Come with us as we give you a tour of the world’s best electronic dance music currently being played at clubs and festivals around the world. We’re going a little bit harder this time around, so get ready to put those hands in the air and dance like no one’s watching! Hear this month’s exclusive mix by Arthur Galestian on Dance: Global Nation.
01. Above & Beyond pres. Tranquility Base – Razorfish (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix) [Anjunabeats]
02. Morten – Look Closer (David Tort Remix) [PRMD]
03. Paris Blohm (ft. Mimi Page) – Lost In Me (Original Mix) [Enhanced Recordings]
04. Stefan Dabruck – Acid Phase (Original Mix) [Big & Dirty Recordings]
05. John Christian – Flight 643 (Original Mix) [Musical Freedom]
06. Don Diablo & CID – Prototype (Original Mix) [Protocol Recordings]
07. Andrew Bennett – Napoleon (Original Mix) [PinkStar Records]
08. Adrian Lux & Marcus Schossow (ft. JJ) – Wild Child (Original Dark Mix) [Ultra]
09. Orjan Nilsen – XIING (Original Mix) [Armind]
10. Marcel Woods & Allure – Ready (Original Mix) [Revealed Recordings]
11. Hardwell & W&W – Jumper (Original Mix) [Revealed Recordings]
12. UMEK vs. Manuel Galey – What Gatex Bitch (Markob27 & Adrena Line Bootup) [CDR]
13. Omnia & IRA vs. David Tort vs. Avicii – People Like Us Fade Into Fusion (Paris & Simo, A&G Bootleg) [CDR]
The sold out festival will return to the
Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21-23, 2013
(Las Vegas) – Today Insomniac released a diverse list of creators who will each play a part in the total transformation of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas. This list includes musical acts, artists and theatrical performers – all of whom are innovators in their respective fields.
“Each year our fans’ inspire us to exceed their expectations – there’s truly something in it for everyone,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder of Insomniac. “EDC will feature a slate of original artwork, a Discovery Project featuring emerging names and collaborations within dance music culture. I’m excited for our fans – the true headliners – to experience this firsthand.”
EDC, Las Vegas will feature more than 500 creators from around the world. Among the participating artists from music, art and theatrical fields EDC, Las Vegas will feature:
Above & Beyond
Armin van Buuren
Austin Bike Zoo
Bloody Beetroots Live
Camo & Krooked
Carl Cox & Friends
Crosstown Rebels presents Get Lost
D-Block & S-te-Fan
Discovery Project winners
Ed Rush & Optical
Empire of the Sun
Fedde Le Grand
Flaming Lotus Girls
Funtcase vs Cookie Monsta
Fury + MC Dino
Jacques Lu Cont
Jen Lewin Studio
Kill the Noise
Night Owl Experience
Rebecca & Fiona
Richie Hawtin presents enter.
Sander van Doorn
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Super8 & Tab
T ‘n’ T
The Do LaB
The Space Wench
V Square Labs Digital Art
Wide Awake Art Car
Insomniac will create an enhanced music festival experience by transforming the Speedway into a fully immersive carnival adventure featuring theatrical performers, including fire twirlers, aerialists, dancers and stilt walkers. Vibrant large-scale art installations and state-of-the-art lighting and sound production will span across seven stages inside the 1,000-acre complex creating a complete audiovisual experience for festivalgoers.
Insomniac produces innovative music festivals and events featuring immersive multisensory environments enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics, and fan participation. The quality of our fans’ experience is the company’s top priority. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the largest, most spectacular music festivals in the world. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events and for more than 3 million attendees in California, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL DELIVERS ON ANTICIPATED PHASE 2 MIAMI LINE-UP, ITS MOST FORWARD THINKING AND DIVERSE YET
**TWO WEEKENDS, TWO UNIQUE EXPERIENCES** WEEKEND 1 – MARCH 15-17, 2013 WEEKEND 2 – MARCH 22-24, 2013
The second phase of talent confirmed to play across the 2013 ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL – taking place March 15-17 and 22-24 during Miami Music Week – has been unveiled, revealing what is undoubtedly the most diverse, forward thinking line-up ever billed in the event’s 15 year history.
“In celebration of Ultra Music Festival’s double weekend and 15 year anniversary, what we’ve achieved with this edition’s ocean of talent and stage production is, we feel, unprecedented. As the industry we work in continues to explode, with so much talent emerging and the taste of our consumer changing in the process, diversity was key,” says Russell Faibisch, Ultra Music Festival Founder, Executive Producer, CEO & President.
“We’ve never put so much time and effort into programming an event as we have for this year’s Ultra Music Festival. We truly hope everybody attending this year will value and more importantly enjoy the unique experience we’ve worked so hard to create,” says Adam Russakoff Ultra Music Festival Executive Producer, Director of Business Affairs & Talent Buyer.
Set to annihilate the newly designed, never-before-seen ULTRA MAIN STAGE, the aptly titled MEGA STRUCTURE, the ULTRA WORLDWIDE ARENA and more, the Phase 2 DJ billing is quite simply out of this world. ALESSO, BENNY BENASSI, DIRTY SOUTH, DOG BLOOD (Boyz Noise & Skrillex), ERIC PRYDZ, FEDDE LE GRAND, HARDWELL, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, LAIDBACK LUKE, MARTIN SOLVEIG, PRETTY LIGHTS, STEVE AOKI and SVEN VÄTH are among just some of the hoards of names to join the already eye-watering line-up delivered in Phase 1, including ABOVE & BEYOND, AFROJACK, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, AVICII, BASSNECTAR, CALVIN HARRIS, CARL COX, DAVID GUETTA, FATBOY SLIM, KASKADE, KNIFE PARTY, RICHIE HAWTIN, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA and TIËSTO. After 14 consecutive years of delivering the ultimate dance music experience, it was never in doubt that Ultra Music Festival would deliver for its 15thanniversary.
Looking certain to shake the revamped ‘LIVE STAGE’ to its very core – the next slew of LIVE acts confirmed includes AZELIA BANKS, FAITHLESS (Live DJ & PA Set), SLEIGH BELLS, SNOOP DOG, THE WEEKND and YEAH YEAH YEAHS. Joining the likes of THE BLOODY BEETROOTS, BOOKA SHADE, BOYS NOIZE, CRYSTAL CASTLES, DEADMAU5, DISCLOSURE, DJ FRESH, HOT CHIP, MAJOR LAZER, MATT & KIM, MODESTEP, RUDIMENTAL, THIEVERY CORPORATION and YEASAYER announced in Phase 1 at the beginning of the year, it’s safe to say that never before has an electronic music festival offered so much variety and such an array of top LIVE talent than this year’s 15TH edition of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL.
ULTRA have also announced the incredible array of arenas set to appear over the two weekends this year; true to form, we’re in for quite a treat…
First up, OH YES OH YES! It wouldn’t be Ultra without the legend that is CARL COX! Bringing his titanic CARL COX & FRIENDS ARENA to Bayfront Park this March, he’ll be playing host to some of the finest names in house and techno, including SVEN VATH, RICHIE HAWTIN, JAMIE JONES, LOCO DICE, LUCIANO, FATBOY SLIM, JOHN DIGWEED, MAGDA, UMEK, CASSY, NICOLE MOUDABER and UTO KAREM. Expect seriously big things from this much-loved Ultra veteran and his merry following!
Once again, the world’s #1 DJ ARMIN VAN BUUREN delivers his breathtaking ASOT 600 stage, where ABOVE & BEYOND, ATB, COSMIC GATE, DASH BERLIN, FERRY CORSTEN MARKUS SCHULZ, TRITONAL and W&W, will all be joined by the legendary PAUL VAN DYK who will be making his long-awaited return appearance to the world’s premiere dance music event.
The MEGA STRUCTURE serves up an all-star lineup of the world’s top acts, which includes main stage regulars ALESSO, CALVIN HARRIS, DAVID GUETTA, ERIC PRYDZ and TIËSTO, just one example of what ULTRA meant by “2 Weekends, 2 Unique Experiences.” Fans will rejoice to see their favorite artists tackle both the Main Stage and the Mega Structure at ULTRA 15.
Keeping it going for underground fans, new to Ultra this year is SURFACE – a brand new concept arena held each Sunday at the Bayfront Stage. Reading like a ‘who’s who’ from the world of the underground scene, look forward to seeing the likes of ART DEPARTMENT, CLAUDE VONSTROKE, DAMIAN LAZARUS, DANNY DAZE, DROOG, FRANCESCA LOMBARDO, GUY GERBER, JUSTIN MARTIN, LEE FOSS, MACEO PLEX, MAYA JANE COLES, MIGUEL CAMPBELL, SETH TROXLER, SOUL CLAP, SUBB-AN, TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS, WOLF & LAMB and more.
ULTRA is not only delivering the world’s greatest underground sounds each Sunday, but everyday of the festival. The Mixmag Stage will play host to performances by tech gurus CARLO LIO, DUBFIRE, ELIO RISO, JON RUNDELL, JOSH WINK, SHADED and YOUSEF on Friday of Weekend 1. The second Friday will boast additional techno sounds from AUDIOFLY, CARL CRAIG, KEVIN SAUNDERSON, NINA KRAVIZ, PAUL WOOLFORD,RADIO SLAVE and STACEY PULLEN. Each Saturday will also see a myriad of techno and deep house artists that include DAVID SQUILLACE, tINI + GUTI, MARTIN BUTTRICH, NIC FANCIULLI B2B JORIS VOORN, REMO, ROBERT DIETZ, SCUBA, STEVE LAWLER, TIGA and TIMO MAAS on Weekend 2, and an undisclosed arsenal of premier DJs to play on Weekend 1.
Space Ibiza (voted #1 Club in the world and winning multiple awards) plans a triumphant return on Saturday, March 23 to host the tech house and techno acts that they are known for. Also hosting stages will be Skrillex’s formidable OWSLA label, Afrojack’s JACKED, Mark Knight’s TOOLROOM, with more to be announced in Phase 3. Completing the full house, the brand new ‘TRAPPED’ arena, featuring the likes of BAAUER, BRO SAFARI, DJ CRAZE, DILLON FRANCIS, FLOSSTRADAMUS, NADASTROM and many more look more than adequate to cater to the new trap craze.
Finally, for the ninth consecutive year, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL proudly welcomes back the “ECOVillage”. This area is dedicated to the exposure and understanding of numerous non-profit organizations and charities, and will run over both weekends of the festival. You can find several interactive booths that provide an informative outlook on the world today.
Limited tickets—which have already sold in 77 countries around the world (topping the record of 74 from years past)–still remain for both weekends of ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL, exclusively at www.ULTRAmusicfestival.com.
About ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL: As the world’s most famous outdoor electronic music festival, ULTRA has won “Best Music Event” by the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) six consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011, “Best International Dance Music Festival” by the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2008 and “Best Festival” by the Village Voice Media New Times consecutively five years running from 2005 through 2009. Originally created as a pure EDM (electronic dance music) festival in 1999, ULTRA has grown through the years to present not only the genre’s hottest, biggest and best headline artists (The Prodigy, Swedish House Mafia, The Chemical Brothers, Tiësto, David Guetta, deadmau5, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Armin van Buuren, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Justice, Carl Cox and Avicii to name a few), but also crossover headline bands that incorporate EDM elements in their music and have a history or new beginning in the EDM community and culture (The Cure, The Killers, New Order, Duran Duran, The Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, M83, Santigold, The Ting Tings, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun and Bloc Party). In 2012, global pop icon Madonna appeared as a special surprise guest—the festival’s gift to their fans—to introduce the main stage final headlining artist AVICII, joining him behind the decks to premiere his UMF remix of her new single “Girl Gone Wild.” The year also was the subject of CAN U FEEL IT, a major documentary feature about the festival, which was shown in over 500 theatres nation-wide. Together with its signature, cutting-edge productions, ULTRA is unrivaled by consistently presenting the world’s greatest, most diverse EDM line-ups year after year.
In 2013, as it celebrates its 15 year anniversary, ULTRA will become the first major EDM festival in the world to expand to two weekends with dates set for March 15, 16 and 17 and March 22, 23 and 24.
A global brand, ULTRA takes place in Miami, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ibiza and Korea, expanding into Europe with ULTRA EUROPE July 2013 in Croatia.
ELECTRIC ZOO 2012 New York’s Electronic Music Festival August 31, September 1 & September 2 Labor Day Weekend @ Randall’s Island Park, NYC #EZoo
Set Times Announced Online and via Official Mobile App Plus Green Initiatives, Sponsors & Media Partners
With Electric Zoo 2012 just a week away, NYC is rumbling with anticipation for three days of beats, sunshine and good vibes with 100+ of the world’s top electronic dance music artists on August 31, September 1, and September 2. Now in its fourth year, Electric Zoo is excited to announce set times online and via a new and improved mobile app, plus the return of environmentally friendly green initiatives and this year’s sponsors & media partners.
Set Times Announced via Official Electric Zoo 2012 Mobile App
Now available for iPhone and Android, this year’s Electric Zoo app includes more useful and fun features than ever before. Featuring a custom schedule of set-times, abililty to set reminders so you don’t miss your favorite artists, and map of the festival site so you can locate the nearest bathrooms, face painting or a delicious food vendor, the new app also includes:
● Zoo Radio from Slacker Radio: built into the app, so you can listen to music from Electric Zoo artists on the go.
● Push notifications to get important late-breaking festival news updates.
● A festival camera that lets you put a fun Electric Zoo frame around your photos and share them with friends.
● Information about food and art at the festival.
Electric Zoo 2012 Green Initiatives
Like previous years, Electric Zoo is also proud to include several green initiatives for its fourth edition, including:
● On-site recycling program for all of the trash.
● 50% of on-site generators are running on 100% biodiesel alternative fuel from recycled NYC fryer grease and the rest are on a B50 blend of 50% biodiesel from recycled NYC fryer grease and 50% diesel.
● All of the site equipment is running on a B30 blend of 30% biodiesel from recycled NYC fryer grease and 70% diesel.
● No factory farmed meat products are permitted for sale at Electric Zoo.
● All of the food products and beer will be served on compostable ware (including plates, cups, napkins and utensils).
● Free water will be available from refill stations.
Sponsors and Media Partners
Electric Zoo would like to thank this year’s sponsors and media partners:
Coors Light: The World’s Most Refreshing Beer returns to Electric Zoo for the third year in a row! Perfect for cooling off after all-day dancing in the sun, Miller Coors offers a selection of domestic and imported beers.
Trident: As the official gum of the Electric Zoo Festival, Trident is the spark that will help liberate even more fun in your festival experience.
Hi-Chew: Stop by the Hi-Chew airstream to kick back in our lounge and recharge with Hi-Chew fruit chews; the best fruit chew candy out there. It livens you up!
Mobli: A Supporting Sponsor of the Official After Parties at Best Buy Theater, Mobli is a photo and video-sharing app built to connect awesome content with captive audiences. Find yours on Mobli!
Virgin Mobile: Be sure to check out the Virgin Mobile Truck at Electric Zoo. We answer to a higher calling!
BILLY BOY: Germany’s #1 condom brand has landed inAmerica and returns to Electric Zoo once more. BILLY BOY is proud to be the sponsor of 3D glasses at The Riverside Tent.
CMJ 2012: Don’t miss the annual CMJ Music Marathon on October 16-20 in NYC.
ReverbNation: The world’s largest independent music marketing website, hosted an opportunity for a performance slot at this year’s Electric Zoo, to which over 600 eager DJs submitted. We’re pleased to announce the winner Julien Loreto who will be opening the Main stage on Friday, August 31st.
SiriusXM: Live broadcast and artist interviews from Electric Zoo Festival on subscription satellite radio.
SPIN: Since 1985, SPIN has given the first national exposure to many of history’s most important cutting-edge recording artists, while vividly documenting the culture surrounding music.
Yelp: Connects people with great local businesses and community happenings. Visit Yelp.com/nyc to see what’s buzzing in your hood.
Integral Sound: Custom professional sound systems renowned world-wide for their purity, precision and high performance.
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 4th year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent in 2011, including DJs and live acts, providing the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more across four stages on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Electric Zoo received a coveted IDMA nomination for “Best U.S. Festival” and “Best Music Event” by URB magazine, as well as press coverage from major media outlets like CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Post, The Source, DJ Mag, Mixmag and Ocean Drive, establishing it as New York City’s premier electronic music festival as well as a top American event. After a sold-out capacity crowd of 50,000 over 2 days in 2010, Electric Zoo expanded to a new 3-day format with over 85,000 attendees in 2011. For more information, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.
Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its fourth year to Randall’s Island Park over Labor Day Weekend on August 31, September 1 and September 2, 2012. Made Event is excited to announce Electric Zoo 2012’s phase 1 artist lineup, once again bringing the biggest and boldest names in electronic dance music to New York City for this three-day summer bash.
Last year, Electric Zoo saw 85,000 fans attend what The New York Times called a “good-natured festival [that] continues to offer a smart, varied crew of the best D.J.s and live dance acts in the world.” Also dubbed the “the happiest place on earth” by the Village Voice, Electric Zoo takes place on the lush Randall’s Island Park with views of the Manhattan skyline, complete with a global selection of food carts, exquisite art installations — and more than 100 of the planet’s top talent in techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance, and more across multiple stages from morning to night.
Electric Zoo 3-Day Passes, VIP Experience 3-Day Passes and Platinum Experience 3-Day Passes are available now at www.electriczoofestival.com.
Traveling to NYC from out of town for Electric Zoo? Check out the Official Travel Packages, all of which include 3 nights at the New York Marriott East Side, two 3-Day Passes to Electric Zoo, round-trip ferry transportation, and 2 Electric Zoo t-shirts. Choose from General Admission,VIP Experience, and Platinum Experience.
“Randall’s Island became a multiplex of temporary dance floors, with a stadium-scale stage for headliners and three tents with club-quality surround-sound systems.”—Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“Capping off a summer that saw the biggest electronic music events in U.S. history, Electric Zoo marked its third and biggest year yet.” —Billboard.com
“The fest that began as a modest weekend event was something more, drawing crowds that were large even by music festival standards.”—The Wall Street Journal
“The three-day dance party on Randall’s Island had no shortage of new: New acts, new tracks and new grass (really!) filled the 24-acre island for 12 hours a day over Labor Day weekend… Despite the record number of attendees — over 85,000 fans showed up — Electric Zoo didn’t lose its sense of ease and comfort. Thanks to an increased number of restrooms, a variety of food vendors and the use of RFID wristband technology, which minimized entrance time, there were no lines to be found. And when you wanted to dance deep inside the tent, there was an actual dance floor and ample space to do so. When you’re talking about music marathons, these are small details that many festival producers overlook, the small details that can turn a great event into an exceptional one. ”—Huffington Post
“While it certainly is a spectacle, Electric Zoo was probably the happiest place on earth last weekend.” —Village Voice
“Electric Zoo  was sick! The crowd was unbelievable and brought an incredible energy to the city.” —Tiësto
“I felt like playing Electric Zoo  advanced me as an artist.” —Porter Robinson
About Electric Zoo Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival now in its 4th year, featured more than 100 of the world’s biggest electronic music talent in 2011, including DJs and live acts, providing the finest techno, trance, house, dubstep, electro, indie dance music and more across four stages on beautiful Randall’s IslandPark. Electric Zoo received a coveted IDMA nomination for “Best U.S. Festival” and “Best Music Event” by URB magazine, as well as press coverage from major media outlets like CNN, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Post, The Source, DJ Mag, Mixmag and Ocean Drive, establishing it as New York City’s premier electronic music festival as well as a top American event. After a sold-out capacity crowd of 50,000 over 2 days in 2010, Electric Zoo expanded to a new 3-day format with over 85,000 attendees in 2011. For more information, please go to: www.electriczoofestival.com.
About Made Event Made Event, helmed by Mike Bindra and Laura De Palma, working with a team of industry leaders, is committed to excellence in the programming, promotion, and production of electronic dance music events. They stand at the vanguard of their field due to the world-renowned caliber of entertainment and expert production values they bring into a variety of distinctive and innovative venues. In 2009, Made Event launched the inaugural Electric Zoo and was nominated for “Promoter of the Year” by URB magazine and “Best Music Event” and “Best Event Promoter” by the International Dance Music Awards for the best of 2010. With over 25 years of combined experience, and over 400 successful events produced in New York Cityand Miami, Made Event continues to set the bar for quality electronic music events. For more info, please go to www.MadeEvent.com.