ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL
Oh yes, Oh yes!-- This week on #ThrowbackThursdays, we're featuring the legendary, Carl Cox. Here's a list of reasons why Carl Cox is a living legend:
1. He has his very own badass stage every year at mega music festivals like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival appropriately titled, 'Carl Cox and Friends.'
2. He was able to cheat time and ring in the Millennium twice by flying into two different timezones.
3. He released 16 albums since the year 1996.
4. He has a 'Global' radio show that hits unprecedented records. The numbers are as follows: "over 16 miliion listeners wordwide, syndicated across 60 terrestial FM, Satellite and DAB stations throughout 35 countries, making him one of the most important broadcasters on the planet."
EDC is returning to NYC this upcoming Memorial Day weekend (May 24 & 25 2014), as information about the third annual event has been revealed today. Taking place at MetLife Stadium for the second straight year, the popular festival will feature multiple stages and attractions, including full-scale carnival ride and theatre performers. The event will be so much more than a music festival, with non-stop entertainment and surrounding landmarks to make the EDC experience an unforgettable one. Ticket for EDC go on sale Wednesday, December 11, with prices starting at $199 for two-day general admission tickets.
For more information about EDC, and to see full list of prices and amenities, click here.
After hosting two wildly successful Electric Daisy Carnivals in Orlando, Florida, Insomniac Events will bring their fair-themed festival back to Tinker Field for a third edition on Nov. 8-9.
Hosted yearly in five American cities in addition to Puerto Rico and London installments, Electric Daisy Carnival is an iconic musical event featuring carnival rides, top-drawer talent, impressive stage setups and interactive art installations.
Although the lineup has yet to be released, patrons can expect Insomniac to deliver a star-studded roster as the entertainment conglomerate does year after year. Tickets can be purchased here.
Interview by Haley Edelson
The unique and funky house duo of Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano laid down a powerful set at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival in Orlando. We were privileged enough to sit down with them and talk personal taste, humble beginnings, and the key ingredient to get the crowd on their feet.
So let me start off by saying you guys played quite the high energy set this evening and I could definitely see it effect the crowd. What's different about playing shows in the States compared to Europe? The reason why it's a different experience in the United States and Europe, is because the people in the United States are really enthusiastic and have a lot of soul and a lot of passion. It's a cultural thing I guess you could say, while in Europe everyone is able to party and enjoy where ever and when ever they want. So for the DJ to get the energy for the people in the United States is insane because you get so much energy back and in turn you play better.
Article by Haley Edelson
Ask anyone, from the die-hard fans of the electronic revolution to the fresh faces floating across the grassy dance floors, and they’ll all agree that Insomniac's Electric Daisy Carnival excels at bringing unconventional excitement to fans around the globe. EDC uniquely combines childhood carnival-ride favorites with some of the world's most sought after DJ's/producers to create a festival experience quite unlike any other.
Presented by Area Event, the brand-new festival will invade Six Flags Great Adventure on October 6 in New Jersey for a day of electro-madness. Each ticket will include admission to the show as well as entrance to all of the Great Adventure rides, including the mighty Kingda Ka – the tallest and second fastest roller coaster in the world.
And to get in the Halloween spirit, Electric Adventure will be immersed in Six Flags’ “Fright Fest” when the park is re-decorated with spider webs and smoke machines, and flooded with costumed monsters lurking around every corner.
Tickets for the event will go on sale next Tuesday, August 28 at Wantickets, Ticketmaster, and AreaEvent.
Last year, Insomniac Events expanded their wildly successful Electric Daisy Carnival franchise to the sunshine state - hosting the first ever EDC Orlando at the beginning of summer. And after much anticipation and anxious waiting, the EDM conglomerate has finally confirmed that the festival-turned-fair extravaganza will return to Orlando on November 9 and 10 for another weekend of electro-madness.
Orlando’s Tinker Field will be transformed into a world of musical and carnival wonders, boasting impressive stage setups, interactive art installations, fair rides, and of course a star-studded roster of DJs.
House legend Fedde le Grand is a master in the studio and behind the decks alike. His unique style and unparalleled drive has made him a worldwide sensation, casting him amongst the forerunners of club idols. With his own label, Flamingo Records, and many chart-bound releases in store, he has some exciting times ahead of him.
Maxfield: You recently performed at EDC LV. What’s your impression of Vegas?
Fedde: I love Vegas, it was the latest of many times I’ve been fortunate to play there but it is definitely the biggest stage!
Through years of hard-work, talent, and knowledge of the industry, Dada Life finds themselves at the peak of the EDM. As global superstars, the Swedish duo travels the world in search of new crowds to captivate with their mesmerizing, high energy show. We were fortunate enough to sit down with them before the last day of EDC to discuss their crazy style, production, and future plans.
Maxfield: So first of all, what do you think of Vegas?
Dada Life: It's hard to say what you think of the city because you are surrounded by one hotel. You move in a circle [laughs]. We’ve never actually been to other parts of Vegas.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival has consistently been remarked as the premier Electronic Music festival in the country. With steady competition from Ultra Music Festival , and the multitude of other events that have developed in the past few years, claiming that title is quite a feat. Insomniac’s founder, Pasquale Rotella, has rose through the ranks of California promoters to a point of utmost success. He has absolutely earned his stripes, with the immense scale of his events and consequences this sometimes brings. The risk involved with such massive gatherings as these has made it necessary for Pasquale to impose a new standard for safety at these events, both at the gates and in the festival. In both appearance and functionality, EDC proved to be nothing less than the world-class event that was beckoned for.