Bigger isn't always better. The fourth installment of Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas is drawing a hundred thousand people per night. The challenge facing its L.A.-based promoter, Insomniac, is how to balance what has now become radio pop, with electronic dance music's underground roots. In o ... More >>
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Better Than: Being able to hear for the rest of the weekend. If Friday night's Swedish House Mafia show were a short film, it would open on the scene where I'm in a stall in the men's room, surrounded by screaming, rolling 18 year olds, knocking back a shooter of Bushmill's and wondering what turn ... More >>
By Christopher Victorio and Ben Westhoff We love you, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. In fact, here are five reasons why you rule the roost. But my oh my you dance funky. We're not saying we're any better; truth is, we're utterly captivated by you and your awkward ways. Were God to create a thir ... More >>
See also: EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success , despite high winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday. Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance on Sun ... More >>
Twenty years after rave culture first entered the American mainstream, the success of a festival like Electric Daisy Carnival makes one wonder: Can electronic dance music retain its warehouse roots and peace, love, unity and respect (PLUR) on this level? EDC, whose organizers claim they sold out th ... More >>
In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music. On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>
Swedish House Mafia w/A-Trak, Jacques Lu Cont Madison Square Garden Friday, December 18 Better than: Sitting around and becoming convinced audio of a microwave breaking is actually a leaked Daft Punk track. Swedish House Mafia sold out Madison Square Garden in nine minutes for Friday night's mam ... More >>
New Year's Eve is upon us, and after a week of reminiscing on the year in nightlife we're ready for one last after-hours evening of dancing, drinking, and general chaos to close out 2010. As it turns out, some of our favorite parties, promoters, and DJs of the past year have provided us with ... More >>
What the hell happened last night?