Thomas Gold was spotted at EDC Vegas spinning one of the latest Dannic singles “Clobber.” EDMusic ESP live tweeted about it from EDC Vegas, where Thomas Gold’s set was being live streamed over on Sirius XM. View the tweet below.
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As the year end approaches we think it is appropriate to share what we have found. EDM Sauce recently posted what they thought were the top ten best moments in EDM this past year. We at Radikal couldn’t agree more, so we picked a few of our favorites to share with you.
Ellie Goulding and Skrillex breaking up had to be one of the most disappointing pieces of EDM news. I think everyone had high hopes for this absolutely adorable couple. Maybe one day they’ll find their ways back to each other.
Rusko Releasing his music for free on his website. Let’s hope more EDM artists get angry and give us free music! You can get his free EP “KAPOW” by paying with a tweet or facebook post or by joining his mailing list. If you want, you can buy it on iTunes with money instead… but why would you do that?
EDC Las Vegas sold out this past summer and had a record breaking 320,000 attendees. This was such big news because it was the biggest festival ever in the history of Electronic Dance Music. In fact the dates have already been set for 2013’s Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival!
Deadmau5 randomly found vocals to his song “The Veldt” thanks to today’s social media. Joel Zimmerman created the song during a 22-hour live streaming session and was inspired by the short story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury. Chris James reached out to Deadmau5 with his own lyrics that captured the essence of the short story and Zimmerman loved it. The song was officially released June 24, 2012 and the rest is history.
MTV’s VMA’s finally has an electronic dance music category! Enough said!
Swedish House Mafia announced on June 24, 2012 that their next tour will be their last. “One Last Tour” is going on now. You still have a chance to see them live!
Can you think of any better moments that happened for EDM in 2012? Let us know!
Electric Daisy Carnival’s return to Las Vegas was almost as dramatic as the festival itself. The spectacle ended early, shutting down the stages due to 70 mph winds. Veteran event planners, Insomniac handled the emergency with poise and didn’t let the winds ruin their spectacle. Clubplanet has an amazing recap of the extravaganza :
“Instead of DJs shutting down stages with mind-blowing beats, nearly all of the stages were literally shut down during the second night of this year’s three-day Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A massive windstorm canvassing the desert ran into this 100,000+ attendee/night desert rave, forcing an event full of scantily clad ravers to take a long and quiet chill pill. This total buzzkill was only amplified by the recent news of delusion-inducing bath salt face-eating madness. Jokes and references weren’t the only things flying high in this destructive windstorm.
On Saturday night, when the winds crossed over from annoying to dangerous, festival promotors, Insomniac, were on the wires ASAP, tweeting and posting this statement on their website. They chose to shut down Saturday’s experience to ensure the safety of talent, crew, and attendees. Fortunately, this unreal windstorm did not entirely blow away all that was to be experienced at this massive party parade.
For those who don’t know, EDC is a nocturnal rave that runs Fri-Sun from the hours of 7pm-6am. In 2011, the “flagship” edition of this multi-city festival moved to Las Vegas and was held during a record-breaking weekend of steamy July temperatures that exceeded 115 degrees. Fortunately, 2012′s June Mercury did not burst out of Daisy thermometers, and kept things manageable for the daytime schedule of pool parties, etc. that also took place during the days surrounding Daisy.
So. What else, besides hair-back-and-forth whipping winds, went down at this year’s EDC?
On Friday, two of the stand out sets belonged to Sebastian Ingrosso and Thomas Gold. Around 10:30, Sebastian Ingrosso got behind the decks at the Kinetic field and delivered a full on assault of rocking house beats. Thomas Gold, who was located in a slightly more intimate setting for his 11:15 set, was joined on the Cosmic Meadow stage by a full on drum-line, providing a wickedly dirty delivery of lederjosen-clad drummers and extraordinarily sick beats. In the end, Friday night’s recipient of Clubplanet’s unsanctioned Little Miss Daisy crown was given to Knife Party, who took their crowd on an indescribable journey of a brand new brand of madness.
On that next unpredictably shortened day, Saturday, Sander Van Doorn managed to squeeze a ton of deliciousness into a very tight space on the Kinetic Field, dropping crowd-pleasing faves during his 30 minute set, such as “Nothing Inside” featuring Mayeni, and later showing the crowd the light with “Love is Darkness.” After Sander, Nicky Romero hopped on the decks and started his set off strong with his “Flash” remix of the Green Velvet banger. Saturday’s freak windstorm caused headliners such as Tiesto and Avicii to never set foot on their anticipated stages while others, such as Armin Van Buuren (AVB), were already on site when the winds began to gust. In a ramshackle twist of fate, AVB made lemonade out of windblown lemons by setting up camp behind his ASOT stage, for a live audience-less broadcast of EDC beats. Here, Armin tag-teamed with Markus Shulz, saving parts of Sirius XM’s exclusive live EDC broadcast, while tweeting, “That ends one of the most bizarre nights of my life.” Bold words for a globally revered superstar DJ. Needless to say, Armin received the Little Miss Daisy Saturday night crown, with Markus Shulz receiving an honorary tiara for also playing the only remaining stage, which had been haphazardly put together by Insomnia to quell the remaining windblown ravers.
Day three offered a charged energy of excitement with the unmistakable festival goodies that always turn up at the Carl Cox and Friends stage. Can a dance festival truly call itself that without that line-up of talent? Carl Cox, how do you do it? Umek warmed the evening (morning?) decks with ridiculous techno beats and John Digweed took over from there, doing his progressive, tech-y, elevating thang. After that, Carl took over and turned this party out. Suddenly, everything made sense again, with his fine breed of techno beats, shamelessly reminding ravers exactly what this desert trek to dance-town is all about. Everything always gels at the Carl Cox stage with new converts spawned at each and every performance. Carl Cox, wear that Little Miss Daisy crown LOUD and proud, because you earned it well for Sunday!
Insomniac carefully combines fantasy elements that create the land of fiction that is the Electric Daisy Carnival. The windstorm that attacked this pop-up nation of carnival rides, crazy costumes and fabulous talent only added to the surreal aspect of the festival, leaving attendees with undoubtedly (and perhaps unexpectedly) unforgettable experiences.”
Boanghouse recently featured an amazing interview with DJ/Producer, Dyro. Dyro recently remixed Kevin Doherty and Amba Shepherd’s single, Lifeline and the remix has become and internet sensation. In this interview Dyro discussed his production style and EDM background. Check out this excerpt,
“Jordy van Egmond, aka Dyro, is another supreme talent the Dutch can lay claim to. In a little less than one year, the youngster has exploded onto the scene with the help of fellow Dutchman, Hardwell, and of course, a knack for creating downright massive tracks is a plus…The colossal energy and noise Dyro breathes into his productions are taking the electronic dance music scene by storm. In 2011, we saw a glimpse of what could be. In 2012, the young Dutchman has built off of an already rock-solid foundation, expanded his repertoire, and is primed for success as he continues his assault on the EDM world. ”
DJ/ Producer Joey Paranoia has kept fans captivated with his amazing sets that feature multiple genres -everything from Hyphy, Electro, Dutch House, Moombahton, and Dubstep. In addition to sharing the main stage with artists such as Afrojack, Skrillex, Dada Life, Datsik, Dillion Francis, and Justin Martin, Paranoia has also headlined major festivals including Electric Daisy Carnival and Starscape in 2011. His new mixtape, Rain Or Shine … It’s Summertime features the incredible new single from Kevin Doherty and Amba Shepherd, Lifeline. This massive mix also features tracks from Felix Cartel, Gemini, Sander van Doorn, and Dragonette. Be Sure to also check out Candybeats’ amazing interview with Paranoia where he discusses Tupac’s Coachella performance, EDM’s new-found popularity, and his advice for up-and-coming artists.
Sub Focus -Out The Blue Laidback Luke Remix -Original Mix
Lucky Date -Six 16
Raven Maize – Fascinated_Alex Kenji Remix
DJ Icey – RIKRAK (Meaux Green Remix) Apr 9th on Zone
Felix Cartel – Triple Deke
Dragonette -Let it Go_Laidback Luke Remix
Gemini -Fire Inside
Clockwork -Squad Up
Felix Cartel – New Ivory – Higher
Sander Van Doorn – Chasin
Blatta & Inesha -Consign To Oblivion
Joey Paranoia – Winston Wolfe – Duckface
Coucheron – Outrageous
Kevin Doherty -Lifeline Feat Amba Shepherd -Rocket Pimp Remix
Datilly reports, world renowned festival promotion/production company Insomniac Events, is teaming up with The Cosmopolitan’s Marquee Dayclub for a new pool party experience, Wet Wonderland.
“Insomniac is an unrivaled event producer in the dance music world, and we could not think of a better collaborator to team up with to introduce what is sure to be an electrifying daytime party to close out each weekend,” said Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub partner Jason Strauss.
You can read the full article here, and check out the video below of Kaskade at the Marquee nightclub in Las Vegas.
Tickets for Electric Daisy Carnival’s May Metlife Stadium concert sold out in record time – before a lineup was even announced! Now, Insomiac has decided to add another day to the festival, making it a three day extravaganza. Tickets for the new May 18th date go on sale today at 12 pm! Friday’s festival will begin at 4pm and continue until 11pm. Insomniac has only released a phase -1 lineup with no scheduled DJ set times. Those who already purchased 2day passes will probably purchase another day because of yet there is no telling when or what day their favorite DJ will perform. If you miss out on tickets, be sure to check out the EDC Metlife Facebook page, which has become a resale location for those who no longer want to attend the festival. Tickets will go on sale the Insomniac Website, which will redirect customers to Ticketmaster.
Today Made Events and Electric Zoo released phase 1 of their highly anticipated line up. New York’s dance music festival encountered some competition with Electric Daisy Carnival’s move to Metlife Stadium in May, however Electric Zoo’s lineup is a force to be reckoned with. This year’s lineup brings the biggest names in Trance (ATB, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin) alongside underground heavyweights (Luciano, Paco Osuna, Chris Leibing) and the hottest names in Electro (Dillion Francis, Hardwell, and Nicky Romero). Of course no festival is complete without a huge headliner and Sunday will be an epic closing set when Tiesto takes the main stage.
Check Out The Official 2011 Recap Below