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EDC 2020 Sell Out in Record-Setting 48 Hours

Time and time again, Insomniac manages to draw in tens of thousands of rave-goers and avid electronic fans for its universally received festival EDC. Last spring, EDC reached astronomical records and expanded their carnival throughout the Las Vegas desert. This year their growing reputation has brought them to sell out all GA, GA+ and VIP tickets in less than 48 hours for its 2020 go-around. The success and pride of the “largest music festival in the world” allowed Founder & CEO Pascal Rotella to announce on Instagram its latest news. The unrivaled experience of the carnival complete with 200 dance music artists, more »

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Insideinfo & Rhymestar Tribute UK Dance Culture with Chilling Track “Airwaves”

UK drum n’ bass artist, Insideinfo, has dropped a new project costarring Rhymestar titled “Airwaves.” Unlike other drum n’ bass tracks of recent memory, Insideinfo warps back in time and manufactures an underground sound preserved and rooted in UK’s dance music culture. Dusty and lo-fi, the garage-feel to “Airwaves” takes listeners through the passageways of dance music history and voyages through the tunnels of Insideinfo’s history in the industry, from his beginnings as a pirate radio DJ to establishing himself as an ambassador for the drum n’ bass scene. “Airwaves” is an intricate, genre-bending tribute that nods to pirate DJ more »

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Insomniac Selects Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada as the Beneficiary of the 5th Annual EDC Las Vegas Charity Initiative, Fans Can Donate for Chance to Win VIP Passes and Exclusives

Now in its fifth year, Insomniac’s annual EDC Las Vegas charity campaign returns to select the Communities in Schools (CIS) of Nevada as the beneficiary to this year’s fundraising event. The largest voice in electronic music will raise funds for the CIS of Nevada, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to drop prevention and community support for students. From now to Friday, May 3rd, fans can donate to win one of 10 experiences at givvesurreal.com/edc2019. Insomniac Founder & CEO Pasquale Rotella created the Charity Initiative to give back to the city that has hosted EDC for decades and more »

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Insomniac Excites with Star-Studded EDC 2019 Lineup

As we inch closer to May, the excitement building around this year’s EDC Las Vegas and its lineup is growing. Across eight stages, icons and legends of the electronic dance scene will perform to deliver a supersensory experience unlike any other. Fans will be gifted performances from Alison Wonderland, Armin Van Buuren, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, and more. Other headlines include David Guetta’s return to the festival since his last appearance in 2012, surprise guest Idris Elba going b2b with Solardo at the neonGarden, and A$AP Rocky showcasing the best in hip-hop for a special performance at cosmicMEADOW. more »

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EDC Vegas Shuttle Programs drops New Routes, Pickup Sites and Times

In the months leading to the 23rd annual Electric Daisy Carnival, Headliners can purchase shuttle passes to help them commute comfortably to and from the festival grounds and other shuttle locations. At edclasvegas.com/shuttles, attendees can purchase both three-day standard ($99 before fees) and premiere passes ($199) that include round-trip transportation to and from the festival. Standard shuttle services to the speedway will run daily from 6 to 11:30 p.m. and return from the festival between 3 and 6:30 a.m. Locations included in the Standard Shuttle package include Rio Hotel & Casino; Festival Grounds at Circus Circus; Downtown; Mid-Strip and Tropicana more »

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Insomniac Reveals Record-Breaking Phase One Lineup for EDC Week 2019

With Spring festival season underway, Insomniac announces its return to Las Vegas and releases its first phase of EDC Week performances that expands the experience beyond the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 50 shows around the Las Vegas circuit will take place at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, 1 OAK at The Mirage, KAOS at The Palms, and other marquee properties for the first time. A-list DJs and artists will takeover these spots from Wednesday, May 15th to Monday, May 20th. Since its inception, Insomniac has facilitated the most immersive, large-scaled, out-of-this-world electronic music spectaculars in the industry and will more »

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Matrix & Futurebound Drop Dreamy Single “Got You There” with Zelah

Drum and Bass duo, Matrix & Futurebound, return with the passionate and explosive “Got You There” feature songstress, Zelah. Their brand of Drum and Bass has crossed the elusive divide to mainstream commercial success and has galvanized the worldwide Drum and Bass scene for years. After a fruitful 2018 with ‘Tardis’, ‘Mystery Machine,’ and ‘Live Another Day,’ the release of “Got You There” previews their forthcoming album soon to drop in the next year. “Got You There” is a musical elixir that makes the listener feel like their skydiving into an otherworldly portal of ethereal sounds and heart-pounding drums that more »

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Mark Redito & Ehiorobo Join For Inescapably Catchy Single “Right There”

Back in April, we caught up with Filipino producer, Mark Redito, for his plush, digital pop single “Cloud Keep” with Abbi Press. Now, in early December, we are gifted another musical elixir of dance pop that feels vintage yet new with his latest single “Right There,” with New Jersey musician, Ehiorobo. Delivering growly basses, punchy dance percussion, and glossy synths, Redito’s production inherits the familiar charm and spirit of his previous songs but with ear-catching groove and grit this time around. It transports listeners back in time but champions a sound that suspends it. The track feels connected to Mark’s other tunes that illustrate themes of digital more »

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umru’s “Search Result” Is a Pop-Bending Algorithm

Back in May, we were given a glimpse of umru’s forthcoming debut EP “Search Result” when he dropped the textural pop opus, “sticky,” with Raveena Golden. Seven months later, we are now treated to the entire full-length project and the hype is much deserved. umru’s dazzling rise in the industry has been a spectacle not often seen nor done by those his age. At just 19 years old, he has had one of the biggest splashes of any artist in 2018. umru has become an overarching brand of quotable tweets, viral memes, hilarious Tik Tok videos, and of course, music. more »

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Camp Flog Gnaw 2018: One Week Later

Watching the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival climb from low-key music showcase to A-list festival can be tear-jerking. After all, Tyler, the Creator reminded the hordes of attendees at this year’s festival of his underdog tale during his set. “They told me I couldn’t throw a block party for the OF store on Fairfax” he said. “It started with an idea…” The maturation of Tyler, the Creator is an odyssey manifested through his five-album discography that has pulled in and inspired a generation of hip-hop fans for nearly a decade. Where would the Brockhamptons, the Kevin Abstracts, Lil’ Yachtys, and Lil’ more »

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SLEEPYCATT’s Minecraft Birthday Party is the Music Festival 2018 Deserved

Soundcloud twitter is a universe crowded with memes and quotable tweets. Cartoonish personalities and characters that govern a community that feels cooler than the audio distribution platform itself. If you heard this past week that there was a “Minecraft Party” where Charli XCX showed up, you were correctly informed. For one night, Minecraft was the festival ground for a 13+ artist lineup that included Soundcloud favorites Y2K, Valentine, umru, William Crooks, Cavan Brady, Sadkey, Yitaku, Ramen Boy, and Gupi to celebrate SLEEPYCATT’s 21st Birthday. It’s as if Brownies and Lemonade was boxed in the 3-D space of Minecraft, or if Kaytranada’s more »

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Umru and Ravenna Golden Team Up to Release Chilling Pop Banger “Sticky”

After a whirlwind of remixes and co-production work alongside A.G. Cook for Charli XCX’s Pop 2 Mixtape, 19-year old, New York-based producer umru returns to the fold with LA songstress, Ravenna Golden, to release “sticky.” Originally planned as a remix of Ravenna’s Machete, the pair turned their heads towards creating something new and fresh for audiences to hear. At center stage are Ravenna’s airy, autotuned vocals that contrast with umru’s mammoth percussion. Detailed with otherworldly, futuristic sound design, umru alchemizes squeaky textures, hyperreal soundscapes, and SOPHIE-inspired percussion into a refreshing take on pop that remains explosive and electric at its center. Ravenna’s ethereal more »

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Bro Can I Steal This? – A Meme Review [February 2018]

As a connoisseur of memes, it is fair to say that meme content has become a modern form of communication and interconnection for millennials and Generation Z. With advancements in technology, our affinity for memes and internet culture has kept us closer to our phones and laptops than anything else. With access to news and media at the stroke of a finger, these sessions where we relax-and-swipe have normalized into our everyday schedules. Our attention spans and content consumption has us binge-streaming meme photos and videos for hours on end.  Memes have given this generation a voice and solace those more »

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