Within the last few years, the United States has seen a sharp rise in EDM festival popularity, in all ages. The Electric Daisy Carnival brand, managed by the live events juggernaut, Insomniac, has expanded far and wide, reaching the greater Las Vegas, New York and Chicago markets. Anyone who follows the industry knows the big headliners that typically support and perform at these massive, weekend-long festivals. But with EDC Las Vegas coming up later this month, we thought it’d be nice to zero in on some of the artists that we’re excited about seeing in this year’s Las Vegas line-up.
First things first; within the last year, many new artists have emerged from the underground and caught the mass’s attention.
The Connecticut native has been tearing up the trance and progressive world for the last couple years, and recently has been finding a niche with electro tracks – all of which have been Beatport chart-toppers. Since his start, artists such as Hardwell, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten and Above & Beyond, have supported his music.
At this point, everyone’s heard Krewella’s radio mega-hit, “Alive”. The trio has a very diverse style of material ranging from dubstep, moombahton and straight house; seeing them live would be quite an experience.
I like to think that some fans like to step out of their comfort zone and explore different kinds of performances.
Label master of Fool’s Gold Records, one half of Duck Sauce (… Barbra Streisand), and one of the world’s best turntablists and remixers, A-Trak is in a league all his own. He touches on every aspect of the dance music scene whether it be EDM, hip-hop and anything in between. If you’re looking for a truly unique set, his stage is where to be.
– Just Blaze
What??? Just Blaze is going to be at EDC Las Vegas? YES. The hip-hop legend who’s best known for his productions with Jay-Z, Dipset, Eminem and more has been selected for the 128 bpm-heavy festival, and in recent years has experimented with the house music concept – I wouldn’t miss his set, period.
As veteran DJ/producers, these guys are no-brainers for the average EDM fan. Not seeing either of these guys would be a crime. No description needed.
– Laidback Luke
– Carl Cox & Friends
Editors’ Personal Picks
The following artists are people I’ve seen before live (and loved) or have wanted to see live for a very, very long time. Each DJ has a different style, and I would expect each to have some of the hotter, more impressive sets. If you don’t know these guys, I definitely suggest doing some research!
– Calvin Harris
– Tommy Trash
– Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano