Want more of EDC Orlando? Say no more, because 2017’s iteration of the festival features an expanded grounds footprint. Insomniac has taken the best parts of a fair and combined it with a music festival, so whether attendees wish to zip line, swing, or take a ride on a ferris wheel, the expanded festival grounds will offer a plethora of activities with even more space than the 2016 edition.
With Zedd’s Echo Tour officially underway for the past three weeks, a few cities have been lucky enough to witness the tour’s beauty in person, while others have only been able to marvel at the visuals from the sidelines. Videos and photos have popped up all over social media, but last week Zedd himself gave
Las Vegas can very well be called the USA’s Ibiza, as it consistently brings in the world’s best talent no matter the time of year. However, unlike the rave White Island, the city continues to party all year round with A-list DJs literally flocking in and out of there on a daily basis. The Hakkasan Group have proven themselves as worthy gatekeepers to Las Vegas’ inimitable nightlife time after time with impressive lineups. With a massive, festival-esque benefit show slated for November at OMNIA, Hakkasan has also just announced their extensive line-up for Halloween weekend.
OMNIA will put on its third and final installment of the “Phantom of the Opera” themed trilogy that’s seen massive success over the past two years, featuring performances by Calvin Harris, Zedd, Kaskade and more. If that’s not thrilling enough for the audience, Hakkasan will invite attendees to step “Beyond the Wall” with its second chapter of the medieval themed party, featuring sets by Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Above & Beyond, and even some tech-house vibes from Hodor himself, Kristian Nairn.
Friday, Oct. 27
Main Club: Calvin Harris
Heart of OMNIA: Shift
Saturday, Oct. 28
Main Club: Zedd
Heart of OMNIA: Irie
Sunday, Oct. 29| “DESEO Latin Sundays: Haunted Gala” Heart of OMNIA: DJ Gil Barba and DJ Exile
Tuesday, Oct. 31 Main Club: Kaskade Heart of OMNIA – “Wild at Heart: Ghosts of Hip Hop’s Past” Mike Attack
Thursday, Oct. 26: “Lords and Ladies of Las Vegas” This celebratory night will honor 40 of the leading men and women in the industry. Keeping with the feudal theme, these industry leaders will be awarded with royal titles.
Main Room: Steve Aoki Opening Set by Kristian Nairn (also known as “Hodor”)
It’s a well-known fact that acclaimed electro and progressive house producer Zedd began his music career as a drummer, before he made the fateful over to a Digital Audio Workstation and the international superstardom that followed. However, the veteran producer has kept in touch with his percussiion passion, as he is all set to join Linkin Park on drums for a song during a heartfelt Chester Bennington memorial performance.
This news comes just after the band released a touching tribute to their late lead singer with the official music video for “One More Light.” Beyond a glimpse of Zedd in a different setting, the upcoming show indicates just how well respected Bennington was within the music community — and how far his influence extended beyond the trappings of rock music.
The memorial show will be held October 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in LA.
In this wake of the Las Vegas shooting — officially the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history — the electronic dance community has come together to support victims, their families, and the city itself. Calvin Harris is the latest producer to join a growing list of high profile artists donating in the wake of the tragedy. Harris announced that he would be donating the show fee from his performance at the Omnia nightclub on October 14 to the Vegas Victims fund via an Instagram post.
Other producers to pledge their support include Diplo, Tiësto, Kaskade, NGHTMRE, and Zedd among many others. The tragedy in Vegas has shaken the music industry to its core, and artists and fans alike have come together in a show of strength and support for Las Vegas.
This past summer, Zedd and Liam Payne released a beach-ready, tropical-infused track called “Get Low” that climbed the charts all over the world. With an easygoing beat and sexually-charged lyrics, listeners gravitated toward the carefree feel of the single.
Enter KUURO, a heavy-hitting bass duo, who have crafted their own intense future house take on the track. Hastening the original’s pace, KUURO transforms the single’s mellow tone for a comparatively fierce, harder vibe destined for the dance floor. Delivering a thumping drop with dub roots, KUURO’s re-imagination of “Get Low” is a thundering take that won’t soon be forgotten.
It is almost unbelievable to think that this truly remarkable album is already five years old today. Zedd truly took his name from an artist who had a decent following from his famous remixes, to a main stage, headlining superstar with the release of ‘Clarity’. This LP featured countless singles that are still celebrated widely