las Vegas 2018 Review

This post was originally published on this site

In my two years of writing for EDMSauce (and nearing now ten years of journalistic work) I have never been a victim of writer’s block…until now. From festival reviews, album reviews, artist interviews, and news related content, I have always been able to form a clear and concise opening for my pieces, until today. That

The post The Electric Sky Perfected: EDC Las Vegas 2018 Review appeared first on EDM Sauce.

These Were The Most Played Songs During EDC Las Vegas 2018

This post was originally published on this site

Even though EDC Las Vegas has already ended, dance music fans and artists got to experience some of the world’s best EDM artists in the business today. Being one of the largest stages in the world, DJs gave it their all with massive collaborations, new releases, and surprise appearances. At this year’s EDC Las Vegas,

The post These Were The Most Played Songs During EDC Las Vegas 2018 appeared first on EDM Sauce.

Yellow Claw brings out ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl at EDC – much to crowd’s dismay

This post was originally published on this site

DJ, turn it down.

Amsterdam trap duo Yellow Claw has long been a crowd favorite when it comes to bass-boomin’ beats, but their recent performance at EDC Las Vegas flopped among attendees when the DJs brought the infamous “Cash Me Outside” girl, Danielle Bregoli, as their surprise special guest.

Although Bregoli has enjoyed success in rap circles under her stage name of Bhad Bhabie, EDC-goers clearly didn’t take the reality-personality-turned-rapper as an emblem of peace, love, unity, and respect, booing Bregoli off the stage.

Better luck next year, Yellow Claw.

H/T: EDM Sauce

Martin Garrix Plays Unreleased Song During His EDC Las Vegas Set

This post was originally published on this site

With Electric Daisy Carnival officially coming to an end, fans are beginning to scour through live sets to catch all of the unique things that happened at this year’s festival. Even though Martin Garrix said he won’t be playing many more unreleased songs during his sets, fans at EDC Las Vegas noticed that the DJ

The post Martin Garrix Plays Unreleased Song During His EDC Las Vegas Set appeared first on EDM Sauce.

Dotcom and The Binches Brought Out Marshmello At EDC 2018

This post was originally published on this site

Even though most people know by now that Marshmello is Dotcom, that doesn’t mean that he is still going to have fun with the semi-anonymous identity. During the closing night at EDC Las Vegas 2018, The Binches (Dotcom, Kayzo, Ookay, Yultron) were set to perform. During the Electric Daisy Carnival debut, The Binches brought out

The post Dotcom and The Binches Brought Out Marshmello At EDC 2018 appeared first on EDM Sauce.

Tiësto honors Avicii with 12-minute tribute during EDC

This post was originally published on this site

In the month since Avicii‘s passing, DJs and producers around the world have paid homage to the pioneering artist with heartfelt tributes. And while he will no longer grace the world’s main stages playing for thousands of ecstatic fans, Avicii was there in spirit at EDC Las Vegas 2018.

Godfather of EDM Tiësto carved out more than 12 minutes of his EDC Las Vegas set to honor his friend, playing some of Avicii’s biggest hits. “Wake Me Up” collaborator Aloe Blacc even joined Tiësto on stage to contribute live vocals to the song. The set included everything from “Levels” to “Seek Bromance” as Tiësto brought some of Swedish producer’s smash hits to the Kinetic Field.

“Tonight, we celebrate his memory,” Tiësto announced to the crowd before launching the portion of his set with 2015 hit “Waiting for Love.”

Featured photo by Bridget Bennett, Las Vegas Review-Journal

H/T: EDM Sauce

Only 33 arrests made on EDC LV’s opening day, with more than 100,000 in attendance

This post was originally published on this site

With EDC Las Vegas wrapped up for its 2018 production, it appears that event attendees have been well behaved.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released statistics regarding major arrests made at the festival. The numbers reflected arrests occurring from EDC’s opening day on May 18, to the morning of Saturday, May 19. Police made only 33 arrests in this brief period, 29 of which were narcotic related. The remaining four arrests were misdemeanors. There were, however, no gross misdemeanor arrests made.

Las Vegas PD did not issue any traffic citations or DUIs. There were no traffic accidents or vehicular fatalities reported.

A total of 137,582 people celebrated under EDC’s electric sky on the festival’s first day. Only 32 were expelled from the event.

H/T: Fox 5