Sitting on the breathtaking rooftop of the Arlo Hotel in Midtown New York City, dance music DJ, and producer KC Lights emerges for our one-on-one interview., followed by his debut performance at Paradise Club. The Scottish DJ and electric dance producer, real name Kerr Slaven is becoming one of the most highly recognized talents in the scene. Expanding his talent globally, he has a rare ability to integrate underground house roots into a new and unique sound, establishing his own in the industry. After releasing a few major bangers his DJ status skyrocketed to levels beyond belief. The momentum continues with his newest track, which has had many plays and features in festival sets bringing his status to new levels. It is an uplifting euphoric festival piano edit of his 2021 hit “Hold On featuring Kye Sones” that is out now via Solardo’s special SOLA imprint. “I created this edit shortly after writing the original with vocalist Kye Sones back in 2021. I’ve always been a big fan of spinning my songs in different ways creatively. I had this idea of a ’90s piano riff for the drop and the rest came together pretty quickly. It’s been a song that I’ve been closing out my set with for the past year now and the response has been incredible. It’s one of my favorites!” - KC Lights. Once again, KC uses his diverse talents in the studio, offering intricate melodies that invoke a certain sense of bliss. ”It kind of had a bit of a nostalgic vibe to it. - almost quite like the 90s. I decided to go down that route and bring in a, I like the 90s rave theme and minigame M1 piano, and I can breakbeat over the top of it and it was just something that I thought of. I've been playing it out for maybe a year to eighteen months and it was always like my end-of-set track,” said KC Lights. Kye’s vocals float breathlessly on top helping to build toward an epic climax, while having the full complement of KC’s driving piano stabs and a punchy four-on-the-floor groove. KC Lights' career has been on a steady growth spurt over the last few years. His signature sound has opened doors and driven demand for him to remix some of the world's most prominent artists.
Following an explosive few years, Scotland's multi-talented musician, DJ, and producer has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting up-and-coming talents on the scene. He grew up on a small island off the West Coast of Scotland, the Isle of Bute, and music grabbed his attention from an early age. His love for composing and performing led him to an honors degree and multiple awards at the University he attended. After a trip to Ibiza in his teens, KC Lights fell in love with electronic music. This new passion, along with his electric musical background, has evolved his expansive production range and uplifting DJ style, with fans touting his unique take on house music.
“I remix all of my records, all of the titles. It's kind of the way that I write. I think just because of the way I describe the way I am creatively or the way I write, I'm like an ideas guy. I just always have a million ideas. When I'm working on a record, even penning down one version is kind of difficult because I've always got a few different versions of it. So obviously I'll always come up with what version - this is a cool version. Then go in and dig in and mess things around and reimagine it in different ways. It's just something I've always really liked I love remixing. I've got a remix a lot of times and I, I love doing that. Just taking something and kind of putting it in a different context almost and the whole thing I'm thinking about because I've been playing it out and for some reason, the vocal reminded me.” - KC Lights
Last year, ‘Hold On’ was one of the most-played tracks at the iconic festival Tomorrowland. “I had the original track ‘Hold On’, that was such a big song for me. It was strange that I did this new edit over, but there was just something that could help me. I never actually expected it to come out. I just couldn't put it for me. It came out in Solardo's label Sola.” He continued about how he teamed up with Solardo to release the remix on the label. “Mark Richards from Solardo reached out to me one time. I've made those guys a few times. They're great guys. I look up to them. Mark made me one day and said, ‘Have you got any tunes’? We can hear the label. So that was the first one I was saying. I'm saying it was right away because it was just a demo I'd been sitting on and he loved it and said, cool, let's do it. Let's put it out.' It was super simple. It was nice when that happens. It doesn't always happen that way, but it is nice when it's that straightforward. I think as an artist, what's important is just having that kind of approval from someone like that in the industry.”
From then on ‘Hold On’ has exploded into a popular frenzy with elite artists playing it their sets on a global spectrum. Plus, he performs and plays it in his energetic sets in Ibiza, Mexico, Europe, and his favorite festival Tomorrowland. “I played main stage Tomorrowland last year, which is probably one of those bucket lists. It seems for almost any electronic artist. That in itself was special. Just being there, not even a performance side of it. It's just such an insane experience. It was an insane experience, just the whole setup there was immense, catering to the hospitality. That's a special one! There are more like 200,000 people a day or something, that's just in the variety. I played loads of super cool little boutique festivals around the world as well. I was just out seeing Mexico and near Cancun for you to be a festival, which is like a really small boutique festival. That was nothing like I'd ever played before either. It was so much fun. Everyone was just having the best time,” replied KC Lights.
Talking about Tomorrowland made me think about the time I went, it has been eight years since I was in the most detailed and breathtaking festival. It's a global party, everyone all over the world travels to Boom, Belgium a small town outside of Brussels to camp, party, and connect for the three-day festival. “We need those days and people. I think what's cool about it is what they've captured in their experience. Just treat it like you're kind of in another dimension almost. I think that's what's cool about it every detail, everything. I got to when I arrived and we went to this, huge artist village and there are 40,000 people there. One of the producers said, 'We like the idea of being unique. So we rather than kind of commissioning someone else to make all this stuff for us. We just do it ourselves.' So no festival in the world looks like that. I think that's probably why they are what they are. You can't go anywhere else to experience that. It's one of them.” Plus a magical moment happened during his set which almost holds a special place in his heart for the festival. “Someone actually, it is on the live stream as well. My set was recorded on YouTube and someone proposed to their partner during my set. It's cool that it's captured on camera as well. I have no idea how I would try to reach out to them somehow. I have no idea who they are but that's cool. Do you know what? It's probably even in the comments section on YouTube. I've not even had a look. I mean, the other thing as well is people love investigating online. So I'm sure if I just put up a post saying, can we find these people? Well, we didn't take that long,” said KC Lights.
KC Lights has appeared live on BBC Radio 1, Ireland's RTE Pulse, Revolution Radio in Miami, and Sirius XM. He's toured the dance world's biggest stages, such as Creamfields; We Are FSTVL, ADE, The Warehouse Project, Ministry of Sound, and Printworks, and headlined tours both in Australia & New Zealand. He has become a regular on the Ibiza circuit, with performances in Amnesia, Hii, Pacha, Eden & more, cementing him as one of the top household names on the scene. He has released other bangers and grown his audience with original records on prominent labels such as Hervé’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ imprint. "Lose It All" gained support from house music heavyweights Rudimental, MK, and Danny Howard, while his next record "No No No" became the definitive Ibiza Anthem of 2015. His momentum has continued with a slew of releases, including his collab with Mike Mago and club hit “Daylight” on Spinnin’ Records, and his latest single “Temptation," released on Danny Howard’s label Nothing Else Matters.
“Playing music out that no one's ever heard before or they can't get their hands on as I always quite enjoyed and got a few legs and things in my sets."KC Lights
His newest release ‘Better Times’ is on Toolroom Records. Giving him consolidation and the boost he needs in the music industry as an artist. We asked KC Lights what was like meeting Mark Knight for the first time after releasing a few records on the label. “I think the first time I met Mark Knight, I played the Toolroom pool party at Miami Music Week, maybe in 2019, right before the pandemic. I think that was probably the first time I met him. Meeting him was cool because he is a really nice guy, really supportive, and you'd be the guest behind the artistic side as well, it's not just a case of here's a track, he'll be giving advice and feedback about the track. He has more of a hands-on approach than I know a lot of other label heads do. This is cool, especially for someone with that status in the industry, it means a lot. Having someone like that get behind you. He's a nice guy.”
Being a DJ and producer has helped him on both a personal level and a career level. “They're not totally two different worlds if you know what I mean. I think that's why I chose to pursue a career in music because it's just always been my go-to if I'm feeling low, if I'm feeling happy if I'm feeling like I want to celebrate. It's always been something that I've used. I suppose it's a bit of a means and a platform of expression. Being able to take that into and sharing that in my way with other people and allow them that experience.” On a personal level, he continues disconnecting from everything else and only focusing on music. “If I put on my headphones and just show me, I mean, it sounds corny, but like it transports me to another place. I can just escape, I've always been grateful to have that. I think people find that in different areas of life in different ways. The fact that it's so accessible for me, I can just stick on a pair of noise with my headphones and chill or pump me up or whatever, I love that. It is like another world.”
Concluding his interview which was short and sweet, however, it was memorable following his uplifting and energetic performance at Paradise Club. He packed the nightclub with his vibrant set. His momentum is continuing to grow with multiple infectious releases. He’s been inspired by music his entire life and he continues to inspire others with his music. Keep your eyes open for a few highly-anticipated remixes out later this year. KC Lights has built an impressive musical background with fiery ambition and passion for dance music. He created a distinctive sound drive that is undeniable. He’s a humble person and DJ with already huge accomplishments as a music artist. KC Lights is on tour stopping at Austin, Texas, and San Diego then off to Ibiza for the rest of the summer. He will be performing at multiple parties and iconic events such as David Guetta’s F*** Me I’m Famous and headline night clubs at Pacha plus, music festivals in Europe, more dates will soon be announced.
North America’s biggest extravaganza week is officially here! Celebrating thirty years of raving and love and the installment of the Electric Daisy Carnival. The official EDC week will be packed with its infamous day club pool parties, hotel parties, EDC camp, pre-parties, after-parties, and pop-up rave shops. Boasting its most extensive insomniac events lineup in history inviting the biggest names in dance music and talented underground artists in the scene. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority. Founded 30 years ago, Insomniac produces 10,000 concerts, club nights, and festivals for seven million attendees annually across the globe. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival and attracts more than 525,000 fans over three days. The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac partnered with global entertainment company Live Nation. This will help you guide and navigate throughout the entire week and weekend to the biggest events leading up to what’s supposed to be the largest audience in EDC history.
The Las Vegas premiere Dayclub Marquee recently release the full lineup of the EDC pool parties. The series of soirees alongside social media stalwarts The Tribes. From Wednesday, May 17 to Monday, May 22, the venue’s Full Bloom parties will host the likes of John Summit, Afrojack & Deorro, Chris Lake, Sofi Tukker, Nora En Pure, and Sidepiece for a week of back-to-back pool parties. To add fuel to the fire, The Tribes will be fully launching their new concept TribesTV which currently boasts over 35m followers around the world. Click HERE, for all nightclub parties and pool parties.
For decades, Insomniac Events continues to be committed to creating the perfect experience for every attendee, treating everyone to a five-star rating. Insomniac has announced details for a brand-new, immersive hotel experience when the world’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, returns to Las Vegas. Presented by Vibee, Hotel EDC features a range of unique fan experiences, entertainment, and epic perks for festival Headliners to enjoy for three nights and four days, May 19-22, 2023. The vibrant sights, sounds, and experiences of EDC Las Vegas will come to life at Resorts World’s Las Vegas Hilton for a hotel stay unlike any other. The Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World will be transformed into a dazzling world of EDC. Guests at Hotel EDC will be treated to a variety of unique offerings including exclusive parties at Ayu Dayclub, specialty art installations throughout the property daily “Headliner Headquarters” at RedTail, EDC-themed cocktails and food offerings, daily wellness sessions, in-room entertainment, exclusive gift bags, and many other surprises. Additionally, Vibee has procured a limited number of festival passes, giving Hotel EDC purchasers the option to buy a ticket to the sold-out festival, if needed. EDC Hotel will serve to bring all hotel guests the best experience ever. Including morning wellness experiences and eye-catching EDC photo opportunities and performers. Plus, daytime Headliner Headquarters at RedTail, with games, prizes, karaoke, speed dating, and drink specials. Topping with interviews and exclusive DJ sets from Insomniac Radio and a special EDC pop-up store on the property. There will also be an optional meal plan, Headliner Hall Pass with $30 in daily credits for each guest to use on the property. Hotel guests can recharge after the show with extended hours and special menu items from Suns Out Buns Out and Mulberry Pizza, including custom Pasquale’s Pizza. The food and drink pass will also include the Daily Headliner Happy Hours with drink specials on site. Hotel EDC also offers premium add-on experiences, such as Premier Shuttle service to and from the festival grounds, early check-in and late check-out, and the option to extend your stay. Adding on nights before or after the festival, spa packages, and a special Raver Recharge Brunch on Saturday developed in partnership with the culinary team at Fuhu. Insomniac Events has provided the easiest way to split payment for large raver squads. Headliners also have the option to split payments amongst their entire group at the time of booking. To book Hotel EDC packages with additional information on package add-ons and extensions on the length of the hotel stay, head to the site now.
For ravers who love to camp and want to enhance their EDC experience even more then join the EDC camp family. Campers will constantly enjoy bustling activities, and pool parties, arts and crafts, to group classes that open the mind, body, spirit to a different level. All taking place at the heart of the Las Vegas desert, Mesa campsite from Thursday, May 18 to Monday, May 22. Campers will have access to the Thursday night kickoff party on the Mesa, featuring surprise DJ sets. When you camp Under the Electric Sky, the EDC experience never ends. For more information about Camp EDC.
Saturday, May 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at circuitGROUNDS
Making their EDC Las Vegas debut, for for the first time fans will experience their live performance at the infamous stage circuitGROUNDS. Recently, the producer unveils their newest vision, their creative studio space Red Wall recorded set that is dedicated to EDC Las Vegas. The video is directed by David Borges and is a 40-minute set that complements Modapit’s talent and artistry of mixing. Which includes mesmerizing lighting setups and an energetic assortment of songs ranging from edits of bangers to various unreleased Modapit IDs. Click HERE to watch the full recorded studio set.
Saturday, May 20, 4 am - 5:30 am at Boombox Art Cart
The rising star in the world of electronic dance music whose passion for music was ignited by his first experience as a festival-goer. The vibrant atmosphere and the beautiful energy of dance music swept him off his feet, compelling him to put his own unique twist on the music and travel the world, bringing people together with his electrifying performances. The genre-blending producer is an up-and-coming artist that has already made a successful path for his DJ career. Fans can see Tones play out his latest single, ‘Maniac’ at EDC Las Vegas. He recently performed his massive track on the legendary Groove Cruise Miami this past January for the festival’s 20-anniversary edition.
Sunday, May 21. 9:45 pm - 11:00 pm at circuitGROUNDS
Matthew Lucas, better known as PEEKABOO in the dance music community, is the hottest act to break out in the electronic music scene in 2018. Since then, he has released a slew of massive successful EPs and singles within a few short months. This year alone, his name has been appearing on more lineups at the biggest festivals in the states. He has created a large and dedicated following and support from some of the biggest names in dance music. Plus more than 20 sold-out shows and he doesn’t stop there with the launch of his highly anticipated merch store, which sold out the first day it was opened. You can listen to his biggest tracks and sets HERE.
For all other artists and set times go to the Insomniac Events App and start planning your own schedule to see your favorites and hopefully, these recommended DJs will be added to your personal roster.
A new error in clubbing has emerged through the streets of New York City. The city is home to mecca nightspots such as Pyramid, Limelight, and Tunnel. Today, the hottest nightspots are in other burrows such as Queens and Brooklyn with Brooklyn Mirage, Avant Gardner, Knockdown Center, and Elsewhere. As nightclubs start to evolve and revamp crew teams, directors, and which leads to new rules and the old times are gone. A milestone in New York City nightlife has evolved with new nightclubs with a new take on nightlife. More lounge clubs with an intimate vibe, nightclubs where guests can interact with the artists, and immersive and innovative nightspots. Here’s a list of the newest and hottest nightclubs in the New York City area.
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Address: 637 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019
From visionaries, Giuseppe Cipriani, and Tito Pinton, MUSICA is New York City’s newest multi-faceted entertainment venue. Cipriani, a global brand famous for superior service in the hospitality industry, is partnering with Italy’s premiere nightlife group MUSICA and is set to launch in 2022. These two powerful forces come together to revive the city and bring the beat back. MUSICA is more than a disco, it's an international movement. Originating in Riccione, Italy (the capital of the nation’s nightlife.) MUSICA brings traditions and charm, reinventing the status quo of what club in New York City should be.
The indoor lounge consists of two levels and an open-air atmosphere with a rooftop pool. Boasted on the top ‘of the Renaissance NY Chelsea Hotel. The venue offers a lounge, nightclub, and rooftop poolside escape. Upon entering guests can be immersed in a unique setting from the busy streets and sounds to a calm and neutral environment. As they enjoy creative and delicious cocktails. Talent welcomes local house and techno DJs throughout all boroughs. Including other realms of music like Jazz.
Address: 20 Times Square, 701 7th Ave, New York, NY 10036
A nightclub, lounge, and private party room loaded with local talent and performances at the Paradise Club. Local House Music and Techno DJs often play at the nightclub for an intimate setting. It's the perfect spot for a launch party and where guests can interact with musical artists and performers.YES, there are dancers from the ceiling and the crowd. The Paradise Club creates an imaginative and upscale atmosphere. Although guests must follow the “Dress to Impress’ code. Guests can flaunt the highest sense of self by maximizing accessories and expression. Showcase everlasting divinity through self-expression.
Address: 135 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036
Is the new premiere destination for someone looking to escape from the busy lifestyle to a unique style of nightclubbing. Guests are transported into a new world with bright lights, music, technology, and energy. The founders of NEBULA had a grand vision for their creation. They wanted it to be more than just a place to drink and dance; they wanted it to be a place where people from all walks of life could come together to celebrate their differences and find more common ground. NEBULA is one of the most popular nightclubs in New York City. It is known for its great sound, crazy moving video panels, unmatched VIP services, and the most beautiful music lovers. Located directly in the heart of Times Square, Nebula boasts a state-of-the-art sound system, transformative visual technology, and world-class hospitality, Nebula consistently hosts an array of performers spanning the spectrum of electronic music, from underground trailblazers to stadium-filling superstars including Eric Prydz, ARTBAT, Seth Troxler and more.
Address: 9 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017
Get transported back into the early clubbing nights at Retroclub NYC. The retro setting and the best of 70s, 80s, and 90s plus Classic and Freestyle bump through the speakers as guests dance throughout the night. The concept was born from a desire and need to bring back the past. The dream turned into a reality and it is now one of the hottest nightspot lounges in the city. Guests can enjoy the fantastic selection of throw-back cocktails plus their signature specialty concussions.
Address: 233 Butler St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Public Records NYC is the new multi-faceted, ever-evolving hospitality and music space built within the historic ASPCA headquarters building. Throughout its opening, they curated programming of a variety of live acts, DJs, and producers into the intimate space. The venue includes a live room known as The Sound Room, a bar + restaurant, a cafe + record shop, and an outdoor garden. It is entirely vegan, has minimal waste, and champions diverse trans-genre programming across various art practices. The Sound Room features an entirely custom-built sound system from the collaboration of Devon Turnbull of OJAS and Jason Ojeda, a custom-built Isonoe rotary mixer (which also features in the bar), and lighting designed and built by Brooklyn-based Nitemind.
Address: 90 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
Official opening weekend, beginning on February 10 is the immersive dance music club, SILO. Anew 500-cap multi-genre music and event space built in a converted hangar in East Williamsburg, the hub of Brooklyn’s new nightlife scene. It first began as an underground party. Over the years Secret Loft grew from a fun idea into a full-blown series with a huge following to inspire into a reality. Founders and close friends Alex Neuhausen and Lilly Wolfson created SILO after a few years of careful planning, fundraising, and pure passion. SILO looks forward to hosting a wide range of DJs and producers from realms of dance music. Spreading and growing the community even more. Finally, SILO is welcome to any and all who find themselves seeking such a space. This is a gender-neutral space, enforcing no gender norms or power structures and tolerating no forms of hate or bias.
Electric Zoo Festival is New York City’s home to the sample dance music event. Year after year, the festival draws in a bigger crowd with new surprises and renditions. Thousands of attendees gather in Randall’s Island Park annually, making it the ultimate “last dance” of the summer that sends the season out with a bang all Labor Day weekend long.
With a new 3.0 theme for the 13th edition by transforming New York’s Randall’s Island Park into a tech-driven, electronic dance music paradise. This year’s edition offers all new dimensions of sight and sound with stage designs, interactive installations, and the most diverse lineup in EZOO history. The 2022 lineup features Porter Robinson, Canvas, Redrum, Pretty Pink, Black Carl!, Cheat Codes, VNSSA, Netsky, John Summit, AC Slater, G Jones B2B Eprom, and much more. Plus, the showcase stages are curated by fan-favorite artists like CloZee, Carl Cox, famous party brand Brownies and Lemonade, and more. WHILE THERE ARE A THOUSAND+ REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T MISS EZOO, HERE ARE 11 THINGS NOT TO MISS AT ELECTRIC ZOO 3.0!
This year EZoo will have utterly new stage designs fused with AI technology. Surrounded by lush greenery, prepare for EZoo's first fully-immersive experience. What used to be called Hilltop Arena will be replaced by The Landing. Positioned uniquely on the festival map for the perfect position for no sound bleeding for festival attendees. As Ezoo retires 'The Grove,' they welcome to the 3.0 family Morphosis, the stage where house music evolves.
This year’s Electric Zoo will be the biggest and best, thanks to the innovative new 3.0 theme. Combining the festival with the technology revolution dominated Web 3.0 and more innovative technology. Think of it as a system update across the board, addressing issues like sound bleed, adding additional VIP areas, refreshed site map configuration, more free accessible water stations, all new stage designs, and more.
After eleven years, global techno pioneer Carl Cox will triumphantly return to the Electric Zoo. He will perform a rare US festival set while showcasing highly sought-after live acts at his Carl Cox Invites stage. Sunday, September 4, Loco Dice, DJ Holographic, and more will take over The Landing.
The notorious LA party brand is known for bringing the craziest vibes and unearthing genre-bending of dance music. On Friday, September 2, a taste of the west coast to the east coast will be their fourth Electric Zoo appearance by taking over Morphosis.
Electric Zoo 3.0 has no shortage of rising, from the emotive sounds of Pauline Herr, the thunderous beats of A Hundred Drums, to the bass-friendly, euphoric and dark melodies by Redrum and effervescent electronic pop productions of Moore Kismet.
Tchami will return to Electric Zoo while also curating his very own stage in the name of his imprint, Confession. The stage will feature some of house music’s most profound heavy hitters, like Malaa, Matroda, Capozzi, Wax Motif, and more. They will all be taking over The Landing on Friday, September 2.
Electric Zoo is New York City’s best and most prominent electronic music festival, and it wouldn't be a proper party without performances by native New York artists. Be sure to catch artists like Charles Meyer, Truth x Lies, and RNÉ representing their home city.
EZoo pushes boundaries on creating the best festival experience, especially with its interactive installations. Whether headbanging at the main stage or drifting around the grounds with your friends, the installations are the perfect meet-up spots and photo shoots for social media.
Ezoo attendees know how to dress to impress. Each year festival fashion evolves and changes. The diverse lineup will follow diverse festival outfits. Ranging from bass-heads, techno aliens, house music lovers, and EDM Kandi. There are so many different styles of fashion matching the multi-genre lineup.
It’s the best part of the entire festival. Add the view of the city skyline along the surrounding water with the golden sun shining down, it's a famous sight to see. Catch exquisite Sunset Sets from Diplo on Friday, September 2, DJ Snake on Saturday, September 3, and Subtronics on Sunday, September 4.
EZoo is going all out with a massive lineup of afterparties for those who want to keep the party going this year. On Friday, September 2, Tchami, Malaa, and Matroda at the Great Hall, Avant Gardner. Afrojack will perform at Marquee and a special Brownies & Lemonade take-over party at Webster Hall. Followed by Saturday, September 3, Camelphat and Cristoph will perform at The Brooklyn Mirage. At Webster Hall, Lab Group will perform. Lost Kings will play at Marquee, and Cheat Codes will play at Lavo. Rounding up the Labor Day Weekend with more after parties from Martin Garrix and Justin Mylo performing at The Brooklyn Mirage. This will be Martin Garrix’s debut event at the iconic New York venue. Over at the Great Hall will be CloZee’s Odyzey Music Takeover. A dubstep takeover with Subtronics, A Hundred Drums, and more at Webster Hall. Andrea Oliva and Chelina Manuhutu will play at Quantum. The party continues with Loco Dice at Superior Ingredients Roof on Monday, September 5. All tickets for each are available on the official Electric Zoo Festival site. See below the full Made Event after-party lineup.
Just halfway through the incredible summer season with massive festivals worldwide, and today, Insomniac Events surprised the community with a mind-blowing full lineup drop of EDC Orlando. Set to perform at the three-day affair this November 11-13, 2022. Once again, EDC will take over Orlando’s Tinker Field. The colorful celebration with sunshine and positive energy will host plenty of elite performers and up-and-coming acts. The festival will include the highly anticipated sunset performances with Kaskade Redux, Dom Dolla, Above & Beyond, and more. EDC Orlando will also champion talented producers, including 999999999 (Hybrid Live/DJ Set), Green Velvet Presents La La Land, John Summit, Vintage Culture, Pauline Herr, Charlotte de Witte, plus over one hundred other artists. First debuted at EDC Las Vegas earlier this year, the kineticBLOOM will be on full display in Orlando, celebrating the growth of personal connections and the seed of a unique flower known over the last 26 years as the Electric Daisy.
Electric Daisy Carnival and Orlando have always brought a wide variety to every lineup each year, raising the bar in creativity and lineup curating. Each year, Insomniac sets high standards and never slows down to engage in creating new experiences. Festival goers always return every year because it delivers a different experience. More festival activities, unique drinks specials, immersive actors and performers, and iconic DJ sets. EDC grows each year, inviting more talented artists and attracting more attendees. Throughout its eleven years, EDC Orlando has evolved into a major festival in the United States. It's a celebration of all the successful years the festival created with all the loving fans. Here are some exciting and fun facts about EDC Orlando.
It can be annoying not being able to use cash at EDC. There is an option for cash to be exchanged onsite for a prepaid card with the merchants. But who wants to do that? However, we are living in a new age where everyone is using a phone, and everything is digital. EDC accepts Credit, debit, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and Android Pay. Paying cashless does make lines go a little faster when buying merch, food, or beverages. Unless the systems go down.
Many of Insomniac’s signature brands will champion EDC Orlando’s four iconic stages, including Dreamstate, Bassrush, Insomniac Records, and Factory 93. Plus, the main stage, known as kineticFIELD, adopts the same construction as Vegas. From ethereal trance music and heavy-hitting bass to the dance floor sounds of house and techno. Insomniac’s curated music lineups continue strengthening the behemoth's reach to electronic dance fans across all genres. The Ryno Bus Art Car will also host the best local talent from the region, including a day dedicated to Florida breaks.
Last year’s high-energy festival brought a sold-out crowd of 300,000 Headliners together for three days of blooming beats inspired by the nature of the kineticZEN festival theme. Since its first edition in 2011, Insomniac’s EDC Orlando festival has continued to grow in size, now totaling more than 40 acres of the insane festival experience. Now spanning five music stages, attendance nearly tripled in just the last three years. This year will draw an even more significant number of people with the rise of festival action and success rates.
Downtown Orlando’s lively hub of entertainment and nightlife will also transform into EDC Orlando’s official pre-party and afterparty destination. Throughout recent years, it has hosted various events across multiple nights. Full performance and venue details will be announced soon.
Tickets are on sale for EDC Orlando, with three-day GA passes starting at $199.99 and VIP passes starting at $399.99. Please visit the link purchase; while they are still at Tier 1, prices will increase and sell out.
After a three-year hiatus with help from dance music and live events powerhouses Insomniac and Club Glow, Moonrise Festival will return. On Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, the grounds of the Pimlico Race Course will change into a different universe of space, alternate creatures, and immersive art decorations.(more…)
While over five hundred thousand people will be attending Electric Daisy Carnival. The rest of everyone will dread the worst feeling, FOMO. Fear no more, because EDC is available to Livestream. Four channels will stream across multiple platforms including YouTube, TikTok, Lomotif, and Roblox. The kineticFIELD, cosmicMEADOW, and circuitGROUNDS stages will transport viewers into the heart of EDC’s 26th year Under The Electric Sky.
Fans at home can view unforgettable live sets in the comfort of their own home. It’s also fun to throw a Livestream EDC party with friends. A curated channel that will give viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes access all weekend long. Fans can tune in to Insomniac TV in partnership with Lomotif. The madness will begin this Friday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. PT for full details. EDC Livestream is hosted by Taylor Kade and Emma Kapotes. Straight from backstage at EDC Las Vegas, fans can access exclusive interviews on the special Insomniac Radio broadcast.
Insomniac Radio is available for FREE or in the Insomniac app. The Insomniac Radio broadcast will air live beginning at 5:30 p.m. PT on Friday, May 20, and beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22. The broadcasts will air live until 5:30 a.m. each day with replays to follow directly after.
The aquatic fairytale continues with Imagine Music Festival at its brand new location in Kingston Down, GA, from September 15-18. Following their February Instagram Reel that showcased a snippet of the venue, Imagine is now ready to invite fans from all over to experience Kingston Downs with a brand new, never before seen teaser video of the location. This organic wonderland, familiar to many, features the safety and security of paved roads throughout and land resilient to inclement weather. The unique site encompasses all the beauty of nature with sprawling grass fields and pastures, rolling hills, untouched woodlands, nature trails, and many other highly unique outdoor experiences. In addition, Imaginers will experience four nights of camping, over 100 artists, and more than five stages.
“The site is a true gem. Nestled in secluded woodlands, guests will be transported to what feels like another world, where they can relax in nature and be moved by the music.” Says founder Madeleine Goodhand. “There is no other site quite like this one, making Imagine Festival a truly unique festival experience.” Combine the new site with the incredible lineup and world-class stages; it’s one of the season's must-see events.”
Kingston Downs is a family-owned and operated 5,000+ acre property situated on the Etowah River, conveniently located a few miles outside of Rome, GA, and 45 minutes north of metro Atlanta. The secluded retreat showcases undisturbed woodlands, open fields, nature trails, and riverfront access, making it the ideal new home for Imagine Music Festival. The location will welcome electronic headlining acts such as Excision, GRiZ, Kaskade, Air2Earth (sunset set), Ganja White Night, Gorgon City, Madeon (LIVE), Liquid Stranger, San Holo, Subtronics, and so many more.
What’s new for 2022? All 3-day festival passes now include GA tent-only camping access and Early Thursday Arrival giving you four days and four nights of GA camping for $249.00 plus fees or just $40 down with three payment installments. In addition, VIP passes include special perks such as express entry, main stage VIP club, Mermaid Lounge, VIP pool access, exclusive viewing areas, Plus VIP bars and lounges. And private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $479 for a 3-day pass plus fees or $60 down with three easy payment installments. Another VIP package includes an open bar for the entire weekend for $999.00 plus fees or $100 down with three easy payment installments. In addition, every vehicle requires a car camping or day parking pass. Prices will be increasing after May 13.
The leading mecca dance haven, The Brooklyn Mirage has revealed its summer season plus a redesigned makeover. Welcoming a vast variety of top-tier artists and party brand takeovers, the debut weekend will premiere today, Thursday, May 5. Kicking off its opening weekend with Alesso, The Cityfox Experience: Regenerate, and the 25th-anniversary celebration of Body & Soul. The open-air musical sanctuary will re-emerge at full force with unrivaled talent.
The reimagined and completely redone Brooklyn Mirage is stocked with a one-of-a-kind 200-foot wide video wall by a 100-foot custom-built stage roof. Attendees will be amazed by new various mezzanine and balcony levels. The new design features one of the world's largest outdoor video walls at 200 feet in length and 30 feet high. It’s displayed over 1000 LED panels at 15K ultra-wide resolution, the roughly 30 million pixels will allow for film grade visual effects. A new custom-built media server and processing technology, that will redefine show visuals. A real-time generated experience set in hyperrealistic environments, a first at this scale.
Led by the owner, and chief creative officer of Avant Gardner, Billy Bildstein. Their latest reconstruction boasts its most intricate and impressive design yet. A collaboration between Bildstein and new multi-media studio Conveyor.
“The Mirage was meant to adapt and change, to appear and to disappear. Every new generation of the Mirage innovates with custom methods of building modular structures, as well as with non-traditional use of multi-media and entertainment technology available. This year we’re introducing the third generation of our Mirage concept and while it will bring a lot of improvements and upgrades, and will set new standards on many levels, we found a way to keep the soul of the last generations alive.”
- Billy Bildstein
Now in its fifth season, the 2022 summer program is complete with world-class artists from May through October. Making their debut performance at The Brooklyn Mirage are Adam Beyer, Big Gigantic, Charlotte de Witte, Cuco, and David Guetta. Plus the leading house pioneer Dom Dolla, Duck Sauce, Marshmello, MK, Slander, SOFI TUKKER, Tiësto, and more. Welcoming a slew of internationally renowned event brands, All Day I Dream, Anjunabeats, Anjunadeep, Boiler Room, KNTXT, Drumcode, and NY’s elrow residency with two stages. In celebration of New York City Pride week, the outdoor venue will also host takeovers from Ladyfag's multi-stage Ladyland Festival with Honey Dijon and Tinashe. This year will be jam-packed with all spectrums of dance music.
To honor the brand new summer season, The Brooklyn Mirage will offer newly-updated and professionally curated food and beverage menus. The Fox Box food offerings will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options at both the Fox Hole and City Parlor. Attendees can choose from a variety of sandwiches at Fox Hole. New additions will include the Wild Card, a new stand featuring a rotating menu. It will begin with Mister Melt offering uniquely-crafted grilled cheese sandwiches. A new food truck will be on the premiums, El Zorro which will provide Mexican-inspired cuisine and vegan options. Also launching, Smooth Operator features a variety of smoothies, açaí bowls, fresh press juices, and matcha. That will keep the body pumping with energy till dawn.
A new year, a new summer, a brand new redesigned dance haven. The Brooklyn Mirage has always kept a high standard on sound and production. Each year people return plus new attendees to get the ultimate club experience offering an event festival vision. In addition to a wholly immersive music experience, upgraded hospitality. Another reason why it continues to remain at the forefront of New York City’s nightlife and entertainment.
New York’s renowned Electric Zoo is this year’s most evolved festival yet, as they recently announced the new 3.0. The theme shows the festival joining the technology revolution dominated by Web 3.0 and innovative tech. The electronic music festival will be on Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, at Randall’s Island Park. Tickets go on sale this week. Register for pre-sale access.
The taste and trends of dance music are changing, and EZOO was determined to create their lineup to satisfy their community. Through feedback and choices in the EZOO Artist List surveys, fans asked for more house and techno, and Martin Garrixwas the number one requested artist. Did your favorite artist make it on the 2022 lineup? Many top elite names on the lineup include John Summit, Diplo, and Carl Cox. However, if you look closer, there are talented artists that fans are unaware of. Instead of being packed in the crowd at a busy stage, head over to these unexpected artists.
She just completed her sold-out tour with Liquid Stranger. Her style of dark wub bass has been reaching a wide range of audiences. Follow the witch closely laced with tranquil vocals, hypnotic melodies, and dreamy soundscapes. I met her at the Forbidden Kingdom Festival last year, and she has an incredible personality matching her exuberant action-packed sets.
She is a 24-year-old producer and DJ plus a label owner from San Jose, Costa Rica. She is known for performing extremely energetic sets; she will make you dance and sweat with her techno and tech-house beats all night. She is a force to be reconded with; keep an eye on her.
A producer and DJ from the UK. Bringing his unique brand of energy-infused house music to EZOO. His style features giddy rhythms buttered with soulful chord progressions that glide across a wide emotional spectrum. Classic house feelings filtered through a contemporary lens.
A local New York house DJ. Known to mix easygoing disco vibes with deep baselines. She has performed at Schimanski, Elsewhere, Downtime, Drom, and SoHo Rooftop parties. She takes listeners on a progressive journey that keeps them on their feet.
A conceptual psytrance project formed by melodic bass powerhouse Seven Lions (Jeff Montalvo) and Washington-based psytrance duo Dimibo (Filip Pankovcin & Loch Stimpson). While their sound is firmly rooted in psytrance, the three producers incorporate various production techniques and musical genres, giving their music a unique hybrid feel.